Are we too much like Icarus, wanting to fly so close to the Sun that we crash and burn when our idols do?
We fall madly, deeply in love with them and then join together in a mob mentality when our heroes become all too human (Tiger Woods, Mel Gibson, John Edwards). We rubber-neck their fall like a 20 car pile-up on the freeway. We simply cannot turn away.
Soon there’s another celebrity to fill the void and we’re glued to the movie screens and tv’s, arenas and ballparks until someone with greater star quality comes along.
Have you ever been obsessed with a celebrity? How long did it last?
If you had the chance to spend a day with them, would you do it? Or would you rather hold on to the fantasy?
Were you ever a local celebrity? How did it feel?