"A Letter to Curtis"

"Our society treats celebrities like a child with a jar of fireflies. We put our eye up against the glass, marvel at the pretty lights, and dump the dead bodies out on the lawn come morning. But maybe that analogy isn't fully complete, because it doesn't account for the sick joy some people take in seeing celebrities fail. Divorces, drug relapses, eating disorders. Why are these events, treated as sad and personal in normal life, considered check-out material for every grocery store line in the country once it happens to a celebrity? I guess we must think because they're rich they're immune to suffering. That doesn't seem very Christian to me."


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