The voice and power of rich celebrities, athletes, broadcasters, tv personalities is staggering. They work hard to get what they have (many/most of them, anyway) and I give them that, but to then turn around and proselytize to the public about how we should live our lives, etc. is offensive.
What is worse, though, is how the public gives them that power by hanging on to every word and movement they make.
I listened to a podcast of one of Sonja's former interns. If I remember correctly, she had a double major with one something to do with marketing and/or communications. She wrote a paper about social media and celebrity in which she talked about how when we respond favorably to a person or thing via social media with likes, subscriptions, etc., we are essentially given those people or things free advertising.
I don't follow any celebrities on social media - not even Bravocelebrities. I don't want to give them more power and influence than they already have. They get enough from me by my viewing habits and forums like this. That's plenty. I don't care to give them any more.
We are overly influenced by celebrities via the media, and it is a little frightening at times, but that's on us, "the fans".