by Felicia DeInnocentiis |Staff Writer
Senior Anjelica Vega raises her voice and posture during the middle of a heated debate with her good friend, senior Lexi Vela. She is completely absorbed in the content and is willing to defend her stance by any means necessary. The topic being discussed is Taylor Lautner.
“Taylor Lautner is a good actor…[he’s] very heartful! He’s trying to play a wolf that’s in love with a girl who’s completely in love with someone else, and he really shows the character. You can so hear the emotion in his voice, there is plenty of emotion…he was even crying,” Vega said to her unmoved audience. Vela immediately makes her rebuttal.
“The last three movies; have you seen them? When he talks, it’s like… so stiff. It was kind of disappointing. When she’s in the sleeping bag and they’re talking, I was in pain, thinking, ‘this is not how I pictured it in my head at all,’” Vela said.
Lautner aside, the differing views on celebrities and the Hollywood crowd by their audiences ranges widely from unrestrained admiration to utter loathing. This is particularly visible in times of divisive and public exposure for the celebrities in question- a situation that the awards season brings with gusto. From the Grammys to the Oscars, fans have more than enough opportunity to find cause for praise or agony with their fixation of choice. This phenomenon can be seen in Nikki Minaj’s Grammy performance and Madonna’s Superbowl showcase; or, rather, in the aftermath and discussion that blew up after each.
“[Minaj] went all out, and it was kind of weird. It was a weird show,” freshman Cheyenne Evans said.
However cut-and-paste modern pop stars may be, every move they make is followed impeccably by their fans.
“[Being weird is] a stereotype for Lady Gaga, but people already think she’s weird. But for Nikki Minaj, it’s kind of new for her, so it was kind of a bit out there,” Evans said.