Its common to notice tabloids filling up a few of their pages with news, different from what we perceived news to be. Probably that’s why they are for! Everyone wants to know what a celebrity does in his/her personal life; where he dines, where she holidays, whom she roams with, what he wore, blah, blah. And what better source than the small newspaper-like things which carry all the gossip!
Give them some air! They too are human beings right? OK! If they really want to be noticed and be the talk of the (Tinsel) Town, let the matter be so. What will happen if it is a matter of intrusion of privacy? Just imagine that you are in their shoes and are spending time with your friends/loved ones in a posh restaurant. In the news next day, the matter would be present, of course, with a pinch of salt! 😛 .
The brighter side of the drama is, people will be enjoying their Right To Information (RTI). There might be a new ground-breaking story (or rumour) of someone famous, as an alternative for Saas-Bahu serials, worse, as a filler between any two 😀 . Crazy and devoted fans will be delighted to hear what their idol(s)/heartthrob(s)/dream girl-heroine(s) are doing! And if luck permits, be a part of the campaign and be noticed too.
The sadder side, i feel, is the shrinking private space of a few people, whose mistake was becoming famous! I wonder if there can be secure times in future if flying nanobots like those mentioned in Dan Brown’s science fiction book-Deception Point, come into existence. (Correct me if they already exist!) It would be a blasphemy if i were a celebrity and was found to be using a not-so-costly underwear!
I too am a subscriber of a tabloid, and by just being one if I’m labelled a hypocrite, then lemme throw light on a clarification; I subscribe it for the inclusion of topics and pictures related to glam quotient, and for the sake of reading something apart from mainstream news.
I would like to give a situation to my fellow bloggers. Imagine you are an established celebrity going by your personalised trademark. Please suggest ways to curb the invasion of private space by the dickheads carrying sophisticated video cameras on their shoulders, coupled with colleagues who can sting with their tongue by hurling questions like an AK47.