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Jack White: 'Reality TV is about the lowest common denominator'

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Jack White has said that modern celebrity is all about appealing to the lowest common denominator.

The former White Stripes frontman told Esquire that this was especially true of reality TV.

Jack White photoshoot for Esquire

© Esquire / David Slijper



"The goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator," he said.

"'Hey, I'm a guy just like you. I like a beer, a football game'. Especially in reality television, you'll see people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that."

Jack White photoshoot for Esquire

© Esquire / David Slijper



He added: "Twitter is the most perfect example of modern living. I think the only people who should have [Twitter accounts] are comedians. Because it's all about one-liners."

Asked if he would always miss his band The White Stripes, White said: "Yeah, I always will miss The White Stripes.

Jack White photoshoot for Esquire

© Esquire / David Slijper



"My dad's dead; it's like saying do you miss your dad [Gorman Gillis died in 2006]? Of course, I always will. How could I not?"

The full interview appears in the January issue of Esquire, on sale Monday December, 3, which is also available as a digital edition.

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