Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gossip Girl Invades Joburg

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Gossip Girl
American teen drama series Gossip Girl has really had a massive impact on Joburg. The J-Sec as it is frequently known has slowly turned into The Upper East Side. Gossip Girl revolves around gossip, hence the title. It is based on the lives of six main characters who attend a private school in New York City. The mystery blogger Gossip Girl follows the lives of these six characters and posts gossip about them on the net.
The life of Gossip Girl is seemingly well sought after in Joburg as the fashion, the partying and the social scheming has become so familiar in Joburg. It's also sought after in the blogger way hence the creation of anonymous Twitter account @GossipGirl_Sa and @jhbgossipgirl as well as numerous Facebook accounts such as Truth'be Told, Jozi Expose and Talk More.Personally I find that these "Gossip Girl" wannabes need to up their game if they really want to earn and own the title of "Gossip Girl" in the J-Sec. Their gossip makes for a good laugh and is quite entertaining for others such as myself but they do trigger fury in their own targets. All these "Gossip Girls" seemingly have their own targets. Truth'be Told targets high school socialites whilst Jozi Expose and GossipGirl_Sa target from varsity socialites to our very own celebrities. Even if I should say so myself, GossipGirl_Sa could dig up way more dirt than the scrapings she publishes.

Yet on the other hand I applaud them for the gutty thing they doing. @jhbgossipgirl tweeted "this page is about you the almost famous. We know you wish you were famous so we gonna make you famous". But really this whole Gossip Girl invades J-Sec swag really has got me thinking. Half of the people these "Gossip Girls" target are the people who are "famous" but no one ever really knows what they famous for.Just like The Upper East Side, the J-Sec is filled with your Chuck Bass, Nate Archibald, Dan Humphrey, Jenny Humphrey and the Queen B's/ Frenemies and best friends Serena Van Der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf. The Jenny Humphrey's of the J-Sec are the girls who are still crawling in the social circles, the girls who are still trying to figure out friend from foe, the girls who everyone perceives as simple and easy targets are actually the girls you shouldn't undermine and belittle, girls like myself. The Serena's and Blair's of the J-Sec are the girls you find at the same clubs every weekend, the cool bunch at Bowls on a Friday afternoon, the girls who are on a first name basis with celebrities. Those are the girls who share shots of Patron tonight and back stab each other tomorrow

Girls need to know who their real friends are. How these people get people's personal info... Back stabbing bitches.

It's quite sad though how we won't know who these people are. Joburg has just turned into a pool of plastic. The same people you chill with at Bowls on a Friday afternoon are the same people who'll be sitting without you Monday afternoon at Pantsula Bites talking about you and scrutinizing your character. The same people you think of as friends are the same people who, tomorrow, will stick the knife in your back with a smile, twist it with a laugh and pull it out with a pout.

It's so sad to be a group of fake people. It's one thing to be fake to strangers but now you being fake to your own friends.. Shame, the lives some people live.

Life isn't a drama where you have to be someone else that you are not just to please people who watch you.

In all honesty, we can all Facebook, Tweet or BBM each other, we can all run around club hopping in the Rosebank District in our 5inch stilletos partying up a storm but when we leave, some leave to get their names talked on. When will the time come when one can go out and not be topic of discussion the next morning. We can't all be liked by everyone and we can't all be friends with everyone, we simply just can't. If you are liked by everyone and friends with everyone REALITY CHECK 80% of those people are pretending. Pretence has become the new shade of lipstick or nail polish.

Give me a reason to be fake... Sorry but I'm not that desperate to make "friends". I'd rather be alone and real than be fake with a ton of friends.

Everyone wants to pretend. What happened to being real?
There's a saying that goes... "You get three types of people in your life. People who are in your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime". All I'm saying is take a long objective observation into your plastic ridden lives and social circles and see who's there for a reason, a season, and a lifetime.

There's nothing wrong with being real... Anyway didn't you know? Plastic burns a whole lot faster

1 comment:

  1. it's devastating when the ones who do this to you are actually the ones you thought you bonded well with Xox