Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Please Boycott Celebrity Endorsements

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
(# of views)   4 comments
Author 3681
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Georgianne Nienaber
Become a Fan
  (47 fans)
Flipping open the laptop this morning, it was really, really, really scary to see the headline on my server: “Bruce Springsteen Endorses Obama.” Why should we care? The frightening thing is that people do care and look to celebrity culture for guidance in political matters and questions of conscience.

The little old Cajun woman who lives down my road should be given the same bully pulpit, but it will never happen. Besides, regular folks aren’t narcissistic enough to even assume their opinions should matter in the political arena. Instead, the media jumps all over an aging singer as if his opinion should carry any weight at all.

Once again the media, and that includes progressive media, is attempting to ram critical choices down our throats in what feels like a rape of the mind.

OK, so maybe I am narcissistic when I assume my opinion should matter, but I am not self-absorbed enough to tell readers how to vote. Let’s get that issue out of the way immediately. Consider this.

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California conducted a study in 2006 that examined narcissistic traits in celebrities. The study is considered to be the first systematic, scholarly study of celebrity personality. A standardized test that measures narcissistic personality traits was administered to 200 celebrities.

Look up any medical or popular description of a narcissist and you will find that their main personality traits include a craving for attention, lack of empathy, overconfidence in their abilities, erratic behavior, entitlement, and exploitive tendencies.

Are these the individuals that should influence the course of history? So many celebrities are making a mess out of Africa with their sophomoric interpretations of conflict there.

Can the progressive media, at least, call for a boycott of publicizing celebrity endorsements in politics?

After all, celebrities are only “legends in their own minds.”

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Georgianne Nienaber Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter Page       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram Page

Georgianne Nienaber is an investigative environmental and political writer. She lives in rural northern Minnesota and South Florida. Her articles have appeared in The Society of Professional Journalists' Online Quill Magazine, the Huffington (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Recently Leaked Documents Confirm Clinton Haitian Gold Scheme

Dian Fossey and the Gorilla Killings

Should the World Boycott the Beijing Olympics? The Horrific Story of the Falun Gong

Haiti Watch: Disease Threatens Infants and No Plans to Stop It

Bakken Oil: Fighting for Control of Fort Berthold and the Three Affiliated Tribes

"Sticks in Vaginas:" This Is What a Massacre Looks Like

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: