Irene Keras, Addison Rae, Emma Chamberlain discussed on Mama, Take Heart
Gen Z wants to be famous. But do they really? Songs about fame and fortune have been around for a long time. Some of you remember the song fame by David Bowie in the 70s or Irene Keras song fame that was written for the movie of the same title, I want to be rich by Callaway in the late 80s and celebrity by Brad Paisley and the song applause by Lady Gaga in the 2010s. I've heard many songs that talk about the ups and downs of fame. But that doesn't seem to deter us as human beings. We want to be known. So why are influencers on the guest list to attend the Met Gala? 20 year old social media star turned singer Addison Rae, who has 82.5 million followers on TikTok and 38.6 million on Instagram is going to attend the Met Gala or at least she received an invitation. And YouTube blogger, Emma Chamberlain, who decided not to complete high school, is also 20 and has 10.5 million subscribers. And guess what? She's also attending or was invited to the Met Gala. Anyone who follows celebrity culture knows the Met Gala is the event of the season. It's a fundraiser that began in 1948, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The guest list consists of the who's who of music, film, Broadway theater and fashion. On an earlier episode, I kind of talked about Gen Z and their values. It's the title is a few fast facts about Gen Z I talked about their values and that their digital natives and that they're sophisticated about technology. And this allows them to create, connect and consume the way they like. It's also a driving force and how they communicate with one another, find community and how they view themselves and the world around them. Today we're going to look into what it means to be an influencer and why businesses and society.