Taylor Swift, the 24 year old, singer-songwriter, has stated that the abundance of smartphones and iPhones is phasing out the celebrity autograph and they are never, ever, ever getting back together. Sorry, I couldn’t resist…
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The Pop singer stated:
“There are a few things I have witnessed becoming obsolete in the past few years, the first being autographs. I haven’t been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera. The only memento ‘kids these days’ want is a selfie.”
For those who can’t remember, the front-facing camera was first introduced around 2010, so just a short 4 years ago and I can imagine this has had some impact on the celebrity culture. By the same token however the celebrity autograph has been through the mill and I don’t think will ever (ever, ever) go out of fashion. What good is memorabilia if it can’t be passed on to someone else; Imagine how much famous merch would become irrelevant with someone else’s face stamped on to it? So Taylor, I say, you are half right and that’s alright.
What are your thoughts on it? Will the autograph become a thing of the past? Do you still ask for a signature or are you a selfie person?