Talk:Appeal to celebrity

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Some content from EvoWiki. http://evolutionwiki.org/wiki/Appeal_to_Celebrity FuzzyCatPotato!™ (talk/stalk) 19:50, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Needs more info[edit]

So this article cites no sources, and only links to a couple of external links. If this is an actual, notable thing, then I think cited examples of the fallacy are needed, AND, cited examples of people identifying the fallacy in these statements — otherwise it just seems a bit like making shit up, doesn’t really establish the notability etc of the topic. 🖤 ASELAಮಾತು 🖤 11:11, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

I’m gonna expand some of the statements and just add a fact tag — I don’t know where to find sources etc for this stuff, but I think at least describing actual examples instead of “nuff said!” is a good start. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. 🖤 ASELAಮಾತು 🖤 11:16, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Removed a few examples[edit]

Some examples seemed to be marginal appeal to celebrity examples at best, so I removed for now, but if enough people think this actually was a good example I can put them back in. The examples were:

  • Vani Hari -- Had no reference or explanation. Googling and reading the Wiki article, she seems to be more of an enthusiastic food hobbyist / activist who promoted some questionable food science. Could possibly be added back if it can be demonstrated that her "Food Babe" status was significant in how the story played out, like for instance if there was some sort of Oprah Winfrey effect. Didn't find much articles that said something one way or another but maybe there's something I missed.
  • Pundits using their large celebrity platform to shift the political narrative and conversation -- had a [citation needed], and I actually disagree with this in the generic. Just because a subject expert has an opinion doesn't make it an appeal to celebrity per se. Admittedly, it can get borderline this way sometimes (Example: As a former hedge fund manager, Jim CramerWikipedia has every right to talk about finance, but he still seems guilty of over-leaning on using celebrity appeal instead of analytics in his show when endorsing stocks etc). But I don't think it's always the case.
  • Sia Furler'sWikipedia movie about autism when she cast a neurotypical actor. -- not sure how this is appeal to celebrity at all. This seems more like the whitewashing in film problem.
  • Elon Musk believes in the simulation hypothesis. -- not sure how this fits either, this is just Musk pontificating crap I think? His recent Dogecoin shit actually seems far closer to an appeal to celebrity example, though... possibly this would be good to add upon further research. PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 01:58, 10 May 2021 (UTC)