Russell Brand: Is Fame Making Us Crazy? (A Look at Kanye West & Lady Gaga)

Posted by on December 9, 2016 in Entertainment, Media & Arts with 0 Comments

Video Source: Russell Brand

Russell Brand who is pretty famous and was chased by paparazzi himself when married to Katie Perry, knows a lot about fame and how it can wear on a person’s sanity. In this video, he looks into what it is about our culture that preys on celebrity and breeds bad mental health.

He brings up a parallel even more alarming trend than celebrity mental health – the decline of teenage mental health – and sites some very distressing statistics.


From there, Russell shares a related bad trend: mental health services are declining. There are less nurses and services for an increasing number of patients.

His conclusion? Fame is making us crazy. And he doesn’t just mean that it’s making celebrities mentally ill, but that it’s making all of us ill as we commodify each other.

Russell says it’s the world that needs to change and that the people in the public eye – like Kanye West and Lady Gaga – who are experiencing mental illness are indicative of that.

Fame is something Russell has earned the right to talk about and in this video, he makes some good points.

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