Why do stars love such strange groups?
Date: June 02, 2003 05:48AM
I would expect that any type of Cultish Group would send their best recruiters after anyone who is even a little bit famous, as this type of Social Proof of having a celebrity in your group will bring in a lot of other members.
A relative of mine wanted to be an actress, and she said she was thinking of joining Scientology, as she hoped she could meet some Show-biz people in Scientology! This is how nutty average people can think! Think of all the zillions of people John Travolta, and Tom Cruise have brought in for Scientology. :(
Who knows why they stay, maybe somehow it "works" for them, or maybe they just play to the Stars infinite egos and fantasies of infinite power, or maybe John Travolta is dumb enough to believe in Hubbards psychotic Cosmology, or maybe they do have some dirt on these stars and use that to keep them in line?
Well one day these "stars" are going to have to answer for what they have done in helping these Cults in their recruiting.
Also, Celebrities are EASY TARGETS. I have met countless "celebrities" due to my work, and how shall I say this? Well, most of them are NOT rocket scientists, or even savvy businesspeople. They are SURROUNDED by powerful Agents and Managers, who in almost all cases are the people who are REALLY running their Career, so many of these celebrities are really quite childish, sheltered, and infantile, and totally dependent on their "handlers". They just sort of show up where they are told to, and if there is a problem, its handled by the Super-Agent. (this is not in ALL cases, but most, in my experience).
I would imagine for a professional cultic recruiter, recruiting celebrities is like taking candy from a baby.
And the PR payoff is amazing! Look at His Phoniness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He went after The Beatles and it made him famous globally, and very wealthy.
These conmen/cult-leader guys & gals, are not stupid!
I imagine if I was a sociopathic Cult leader, the FIRST thing I would do is try to get some celebrities on board!
Then I would hire a PR agent to release this info to the Gossip Rags!