I kinda feel like this was a big moment for Hollywood. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but I absolutely love Ellen for so many reasons, and this is one of them.
She made these people human. So many (coughcoughAMERICANScough) worship celebrities and Hollywood A-Listers, thinking of them as demigods. So many bad feelings and so much negativity and so much drama develops from this outlook. This moment kinda helps us all remember they’re not so different from you or me.
In the grand scheme of things, it’s not really that important. But, to a lot of people, these actors are held in extremely high regard. Some people beat themselves up because they feel they’ll never live up to the false illusion that these actors are actually perfect and larger than life. They compare themselves to mythical, untouchable titans, and for whatever reason, they feel jealousy, self-hate, inadequacy, or whatever, because they feel like they can’t live up to these people.
Reminding the world that these actors and “celebrities” are regular people that enjoy a silly selfie now and again is kinda cool. Maybe those folks who get depressed or angry because they can never look like or be as successful as these above-human deities will remember … oh yeah, they’re all real people too. Just like me. Maybe I’m not such a screw up, and maybe I can achieve success too, like they did. They’re human. So am I. What’s stopping me from being like them? Successful and happy?
…or maybe I’m reading too much into it all. It’s possible. I dunno. That’s my semi-insightful Tumblr post for the month.
What’s with that Americans cough. We don’t warship celebrities anymore so than any other people. We’re just more pushy about it