Some people, aka celebrities, are simple, brilliant, unsullied, and innocent souls. They deserve to be left alone by the masses (aka us.) Usually women, and who are we talking about?
Sandra Bullock comes to mind. As does Barbara Walters, Betty White, Princess Di, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Helen Mirren, Angela Lansbury CBE, and Lynn Redgrave OBE. (the Brits with their intimidating honorifics know how to do this.)
Who, then, are these countless commenters who bestow their deathless pronouncements to protect their heroes at the end of any newsworthy story? I believe they are fans, yes, but they think they are today’s Greek Chorus, who were a body of people invented by the ancient Greeks to add their voices and give meaning to the onstage events of life’s dramas. Note that the performers wore masks.
But THEIR voices are false. On the report of my attempted attendance at Lynn’s funeral, a fusillade of comments appeared after the Daily Mail’s report. I repudiate their verdicts.