COVID-19 has changed celebrity gossip culture forever
COVID-19 has changed celebrity gossip culture forever. We’re used to seeing celebs host wild parties and attend extravagant award shows, but with many of them now stuck indoors, celebrity content not only looks different but is being managed very differently.
While we’d normally get our daily dose of A-list gossip from websites and magazines, celebrities are now taking charge thanks to some savvy social media skills.
And you know what that means? Pap shots at now staged. And there are a whole lot of sponsored posts.
“Where is the gossip?”
Celebs are even using their pregnancies to cash in. Only from clear blue. Celebrities are going make-up free and kicking back in their sweatpants with the hope of appearing a lot more relatable.
And relatable works, for about two and a half seconds, before you remember their expensive cars, their designer brands, and the fact that even in a lockdown they’re buying new $36 million mansions. That’s right Kylie Jenner, we’re looking at you.
Sure, it can be comforting knowing that Justin Bieber is also reaching the point of boredom where playing ‘the floor is lava’ seems like a fun idea, but it’s also a not-so-friendly reminder that his living room is twice the size of our apartments. And it probably doesn’t help when you’ve got celebs coming out and posting videos like this.
Yeah, till July sounds like a bunch of bullshit, I’m sorry. Like it’s a virus, I get it. Like, I respect it. But at the same time, like, even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are gonna die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable?
Needless to say, Vanessa Hudgens‘ followers were not impressed. Many Aussies are facing unemployment or part-time roles, spending multiple hours on the phone to Centrelink. And sick of celebrities sitting in their Jacuzzis preaching about how easy it is to stay home. “
I just finished a bike ride and a little bit of workout. And I just, you know, keep staying at home and away from the crowds and away from outside.”
Look, Arnold, I’m sure the rest of us wouldn’t mind staying home. If our properties were the size of a small country. But for a lot of us, we’re sitting at home in our tiny apartments waiting for life to return to normal. So that we can go back to hating on celebrities the way that we used to.