Hey there, Beauties!! Our topic of discussion today is centered around popularity and how it impacts privacy.
In this social media age we’re living in, it’s hard for the popular to maintain some modicum of privacy. This is especially difficult for those that became popular via the internet. In theory, the people who became ‘famous’ via social media should have no problems with being approached and discussed at length since they became popular by being seen by the entire world. However, in reality, is it crazy for them to have an expectation of privacy? In some ways, yes, and no in others.
This post was inspired by a series of tweets made by a certain beauty influencer that will not be named. According to the tweets and subsequent videos on the subject, a Sephora employee “hacked”, for lack of a better term, said influencer’s Sephora account (for the SECOND time over the last six months, for the record) and posted online what their points balance is and how much that means they’ve spent on makeup over the course of the year. While some people agree with the influencer in question that this is just a gross violation of this person’s privacy, there are some people that don’t get what the big deal is and think the influencer is making a big deal out of nothing.
Now, I’m not necessarily a huge supporter or opponent of this influencer, per say. They’ve done some things that I just can’t condone, and are known in the community for starting drama when they’re so inclined. However, do I think that this person deserves to have their privacy violated? Not necessarily. Yeah, this person says and does some douchebag stuff pretty frequently, which is totally ridiculous to say the least, but they’re still a human being that is allowed to assume that they will get the same amount of privacy that any other Sephora shopper would.
Is it unreasonable for someone to believe they should be allowed to have their privacy respected? Should people assume that they’re no longer entitled to privacy just because they’re a little popular now? When did this happen? Sure, celebrities have always had to deal with fans doing the most and being followed around in public since the beginning of time, but does that make it okay? I have questions that need answers, because if I was ever blessed enough to be ‘popular’, I would want my life to still be my own. I just don’t think that being famous means you lose all rights to your life, if that makes sense.
I mean, maybe I have the stance I do on finding the balance between popularity and privacy because I’m not popular *insert shrug emoji*. Even when it comes to celebrities in other genres, I just don’t get why people feel entitled to their lives. Who are these people to demand that anyone give them 100% complete access to every inner working of their life, just because the person is a celebrity? Like those people that get mad when a celebrity doesn’t want to take a photo with them while they’re in the airport or a restroom or whatever. Like, come on, y’all. There have to be some boundaries, and these celebrities are entitled to that just like we are. Fame shouldn’t have to mean sacrificing your freedom, in my opinion.
I’d love to hear what you guys think. Do you think that people should throw out any concept of privacy once they become popular? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo