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Problems A Celebrity Faces

By Erin Walker

Glitterati emerge from black limos onto red carpet, police struggle to hold surging crowds back, and cameras blind everyone within fifty miles. It doesn’t matter if they are a singer, movie star, or athlete; there are certain people within society that stand out. You can’t escape their influence. You see their latest pictures and stories on the cover page of magazines at the checkout counter of Target. What they wear becomes the hottest new trend. What they say is analyzed, praised, critiqued, ripped apart, and then reexamined all over again. The fame, wealth, attention, who hasn’t desired it at some point in their life?

Yet, being a celebrity is not all that it is hyped up to be. Take it from someone who’s had a taste of the life. No, I’ve never starred in Star Wars, sung a song with Lady Gaga, or made a touchdown at the Super Bowl. I have been one of the few white people to live in a highly populated Asian city. You may think that has nothing to do with fame, but trust me, it does.

Being one of the few foreigners, I was so different from the typical short, black-haired and black-eyed person, that I was stared at twenty-four seven. It didn’t matter if I was on a crowded bus, sitting in Starbucks, or walking down the crowded streets, everyone stared at me. Some just watched until I disappeared out of sight. Others blurted out any English phrases they knew which usually consisted of “Hello! What is your name?” and ended in hysterical laughter. It was not unusual to be pulled into a never-ending cycle of pictures with complete strangers. It got to the point where I had to start charging if someone wanted to take pictures. That way, they would either let me leave or compensate me for my time. If I had to go run an errand in the morning I could never just roll out of bed, throw on some old clothes, and put my hair up, for fear of the hundreds of people that would scrutinize me.

So while the paparazzi, fame, and excitement all might be good and fun for a while, it gets old fast. Living that way is too much pressure. The crowds, the way people snoop into your private life, or invade your space bubble, are the least of a celebrity’s worries. There is also the invasion of their home. Thieves often see homes of celebrities as the jackpot. They know there will be lots of expensive goods in there. However, celebrities aren’t the only people that have to worry about keeping their homes safe.

Even if someone isn’t famous or rich, that won’t stop a crook from breaking into a house. Any house that is unprotected or appears to be easy to break into, is at risk of being burglarized. The good news is, it’s much cheaper for the average citizen to protect his or her house then it will be for a celebrity.

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Walker, Erin "Problems A Celebrity Faces." Problems A Celebrity Faces. 22 Jun. 2010. 22 Dec 2015 <>.

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