[Pexers Write-Ups] Celebrity Blogs in Times of Crisis
Author: AprilStarr https://www.facebook.com/HyunniesPexers
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Somebody said with fame and money scandal and shame inevitably follows.Who else gets fame and money but celebrity. With these two, power is not far behind and perhaps notoriety as well.
Celebrity blogs do exist and does service to further the celebrity reach to existing and potential fans. Celeb blogs amplify celeb power in times of success and achievements.
But what if the celebrity is suddenly thrown into quagmires.What does the blog do or ought to do ?
Should it function as mouthpiece for the celeb’s side, present both sides of the issue, act as forum for fans to ventilate their aggravations,anxieties, clarify what is at stake and grounds to do damage control? Should it be a venue for support of the celeb?
Blogs who are independent of the celebrity, meaning unpaid and do not serve as publicist have more leeways to write what needs to be said. It isn’t conflicted regarding loyalty and trust issues. It can also do public censure. Certainly blogs inevitably touch upon social and cultural values as well as sensitivity to its readers’ sensibilities. Somehow, it is said, such cannot be avoided.
Some blogs have lost their raison d’etre (reason for existing ) as a result of the celeb incidents. Though some as with crisis found what happened as opportunities rather than danger.
It is time to examine the blog’s role (s). Give me your thoughts.