Can a public figure have a private life?(Yes, they should stop seeking attention )

Looking at Rwanda for example, apart from the political figures, many of our celebrities are really not as popular as celebrities in our neighbouring countries especially Kenya and Uganda.
Patrick Buchana
Patrick Buchana

Looking at Rwanda for example, apart from the political figures, many of our celebrities are really not as popular as celebrities in our neighbouring countries especially Kenya and Uganda.

In this case, they don’t even need the media to violate their rights to privacy; they actually call the media to cover various events and stuff connected to them.

They literally call journalists after purchasing a new car or moving into a newly RENTED house. So really, who cares about their private lives?

These figures love the media, it’s just that the media is not always on their side and at that point their complaint is not that they attracted ‘negative publicity’ but that their privacy was violated. Yet in the first place they are the ones that disclosed everything.

The media is very easy to keep away from (at least ours is) and any public figure with the will to keep away from the media can do that.

Early in August this year, Paul Hollywood, a British baker and celebrity chef, moved from Britain to the USA in pursuit of privacy. He decided he would do his show on BBC while in the USA with less media attention. Right now, the only time people see him is on TV. It was a decision he made and many other public figures can do the same if they want. But do they?

In conclusion, celebrities as a whole to me sell part of their lives away for fame. And to keep up with the fame, one has to sell their privacy.

This can be depressing for someone who isn’t after fame but rather public interest. People taking pictures and bugging them is ordinary and expected. But it is understandable that your “idol” will get irritated eventually.

It’s like a little brother or sister who always wants to be like you or is inspired by you or simply finds you interesting. Yes at the beginning it feels good to have someone who wants to be like you but later it gets annoying. They try on your clothes, talk like you talk and even pick up your mannerisms.

Eventually however, something in you will snap and you will want some alone time.  With celebrities, we have to admit that most of them love the attention. The ones that don’t…well…showbiz is not for them then because that is the price you pay for fame.

If they insist on privacy then perhaps they shouldn’t go around doing stuff that will bring them negative publicity like public fighting or drinking while driving. Some of these things can be avoided, they simply do not wish to. There is nothing private about that and once it’s out there, they have made it our business.

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