Impact Of Celebrity Culture On Society

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Celebrity culture is a growing issue that has been cultivated by the prosperity of social media in the modern world. Celebrity culture effects society in many different ways both positive and negative, such as celebrities being portrayed as role models in the media, and corporations using celebrity endorsement to gain clients from the existing fans of the celebrity used. The first article, titled ‘Celebrity, youth culture and the question of role models’ discusses how celebrities are portrayed as good and bad role models in the media based upon previous actions. The author of the editorial piece was ‘Kirsty Fairclough’ who published the article to ‘The Conversation’ on September 15, 2015. Fairclough takes the side of celebrities being irresponsible and not set for being role models of growing teenagers, as well as this, celebrities set extreme unreachable standards of physical beauty resulting in mental illness. The second article, authored by ‘George Monbiot’ is titled ‘Celebrity culture isn’t just harmless fun – it’s the smiling face of the corporate machine’. The opinion piece was published in ‘The Guardian’ on the 21st of December 2016. It debates the effectiveness of celebrity endorsement by large corporations in an attempt to reach out to existing fans of the celebrity. The third piece takes the form of a magazine cover from the magazine ‘Who’, the magazine publication was released on the 23rd of October 2017.
The article, ‘Celebrity, youth culture and the question of
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