If you can stop from laughing long enough to think about it, this collection of celebrity Pokemon parodies is actually a pretty salient insight into some of pop culture’s most famous faces and the way they change and evolve (or devolve in some circumstances) over the course of their careers.
In the spirit of before and after pictorials from fashion or pop culture magazines, this mischievous collection plays on the familiar game mechanic from the Pokemon game franchise wherein certain creatures needed to meet specific criteria in order to advance to their next level of development. Featuring iconic personalities like Charlie Sheen and Justin Beiber, what stands out about these celebrity Pokemon parodies is the way in which they offer piercing insight into how precarious and dramatically uncertain the path of superstardom can truly be. Indeed by poking fun at the constantly evolving dynamic of celebrity personalities, they show us how fame is a powerful force in and of itself that leaves nothing it touches unchanged or uninfluenced.
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