Celebrities as Role Models

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When you were a kid, did you ever fantasize about being a pro athlete or celebrity? At one point in every child's life, they dream of being on the front pages of magazines or live on TV. They dream of the A-list lifestyle and wish that they could be that when they grow up. When I was a kid, I dreamed of being a singer and I looked up to Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. As I grew older, I saw their faces all over tabloids and their actions never made me oppose them, but I understood that some of their actions were wrong. Professional athletes and celebrities make amazing role models but they can also be a really bad one too.

People nowadays are so closed minded and quickly judge others when they do wrong. Celebrities and athletes have it really bad because their lives are so exploited. Everything they do is monitored by others and the moment paparazzi catches a glimpse of their mistakes, it's like WWIII has started. Then over time, things die down and people are on to the next big thing. This brings my point of making mistakes are okay. No one on this Earth is perfect, not even celebrities. People go through many challenges in life that cause them to make bad decisions. Instead of shunning a celebrity, people should use them as an example of what their children should and should not do.

Furthermore, celebrities have their own lives aside from being a celebrity. They do things such as buy groceries, take vacations, pay bills and taxes, pretty much all the things the average adult does. The public thinks that every celebrity lives such a fabulous, luxurious life and has others to wait on their every need, but they do normal things too. People just envy the life they live because they wish they had their lives. Instead of being jealous, people should encourage others to strive for big things, then maybe they can live the life of an A-lister. Parents should use celebrities and athletes as an example to their children. They should show them that with hard...
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