Stop being ashamed of your guilty pleasures; they’re good for you.
Judge me all you want, but I friggin’ love “The Bachelorette,” “The Bachelor,” and “Bachelor Pad.” It is amazing. I love watching super-attractive people get upset because they think no one likes them; it’s comforting. I also love watching people claim to fall in love with each other after two dates. That is also awesome and it reminds me of high school. I love that they get drunk, but claim to be classy. I love that they all totally bone each other, but they pretend like they don’t and/or glorify the boning by going to places called “Fantasy Suites.” Fake classiness for the win!
I’m sorry, but I just love this show.
“The Jersey Shore” is a ridiculous show with ridiculous people, but lots of normal people who do normal things with their normal days really enjoy this show and just like watching it. It’s a dumb show. They are trashy and gross. They love fighting, drinking, partying, smooshing, boning, yelling, debating, dancing, and so much more. They are who they are, though. They own it. They don’t make excuses and they’re not worried about. Cool, whatever. Let them do their thing.
I do have to say, though, it makes me a little sad how rich they are, but that’s because I’m jealous.
I also love perezhilton.com.
Perez Hilton is funny and he’s trashy and he makes no excuses about it. He also expects people to be decent, even when they’re super trashy, or cray-cray. The blog/website is just funny and that’s all it wants to be for its readers.
The man draws on celebrity pictures in Microsoft Paint; it is wonderful and I can’t help but love it. He mocks all freely. He mocks all the awful ones, and the normal(ish) ones too. The site knows what it is, and that’s all it wants to be.
Celebrities only deserve so much respect. They might also deserve a little honesty every now and then.
All I’m saying is guilty pleasures are good for you. I don’t deny myself “The Bachelorette,” or perezhilton.com. I won’t deny myself weird frozen drinks, or PBR, or fancy wine. I love peanut butter sandwiches. I love listening to *NSYNC. I think “The Holiday” is a great movie.
No matter what your pleasure, embrace it. It’s okay to be a weirdo because everyone is a weirdo. Do your thing. And shut up about other people’s things.