Celebrity culture

Jack Gleeson, better know in character as Joffrey Baratheon in HBO’s Game of Thrones, explores celebrity culture and its impact at Oxford University. He discusses the cannibalistic and dehumanising nature of the entertainment industry and the wrongful idolization of celebrities as role models. Considering the recent drinking and driving incident with Justin Bieber and the ignorant support of his fans in regards to his arrest, Gleeson’s speech is a brutally honest criticism of a society that celebrates fame and fortune with blind reverence.