Unfortunately society teaches us to elevate and degrade people on the basis of their looks, wealth, achievements, etc. So what commonly happens is that film stars, models, sports persons, because of their increased visibility, glamorous disposition, high money earning capacity, etc. are looked upon as ‘higher’ than and ‘better’ than the common man and an aura or halo is placed around them. Having put them on a pedestal, it is automatic now to worship them and therefore anything that they do becomes fascinating for us. Also we relish the fact that a celebrity is getting married because the ostentatiousness surrounding most of their celebrations can give us a vicarious satisfaction since we possibly couldn’t/can’t afford similarly. Plus, a celebrity wedding gives us a chance to look for faults, follies, and slip ups, that do happen in any mega event – it gives us a solace of sorts, ‘if these people could screw up, we can too’ since we are mere mortals and they celebrities!
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