I love tabloids as much as the average person standing in line at the grocery store, boarding an airplane, or waiting at the doctor’s office. The section that never ceases to make me sit back and ponder, why the hell do they put this in here?, is Celebrities, They’re Just Like Us! First of all, while they may also buy in bulk and perhaps are well grounded and do all sorts of charity events. I highly doubt they are truly like us. When I go to the grocery store I don’t have to worry about people seeing me drop my oranges and claim I’m an unfit human being or hopped up on drugs. Thank God! For my clumsy tendencies are world-class. If people started questioning my personality or sobriety because I tripped and someone caught it on film, I may as well be the next Lindsay Lohan. Also, they may snap photos at the park and jog with music, but they don’t have to worry as much about things like affording food and bills when they come back from their day in the sun.
There are two semi-understandable reasons for justifying this section:
- An effort to humanize celebrities. Show the public that despite their fame, fortune, and good looks, they are still human beings just like me and you.
- A means to make the star struck individuals who devour and pine over the tabloids, who long to join the table dancing and rehab revisiting spotlight, not feel as awful about their own mundane lives.
Below are a few photos from UsWeekly’s Just Like Us page, click the photos to view the UsWeekly website. Enjoy – may their humanity bring solace into your life!
Now, don’t you feel better about yourself?