Technology is everywhere; it has pervaded all parts of our existence. To add to this there is the cyber world. The Internet has made life easy and entertaining for so many of us. The website YouTube is one site that is dedicated solely to the use of personal videos that are viewed for recreational purposes only. This is a site where you can find a video on just about any topic that you want. What are the most popular videos on YouTube? We probably live vicariously when we watch videos of celebrities. That is why celebrity and gossip related videos do the best.
But what is it about celebrities that wants us to know everything about them? The celebrity lifestyle is one that is deemed unattainable by the average American, so being able to get a snapshot of what a day in the life of a celebrity is like is very entertaining. Celebrities are admired and they are not only famous but they also are among the wealthiest people on the planet. For people that don’t have a lot of money, being able to look at the lives of the rich and famous is an extremely entertaining venture.
There are many kinds of celebrity videos. Some are interviews, other are bloopers while still others are candid images of your favorite hero. Most often, regardless of what the actual topic is of the video, these are the funniest videos available to the general public. Outtakes are a very comical way to see a celebrity act a little more human by creating goofs and slip-ups while on camera. Celebrities are often viewed as being perfect entities, so when these goofs are caught in film, it is very funny for the viewing public. It is these kind of videos that make the sports celebrity seem vulnerable that makes them human and endears them to viewers.
People love to see their favorite celebrities embattled in real life situations. When a layperson can catch a glimpse of a marital fight between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, or see pop icons bleaching their children’s teeth or threatening to knock out the paparazzi, the public finds this very funny. At some psychological level, we probably feel less “small” compared to celebrities when we watch them suffer the same sufferings that we undergo ourselves.
I think that this is actually healthy and offers a measure of release to us. We ensure that we do not get too stressed out in life. What better cure than a simple guffaw at the expense of, basically nobody? I would advocate watching funny celebrity videos to anybody who would like to unwind. Would you like to unwind? Well now you know what to do. Come on now don’t be shy!
No longer are these iconic celebrities viewed as perfect creatures that make no mistakes, when their goofs and dramas are caught on film. There is a certain degree of reassurance we all feel about ourselves when we see celebrities behaving as we would have.