Jersey shore… why do we care?

“They are celebrated because they are displayed as celebrities. If they are not thus celebrated, in due time – often very short – they lose their jobs.” – C. Wright Mills

If you look at today’s entertainment industry and compare it with that of the entertainment industry 20 years ago… you will see two completely different worlds.  One such show that dare I say defines our generation as far as entertainment is the gang from The Jersey Shore.  So, why must they remain in the spotlight?  Well… think about it… they have a lot on the line.  The Jersey Shore gang, as well as many other celebrities, strive to maintain that media attention, no matter what the opinions of them are in the media, because if they don’t have that spotlight on them… their careers are over.

Wait, Celebrities are Humans?

“I hope I wake up at like, 94 pounds”, Melissa McCarthy, star of Bridesmaids comments about her body.

The plus sized actress who just successfully launched her new plus size line shares the same wish as many teenagers and women everywhere.  McCarthy commented that she knew weight loss was possible she just doesn’t want to waste time worrying about it all of the time.

My first reaction to this article posted on people.com, was shock that the woman that just created a plus sized line would be wishing something so drastic.  After thinking about the topic more, I realized something: celebrities are humans too.  They have imperfections, things they wish they can could change, and differences they would love to see.

How many times do you look in the mirror and think “I’d love it if I was ______________” well it looks like you’re not the only one. Loving yourself is incredibly important but some days are just harder than others.   Thank you Melissa McCarthy for being honest, and real.