We’re looking at you, Mr. Sheen.
Actually, we might as well add the original tweet-a-holic, Ashton Kutcher, otherwise known as Charlie 2.0, to the mix, as well.
A new survey from Bauer Media found that having easy access to celebs via social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook makes them appear less desirable, and therefore increases the probability of a shorter career in the spotlight. (Ahem, unemployed winner?)
For the music industry in particular, having easy access to bands has worn on older fans, who apparently long for the days of Penny Lane-style stalking: waiting hours for a band to arrive at a venue, or sneaking backstage and into hotels to get a glimpse of their favorite rock stars.
However, for younger audiences, continuously being updated on the going-ons in celebrity world — everything from mundane daily activities, such as what they’re eating, to musings on the fancy celeb-only world or shameless self-promotion — is fair game.
(PHOTOS: See the world go gaga for Lady Gaga)
So what’s a celeb to do? Some people within the music industry fear that the tweeting extravaganza has gone too far. According to the report, record companies are mulling options that would restrict access to artist in an attempt to boost their staying power. Twitter censorship! Sounds like a First Amendment violation waiting to happen.
While we’re not sure that will work — after all, you’ve got to give the public what they want, and that’s too much information — at least there’s a second chance for failed celebrities to be reincarnated. It’s called Dancing with the Stars. Or Celebrity Rehab. Take your pick, Sheen. (via Yahoo! News)