He begins the passage using Canadian Idol as an example to show how the opportunity of being discovered has opened up. The thought of possibly making it becomes a potential reality. Regardless of who wins the ultimate show, all of the contestants have the same thing on their mind: I'll be recognize for simply being on the show. A contestant that Niedzviecki interviews even says "you get seen and maybe picked out for something else in movies, or singing or dancing." It's not a matter of which show you win; rather, how much time you get on the air. Todd Gitlin writes, "Today, there are vast possibilities for micro-celebrity: the talk-show guest, the studio spectator... the neighbor on camera after the kidnapping next door, the character wading into the margins of 'real life,' saying 'Look at me, I'm here too!'" He refers to the people who so desperately yearn to be on camera, noticed, for their 15 minutes of fame.
This bring me to the video I would like to share with you all. Do you remember the home break-in on the news and the protective brother of the victim? His emphatic speech meant for the intruder became a hit on YouTube, where people made remixes of it. If you were thinking Antoine Dodsen, you're right. He had two minutes on the air and those two minutes granted him all of this fame. He now has a YouTube channel with more than 106,000 subscribers. Even though he didn't mean to get famous in the first place, he is now using his reputation and the publicity to make himself known even more, doing celebrity meet-and-greets, filming commercials, and interviews. You can even find Halloween costume of the outfit he wore in the video.
Here is the original news coverage
Enjoy the remix