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Are celebrities good role models?

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Started: 11/2/2015 Category: Society
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poppygrosse

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Are celebrities good role models? Today I am here to persuade you about one simple statement, and that is that celebrities are bad role models. No, I"m not talking about the flawless super models, that own the runway. I am talking about inspirational stars that you people look up to. As you probably already know, today our society is a mix of many different people, including many different celebrities. Countless citizens from many diverse countries believe that celebrities are the role models of our generation, but is that really a true statement?

Many stars have younger fans that look up to them, even so they behave in an inappropriate way by acting badly, such as taking drugs and alcohol, or by dressing and acting unacceptably. Many parents of the younger, blooming age group are worried about their children turning out to be like celebrities such as Miley Cyrus. One mother gives her opinion on the situation by saying something along the lines of, "One of the most important parts of being a parent is keeping your child grounded in reality. There is a big divide between how life is presented on television on shows such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and how it truly is." Adding onto that, acting in such a terrible way in front of children is definitely a way to be an awful role model.

I know many people that look at a magazine with a flawless and gorgeous celebrity on the front and feel insecure. Not only does it make you feel unsure on your appearance, but it makes you feel like you always need to look and be perfect like the celebrities on the magazine cover. Although I think a lot of the time we forget that these images are photoshopped, and the star probably has a lot of makeup on, we still judge our flaws. Finally, younger girls feel as if it"s necessary to put makeup on to make themselves look prettier, but really child this young doesn"t need to, as they have their natural"childish beauty. This is just another reason that celebrities are bad role models.
chrisanthony254

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I accept the challenge to ths debate.

Your arguement is inherently flawed by your apparent predisposition that "all" celebrities fit into the "Miley Cyrus" stereotype. Your opening statements portrayed your narrow-minded perception of what defines a celebrity's typical attributes or behavior, by alluding to individuals with perfect physical characteristics on the cover of magazines who abuse drugs and alcohol. Since you do not deviate from this characterization of what partially defines a "celebrity", it is obvious that you apply this broad generalization to celebrities as a whole.

Because of this, your arguement fails to identify many other sub sections or groups of individuals who fall under the standard definition or criteria to be classified as a "celebrity," such as political figures, civil right's activists, martyrs for noble causes, self-made "rags-to-riches" entrepreneurs, etc. Not every celebrity is an immature rock star who shows up to shows half-naked, loaded on cocaine and alcohol.

Therefore, your arguement makes an incorrect assertion that "celebrities" are poor role models for two primary reasons: 1) the scope of behaviors/characteristics that you defined as the "typical" behavior for celebrities in your opening statement only applies to part of the celebrity population, and 2) the public figures I will identify in the subsequent rebuttals provide counter-examples of celebrities who act and behave in a seemingly opposite manner to your biased characterization of "all" celebrities.
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