User Raymond, Kevin Hart, President Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, and the list goes on and on and on. Stop placing celebrities on a high Pedestal. OH! Let me not forget about Pastors. Let me start of by saying, I don’t care about Kevin Hart allegedly cheating or extortion allegation. As I was scrolling down on I.G, I saw his apology video to the world, listened for about a few seconds, and couldn’t listen anymore. Ashley from Schoolin Life Podcast mentioned her take on Mr. Hart when she did her, It Aint Nun of My Business Segment with Caryn and Nish. I was so thrilled to hear they felt the same way I do. Go and apologize to your kids and pregnant wife. We don’t care. But, there are some people out there in the world who do care and was angry or let down or disappointed. I get it and I understand. Let me take it 1 step further. Look at Usher, he got it bad. No Pun intended. But I didn’t care. I just think he’s nasty as hell and that was it. I don’t care who he burned. What he’s doing in his personal life has no affect on me or my life what so ever. I don’t care. Just nasty!
Let me take it all the way to the gutta gutta. Bill Cosby. I do have to admit, when I heard about his allegations I was sad and disgusted. Especially by his actions and the words he was saying during his trial and after. I was sad because he starred in an American Television sitcom (that aired from 1984-1992), which showed a Black Family living in a beautiful house, with children, and 2 employed parents, 1 is a lawyer and 1 (Bill Cosby) as a Doctor. All Black Cast and the starring actor has let the Black community down. Period!
Now, we all know about Bill Clinton, he is known for having a side piece while in office as the 42nd President of the United States of America and served 2 terms, however was impeached in 1998. I didn’t care about his sex life back than and I don’t care now. Your sex life is not on the voting ballet, or at least the last time I voted there’s nothing indicating side pieces.
I am not saying we shouldn’t admire or be inspired. We can certainly learn from others. The good and the bad. Learn from what not to do and what to do (with your own style). Putting someone on a High Pedestal is either going to make you feel like shit because you feel this person (doesn’t always have to be a celebrity) is so much better than you or above you. Does that make you feel good about yourself? Or your placing pressure on the person who you so idealized that they feel like they must live a certain way all the time and therefore they are not their natural selves. Allow the celebrities to entertain. They’re human beings like us, except with an awesome job that they get paid lots of money for.
Why did I mention Pastors? I mention Pastors because they are automatically placed on a very High Pedal Stool, they make mistakes too and when they do we shit on them as if we have already placed a home for them in HELL. I never take a Pastors word entirely, I research what they’re preaching. I listen to their words. I don’t place my Faith on them. They’re teachers. I think it’s fair to say we can place a high standard for them. I do think we forget they’re humans, they have the same body parts as any of us, male or female. Just because a leader sinned doesn’t mean that what he preached didn’t hold any value or you didn’t learn from it or it’s not true, it just means that he has fallen short, didn’t live it out, and he or she sinned. Don’t forget you were born a sinner. As Christians, we’re supposed to sin less.
For a long time, we have placed celebrities and professionals on a high pedal stool based on their title and credentials and we place our expectations on them. Again, we all make mistakes. We are all great at something(s), that the next person is not great at. We develop differently, at a different pace. To me, if I put someone on a Pedal Stool I am than saying they are much better than me, automatically placing myself at a lower standard, creating low self-esteem. Or, if an individual placed themselves on a pedal stool, that person has then given up their power and their right to live the way they want and to live comfortably. Does that make sense? I feel like they have placed themselves in the Hero category.
I tried to keep this short and I can add more however, I think this is enough. What are your thoughts?