The public has a love-hate relationship with celebrities, idolizing them when they are at their peak and then turning on them when they inevitably decline with age. That thought occurred to me when I looked at the sponsored advertisements at the bottom of each post. It is depressing to see the number of them that have titles like Gross: See Photos Of 35 Celebrities Who’ve Aged Horribly and Celebs Who Went From Bombshell to Bummer. Since these ads are designed to be click-bait, it is clear that there is a market to simply see people who are no longer as young and conventionally attractive as they once were.
It must be hard to be a celebrity, constantly in the public eye, especially if you are a woman. You are expected to not just always look your best but to keep looking the way you did when you were young. It is no wonder that some of them go to such extremes to try and maintain their looks and if they fail at it, shun being seen in public because they know that these photographers are looking to take the most unflattering photos of them to share with the public.
We should let celebrities age gracefully, without imposing unrealistic expectations on them and then gloating when they fail to meet them.