Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,
Spacefem
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celebrity userpics?

First... Tippin's Strawberry Pie - thank God!

That was just to say something happy. For my next trick, I'm going to piss a lot of you off by asking this question that's been racking my brain for like weeks now: Why, why, why would anyone want to have a celebrity for their livejournal userpic? (I swear 100% that this entry is not directed at anyone in particular.) Aren't userpics supposed to reflect your personality? You think some famous person, who already has a personality (probably not a terribly nice one, you can't be terribly nice and make it in a world that competitive) reflects you better than anything else? Do you just wake up every morning and think, "I wish I was JLo today!"? Is it the movie that the picture is from, is that what you're telling us you're like? Do you want us to think you look like Mel Gibson? What did these random lucky famous people do to deserve your trying so hard to align yourselves with them?

I get the non-descript symbols, often personalities can't be described, just like symbols. But by picking a celebrity you're just throwing yourselves into that dirty, greedy, hollywood world that we'd all be better people to avoid. I'm not suggesting you all go change your userpics, I'm just trying to understand this phenomenon. In my journal I want people to think I'm me, and no one else, I'm not about to give natalie portman or billy corgan or any other "beautiful person" credit for my thoughts and my life.

The ever-opinionated Spacefem now welcomes all agreements, disagreements, and insults.
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