There are many people in the public eye, those who work in television, on the radio, in films, musicians and footballers to name but a few.
I believe that just because you are a ‘celebrity’ that you don’t have to reveal everything about yourself to the public. And why indeed should they?
When a celebrity is at a gala dinner, opening a supermarket, making a speech or performing then they expect to have articles written about them and photographs taken of them, and for these to be published in the media for all to see.
However, if those same celebrities are out doing their personal shopping or taking their children to school or any other mundane every day task that we all do, then they don’t expect these articles and photographs to be taken. And quite rightly so, in my opinion.
We are all human, whether celebrities or not, and it is always possible for any one of us to make a mistake. Does the whole world need to know about that mistake? Does the whole world need to speculate on what will happen in the future? Does the whole world need a blow by blow account of what is happening? Does the whole world want to read made up stories about this person or that?
It is very easy to make a snap judgement about someone without knowing all the facts or even the person themselves. And these judgements are made by reading the made up stories and speculations of others,
I think the answer is no, the whole world does not need to know. It could so easily be someone you know, someone in your family, who has made a mistake and I am sure you would be extremely annoyed to have someone reporting everything they are doing daily. Just because you are in the public eye does not mean you are a fair target for the gossip mongers and those who love to put other people down.
Let people get on with their lives and, if possible, encourage them along the way. Let’s not speculate, make up stories or hound people just because they are a celebrity. Have some compassion for your fellow human beings. Remember, it could one day be you or someone you know on the front page who has made a mistake. How will you feel then?