I don't know if this is real or not, but the number of celebrities appears to be growing year by year. Every time I scan the media, I seem to come across another celebrity I've never heard of, as if large media outfits are pumping out ever increasing numbers of the blighters.
Equally alarming is that most of them seem to be celebrity celebrities, people famous for being a celebrity rather than someone who has achieved something beyond the celebrity circus. Official celebrity statistics would be useful here, because in the age of social media we may be on the verge of a celebrity pandemic.
The celebrity pandemic could perhaps be tackled by digital social distancing. It is possible to envisage an internet app which automatically blocks any online video, image or article featuring a celebrity. Sounds useful already.
The app could be similar to an ad blocker with a number of blocking criteria. It would obviously begin by blocking BBC newsreaders plus Harry, Meghan and Tony Blair as its default setting.
There would also be a range of adjustable settings for political celebrities, environmental celebrities, sporting celebrities, entertainment celebrities, celebrity pundits, comedians who aren't funny and so on. It sounds feasible to me.