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Let's Fight About Whether These 13 Controversial Celebrity Behaviors Are Actually Annoying

Private planes, plastic surgery, trying to seem ~relatable~, and more.

  1. 1. Flying in private planes.

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1. Flying in private planes.
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    Annoying. It is horrible for the environment, elitist, and totally unnecessary.
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    Not annoying. If they want privacy while traveling and can afford the huge cost, that's their business.
  1. 2. Lying about the plastic surgery they've had.

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2. Lying about the plastic surgery they've had.
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    Annoying. It creates unrealistic beauty standards that can be quite damaging to their fans.
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    Not annoying. It's their private business, and they don't owe us any explanations for what they've done.
  1. 3. Cashing in huge multimillion dollar paychecks far beyond what the average person makes.

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3. Cashing in huge multimillion dollar paychecks far beyond what the average person makes.
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    Annoying. The money they make is completely disproportionate to the work that they do.
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    Not annoying. If their talents are raking in big bucks at movie theaters or sports stadiums, then they've earned that wealth.
  1. 4. Posting sponsored content and #ads on social media.

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4. Posting sponsored content and #ads on social media.
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    Annoying. They make enough money already β€” stop trying to sell me crap on Instagram.
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    Not annoying. A paycheck is a paycheck. I'd do the same thing if I had all those followers.
  1. 5. Endorsing political candidates and telling you who to vote for.

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5. Endorsing political candidates and telling you who to vote for.
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    Annoying. Who cares who a movie star or athlete is voting for?
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    Not annoying. They're living their values and participating in democracy. What's wrong with that?
  1. 6. Posting Notes App apologies (public statements written on a phone and then screenshotted and shared on social media).

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6. Posting Notes App apologies (public statements written on a phone and then screenshotted and shared on social media).
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    Annoying. Find a better way to get your statement out.
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    Not annoying. The content of the apology is what matters.
  1. 7. Getting things for free.

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7. Getting things for free.
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    Annoying. Celebrities are rich enough β€” they don't need things for free.
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    Not annoying. Who wouldn't want free stuff?
  1. 8. Trying to seem ~relatable~ to fans.

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8. Trying to seem ~relatable~ to fans.
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    Annoying. Celebrities lead very un-relatable lives, and they shouldn't pretend otherwise.
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    Not annoying. I like to hear about the ways celebrities are just like us regular folks.
  1. 9. Sharing deeply personal details about their private lives with the world (like their relationship struggles, stories about their young children, etc.)

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9. Sharing deeply personal details about their private lives with the world (like their relationship struggles, stories about their young children, etc.)
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    Annoying. Some things should be kept private.
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    Not annoying. If they want to be an open book, that's their business.
  1. 10. Not acknowledging the help they get from staff when sharing their achievements (For example: talking about how they got fit without mentioning their personal trainer and chef, or talking about how to be a working mom without mentioning their nannies).

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10. Not acknowledging the help they get from staff when sharing their achievements (For example: talking about how they got fit without mentioning their personal trainer and chef, or talking about how to be a working mom without mentioning their nannies).
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    Annoying. Most things in life are much easier when you're rich, and celebrities should acknowledge their privilege.
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    Not annoying. It's up to them to decide what they want to share with the world.
  1. 11. Asking their fans to donate to certain charities or social causes.

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11. Asking their fans to donate to certain charities or social causes.
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    Annoying. Celebrities are rich β€” they should just donate their own money instead of asking others to give.
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    Not annoying. They have a big platform, and there's no harm in using it to bring awareness to good causes.
  1. 12. Going on lavish vacations in the middle of the pandemic β€” even if they have the resources to keep it relatively safe (private flights, private islands, rigorous testing, etc.).

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12. Going on lavish vacations in the middle of the pandemic β€” even if they have the resources to keep it relatively safe (private flights, private islands, rigorous testing, etc.).
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    Annoying. The rest of us have to stay at home. They should, too.
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    Not annoying. If they have the money to travel safely, that's their business.

And finally...

  1. 13. Complaining about how hard pandemic life is.

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13. Complaining about how hard pandemic life is.
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    Annoying. Celebrities are rich, have huge homes, and great medical care. They've lived much better pandemic lives than most.
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    Not annoying. This year has been hard on everyone β€” celebrities have every right to complain about it, too.

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