The cult of celebrity
Pro Tip: people who are actually friends with “celebrities” don’t really take or keep photos of their friendship handy and they certainly don’t splash them around.
So when you see people flashing pics with movie stars and famous athletes they don’t actually know those people or at least not well enough to be considered a friend.
I live in Los Angeles, work in the entertainment industry and I have filthy rich family members who went to ivy league schools. Needless to say I’ve had a very privileged life in as far as befriending famous people from movie stars to politicians to opera singers. But I don’t think I’ve ever asked any of those people to take a picture with me. Maybe it’s just not my style, but I think if you’re trying to be friends with someone because of their celebrity status, you’re not really trying to be their friend, you’re trying to use them as some sort of “life accomplishment” badge. And if you’re not actually trying to be their friend, what does that silly picture prove? Worthless.
We’re all human, everyone just has a different talent or skill. I don’t see people running around asking the world’s greatest coal miners for an autographed picture, so why do so with people who recite lines from a script in front of a camera?
It just never made sense to me.