There’s definitely one thing I don’t understand in the least, and that’s the charm of these celebrity scandals in magazines, I just don’t understand why anyone would bother about how much weight Kim Kardashian lost, or photographs of Vanessa Hudgens on the beach (well I see the charm for males on this one). What is the appeal in crying over the latest boy band? Or knowing who Paris Hilton has dated recently? Why do some young girls go mad when they watch Justin Bieber on TV?
I realise why most young girls like to see the latest fashion and makeup tips, and the latest music news (just like many people). Most guys keep an eye on soccer and stuff, and girls have their own pastimes and hobbies, just like every body. I ‘m not about to sterotype people by saying only guys are into football and all girls are into fashion and makeup, because I know that’s not true, but much of girls are, just like a good deal of guys might be into football. I do think there’s more to living than having on the latest fashions or having the latest coiffure but my sociology A-level studies taught me that most of this is down to peer pressure, you do something basically because your friends are doing it, and I ‘m not about to assert that I was never a dupe of that, considering the fact that everyone has been sometimes, no matter what they say. That’s getting somewhat off topic, so why do people revere and obsess over celebrities?
Psychological science has tried to explain the world’s lust for celebrity scandals by hypothesising that it may be down to evolutionary traits, that several million years before Angelina gave birth to her first child the human brain already had a hunger for page after page of celebrity gossip. William Allman supposed that “Our modern skulls house a stone age mind” through practices that assure humankind’s survival, such as scanning the night club for an ideal sex partner, taking in gossip, and combating others for a place in the power structure. Capitalzing on the human ape’s basest instincts is what moves millions of copies of these chit chat magazines weekly. The people worth gossiping are the blond and the prolific. Gossip is so finite and restrained that only the primal force of evolutionary psychological science can explain their permeative hold on the collective vision.
People are interested in celebrities having reconstructive surgery or having botox shot into the lips considering the fact that attractiveness is what makes us want to procreate with them in the first place. Beauty attracts us because symmetrical handsomeness are a good marker of healthy offspring that will live to reproduce. You can normally tell if someone has had face lifting, hence the tabloids dismay at the practice and their delight in reporting it. Why though, are most readers of these celebrity scandals female? The elementary answer is that girls like to examine the competition and so relish every bit of news of a celebrity divorce if it brings them one measure closer to satisfying their celebrity courting illusions. For no matter which reason though, most men don’t see the appealingness in celebrity scandals in the least, for the most part because love and pregnancy doesn’t exactly excite men. In the Paris Hilton sex tape recording scandal, the only cause that most men were concerned is because they planned to see the sex tape for themselves, like most men do. Girls are ordinarily more sensitive and able to show their feelings so are interested in the social results of scandal’s such as these, while men essentially just want to perv.