by Grace Johnson, Columnist
First of all, congratulations to William and Kate on
the birth of their new son! Second, why do we all care so much?
Well, I say “we” loosely. I
personally don’t care. I’m glad that the couple was able to have a child,
obviously, but I think that there is way too much hype about their son,
especially in the United States.
the news, I remember one station interviewing people in London, asking what
they thought about the birth. Most of the interviewees were excited and noted
that the birth seemed to bring their country together.
being said, I really just don’t understand why the United States classifies
this as “breaking news” that interrupted TV shows such as “Jeopardy.” The birth
of the future monarch of England does not directly affect us, plus I feel like
we don’t hear coverage of other countries’ future leaders being born. I
understand that the United States and England have a relationship that not all
countries have, but it still puzzles me.
fairness, I have never followed the royal family as much as others might have.
I have never had a fascination with the family, so perhaps this is part of the
reason that I do not care as much about the birth of the future monarch.
all of this coverage led me to think about the coverage of other births. Kim
Kardashian and Kanye West had their daughter a few weeks ago. I dislike both of
these celebrities, but I still think that they deserved to have their child in
peace. I believe that all of the fascination with celebrities’ children should
stop. They might be famous people, but they are also supposed to be a family,
which I sometimes think people forget.
really admire the famous couples that have at least one child but try to keep
their personal lives out of the media. One such couple is Jay Z and Beyoncé. I’m
not a huge fan of either person in that marriage (although I do like Jay Z
more, probably due to his collaboration with Linkin Park back when I was in
junior high school), but I appreciate how they keep their marriage and child
fairly private. Yes, the world knows that they have their daughter named Blue
Ivy, but I can’t recall ever seeing her have a temper tantrum on camera, like
so many other celebrity children.
parent I admire is Adele because she refuses to bring her child into the
spotlight at all. I honestly did not even know she had a child until my mom
told me this a while ago. She manages to keep her son and private life out of
the media, even to the point where his name was not known for awhile.
think that it is important to let these famous people also have private lives.
The media kept bringing up that Will and Kate will bring their son up in a “modern”
world. What I don’t understand is why that is such a big deal. They obviously
followed some of the traditions, such as making sure the birth announcement was
still posted on the easel outside of Buckingham Palace, but they also had to
adapt other parts of tradition due to social media having such a presence. They
didn’t want to have everything get leaked, so they did it their own way.
son is a few days old. He and his parents should be allowed to have some
privacy. William and Kate are not even the current rulers of England, so there
is no reason to not let the family be a family.
stop the hype and let them live their lives. Maybe there won’t be so many
troubled families and private lives in general, if they actually stay private.
Grace is a senior English major and columnist for The Vidette. Questions
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