Secker on celebrity worship and Bowie

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Secker’s ascerbic treatment of celebrity worship surrounding Davie Jones aka Bowie.

This week a little over 1 million people will die. Only one of them was David Bowie. In this episode I look at celebrity worship and the manufactured grief that results when a famous person dies. Why do people want to become celebrities? Why do people worship them? Why do so many celebrities commit suicide? Why do celebrity followers engage in all kinds of hypocrisy and special pleading in response to being reminded that famous people are just people?(Read more…)

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