you will never be friends with beyonce,
or britney spears.
following them on social and buying their shit doesn’t equal friendship.
we are not in their tax bracket to be their friends.
don’t get me wrong,
they can follow you back on socials and invite you to events,
but being true friends with them?…
some of us can’t go and drop 10k on clothes and shoes to keep up.
trips with them will always run expensive since that is their lifestyle,
and this is the biggest one:
You cannot relate to them.
i know you think you do but you don’t.
their tax brackets compared to some of our own don’t allow that.
we can be on the same level as many of them.
emotions run differently than what’s in a checking account.
you can have 100k in savings and be negative 100k in your mentality.
almost all celebs are out of touch with the regular everyday person.
they don’t shop at the same stores,
eat the same meals,
or run in the same social circles as us.
some of us can’t afford to sit next to odell beckham jr in VIP.
we can’t have a conversation with drake about our fucked up boss.
does someone like ari flecther care you are being abused by your partner?
we will always be “the handout“,
“the fan club manager“,
or “the poor one“.
i hate to font this too but…
A majority of higher tax bracket folks look down on many of us.
if not all,
tend to be too out of touch to relate with the regular person anymore.
this isn’t meant to bring anyone down but it’s meant to be realistic.
you will be an associate.
here is the thing…
we hardly associate with people who aren’t in the same social circles as us.
how many times have we called someone ghetto or “too poor“?
some of us are content hanging on the block all day and night.
some of us are content complaining we can’t afford this and that.
Have you noticed some of your “more paid” friends don’t invite you out?
it’s not that they don’t like you; they know you can’t afford it.
look at how some of these folks with ig fame treat other people?
they are poor themselves and act like they are on lebron levels of rich.
i think kellon deryck is fine af but i can’t relate to him or his lifestyle.
the most i can offer him is sex and to pick his brain on his success.
until i’m on his level,
we might not a lot to talk about.
karaoke had this to font when the conversation came up today:
…and i can’t help but agree.
lowkey: a lot of people are in parasocial relationships with celebs,
don’t get it confused with real friendship.
per ( x verywellmind ):
A parasocial relationship is a one-sided relationship that a media user engages in with a media persona.
Media users can form parasocial relationships with celebrities, live-action fictional characters, social media influencers, animated characters, and any other figure they encounter through media, including movies, TV shows, podcasts, radio talk shows, or social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok.
While the research on parasocial relationships typically focuses on friendship-like bonds between a media user and a favored media persona, media users may also form negative parasocial relationships and even romantic parasocial relationships with different media figures.