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Message Subject Clear something up for me...
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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Why do celebrities (musicians, actors, etc) make so much god damn money?

It's not like it's hard to do. Okay, playing an instrument not everyone can do that I get it. Or sing yeah, but do you think they deserve millions of dollars for doing it?

I don't...

Do you think they deserve to be worshiped as gods or some sort of heroes? Nope...I don't...

I just think the whole thing is fucked. I don't think they deserve that power. The balance is not right there.

I also think that perhaps people are starting to wake up to these facts. For instance, less people are going to the movies these days. Or going to concerts it seems.

What do you think?

Why do we worship these people like that?

Will the world ever wake up from the spell that has placed upon them?

 Quoting: The Serpent's Maiden

I hear you loud and clear, but the free market lets it happen. People are worth what people are willing to pay. Half of me says no one deserves 100 million for a movie, or 60 million for a concert tour, or a 5 year 113 million contract to throw a football. The other half (for me its the music) says I'm sooooo glad someone saw $$$$ in some of these musicians. I LOVE classic rock and can't imagine not growing with rock and roll. I can't imagine not knowing Pink Floyd and Zeppelin music was out there because it wasn't financially viable to bring that music across the pond.

It's different now that producing music or even a movie for that matter doesn't require a crap ton of money any more. I have a studio in my house for less than 5K and can get my tunes out to the world with no problem. Well, let me take that back. Some problem. That problem is no one gives a crap about my music - ha ha ha. Somehow the high barriers to entry that there USED to be culled the herd and made people celebrities because promoters and labels needed to maximize the return in their investment. I guess that's why there's not a whole lotta Chinese and Russian classic rock that I know of. They weren't allowed to make money on it so no one took the chance
 Quoting: Evolution16

Its not a free market by any means, these are very much protected (supported & propped up) industries

how about 9 figures for a fight?
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