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  • Positive influences as being a good role model

    Teens who idolize a celebrity who doesn't give into such pressures as weight and drugs will likely benefit from their obsession. For example, if you choose someone who gives to charity, dresses appropriately, is on television or the news because of the celebrity's good deed and doesn't get caught drunk in public, the influence on you is probably positive. The celebrity might motivate and inspire you to give back to to your community.

  • Yes they are

    Not all Celebrities are entertainers. People like Albert Einstein, Martin Luther KIng Junior and Nelson Mandela and many more. Most of those people have changed the world in a positive way and many people look up to them, those people have turned out fine. Celebrities aren't always bad they have changed the world we live in for the better. I rest my case.

  • Yes, they should

    Yes, they should. Celebrities need to be seen as individual people, and not as one whole group. I have read about and see interviews about many celebrities that go out and plant trees with the community, or will go to other countries to help the children with schools, and help people with housing. Those celebrities should absolutely be role models. They do so much good.

  • Positive influences as being a good role model

    Teens who idolize a celebrity who doesn't give into such pressures as weight and drugs will likely benefit from their obsession. For example, if you choose someone who gives to charity, dresses appropriately, is on television or the news because of the celebrity's good deed and doesn't get caught drunk in public, the influence on you is probably positive. The celebrity might motivate and inspire you to give back to to your community.

  • Yes, they should

    A lot of celebrities donate to charities and that can encourage people to donate to charities and help out where they can. They can also inspire people by their songs and the messages that they give. One example of this is justin bieber. And it can also inspire people to do good things such as not get in trouble. So they should absolutly be role models

  • Yes, they should.

    Celebrities need to be seen as individual people, and not as one whole group. I have read about and see interviews about many celebrities that go out and plant trees with the community, or will go to other countries to help the children with schools, and help people with housing. Those celebrities should absolutely be role models. They do so much good.

  • Certain Celebrities should

    I believe that certain celebrities should be considered role models because not all celebrities are good people such as Maya Angelou, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, Beyonce used to be, but not anymore since she met Jay-Z, Demi Lovato, Nelson Mandela was a man who stood up for his rights he was a African Martin Luther King Jr. See certain celebrities should be considered role models and some should not even be in that category after the things they have committed.

  • They already are

    There's a difference between being good at something and being a celebrity. Some people with talents do chose to make that next step of becoming a 'celebrity' yet what actually defines that? By choosing that they have chosen to become this 'idol' in society, one that people look up to whether or not they actually choose for it to happen, it's a part of today's society. By holding these people on a pedestal for there talents its also holding them on a pedestal for things ranging from the clothes they wear, their hair to their actual behaviours. In no way does this mean that it's something that should be accepted by society as it is the root of problems such as teens becoming self-conscious because their fav celebrity is thinner than they are, or their fav sports player is fitter - whether they ask for it or not their lives have become something that people look up to - and their talent is the reason why. Consequentially if they're going to benefit of their fame, through things such as sponsorships/endorsements - does this not mean that they should receive harsher punishments?
    These are people who's actions have a crazy influence on society and people look up to them and their actions. It's just a part of their lives.
    For example when a sportsman get's caught for drink-driving is his punishment not harsher than an non-famous person? This is because his actions will have a domino effect in setting a social norm of it being ok.
    Celebrities just are role models - their position in society has given them that.

  • Yes of course

    Celebrities are not just entertainers, even though this is the stereotypical vision of them. Some are campaigners, humanitarians, ambassadors for equal rights. It is not fair to say that just because a small minority of the several hundred thousand living celebs may not lead the best, most beneficial lives, does not mean that people should label them all as bad role models.

  • This is why

    Some celebrities have accomplished so many things so why shouldn't they be looked up to. Most of them make the write decisions and what some have achieved is unbelievable. They have worked long hard hours to be where they are and I believe that people should look up to them and should try to achieve their goal just like the celebrities do

  • Not at all.

    Often celebrities only let the public see their facade. This means us as an audience member does not get to see what they are really like, creating disillusionment. I think the best role models are real people who possess qualities we admire, like passion or determination. Just because someone is famous, rich and in the public eye it does not mean they have done something worthy of being there. You don't know what they are like when the camera stops rolling or what they say when they aren't scripted. I'm not saying that celebrities aren't nice, decent people, I'm questioning just how much of what we see is actually real.

  • No Way Jose'

    Celebrities are not above anybody to the point were we should idolize them. They are human beings that have an exceptional talent like singing or acting. A majority of these stars doing charity work is a publicity stunt, do not get me wrong there are true causes that celebrities take heart to but most are stunts. A majority of the stars are pompous a-holes that do not care about anything but themselves and their bank accounts. Do you or your children want to look up to them, if so take a deep look into yourselves and reassess your beliefs because you are shallow.

  • No, they should not.

    Sure some celebrities do some good, but it isn't the sole duty of celebrities to live up to our expectations on how they should act. Afterall they didn't become a celebrity by acting that way in the first place. Although they are highly praised they are still only human. They should have the choice of living their lives just like all of us do. If they choose so, great. If not, it's their life to choose, and not ours. So don't criticize them if they don't follow through with our expectations.

  • No, they should not be role models.

    I believe someone's role model should poses highly respectable characteristics, or be somewhat of a hero. Idolizing someone just because they are pretty, they have a lot of money or are famous, does not encourage looking up to people who are brave, like a United States soldier for example. They get almost no recognition when they are killed in combat but when a celebrity dies, everyone mourns. This is a sad concept we have here.

  • No, they should not.

    Celebrities should not be role models, because not all of them live good, happy, and healthy lives. A role model should be someone you can look up to based off their actions, if that person happens to be a role model is one thing, but they should not specifically look for a celebrity as a role model.

  • No, they should not.

    Celebrities can be role models to some people, but that does not mean they should be. It should depend on what exactly the person is looking for in a role model and the kind of behavior they are going to pick up on. Some celebrities do really awesome charity events, and help the community, but others might not do that. They are all still people so it depends on the individuals involved and less on the general.

  • They should not be role models.

    A lot of celebrities do lots of drugs to get rid of stress of all of their fans looking up to them all the time. When the public finds out, the teens- who are inspired by the celebrity will probably start doing those same drugs. No parent will want to have their own child doing drugs because of a celebrity. -

  • NO, They should not be.

    No, they should not. Celebrities can be role models to some people, but that does not mean they should be. It should depend on what exactly the person is looking for in a role model and the kind of behavior they are going to pick up on. Some celebrities do really awesome charity events, and help the community, but others might not do that. They are all still people so it depends on the individuals involved and less on the general.

  • Fame raising today's youth?

    Celebrities are too closely scrutinized and don't live realistic lives. They are mainly known for their mistakes and scandals. Do we really want kids to look up to these people who are doing drugs and stick thin? I know I don't. Their perfect image causes teens to take drastic measures to mimic their "idol" and often times they end up hurting themselves in the process. How they act not only reflects them but now how the kids act. No one ever corrects them when they make a mistake instead they get the front cover. Because of this kids see that getting attention is good especially if you get it in a bad way. Since they were never corrected how are the kids supposed to know that its wrong? They won't they'll see it as acceptable because no one ever corrected the celebrity. Celebrities are used as a way to hype up attention for anything. They are not real, they don't think that the law applies to them, and they think they can do whatever they want just because of who they are. They can be very impressionable especially on the younger children who haven't figured out their beliefs and values. In society everyone wants to feel accepted and sometimes what society wants is not what's always best for you. Celebrities are brought in to show people that they need to adhere to what society wants. Their little endorsement deals can also be harmful. Alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, clothing etc. The clothing is an issue because most of today's style comes from celebrities. They dress very scantily and inappropriately all because they want to show off what is wanted in society. This leads to kids dressing like strippers and hookers which would cause a rise in sexual activity due to the exposed skin. No respect for their elders because their idol doesn't need to respect anyone, they get the respect. You can't control what celebrities do but you can control what your kids do. Show them its unacceptable when a celebrity does something that catches the headlines in a negative way. The only way we can begin to save the youth of today is starts at the very beginning with their morals, values, and beliefs. Show them what is acceptable and most importantly who they SHOULD look up to. Teach them just because someone else does something that does not meant they are required to do that as well. Celebrities: good entertainers but bad role models.

  • This is why

    I've said it once I'll say it again celebrities are entertainers not role models. Celebrities are people not robots and they make mistakes just like everyone else. I'm not defending their behavior I am simply stating a fact. Children should not be looking up to then in the first place.


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