Saturday, 7 January 2012

Do we really need to know everything about celebrity life?

Whilst reading the recent interview that Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding gave to a national newspaper, it occured to me; Why do we need to know so much about celebrity life?

Why did Sarah decide to tell all about the horrific and violent fight she had with her boyfriend?  I have no idea. The article was accompanied by photos of the injuries she sustained and emotional shots of a distraught and teary Sarah.  Poor Sarah.  Though I'm still confused why she chose to do the interview.

Has she become so accustomed to living her life through the media that she feels compelled to tell reporters (and everyone else) about every aspect of her life?  Probably not.  I'm sure there is more to this story.  I hope she is OK.  She certainly seems to have had her share of ups and downs with addictions.  It just seems so odd.  Perhaps this story would be better placed when she had sorted herself out; healthy, settled and happy?  A story of triumph over her addictions - instead of a story that highlights that Sarah is currently physically and emotionally bruised.  I'm not sure that the story benefitted anyone. Perhaps it was simply just a chance to fight back at her (ex) boyfriend?

Knowing that Madonna has fallen out with Gwyneth Paltrow, or that Kylie Minogue has a had an operation on her big toe shouldn't be of any interest to me - and do you know what? It isn't!  I couldn't give a rats arse.  So - why does the media think we want to know?

The fact that Sarah is battling addictions is no business of mine.

Everyone loves a bit of gossip - but if I'm honest, the best gossip is about people that you actually know in real life.