The New York Times most recent documentary about Britney Spears“Sparked conversations around the world about the wellbeing and responsibility of an industry celebrity. When looking closely at the lives of celebrities, certain trends reveal how problems of over-exhaustion and lack of freedom are often associated with some celebrities who are labeled “crazy” when the flaw is in reality in Hollywood’s requirements lies. Over the years, numerous celebrities have suffered the dangers of being in the spotlight.
We put celebrities on a pedestal, but often forget that they are human too. Having every aspect of your life out in public is stressful and fear arises when agencies own your brand and image. Spears is a current example of how these various factors can affect a celebrity’s health.
In 2009, sources on FreeBritney.net revealed that Spears, their children, and their money were controlled by their father. Jamie Spears, under court-ordered restoration. This left her fans wondering about her well-being and mental health, as Britney’s recent videos on TikTok often looked forced. In recent years, other celebrities have also advocated for Britney’s release from her father’s control. Media coverage of the scandal last week forced Jamie to request the end of the 13-year conservatory term.
The road to success, whether in the world of music or acting, is not easy. “I wish there was a cookie cutter formula, but [even] Making music is a really sporadic process, ”says David Krzecko, a rapper by the name boss. As a third year criminology student at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), Krzecko delved into the world of hip hop through his creative writing process and learned about some of the concerns of fame. He reminds us of the strenuous work it takes to make a name for yourself. Even if you make it, the battles don’t end.
“These artists are brought in by producers, exploited for their talent, and in the end they will remain empty if they are not careful,” explains Krzecko. The film industry is no stranger to this problem. Child actors are especially prone to falling of fame as the industry often takes advantage of them. A famous example would be Lindsay Lohan, whose childhood fame did not lead to a successful career later because Hollywood did not support her and her endeavors.
Looking ahead to his journey into the music industry, Krzecko hopes to leave us with one piece of advice: “Whether you go [into a field that’s] Artistic or not, keep your intentions pure and whatever you work towards will come to fruition. “
Krzecko’s latest project was released in July 2021 – a full album entitled Nothing Gold Can Stay. You can purchase physical copies of the album through his Instagram @szefmusic. “I lost my mother to breast cancer about two years ago and all sales will be donated to a street to help families affected by cancer,” says Krzecko, who is currently doing local donations for the album. You can also find Szef’s music on any streaming service.
Associate Features Editor (Volume 48) –
Dalainey is doing her fifth and final year at UTM with a double subject in linguistics and anthropology. She previously worked as a staff writer for The Medium’s Volume 47. With her passion for languages, Dal hopes her contributions to the school newspaper will create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for students. She reads the latest crime thriller in the library or tries out a new bread recipe in the kitchen. You can connect with Dal on her Instagram or LinkedIn.