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I agree, Connie, that the second half of the article gets a little bossy — you’ll lose your audience if you insult them too much.
The part that jumped out at me was “entitlement.” There is an idea that people are justified in the overt objectification, the touching at events, etc. simply because the person is famous. I think it goes beyond “the price of fame.” Too much privacy is invaded, too much judgement is happening to the person simply based on their job. Acting is a job. Sam and Caitriona do it very well and deserve praise for it, but it doesn’t give the mass public any more rights than anyone else doing their job.
For example: I make cheese. That doesn’t mean you can touch my goats.