Disclaimer: The followings are just an analytical essay for educational purposes only and may not reflect the blogger's opinion on the subject matter.
Movie and TV starts, famous vocalists, politicians, governors and royalties inevitably find that they lost their privacy. Some argue that the lost of privacy is, in fact, the price of their becoming public figure. However, some public figures and their spoke person insisted on maintaining their privacy. In this essay, we are going to analyze the arguments concerning privacy of public figures.
Once a person becomes a celebrity, it is intolerable that he may have a group of fans. The fans love their idol. They respect him. And they are curious of the detailed daily life of their celebrity as if caring parents aware of their child’s affairs. The only difference is that our celebrity is a famous adult who love his privacy. Most of the public understand not to interfere with other people’s affair but they love so deep and feel so familiar with the public figure that they forget the fact that the celebrity in question is a complete stranger to them.
On the other hand, too much curiosity can disturb any person’s individual life. If every detail of the actions and behavior of a celebrity had been recorded and published, he would – no doubt – lose his personal privacy. Privacy is one of the most fundamental human rights. If we are to be civilized, we should respect their individual privacy. For example, a famous pop-star can be a homosexual and, like every gay on earth, he would not like to announce this fact. He may want to keep it secret but his publicity attracts yellow journalists and it is revealed. To whom the pop-star would blame to?
Besides, interfering celebrities’ privacy can cause financial lost and sometimes even harm. A famous artist cannot walk home from work like any other normal personnel as he might run into exciting mob asking for autographs. In this case, he was unintentionally prohibited from walking back home which a typical worker can enjoy. Princess Diana’s death is also another vigorous example of the dark side of publicity interfering personal privacy.
Actually, success and publicity almost always leads to loss of privacy. But fans should be more aware that their idol is also a human being and he or she may want some liberty. Public and journalists should control themselves not to interfere too much into celebrities’ private life. However, public figures should understand that the inevitable price of becoming a big-one is the loss of privacy.
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