Why Do We Read The Tabloids?

I know I am late on this topic but I am sure everyone has heard about Mariah Carey marrying Nick Cannon. Yes I also purchased a copy of People’s Magazine when I was at the Supermarket the other day. I usually don’t read the tabloids but I thought this story was kind of intriguing and interesting. The wedding pictures are lovely and tastefully photographed.

I wonder why do people bother purchasing tabloids? What is the real reason? Do you ever wonder why? Is it because the public wants to live vicariously through the lives of people that are attractive, young, rich, and famous? Or is it because the gossip magazines are a guilty pleasure, a way for regular people to relax, escape, and fantasize?

People’s Magazine is actually considered the “best tabloid” in the sense the “stars” usually “sell” their stories to People first. People’s Magazine is considered very “star friendly” although sure People deals with gossip and dishes the dirt too. For some reason People’s Magazine is considered better then “In Touch Weekly”, “Us Magazine”, “National Enquirer” and “The Globe”. The British magazines Hello and OK Magazine are also considered very “star friendly” as well.

The other side of the story are the pernicious and deleterious comments people are making on the internet about the marriage. Maybe the marriage is a publicity stunt but so what big deal that’s showbiz. I also find it interesting that people are trying to tear down Nick Cannon most of the comments are that Nick is “boring” or “corny”.

Well my goodness a young black man can’t be from the suburbs of San Diego and actually be well adjusted without any baby mama drama to be “man enough”. Give me a break. Nick Cannon may not be a big star but the guy was the star of the movie Drumline a few years ago. Nick also had a successful show on MTV.

About orvillelloyddouglas

I am a gay black Canadian male.

5 responses to “Why Do We Read The Tabloids?”

  1. MarvalusOne says :

    Ooh, I haven’t read a tabloid since…I don’t know when.

    I may pick one up while getting my toes done at the nail salon, but I’m usually skimming and not really paying attention much.

    This Mariah and Nick thing? Eh…I say if they are happy, then I’m happy for them…people want to make Nick out to be a boy toy…but he’s got a little change himself. Not as much as Mariah, but he can take care of himself.

  2. Baby Please says :

    Is it because the public wants to live vicariously through the lives of people that are attractive, young, rich, and famous? Or is it because the gossip magazines are a guilty pleasure, a way for regular people to relax, escape, and fantasize?

    Prolly a little bit of both; plus voyeurism.

  3. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    I co sign with both of you on this one. Yeah people are saying Nick is some “boy toy” but he’s an independent young man. I think Mariah and Nick look so cute together.

  4. theblackactor.com says :

    I read that boy toy stuff. I don’t follow his career at all. But, as I understand it, he has his own dough.

    The marriage is suspicious since they only dated for 6 weeks, as I understand it.

    It won’t last.

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