Fame is something that is extremely selective. It seems that in order to become famous these days, you have to either become extraordinarily talented, or do something incredibly silly or random.
It may not seem fair to the artists who have been working tirelessly to achieve their name in lights when someone got famous for laughing really hard while wearing a Chewbacca mask.
But it happens, and it seems that fame really doesn’t discriminate. It seems that certain people achieve fame for a variety of reasons depending on what society needs at the time. It’s hard to predict that need, which is why it’s such a shock when a new celebrity comes to light, or someone gets their 15 minutes of fame for odd reasons. Whether we need a good laugh, a sense of hope, or the need to feel better about ourselves, fame ensures the next trend of popular movies, music, and media in the upcoming years.