"There's no such things as bad publicity except your own obituary" - Brendan Behan, Irish author and dramatist (1923-1964)
Britney Spears did it. Lindsay Lohan did it. Michael Jackson did it.
Why did they do it? Why did Britney shave her head? Why did Lindsay call the photogs to take her photos drunken? Why did MJ change his whole physical appearance and dangle his child out of a balcony?
Their stardom was dying. They wanted to stay relevant. They needed to stay relevant. Whatever it takes.
If you had a choice, would you be the nice, down-to-earth person but forever remaining as an irrelevant wallpaper; or would you be the messed-up, complete bitch, but forever being the hot topic talk of the town?
'Coz like Mr. Behan said, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
And I do believe that. Heck, the badder you are, the bigger you're superstardom status.
Maybe initially these people craved just for an ounce of attention. But being nice and making wise choices in life are not enough to peel them off the wall. They will soon be forgotten.
But once these wallpapers are being tarnished with garish colours and graffiti screaming out profanities, who wouldn't want to stop and stare? Who wouldn't want to talk about them? Hence, mission accomplished. Nobody will ever forget them.
As long as they remain within earth's radar, it's okay to be a douche.
However, when it comes to your obituary, it will be a whole different thing.