Celebrities thrive off of good publicity. Some celebrities go the extent to make an extreme statement just to get attention, fans, and popularity.
C. Wright Mills focuses on celebrities of the first half of the 20th century in his book “The Power Elite”.
He refers to several gossip columnists throughout his work and he quotes Elsa Maxwell speaking about how to stand out and grab attention:
“The trick was to look so bizarre and so extreme that the truck drivers gasp but the ever present cameraman will be bound to flash a bulb.”
Now at the beginning of the 21st century you see a lot of celebrities making some kind of statement.
A few celebrities that cry out from this quote are Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry. Are these celebrities making an extreme statement to stand out and gain attention or are they harmlessly doing it to express themselves in a unique way?