It’s hard to believe that just days ago, we were celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We’re now in a state of national mourning as we watch the effects of the pandemic on society and our beloved celebrities. But as horrible as this is, it’s made us realize how much we love celebrities and how much we need them.
Celebrities have always been a source of escapism for us. When we were younger, we would look up to our parents and see them acting out roles on the big screen. The most famous scene in Pretty Woman is still burnt into our brains. Seeing a celebrity dressed in designer clothing and driving a luxury vehicle gave us a glimpse into a life that we could only dream of living. As adults, we still look to celebrities for guidance and inspiration. They have allowed us to see the world through a rose-colored lens, and in these difficult times, they have become even more important to us.
With that being said, it’s time for us to look in the mirror and examine our own behavior. How are we dealing with this period of social distancing and self-isolation? Are we missing the glamor that celebrities provide for us? Are we even rooting for them as they struggle with self-isolation and loss of income? Or is it time for us to say goodbye to the celebrities we love the most and let them live their own lives?
For those of us who love Kristen Stewart, we have had to learn to be grateful for what we have. After years of being an obsession, she’s finally stepping out of our shadows and into the light, a light that we didn’t realize she was always aiming for all along. Looking back at her previous relationships, we can see that she’s always been more attracted to the dark side of love, a side that offers her mystery, excitement, and adventure. Now that she has Rob, a safe, stable, and loving partner, she doesn’t need to seek that out anymore. She’s found the perfect match for her in this very moment, and it’s brought about a beautiful transformation.
For those of us who love Channing Tatum, the transformation is even more apparent. After years of being sidelined by injuries, he’s finally found a role that he can utilize his entire body. He’s been cast as the perfect partner for Gemma, a character he plays against type. A strong, confident, and masculine man who doesn’t take no for an answer, he provides her with all the adventure and excitement that she desires. It’s been a long time coming, and we’re finally able to see Channing Tatum living his best life through Gemma, his perfect bride-to-be.
For those of us who love to bake, it’s been a pleasure to watch Ruth Bader Ginsburg transform into the Madam Bovary of the Supreme Court. She’s always been an inspiration in our own kitchen. We love seeing her dive into her latest project, making it a tradition to follow along and help where we can.
These are just some of the celebrities that we’ve been lucky enough to watch transform over the years. Each of these individuals have been a source of inspiration for us, allowing us to see the world through a different lens. We’ve been fortunate enough to witness these celebrities grow and change over the years, never losing sight of their innermost aspirations or dreams. It’s important to us that they continue to live their best lives, and we’re happy to spend whatever time we can with them, even when it’s not on a television screen.
Why It’s So Hard to Watch
When we think about celebrities and the effect that they have on us, we usually imagine the good times. It’s easy for us to remember the glamorous moments and feel a sense of satisfaction that these individuals allow us to experience. After all, isn’t that what we look for in celebrities? The ability to feel more like ourselves? To escape our daily monotony and feel that rush of excitement that we experience when we watch a famous movie or TV show?
The truth is, we would give anything to feel like a glamourous celebrity. To feel like a world-class beauty. To be able to sport designer clothing and expensive accessories. To know that our actions will result in us being ogled by men. To feel strong and independent enough to chase after any man that we want. Or, at the very least, to feel like we can try.
These are all attributes that we could very easily relate to. It’s no wonder that we find ourselves so attracted to them. We project our own insecurities and desires onto these celebrities, seeing them as symbols of our own empowerment. They represent our dreams and the concept that anyone can be anything, even if they don’t necessarily feel like it.
It takes real strength to admit that you don’t feel like yourself right now and to want to change. It takes even more strength to be able to do it despite your insecurities. That’s a level of strength that we as women can only dream of. Even if we don’t admit it, even if we don’t want to change, we still find ourselves rooting for them. We want them to be happy and to live their best lives. And maybe, in some small way, we can feel a little less alone during this difficult time.
As we’ve established, when we think about celebrities and their influence on us, we usually think about the good times. We reminisce about the glamorous lifestyle that they provide for us, the thrill that we experience when we watch their films, and how much we enjoy being around them. It’s only natural that we’d feel happy about the influence that these individuals have on us. They allow us to escape the day-to-day mundanities of life and live in a fantasy world that feels more appealing than our own.
It takes a lot to admit that you’re not feeling your best, to ask for help, and to want to change. It takes even more to do it in a way that will allow you to grow and progress. That’s a level of introspection that we as women can’t afford to be shy about. If we don’t own up to our insecurities and how we feel, we will never be able to fix them. And that, my friends, is a tragedy. We need to stop regarding celebrities as our saving grace and start regarding them as the inspiration that they are. We need to be the change that we wish to see in the world.