Not all celebrities lack self-awareness. “The Good Place” star Jameela Jamil seems to understand that her presence on the big stage doesn’t make her any more useful to society than autumn leaves. They’re neat to look at but, in the end, are mostly useless and leave a big mess.
According to the Daily Wire, Jamil was asked if celebrities missed the mark during COVID-19 and the answer was a pretty enthusiastic yes. Apparently, Jamil says that once “The Good Place” is over she’s going to become a therapist:
Speaking with Angela Scanlon on the “Thanks a Million” podcast, “The Good Place” star noted that celebrities may well have been “exposed” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After being asked if “celebrities have been exposed,” Jamil replied: “Yeah. F**k ‘em. Just f**k ‘em all. F**k us all. We’re useless.”
“Sorry, no offense, but we’re crap,” she added. “I’ve always thought that we were crap, and so it’s been quite exciting to watch the rise of the people who are actually gonna make a real difference in this world.”
Jamil said that she might leave Hollywood altogether when she turns 40 to become an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist.
“I want to leave TV when I’m 40 entirely and become an EMDR therapist,” she said. “And I might well f***ing do that. I might just go away and just become a therapist.’”
She’s not wrong. Celebrities aren’t exactly as important to society as many celebrities think they are. As Ryan Reynolds joked in a video, celebrities are right up there with imaginary friends in terms of importance to the pandemic.
The truth is, while there are some really great celebrities out there who have a firm grasp on reality, they work in a luxury business. If they went away tomorrow, the world wouldn’t collapse and people would find different ways to entertain themselves. It’s nice to have them around, but their work isn’t essential to humanity’s survival or growth.
Too many celebrities have gotten to the point where they find their existence to be of the utmost importance and believe their word is somehow more important than others. It’s not. As Sir Anthony Hopkins one said:
“People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, “I don’t know, I’m just an actor. I don’t have any opinions. Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me, so don’t engage me in it, because I’m not going to participate,” said Hopkins.