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05-26-2012   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Settie
I'm not saying that past icons and whatever else are perfect, but they had to actually do something to be famous and get their name known. It's pretty different now..
Celebrities =/= Icons.

Nobody will give a shit about Kim Kardashian, or Snooki in 10 years unless they suddenly start doing things. And get this, becoming famous just because of association isn't anything new. It's been happening for centuries. Even Princess Diana was largely famous for, get this, marrying Prince Charles. Also, I love how people have this raging hard-on for the great standards of the past whilst sidestepping all of that widespread and overt racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia that got embedded into American culture during those decades like a tumor that will never go away.