Influence of Visual Media Paper

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Influence of Visual Media Paper

Influence of Visual Media Paper
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Toie Watson
May 19, 2013
Visual media is a part of just about everyone’s everyday life. Televisions, computers, and smartphones with access to different forms of visual media are used on a regular basis. These forms of visual media entertainment media has helped to shape American culture and its values. One form of visual entertainment media that shaped American culture and its values is cable television. In the beginning the three main broadcast networks, CBS, NBC, and ABC accounted for nearly all prime-time television. American culture has been shaped and influence by visual entertainment in so many ways. Celebrities influence our society every day. In this society celebrities have a large impact on people life. From cars to fashion trends, the way they live, their attractiveness of a celebrity lifestyle, can influence a person behavior and their beliefs. Celebrities even have this weight loss thing going on, as if it’s not ok to be overweight. This often starts at an early age in a kid’s life. My youngest niece is ten years old and she wants to be like ever young star she sees on TV. She always tells me she can’t eat too much because she doesn’t want to gain too much weight. It’s crazy because she actually sits at the table and pretends as if she isn’t really hungry. She chooses to imitate Hannah Montana. She love her she look up to her as an idol. Any celebrity you know has a nice car, house, and job. Jennifer Hudson has this commercial for weight watcher where it shows how much weight she has loss. It has caused me to nag at my oldest daughter about losing some weight. The way the celebrities live make you want more in life. I want to make enough money so I can help put my grandson’s through college and live comfortable lives were I won’t have to work the rest of my life. Celebrities influence society in a good and bad way it all depends on how you were raise and were you want...
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