Some might make the argument that by becoming a celebrity, a person gives up some privacy and autonomy in their life.
While that may have some truth to it, no one deserves to be exposed and dragged through the mud while going through a tough time. Lately, Cara Delevingne has been in the eye of the storm.
Last week, the 30-year-old model and actress was seen acting strangely as she made her way to Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. Films and photographs shows Delevingne barefoot and behaving quite oddly as she boards the plane with her team. However, something happened that caused them to exit the plane and leave the airport in a black SUV.
What broke the camel’s back was actress Margot Robbie, a close friend of Delevingne, leaving the British star’s house visibly upset. There are discussions in the tabloids about an alleged mental health and addiction intervention for Delevingne.
Now that we have some context, enough chatter. As a media consumer that I am, educating myself to write about pop culture has been particularly difficult. The media coverage of Delevingne is absolutely disgusting and it makes my stomach turn.
As uncomfortable as it makes me, I cannot condone the constant mistreatment of women struggling with mental health issues. I feel like seeing this stuff happen has become so normalized that we don’t even think about reacting. I decided to shed light on it because it is not the first nor the last time that it will happen.
People give their useless opinion on how famous women should behave when they are disrespected, drop a few pounds, give their abuser a chance, answer very personal and uncomfortable questions, smile and act like you told them in their little golden cage.
In Delevingne’s case, she’s been in the modeling industry since she was 10, but was officially signed up with a modeling agency when she was 17. She suffered from severe anxiety and depression at the time, according to Harper Bazaar.
At a time when everyone has no idea what they’re up to, I can only imagine how overwhelmed Delevingne must have felt with the cameras following her, doing things she wouldn’t want. -be not do, while having the critical eye of the media on her. all the time.
In a field of work that expects the impossibility of perfection, budding models might subject themselves to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sexual harassment and financial abuseto name just a few misadventures.
The more a celebrity seems to put on a show, the more the media enjoys having fun. Delevingne is ridiculed at an extremely difficult time in her life. It’s what countless tabloids have done to female celebrities over the years, especially because women are often held to a higher standard than their male counterparts.
Emotional Women is a circus, a can’t-miss show, a loose cannon that will grab headlines and sell well because the media sees women as an object. They bare themselves for the world to pick and take until there is nothing left.
News Feed made a compilation of 15 well-known female celebrities who were abused by the media. I can assure you that these are just a few examples of the plethora of women who have had to come close to rioting from heaven to try and stop the abuse against them.
Yet all people in the public eye must bear the burden of being constantly watched, criticized and humiliated for acting on their own accord. We often forget that celebrities are still human beings who make mistakes that hurt and hurt us like all of us.
Our culture has made us think that materialistic things and consumerism are the way to achieve happiness. Although the goods you buy may alleviate your negative emotions, they will not compensate for the internal turmoil you are experiencing.
Despite all the wealth and fame that comes with fame, famous people are individuals who shouldn’t be put on a pedestal because believe it or not, they struggle too.