I felt prompted to write this blog post because of two blog posts: This one: http://www.imjustsharing.com/why-is-everyone-busting-on-a-listers/ and this one: http://ruthlessblogs.com/2011/08/12/jennifer-hudson-explains-twitter-rant/.
Okay so why do people think they can talk about celebrities any old way? Pretty simple. They don’t think celebrities are listening to them. When I read the blog post about Jennifer Hudson, I was sad that she had to go through all of that. No one deserves to be treated rudely. However, it is pretty easy to see why that person felt like they could say that to her and she would not say anything back. Just looking at her twitter profile, you will see that she has 255,032 people following her but she only follows 232 people herself. That gives people the impression that she does not talk to a lot of people on twitter.
I’m not going to repost the whole exchange here, you can go to Jennifer Hudson’s twitter profile at http://www.twitter.com/iamjhud. People don’t expect to get any response from celebrities because celebrities usually don’t respond to regular people.
Now in answer to my friend Mitch’s post: People “bust” on A-Listers because a lot of them just don’t take the time to acknowledge people that are not also celebrities. Now I do understand that it is virtually impossible to address everyone on Twitter. Heck, I’m not even famous and I have a hard time keeping up with everyone that follows me. However, I always try to acknowledge people when they take the time to send me an @reply unless it is obvious that the message was a spam link (like the one I got this morning that was linked to some nude photos). Ignoring an @reply message is equivalent to walking past someone when they have looked you dead in the eye and said Hello. Okay I’m rambling here, but the point I’m trying to make is that people assume that celebrities are not paying attention to what is being said about or to them on social media sites so they just say whatever they want to. I’m glad Jennifer Hudson addressed this fan, I just hope that she takes as much time addressing the people that are trying to encourage her. I know they are there because I saw the tweets!