This entire blog is dedicated to two of my very best friends since the 4th grade. While neither one of them is a Twilight Fan, they both 'get' how important the dreams, fantasies and realities of young girls are. (Loverboy video, what can I say, we were 80's girls, ha!) And, they have both supported me when few others would - I LOVE you River Rats!! )*(
Los Angeles Times: The Tabloids Don’t Deserve the First Amendment. Here’s a splash:
First, the petition doesn't call for an END to tabloid 'rumors' or paparazzi pictures - just for them to add more responsibility & integrity into their reporting by doing things like not spewing mean comments at them as celebrities are trying to walk peacefully through airports; and naming their sources. Those things are not violations of their precious Freedom of Speech or Freedom of the Press.
And Second, There are people who enjoy Dog Fighting – why isn’t THAT legal? Because ANIMALS get hurt and killed – it’s taboo for civilized people to participate in such heinous, violent events.
...Or ANY of the FANS of ANY of Hollywood’s YOUNG stars: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, etc. (ALL of whom have millions of YOUNG fans – which is one of Hollywood tabloid’s most profitable, instant ONLINE audiences BECAUSE of their celebrity OBSESSIONS!!)
Hollywood should be an escape from 'real' life - not add to the cold, cruel reality of it via lies for 'entertainment' - especially for the young adult population who are endearingly-susceptible to engrossing celebrities & stories - and whose minds are still developing.
Actual Post Date 1/11/14
Insert 5/29/14 - KNOCK IT THE F*CK OFF WITH THE PRINCESS CATHERINE 'draft dress-uplifts - you PIGS'!!!!!
There is SO MUCH CRAP going on in Hollywood that we all just keep brushing off. For instance, when I think of the extremes that Miley Cyrus has gone through this year to get the attention that she has – all I can do is feel sorry for her for probably being too influenced by Hollywood’s hype JERKS since she was a little girl. Yeah, she has a lot of fans because of it – but at what cost? Not only to herself (which, I am well-aware she insists is not true), but all those fans of hers who would probably find her just as fascinating if she weren’t twerking in a Teddy Bear body suit on Santa Clause?
As a woman, I am beyond irritated with Hollywood's extreme misogynistic tactics used against the sexuality of women in our societies JUST for the 'livelihood' of mean-spirited 'reporters' and photographers. This stupid Kristen Stewart 'cheating' scandal has been the epitome of an example - and a good one for fans of all kinds to use as a catalyst, get behind and take action.
I'm also an old Billy Ray Cyrus FAN - and in fact, I talk about both him and Miley in this very FIRST post I wrote about Hollywood tabloid & paparazzi reform on January 6th, 2013 - shortly before the third spin of the robsten scandals started in January. I didn't start the petition until after Justin Bieber's fararri situation when a paparazzi died. That just seemed like really good timing.
This is the post that I wrote shortly afterwards that introduces the petition. If you scroll down past the petition - you'll see a looooooong timeline of crap that has been going on between now and then. I talk about all kinds of different celebrities.
Yeah, I've been a general fangirl of Hollywood for a long dang time.
But, for all you Twilight Fans who are getting SO sick of listening to me ramble on about Twilight (believe me, I'm beyond sick of rambling) before things got as nasty as they have, you might enjoy that first post alot more. (You'll find a Billy Ray video in it!)