(Closed) Would you stick up for your famous friends?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Unless it was someone that I knew on a personal basis and they knew that I knew that family, I probably wouldnt say anything. Sticking up for them probably wouldnt change that persons mind, it would probably just start an argument.

Now I’m curious who you know. XD

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Famous people accept that they will be criticized in the public eye.  I would just shake it off for the sake of their privacy.  

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would defend them gently without revealing that you actually know them. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It depends on what’s being said about them…but I think one way you could go about it (without completely revealing that you know them personally) would just be to point out to whoever is criticizing them that people/the media probably don’t know the full story.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@allyfally:  totally agree, nothing one person could say would change someone’s mind once they decide to hate (or love to hate) a celebrity. Besides, even if you did change their mind on that one thing, it still has no bearing on anything else, so I wouldn’t consider it a battle worth fighting. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I always defend my well-known friends, I would defend them if they were famous or not.. So this would be no exception.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that you can safely assume that if the family is famous by choice–they’re in politics or entertainment or something–(versus, we’re not talking about say, a family who’s been thrust in the limelight because of some news event) then they can handle their own press. And they probably WANT to handle their own press, anyway. 

Plus, having worked in the entertainment business on the publicity side, I can say that there are quite a lot of celebrities that construct a persona for the public that’s different from the actual person that you know–and even if the press is being unfair and you know better, it’s really kinda not worth it to try and defend them. The general public probably won’t believe you anyway and, depending on how bad the press is, YOU might even come off looking like an equally questionable person defending them. IE, you will see yourself as defending the real person; the general public will see you as defending the persona.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BothCoasts:  Agreed. 

I thought we were just referring to other people in my life calling so-and-so a bitch, then I would stand up for them stating otherwise. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MrsFuzzyFace:  Care to share who? I’m really curious now!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsElopement:  I’m kind of curious too!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I know someone who is on TV, I was never super close with them but I do talk to them on occasion.  When I hear something on the news I don’t hop in with the other 90 people and say oh man great news!  That’s just annoying.  I ask him questions and treat him like a real person like I did in college.

I think if something did come up in the media about it again I wouldn’t bug him about it if he wants to talk about it he wants to talk about it if he doesn’t then he doesn’t.  He would be just as aware as everyone else is of the situation and should be able to handle it, if he isn’t he needs to step out of the spotlight.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Please tell me you know the Kardashians. haha.

I would defend them, they’re like any other friend you have, famous or not. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@atlbride2013:  lol This is who I thought to but with IL… the Trumps maybe? lol

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