Celebrity is a double edged sword by Tracy Diane Miller

Celebrity is a double edged sword.

I try to stay out of fandom drama as much as I can. Even when people try to pull me into it, I make a conscious decision to stay out of it. I suppose that is why people always say to me “You’re not a real Supernatural fan.” I guess in some people’s mind, what constitutes a real “fan” of anything is to offer an opinion or rant on every controversy that arises.

But I don’t live in a fandom bubble, though. I’m aware of alot of things.

For the latest controversy of Jared Padalecki publicly addressing how he was treated at a Minnesota bar, I will only say this: Celebrity is a double-edged sword. Whether or not you agree or disagree with how Jared handled the situation, he is human. Despite his fame, he didn’t sign away his right to feel hurt by mistreatment he received.

One of my poems in my #AlwaysKeepFighting poetry book acknowledges that Jared wants us to Love ourselves first, to take care of ourselves. I pray that he also remembers to give himself the love that he is due, to take care of himself.

I hope that he can find more smiles than tears.


I wrote this new poem for Jared Padalecki:

You didn’t sign away your right to feel pain, a poem for Jared Padalecki, by Tracy Diane Miller

Celebrity is a double edged sword
Where millions know your name
But despite all the glory
There is a burden that comes with fame
When you suffer bullying
When you feel demeaned
And sadly heartache you have gained
For those who may forget
You didn’t sign away your right to feel pain
Your mind traces the memories
Where silence may have been your lot
Your soul traces the scars
Of the pain that can’t be forgot
When people caution self-censor
When people feel that you can’t use your voice
The burden of celebrity
To rob you of your choice
I feel sad for your pain
If you could hear me then I would say to you
Please Jared
Love yourself first
Give you the love that you are due
Why do I write this poem
A rhyme you won’t ever see
Because my Muse so desperately reaches out to you
And this poem came to be
You give all that you are
Your compassion became our glorious sighting
Please Jared listen with your heart
And follow your own advice to Always Keep Fighting