Some might argue that by becoming a celebrity, one gives up some privacy and autonomy in one’s life.
While there may be some truth to this, no one deserves to be exposed and dragged through the mud while going through a difficult time. Recently, Cara Delevingne has been in the eye of the storm.
Last week, the 30-year-old model and actress was spotted acting strangely as she headed to Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. Footage and photos they show Delevingne barefoot and acting quite strangely as she boarded the plane with her entourage. However, something happened that caused them to get off the plane and leave the airport in a black SUV.
What broke the camel’s back was actress Margot Robbie, Delevingne’s close friend. leaving the British star’s home visibly upset. There is talk in the tabloids of an alleged mental health and substance abuse intervention for Delevingne.
Now that we have some context, enough gossip. As much of a media consumer as I am, training myself to write about pop culture has been particularly difficult. The media coverage of Delevingne is absolutely disgusting and it turns my stomach.
As uncomfortable as it makes me, I cannot turn a blind eye to the continued mistreatment of women with mental health issues. I feel like seeing things like this happen has become so normal that we don’t even think to react anymore. I decided to shed some light on it because it’s not the first or the last time it will happen.
People give their unnecessary opinion on how famous women should act when they are disrespected, lose a few pounds, give their abuser a chance, answer very personal and uncomfortable questions, smile and act like they say to their little golden cage.
In Delevingne’s case, she has been in the modeling industry since she was 10 years old, but she was officially signed to a modeling agency when she was 17 years old. He was struggling with severe anxiety and depression at the time, according to Harper Bazaar.
In an age where everyone has no idea what they’re doing, I can only imagine how overwhelmed Delevingne must have felt with cameras following her around, doing things she might not have wanted to do, while being under the critical gaze of the media the entire time.
In a field of work that expects the impossibility of perfection, aspiring models could be subjected to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, sexual harassment and financial abuseto name just a few mishaps.
The more a celebrity appears to be making a spectacle of themselves, the more the media enjoys it. Delevingne is being ridiculed at an extremely difficult time in her life. This is what countless tabloids have done to female celebrities over the years, especially since women are often held to higher standards than their male counterparts.
Emotional Women is a circus, a show you don’t want to miss, a loose cannon that will make a good headline and sell because the media sees women as objects. They strip for the world to take until there is nothing left.
Buzzfeed has made a compilation of 15 well-known female celebrities who have been abused by the media. I can assure you that these are just a few examples of the multitude of women who have had to come close to moving Heaven to try and stop the abuse against them.
However, all people in the public eye must bear the burden of constant surveillance, criticism and shame because they act of their own free will. We often forget that celebrities are still human beings who make mistakes who feel and hurt just like the rest of us.
Our culture has led us to think that materialistic things and consumerism are the way to achieve happiness. While the goods you buy might ease your negative feelings, they won’t overpower the inner turmoil you’re experiencing.
Despite all the riches and fame that comes with stardom, famous people are people who shouldn’t be put on a pedestal because believe it or not, they struggle too.