I have wondered this for a while; am I the only one out there that cannot stand the mainstream media, popular culture obsession about celebrities and fads that to me aren't news? I have lost a lot of faith in the mainstream media for the past 15 years as they cover more and more things to me that just aren't news.
I am not a fan of celebrities, reality TV, celebrity news and what have you. I never have been- and I wonder if I am alone in that regard.
Plus, I was wondering if anyone else like me, doesn't care for awards shows for celebrities like the Oscars, Grammys, SAG award shows. Last weekend, I boycotted the Oscars and would not let my remote even touch ABC and it's broadcast of the Oscars.
I also am bothered by how kids know more about celebrities than they do real heroes. Heroes like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Chuck Yeager, Amelia Earhart and others I read about as a child rather than magazines and comics. It shames me how pop-culture obsessed America is now as the mainstream media kowtows to that demand wherein I would rather hear about the important issues than celebrities.
So, I was wondering if I was alone in my feelings about popular culture. I often feel alone in that regards, especially when people ask me about movies, celebrities and I usually tell them I don't care for them- at all and that other things are more important than celebrities, reality TV, etc.
This has been on my mind for a while as we just passed another Oscar broadcast...