There is NO SUCH THING as reluctant fame. Reluctant fame is bullshit. It requires a lot of effort to become famous… a complete hunger, and a drive, lots of hard work specifically targetted at the aim of being famous… and once someone is famous, it requires continuous work to remain famous. Whenever you see someone saying they’re famous against their will, they are most definitely a LIAR AND A FAKE. I just wish they’d tell the truth. It’s fine. Admit it. You wanted so badly to be famous, and you did a lot of things to make that happen. Now you’re famous, and you like being famous, and you want to stay famous. I just wish they’d say what’s real. It’s so ridiculous that people believe in this concept!! There’s this idea that it makes a person more romantic and dark and artistic, if they’re famous against their will. “Oh they’re in the spotlight, but they’re such a tortured soul, they hate being famous”… NO. If they really hated it, you’d never hear about them again. If they really hated it, you would never have heard of them in the first place. If they really hated it, they would not be giving interviews talking about how much they hate being famous, thus making themselves even more famous by allowing themselves to be publicized even further. It’s not hard to see how things work. You think a writer, or a musician, or an artist who is creating things for themselves can somehow be plucked from obscurity against their will?! Really? What are they, taken hostage and kidnapped into fame? Forced to be adored by millions? Prisinors of their record companies/publishing houses/studios? Come on. I don’t know why, but it’s what people want, it’s what they like. They like to believe that their musical/artistic/literary heroes are less shallow than they really are…. but the reality is, they’re definintely doing this on purpose. They’re narcissists, they hungered for fame, and now they don’t want to let it go. And that would be totally fine if they’d only admit it! I just wish everyone would stop allowing themselves to be fooled so easily. Make it harder for them! Please. Don’t be so easy. Don’t fall in line right where they expect you to be.