I have always felt that art should be about the work, NOT about one’s popularity. It’s perfectly fine if your work has made you into a household name, or garnered you an enormous amount of money. I draw the line rather sharply, however, at those that have gained a level of notoriety through pushing themselves in everyone’s faces via social networking with absolutely no talent or experience to back it up. There are far too many of these types in this industry, and it is disheartening and disrespectful. I doubt any of them care, but if one of you self-titled gurus is reading this---and you know who you are---try on some humility and learn your craft in a more thorough way before bellowing from the rooftops that you should be considered important. This is the only way you'll ever gain respect from the real makeup and special effects community---it has nothing to do with how many airheads follow you on Twitter.