Celebrities

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Celebrities should not be idolized.

Today I am going to discuss why teenagers and children spend too much time following the lives of celebrities, and why it creates such a negative impact on young lives in this generation. Nowadays, celebrities include a wide range of genres. Pop stars like Lady Gaga, actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, comedians like Robin Williams and sport athletes like Ian Thorpe. The list of different celebrities goes on, which caters for everyone’s interests. And this is the problem.

Everyone in this room has a celebrity that they like, that they have a crush on, that they look up to and that they gossip about with their friends. You might want to cook like Matt Preston, sing like Britney Spears, or be as mean as Simon Cowell. But we need to stop and think about how these celebrities are ruining our lives.

Teenagers in this generation spend too much time trying to keep up with the speedy, glamorous lives of the celebrities. We see them on the news, twitter, tumblr, facebook, in magazines, and various gossip websites. We spend so much time reading up on the latest scandals, and new relationships, we don't focus enough on our own personal issues like school, homework, family and friends. Why are we looking up to these celebrities, and researching their lives, when we should be looking up to our parents and researching our homework? People would disagree with me, and say that teenagers and children need a good role model, someone they can look up to. But why can’t we choose someone we know personally to be our role model? Someone we can go to for advice, someone who can listen to us, and be there for us. You have most likely heard about this event that happened recently, but all of those fans that idolized Justin Bieber, who looked up to him as a role model, were let down recently when a picture was leaked of him doing drugs. Whether this picture is real or not, it affected a lot of teenagers and children, starting a ‘Cut for Bieber’ trend,...
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