There have been quite a few incidents in the news lately that deal with celebrities, and the police. Here are a few instance: earlier this month, Lost star, Michelle Rodriguez became verbally abusive when police tried to arrest her for drunk driving, Kate Moss was video-taped doing drugs, and police got ahold of the tape, Brad Renfro was arrested after trying to buy heroin from an undercover cop, and then I heard something on the radio (though I can't find anything about it on internet news) about one of the Desperate Housewives actresses racially insulting a cop after he pulled her over. (Since I didn't hear the name, it's kind of hard to find anything on it, so if you know what it is, feel free to enlighten me.)
While I understand that all of the above incidents are police-intervention worthy, I can't but wonder if some of the issues were magnified by the fact that the arrestees were celebrities. Perhaps some unknown police-person somewhere wanted their 15 minutes of fame, and so they treated to celebrity harsher than they would have normally, knowing that the celebrity would react to that, and they would be in the news, even if the cop wasn't mentioned by name. Since this is not implied in any of the articles, there isn't any proof of my thoughts, but I am curious just the same.
But what if it isn't the police. What if it is the all-mighty media. Does the media blow up the wrong-doings of celebrities, or are some of these people really this bad? Does the media have a hand in how these people act? If you were in a position that you were under a microscope, and every little thing you did was seen, and noted, would you not try to do wild things such as drugs to see how long you could get away with it?
Who knows what you would do under that kind of pressure. For all I know, I would be an anorexic coke-snorting young celeb that partied day and night.
But on the other side of the coin, what about the celebrities that have stayed clean, to our knowledge, anyway. Do we really think more highly of them, or are we just waiting for them to breakdown and confess their secret indulgence in drugs? Do we want them to succeed, or do we want them to fail, so that we know for sure that they are just as human as we are, despite their fancy clothes, and cars.
Anyway, that was just my thought of the day. I know it rambles off on little tangents, but I am half-drugged with Benedryl today. Merry allergy month to meeeeeee.