Maggie Gyllenhaal Needs to Suck It Up About Paparazzi

Maggie Gyllenhaal is the kind of actress it is impossible to dislike. She is beautiful and smart and funny and ridiculously talented. If she is in a movie, I can usually assume it is going to be a good one. But she is also a celebrity and because she is a celebrity, she deals with paparazzi and she hates it. 

"[The paparazzi] can be so brutal, so unkind, Gyllenhaal told The Huffington Post and while I get her point, this whole new trend of celebrities fighting back against the media is a little annoying.

First it was Ashley Judd fighting back on Huffington Post. Then it was Scarlett Johansson doing the same. Even if I agree with them on the content of what they are saying, I also think it is time celebrities suck it up


As far as I can tell, celebrities are wealthy, live in great houses, have endless beauty treatments and have very cool jobs.

In exchange for these "perks" they deal with the occasional unflattering photo and intense media scrutiny. And they need to cry about that? We all have aspects of our jobs we don't love, but suck it up, people. Most would kill to have your jobs and your lives. You are in no position to complain.

Obviously, those who call female celebrities "fat" if they gain a few or "ugly" EVER deserve to be hated and called out, but the idea that a performer who makes their living in the public eye and makes a VERY handsome living at that, would complain that the public is interested in them is just absurd. 

Suck it up, famous people. You are lucky to be where you are. You got your golden ticket, you won the lottery. You hit the damn jack pot. No one should pity you, so stop pitying yourselves.

I love Maggie G. but she is wrong on this one. It's when they stop taking her photo that she should be worried.

Do you feel sorry for celebrities like Maggie Gyllenhaal?


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