Coronavirus causes celebrities collapsing as gods of mud


Many of the up to now kings of the social networks, sport and the show are staying in their just proportions (human), therefore, to face the pandemic of the COVID-19, give tips and recommendations from their affluent lives to people that don’t even have what to eat. And that is what they are feeling for their followers.

This has always happened. But now it is different because the pandemic has put humanity in front of the imminence of the risk of death. In such a pressing situation has become more critical to look at the content and form of the messages of celebrities, characterized almost always by offering the idea of fictitious living in a perfect world.


A video of Jennifer Lopez, who shows her family ‘refugee’ in the spacious backyard of his home in Miami, and in which his son is moving on a modern skateboard wheel with no problems on a large lawn well mowed, which allows you to demonstrate your skills until the end with the jump to a beautiful pool, has become head of the transcript of the analysts.

“The united states is in crisis, but the celebrities are thriving. You’re beaming in our homes, reminding us that we stay in and ‘be positive’, because ‘we are all in this together’”, criticized two weeks ago, Amanda Hess at The New York Times. “All you hate”, was one of the comments to the video Lopez that highlighted Hess, for after he said: “Among the social impacts of the coronaviruses is the rapid dismantling of the cult of celebrity”.

It also lists the celebrities as “ambassadors of the meritocracy”, because they represent “the search of american wealth through talent, charm and hard work”. But he stresses that “the dream of class mobility is dissipated when the company is closed, the economy stagnates, the death toll increases and the future of all freezes within their own department full of people.”

Brings up the case of Pharrell Williams, who asked his followers to donate to help those who responded in the first line. “Practically grabbed him by the trousers and shook upside down, telling him that dumped their deep pockets,” writes Hess.

“The celebrities have a captive audience of traumatized people that are glued to the Internet, the eyes are directed towards trending topics in search of clues to process the unimaginable horrors that are coming on the outside and, instead, found to the Madonna bathing in a bath covered in rose petals”, are ironic in another apart of its analysis, and adds that the contributions of the famous “suggest that the very appearance of a celebrity is a balm, as if a pandemic could be overcome only with the power of the stars”.

For Hess, one of the ironies of this moment is that, because of the threat of the pandemic, the celebrities feel like ordinary people. “They seem to feel more like us, or at least, what they think they should be to be us. DeGeneres are going crazy by having to stay within of your huge home; Katy Perry has lost track of the days that has past within their huge home.”

These situations, of course, are also correlates in Colombia, and the highlights Cristina Vélez Vieira in a column at The Time, where he says that, in this day and age, when millions of people are in their houses “glued to the internet and searching social networks for answers to their uncertainties and fears, many ‘influencers’ have let them down.”

“Some celebrities flaunt it –voluntarily or involuntarily– their spaces of isolation; others took the opportunity to cash in on the crisis; and a few more were left without a libretto,” describes Vélez Vieira. “Surprisingly, when more attention are the influencers, the more visible it has made the gap with the audiences.”

And it also refers to the video of Jennifer Lopez, which rescues initially this comment: “Just watching this video made me feel poor,” although it also refers to the other followers of the star, which “compared the house of the singer with the mansion of the now famous film ‘Parasites’, which recently won the Oscar for portraying inequality in Korea, where the excess of luxuries of some argues on the work of others”.

In Colombia, Vélez Vieira stands out negatively (as having converted the trauma that is causing the pandemic, “business opportunity”) the cases of J. Balvin and Marcela Reyes, who, according to her, were “judged to be opportunistic by thousands of users seek to sell luxury products –with face mask included, of course– taking advantage of the pandemic.” And also ensures that “the model Elizabeth Loaiza went further: promoted among its 1.8 million followers on Instagram tests to detect the covid-19. Shortly after, Loaiza has deleted the video in the middle of explanations and excuses”.

In addition, as indicated the psychologist Gloria H. in his column in The Country, from Calito all, both celebrities on the common people, the coronavirus them struck the face shield. “All of a sudden it collapsed and what we believed we were. The mask is off. Smoother, ‘we ran’ the makeup. As if we had been naked, without any kind of protection.”