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Fame, for the brave

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Fame, for the brave

This week alone, two young stars have announced a break from the vicious world of show-biz.

Demi Lovato took to twitter,

“So excited for 2017, Taking a break from music and the spotlight. I am not meant for this business and the media.”

Not everyone is and I commend her for her bravery in standing up to the world and what THEY want for her. It’s not about what other people want for you. It’s about realizing where your true happiness lies, and finding out how to get it. She is.

Kid Cudi also took to Facebook this week to inform his fans that he had already admitted himself into rehab due to “depression and suicidal urges”.

In an in-depth post not lacking in honesty he explained,

“ I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I would’ve done something to myself.”

We’ve seen this a lot lately where celebrities are fighting back, taking a stance for their mental health.

Justin Bieber has a “no photo restriction”, because he said he doesn’t want to feel like a “zoo animal”. Selena Gomez also announced she will be taking a year long break due to side effects of Lupus, which include anxiety and panic attacks.

All in different forms, these people are getting rid of the myth that celebrities are perfect human beings with only the ability to be perfect or great. Fame and celebrity are not for everyone and I’m enlightened by this honesty. Being what everyone else wants of you gets exhausting and more importantly, is no way to live.

Taylor Rey

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