Ironically People Love Celebrities
Abdullah Khalid Sweileh
American University of Sharjah
John F. Kennedy once said, "There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair."I remember when I was out with my friends to the movies, and the subject of celebrities salaries popped up. We were arguing about celebrities wages and whether they are overpaid. All of my friends agreed that stars are overpaid except me. I interrupted their talk passionately saying, "They are not overpaid! People from all over the world pay money to see them. We are going to pay to see them now. Celebrities salaries are not high relative to the revenues they generate. We, people who watch movies, provide them with that money. Therefore, we have no right whatsoever to blame these stars for taking what we gave them." My friends were shocked but agreed on what I said. Some argue that celebrities should not be paid that much, but why? Is it because other people like doctors and firefighters deserve that money more? Or is it, maybe, because there are a lot of poor people around the world who needs that money more. Are these reasons valid?haven not these celebrities earned that money? Why they are attacked like they stole that money. It is true that this money can be used to fight poverty. However, this money is earned by them, they deserve it, and they have the right to spend it on whatever they want. In the same time, can a person justify their high wages by saying they worked hard for it? Not really. Celebrities do not work as hard as professional doctors, firefighters, or soldiers. However, it can be justified because people love them, so they give them their money, and celebrities will not say no to that money, who will? Celebrities are not paid too much because they create way more revenue than their salaries, the failure rate in their career is one of the highestrates among all careers,...
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