Entertainment Media Essay example

1303 Words Sep 29th, 2010 6 Pages
Everyday, millions of people either go to a gossip website, or pick up a copy of a People magazine to catch up on what their favorite celebrity is wearing, doing, and saying. For some reason we all just need to know what kind of scandals these people are involved in and what their babies look like. Why is it that we are so obsessed with gossip? The entertainment media industry is booming and shows no sign of ever slowing down. We look up to these people and want to follow the same trends that they start, but the same things they buy and eat at the same places they eat. According to society, celebrities live perfect lives, they’re rich and famous and looking at their lives is an escape from our “mediocre” lives that apparently aren’t …show more content…
Everyone compares their bodies to the bodies they are seeing in the movies and on TV. Beauty for women is defined by a small waist, perfect legs, a large bust and a perfect white smile, according to our society. Today so many young girls are looking up to these women, and think that in order to be beautiful they must have flawless skin and a perfect flat stomach. So many girls are having problems with their self esteem, and we are all to blame. Diseases like anorexia and bulimia are becoming more and more apparent. Society should be more careful and focus on inner beauty and to accept the way that you look. Yes it is important to stay in healthy, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stick thin and look like your airbrushed all the time. And it’s not only the women that are facing these kinds of problems. Young men are too. With the media portraying the perfect man to be tall, and have a sculpted, toned, body, some men are using artificial means of achieving larger muscles. These substances can lead to major health problems in the future.
However, the entertainment media world isn’t only affecting the way we view our physical appearance, it is also affecting the way we think and our mental actions. In the recent years, many different stars have been having numerous problems with drugs and alcohol, and are being sent to rehabilitation centers. Every week we hear about a new celebrity being sent off to rehab and its making it almost seem