The influence of an athlete or celebrity’s opinion is extraordinarily more powerful than imaginable, especially if their opinions go against social norms. Their messenger ability turns into the ability to lead a movement. It is incredibly important for celebrities to use that authority, one may, say to stand up for what they believe in.
Superstars whether you discern it are among the leaders of this nation. Because of their fame, they are continually in the public eye; many people; especially children, and adolescents look up to them for what they should do. For instance, when Miley Cyrus published her “Wrecking Ball” song a teenager bounded on his school’s war monument of a hanging cannonball. He then swung on it, starkly. Besides the result of wanting to regurgitate, can you now see why what celebrities do are vital to our country.
Many celebrities are looked at as role models, their behaviors and comments are always right in some people’s eyes. Although some celebrities are aware they are idols for some people and try to promote healthy behaviors and bring awareness to global issues. Other celebrities don’t bother; they act wild and make bad decisions. People look at celebrities and think “they’re wealthy and successful so I need to act just like them if I want to become wealthy and successful also.” If someone’s idol acts like a jerk then that person will think that it’s okay to act that way when it’s not.
Celebrities have taken on a unique role in the twenty-first century, one that is more extreme than the entertainment sector has ever known. Celebrity status is now almost forming an extra limb to the bureaucracy of the world, and their fame makes them all politicians at one point or another. In 2009, the Journal of Business Ethics published an article titled, “Ethics of Celebrities and Their Increasing Influence in the Twenty-first Century Society.” Within the article, they outline the powers held by modern day celebrities in the following quote. “The global influence of celebrities in the 21st century extends far beyond the entertainment sector. During the recent Palestinian presidential elections, the Hollywood actor Richard Gere broadcast a televised message to voters in the region and stated, ‘Hi, I’m Richard Gere, and I’m speaking for the entire world.’” The power goes beyond simple elections as well. Emma Watson spearheads a feminist movement known as “He for She”, in which she asks that men around the world pledge to promote the ideals of gender equality and fairness. It is important to note that the “He for She” movement has generated its velocity from the stage of the United Nations, and at the hand of a celebrity, not a world leader. This is not to say
So many people have said, with regards to the Meryl-Trump incident that Celebrities don’t represent them, and that celebrities should stay out of politics. Here’s the thing: Celebrities many not represent each one of us individually, but rather a group of us as a whole. They show us that we can fulfill our dreams if we choose to work for it. They bring out the emotions that we never thought anyone else could possibly understand. Hollywood creates characters that are easy to find connections with. Of course, you may never have been a sharecropper in the 1930’s, but you can certainly identify with certain aspects of the sharecropper on the screen. Movies, Television, Film, etc. are all devices that matter because they work to try to give every
In addition to that, when we find out the bad things celebrities do we all shame them and try not to act like them, visa-versa,(opposite). In conclusion the overall
Celebrities and athletes are influential to many around the world, however, that does not mean they are a positive influence. Many of these celebrities and athletes do things that the everyday person would be penalized for, yet are not held accountable when they should be. These celebrities and athletes tend to find a way around the law to either lessen or avoid repercussions. They have the power to influence fans to do good or bad. Although, these celebrities and athletes truly are extremely similar to the average person. Even though they have the money to get out of situations, celebrities and athletes should be responsible for their actions and behaviour because they are like an everyday person and they have to power to influence others
When looking at celebrities I asked myself. Why do people strive to be like them? Was it for the fame? Money? When looking into more in-depth I believe that the main reason people strive to be someone is because of the image our culture has put on successful people. When we see big time celebrities and athletes we think that they have the ideal life and outcome in life. Since we all desire to have the best outcome and this is what has been shown as the best. We try and emulate what they do, in hope that it will make our life become like theirs, in a way. Whether it be products they use, people they talk to, and fashion. We all will try and do what they do so that we can try to have the life they are having. One example is Kim Kardashian. In our culture Kim Kardashian is an icon, in the celebrity world, because of the Medias effect on society. People get consumed in her style, but do not notice and don’t really care about substance. More people in today’s society could tell what Kim Kardashian is doing right now than what the president is doing. She is a prime example in our American culture on how people will focus on small things famous people do instead of concerning issues. Overall I feel that celebrities and major icons are some of the guiding forces behind people being the major contributor for our outcomes in life because we focus on their lives and not our own
Another proof of the pedestal the American public has put entertainers on is the celebrity status these people achieve. Adolescents practically idolize movie stars, singers, and professional athletes and dream about “being like them” when they grow up. In comparison, individual police officers or fire fighters are rarely household names. They are not usually recognized for their actions outside of the people directly affected by their efforts. Even innovative surgeons (with the current exception of Ben Carson) are generally not very well known outside of the medical
When I told my 11-year-old daughter that I was doing an assignment on the best and worst celebrity role models for kids, she immediately chimed in by saying, “Number one on the worst list is Miley Cyrus. She’s always on the cover of magazines doing bad stuff.”To Miley’s credit, she actually went on The Jimmy Kimmel show last night and poked fun at herself by going undercover to ask random people their thoughts on Miley
To others, it may seem that celebrity’s only say what they want to say about the charities to make themselves look like an involved person. When these charities take place, the organization throw expensive gathering with so much entertainment going on and to get the public to donate money, organizations invite well-known actors and singers. As said by Ilan Kapoor and Mark Wheeler in their article, “Should Celebrities Promote Charities”, Kapoor, who is against celebrities promoting charities, states that, “charity allows social inequality to continue unabated, the problem is compounded when celebrities are associated with it, their “star power” and spectacle only further divert public attention from the real social and economic causes of inequality” (Kapoor). It is true, having the face of celebrity on a charity only comes to show that instead of having the public aware what the cause really is, all the public is going to be focusing on is who is going to be there. It is almost as if they do not care for the cause at
The effectiveness of the celebrity humanitarian work is dependent on the interplay of the organization and performance of the campaign, the reaction of stakeholders, response of public and the legitimacy of the lead celebrity. The organization, legitimization, stakeholders’ response, and performance are highly dependent on the actions of the lead celebrity, making these celebrities active agents in the process of promoting humanitarian work on the Third World. Nonetheless, the advocacy efforts of the celebrities and the participation of them in promoting humanitarian work generate diverse positive and negative implications such as increases public awareness, increases fund, celebrities narcissism and so
Underlying the many critiques of celebrity humanitarianism is often the issue of celebrity motivation. Although the public would like to believe that celebrities become involved in humanitarian work because they are altruistic and kind-hearted, most scholars agree that celebrities are motivated at least partly by reputational or monetary gain. Development scholar Ilan Kapoor argues that humanitarian work is frequently used as a public relation tool that “softens the image of crassly [commercial] entertainers” and “diverts attention away from the [embarrassing] elements of celebrities’ lives”, building positive “brand-images” where they are portrayed as caring and compassionate individuals (Kapoor 2013:20). He argues by building these brand-images, celebrities increase their popularity through increased positive media exposure, leading to more favourable opinions of their character and increased sales of their works. For example, Angelina Jolie saw her “likeability” doubled in the six years she has been involved in humanitarian work and
Due to our social media devices being connected with so much around the world, the youth have become quite persuadable on what is right and what is wrong; increasing the suspicion on whether these public figures should be considered role model material or not. Though public figures can be role models, not all of them should be because they might be but that doesn’t mean all public figures can’t be role models. Public figures have the ability to inspire others by showing their determination when times get tough and by showing their passion for their work, which motivates others to have the same mindset as them. Some people believe public figures should not be considered role models due to some of them doing immature and irresponsible off of the screen. Public figures should be considered role models because they are capable of displaying how to act properly in society and that it is possible to persevere through tough obstacles in life.
Nine hours a day. Nine hours on average staring at a screen(CNN). Nine hours soaking up all the advertisements, opinions, conflicts from the media into our developing brains. Few people disagree with the fact that the mass media and television continues to shape our world, culture, and especially my generation of high schoolers, who are moving into the real world. For teens right now, the celebrity population truly does dictate how we live and our opinions. So shouldn’t the celebrities we expose ourselves to be positive role models? Sadly, this isn’t the case right most of the time. But, Ellen DeGeneres is an exception. She is a philanthropist, a talented comedian, and a role model to people of all ages. This is why we should use the money given to the school to invite Ellen DeGeneres to speak to our students and staff.