From hitrecordjoe: Alright, based on a lot of tweeters/tumblrers reactions to this, it seems I let an attempt at witty brevity get in the way of clarity, so let me clarify what I meant when I said that “celebrities” and “fictional characters” are actually the same thing.
The image, the persona, the character of a “celebrity” is a creation. It’s not a real person.
“Celebrity” sites, gossip rags, all that stuff, of course it’s not real. It might be loosely based on some real people, but so is a lot of fiction.
And to quit beating around the bush, I’ll conclude thusly: don’t waste your time on that “celebrity” bullshit. It’s bad for you.
Now, as far as falling in love with fictional characters — I have no problem with that, as long as they’re well written.