The media creates an image of celebrities, commercial products, and influences such as politicians that the American culture can become “wrapped” up in. Americans can look at celebrities and think that they have to look or act a certain way, just like the celebrity. An example of a negative aspect would be Paris Hilton. Many teenage girls look up to Paris Hilton as an idol, however, in 2003 an adult video was leaked to the public. If Americans see this, especially teenage girls, they will think that it is okay to act this way. A different example would be Britney Spears’ out lash in 2008, which showed America what the paparazzi and the “glamorous” lifestyle of being famous can do to a person. When asked if the media has mostly a positive or negative aspect on the American culture,... [continues]
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