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#celebrity culture

Jack Gleeson (aka King Joffrey) hates being a celebrity*

*OK, not really. He hates celebrity culture, and he told the Oxford Union all about it.

From TheJournal.ie Should we direct our distaste at airhead figures like Roz Flanagan – or the system that creates them? Column

Should we direct our distaste at airhead figures like Roz Flanagan – or the system that creates them?

A profile piece on one of TV3′s “Dublin Housewives” caused quite a stir yesterday. And what a convenient place to direct the mob’s ire; an over-privileged reality TV star rather than our own imbalanced society, writes Lisa McInereny.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Celebrity culture is becoming toxic and leading us to set impossible standards Opinion

Column: Celebrity culture is becoming toxic and leading us to set impossible standards

We have developed a culture that polices people’s behaviours mercilessly and where loud, vocal hatred of something is often more acceptable than liking it. Grace Duffy explores what affect this has on society.