Sunday, April 25, 2010

Entertainers are Ours, a TOEFL essay

Many volunteers have seen the headlines about various entertainers and athletes who make 7 figures, and many support these ludicrous payments, fearing that they might cease to be entertained or expressing our belief that they somehow earn it. As if performers whose bellicose careers were media-made are able to now demand playoffs from the media. Needless to say, none of this is true, which is why entertainers and athletes should not receive such obscene amounts of cash: they don't own the public, the public owns the performers. The endless parade of wannabes won't soon cease, so why award the flash in the pan with millions when his or her replacement awaits.

We can only shoot at each performer with so much junk. Unfortunately, to aim and fire whatever canned surplus tuna we can't smile upon. Then, our entertainment refers to a monster. Every person feels needs to be at earth's center, and holds a gun wishing to occupy the mechanical bull. In the case of a celebrity or an entertainer, no one's yearning to return favors: we own them; they are paid to perform. And perform they must. Then they go viral and the multitude's eyes pop out viewing the fame, the melting hands are uncertainties. If such an entertainer were to lose interest or engulf their hand in the door. We are #1.