Consuming Celebrity News
Radio Q&A: 10 June 2012, Question 3
I answered a question on consuming celebrity news on 10 June 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Is consuming celebrity news self-destructive? Is there anything wrong with being interested in celebrities and entertainment news? Does "celebrity culture" foster destructive values in people?
My Answer, In Brief: There's nothing wrong with seeking to know and admire people for their achievements or learn from their failures, but "celebrity news" per se mostly ranges from time-wasting to nihilistic.
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