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How Society treats “Famous People”
And why do we give them that name?
Ever since a random group of Apes decided to set up a society, there has been fame. From monarchs, to religious figures, to even artists who paint the elite. Society loves placing certain individuals on pedestals above others, giving them the affection and support to think that they’re special. Only to take it all away. See, the only thing we love more than showering celebrities with love, is taking it away and forcing them to slowly fade to dust as we select our new victim of cruelty with our comments of love and support.
People think ‘Cancel Culture” is very new and a part of the new 2023 culture, and whilst Henry VIII wasn’t making apology videos, the concept of a celebrity losing their platform can again, return to the beginning of time. King George III was crowned as King on 22 September 1751, before being crowned, the people of England loved George greatly, referring to him as “The King Of Tomorrow.” However when he failed to convince one of his many sons to provide a legitimate heir for the majority of his lifetime, it’s also heavily speculated that he was mentally not sane. Anne Boleyn was outcast and “canceled” in her times for rumours of adultery as she was speculated and in some cases confirmed to have affairs with five men.
placed under an agreement between the law and her father, Jamie Spears that all of her legal and financial decisions must be agreed by her Father. The fame we gave to a twelve year old girl, led to her being punished for the majority of her life.
It is estimated that celebrities make up 0.000086% of the entire population, and yet, are often seen as the most important people in society. We choose who becomes famous and similarly, we also get to choose who’s fame brutally destroys them, like a game.