i normally don’t rant about pop news, and this isn’t a “rant” per se, but i wanted to mention something about the kanye west / paparazzi thing.
with the GLORIOUS EXCESS art show, i immersed myself in the parts of the celebrity machine that i normally avoid. i asked questions of myself and others, and in the process of creating the pieces, i found darkness, humor, sadness, excitement, fear, answers, and more questions. the fame machine and peoples’ addiction to it can be shocking.
if celebrity news is an “addiction,” the paparazzi and the tabloids are its drug dealers.
if you’ve ever seen the kind of frenzy caused by photographers like the ones in the kanye west clip, i think it’s not a stretch to say that they can be a massive disruption, and potentially dangerous. in contrast, an airport requires order to be able to function. flight schedules and security depend upon it. the more chaos, the less likely the airline and TSA staff will be able to do their jobs properly.
all opinions about kanye aside, it’s unfair and unsafe to allow paparazzi into the airport. if anyone knows about a petition or movement to fix this problem, let all of us know. i’m in.
on that note, look at the video below, and put yourself in the shoes of the person in this clip, and see if you can’t relate a little better to kanye.
NOTE: sparkart had some problems and the GLXS SIRENS AND SILENCE video is down for a moment. will be back up soon.