nov 27


Lately I've been thinking about how celebrity culture has taken a strange turn over the past decade: we now have a flotilla of celebrities that exist exclusively to be hated. Seriously, who likes Paris Hilton? No one. She exists to be despised, and an entire economy has developed around this hatred. Saying you hate Paris Hilton is about as original as saying you like The Beatles. (And realizing it is the definition of snark.) A new Consumed column looks at this from a different angle: how online communities are formed around that hatred.


So you like Nicole Richie? I mean she is, in some ways, the anti-Paris....Or do you become a Lohan Lover?
Damn I hate pop culture.

posted by Ironic at 10:49 PM on November 26, 2006

This is like saying that because I detest Hitler, I must like Mussolini.

posted by Rex at 10:53 PM on November 26, 2006

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