Friday, March 30, 2012

Twit of the week..... Erm, ‘Tweet’ of the week!

I struggle with the definition of a ‘celebrity’ at the best of times, but when it comes to the definition of an Irish celebrity herein lies a much greater challenge. Like most, I’m not quite sure why many of the so called ‘Irish celebrities’ have acquired the title and furthermore, why such a title requires them to overload the web with a plethora of tweets on the current darling of social media, Twitter.
This week we’ve delved into the intriguing (mundane!) lives of celebrities, which they have so generously shared with us, via Twitter!
Poor DJ Ray Shah seemed to be at breaking point this week... it appears that the life of a DJ is more taxing than one would think.
‘Ah here.... brain is FRIIEEEDDD’
Clearly... as it has impinged upon your ability to spell Ray!! Whatever the reason, it did serve as a gentle reminder that DJs too have brains!! Never doubted you for a minute Ray!
Talking of brains, or lack thereof, Kamal Ibrahim tweeted...
‘It's been an emotional week! :-( I miss everyone already x’
I can’t say the feeling is mutual.... we hadn’t even noticed that Mr. World himself had gone MIA / relocated! Word of advice: staying away from the homeland (your celeb land) for too land will result in a downgrade to your already waning celebrity status! (i.e. no more VIP entrances into Dublin’s finest nightclubs!!)
And then there were those celebrities who proved to us that Twitter is a mere medium on which you can detail to your followers what it is you’ve eaten for breakfast..... or in Niall Horan’s case, what you haven’t!!
‘I’ve been asleep for the last 4 hours... I just woke up and everyone has eaten but me.. no one woke me.’
Ever heard of room service Niall?!? You’re not in Mullingar anymore mate, I’m sure the celeb lifestyle which you are currently enjoying stateside can afford you the luxury that is room service! #stop complaining!
Ah, but do not be fooled, celebrities can deviate from the usual ‘I’ve just had a boiled egg for breakfast’ tweet and can instead  offer something more, something profound perhaps...
‘Looking for inspiration #vipstyleawards ... Hair/make-up/dress’
Actually scrap that, I read the word inspiration and got a little excited! My bad - Pippa O’Connor Ormond is actually just advertising for a new stylist, well that, or she is unaware that she’ll find the aforementioned in her walk in wardrobe!!
Lastly, my tweet of the week comes from an English celebrity and was one which I couldn’t pass as it offers an insightful glance into the life of one of the UK’s finest celebrities.
‘Right, after late nights I'm off to bed early.(Fills hot water bottle, shuffles into slippers, pours toddy, fetches reading glasses).Night...x’
Too much information Richard!! Surely some of the above needs to be censored?! Sometimes, Richard Madeley can get carried away with the alluring existence that most celebrities enjoy... you really are living the dream!!
#never a dull moment on Twitter
The Forgotten Irish Graduate, 17th March 2012