Our generation loves celebrity gossip. Rumors sell billions of dollars a year, but we sometimes forget the price behind the words. A lot of times, these rumors can not only hurt the people they are about, but the people perpetuating them. When we read about the way a celebrity looks, we judge ourselves. When we spend time judging Taylor Swift on her current boyfriend, what impression are we giving off to others? Here are 11 things that the media just needs to stop reporting about to better society in general:
1. When someone gains weight.
Everyone loves to talk about who gained weight, but why do we care? Why do we push people to be a size zero? We should care more about a celebrity's accomplishments and talents than their waist size.
2. When someone loses weight.
While I'm on the subject, the media needs to stop accusing people of being anorexic when they lose weight. There's no way to win!
3. When two people are dating.
I have heard so many people talking about Amy Schumer's new boyfriend, and debating on whether or not he is gay because he's "too hot for her." WHY does it matter? Dating should be a private matter. It's nobody's business!
4. When two people stop dating.
Breaking news: Taylor Swift breaks up with her boyfriend!! Let's discuss why it happened!!
Why is this so important to our lives? Furthermore, maybe we should just let her get over her breakup in peace, rather than bombard her with questions and theories as to what happened.
5. The contents of a celebrity's purse.
WHY is this exciting? This is both demeaning to the woman who is asked and a huge waste of time.
6. Who wore it better?
Again, this is an extremely demeaning thing to do to any person. The people who are on a red carpet are celebrating the hard work they have done to create a movie or album. That is what should be focused on, not what they wore or if they looked better than someone else.
7. Who is doing drugs today?
This question is ridiculous mostly because it's all speculation. A celebrity can walk out of the house without makeup on and suddenly, they are accused of being on drugs. Even if they actually did drugs, the pressure of the media is certainly not helping them overcome their addiction. How would you like it if I reported every time you or someone you know smoked pot or got drunk?
8. What the president does on vacation.
I don't care how many times Obama has gone golfing.
9. Who is pregnant by whom.
This goes along with the topic of dating, and I again think that this is not any of our business. Unless a celebrity brings it up, people need to stop spreading rumors about baby daddies, how much weight someone gained while pregnant, or who is having an affair.
10. Anything about the Kardashians.
11. When someone makes a mistake.
We tend to forget that celebrities make mistakes. Everything they do gets published to the world, and that's a lot of pressure. Sometimes, they actually don't mean to say stupid things or make stupid decisions. Maybe instead of reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio forgot to zip his fly, we can focus on important issues, like how to keep Trump out of office.