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Panic for Status

“The panic for status has become a professional craving; their very image of self is dependant upon publicity.”

-C Wright Mills

We have seen celebrity after celebrity gain notoriety and attention from everything they do.  Lindsay Lohan makes the news and the cover of People for doing cocaine and wrecking her car, as of last October Lohan had been to jail 15 times. Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian gained significant national attention for appearances in sex tapes, and now both produce a line of beauty products for young women with their name on it.  Julianne Moore, a celebrity who does behind the scenes humanitarian work, pointed out that it seems women like Angelina Jolie and Madonna who do their work on the front lines, do it for the attention of it all.


About J Wilkinson

Junior communications/journalism major, sociology minor.

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