The Mayan prediction of the year 2012 bringing rebirth to the world seems to have come true. It’s December 31, 2011, and crowds are gathering around the headquarters of, Daily Mirror, and Daily Star. They are carrying torches in their hands, shouting very loudly, “F*ck tabloids! F*ck celebrities!” As soon as midnight arrived, they set fire to the headquarters. A mob gathered at The Sun stripped naked, formed a human chain, and danced around the flaming building. A fight later erupted when the police attempted to control the people with tear gas.
Similar sentiments about celebrity fanaticism are appearing worldwide. One time, it was very entertaining to read endlessly about the personal lives of celebrities. Newspapers would give lots of space to airing their dirty deeds. Television news channels devoted most of their time to analyzing the latest event in their trivial lives. It seemed the American media was bored with real life. But real life bit back earnestly.
With all the problems that were being ignored by the media, people turned to online blogs and independent newspapers to provide actual news. Being infatuated with current events more than the tabloids, the entertainment news industry panicked. They flooded the media and commercials with celebrity news. Just recently, they invested in floating advertisements in the sky. That was the beginning of the end of celebrity fanaticism.
“We were just tired of all that celebrity stuff,” says a man interviewed at one of the burning headquarters scene. “We got more stuff to be more worried about than which star was screwing who.”
Using social networks, a plan was hatched for New Years Day, January 1, 2012: burn down tabloid headquarters. And the plan went perfectly!
The end of celebrity fanaticism has created a new dawn for humanity. People are now discussing ways of ending worldwide poverty, AIDs, ending government hypocrisy, and improving their personal lives. World 2.0 isn’t too far away.