*Sigh.* I honestly just don't believe in true love anymore.
Young decided to take to Twitter and acknowledge the breakup in a much more... succinct way:
LOL, OK. I'm going to be the first to say that I support Iggy Azalea and Nick Young's decision to use social media as a vehicle to announce their breakup in their own respective ways.
They've essentially cut out the need for publicists and press releases -- which I am not in favor of -- because publicists deliver information in such a way that is digestible for the general public, even if that means skewing the actual information itself.
At least Young and Azalea aren't having words stuffed down their throats and can own up to the goings-on of their personal lives. (Hey, "single" is better than radio silence. I'll take what I can get.)
Celebrities are in huge positions of power. Yes, they are largely controlled by their marketing teams, but they have the opportunity to influence and change the world.
In that way, they kind of owe it to their fans to be completely transparent. I mean, without the fans, who would celebrities be? The fans care about their lives. The fans are buying tickets to their concerts. The very least celebs can do is pay them back with candor.
Let's look at Taylor and Calvin. They, on the other hand, have been much more, uh, sly about their breakup, for lack of a better word. (I prefer to call their method of attack annoyingly vague.)
Taylor hasn't even released an official statement yet about the split -- which happened FOREVER ago if we're counting in Hollywood years -- despite Calvin posting that one cryptic tweet, only to delete it.
Instead, she's just run off with some other dude (Read: Tom Hiddleston) and expects the rest of us to keep up. And because of Tayvin's ambiguity, we mere mortals have had to assume a ton about what's going on, and I'm sure most of those assumptions are just plain wrong because they're misinformed.
I understand Taylor doesn't kiss and tell (because she prefers to kiss and sing). I also understand celebrities' public perception isn't their main concern. But it should be one of them. Wouldn't they rather have us know the truth than have us read a tabloid and spread rumors about them?
Here's how I see it: When celebrities personally post on social media about things going on in their lives, it humanizes them and makes them more personable. This ultimately leads to people wanting to get to know them more, which results in more ticket and album sales.
By not posting on social media, they can drive fans away. (Like me. I'm NOT happy with my girl Taylor right now.) So in the end, posting about a breakup on social media = a great marketing strategy done in a completely organic way, methinks.
I guess what I'm trying to say is celebrities should recognize that it's OK to express themselves even when they aren't creating art. Even something simple, like posting this quote on social the way Kourtney Kardashian did a few days ago, lets us know about the general mood the celeb is in and makes him or her seem less robotic and mass-produced:
Iggy and Nick, I'm sorry it didn't work out. But thank you for keeping us in the loop and helping us remember you're people, too. That makes us feel like we also matter.