Alas, Kim and her clan are only emblems of a wider, deeper and equally deplorable phenomenon. Want to really talk excess rewards and ridiculous spending? Go find James Cameron. Avatar, the puerile 3-D eco-fairytale, was his latest and most expensive cinematic trinket, approaching $500million to make, according to some estimates. Half a billion dollars – that’s billion with a B – to make a three-hour distraction. Occupy James Cameron for epic excess and pointless expenditure in a world of want and woe.
Speaking of which, is there not something appalling about paying $30-million to Jim Carrey to shriek at a camera while screwing up his face for a couple of days? Or $20million to Cameron Diaz to chirp and smile for an hour. Or millions to Megan Fox for wearing tight jeans. Why then is there not an Occupy Hollywood movement twice as furious and twice as righteous as the Wall Street one?
Occupy the rap-music industry. This is greed on steroids.
Is Fiddy Cent really worth millions for his thugish persona? And occupy Lady Gaga while you’re at it.