Definition of famous for being famous in English:

famous for being famous

phrase

  • Having no recognizable reason for one's fame other than high media exposure.

    ‘television reporters are now often more famous for being famous than for their work’
    • ‘That is always the way of artists, for only mere celebrities are famous for being famous and need to cultivate a profile.’
    • ‘Both women are certainly easy on the eye, but both are merely famous for being famous and that is about the sum of their achievements.’
    • ‘These are people who are famous for being famous, ciphers for our fantasies, cartoon characters with extravagant lives.’
    • ‘In this age of Z-list celebrities who are famous for being famous, it's so refreshing to meet a real star.’
    • ‘Celebrities are famous for being famous; heroes change lives.’