Benedetti: Cult of reality TV ‘disturbing’
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has lashed out at the ‘reality’ culture responsible for spawning pointless celebrities, such as footballers’ wives and socialite Paris Hilton.
The 20-year-old from Ayrshire also directed her criticisms at fellow musicians Myleene Klass and Vanessa Mae for taking advantage of the phenomenon.
Klass was a popular figure taking a shower in a skimpy bikini while filming I’m a Celebrity in the jungle. Mae meanwhile posed in a wet t-shirt last year to spice up her image.
Benedetti said: “If you’re a celebrity because you have lived on a TV show for two weeks, there is nothing to celebrate about that. I find it pretty gross. It’s disturbing that it is worshipped.
“People nowadays expect things very quickly. They think the output should always be far greater than the input. There is a lack of understanding of the pleasure and satisfaction of learning, discipline and hard work.”