Speaking and Listening
Nowadays everyone has an access to the media. Technology has given people especially for teenagers, an easy access to everyone’s lives. They are able to be part of celebrities’ lives. They can feel up to date on what is happening in celebrities’ lives. Teenagers are able to know what is happening with their idols: what are they wearing, where they are going, what they are interested in and so on.
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Teenagers want to be like their favorite celebrities and they are trying to emulate their favorite star by imitating their clothes, accessories, and even attend the same type of places. Young people are the most common people who are trying to copy their idols. It is very easy to influence teenagers because they are trying to identify their selves and make a ‘cool’ self image. The power of celebrities has taken a huge and negative impact to the teenagers’ lives.
In television, movies and magazines, celebrities are often showed drinking a lot or most of them are in trouble with the law in terms of drug abuse or addiction. Teenagers see their favorite movie stars or singers taking drugs and they think they should try too and they believe these lifestyles are exciting. This can be harmful to teenagers’ lives, because they pick up on these behaviors and think it is normal to drink like their favorite celebrity.
Celebrities are not the best role models, because they are drinking or taking drugs without thinking about their fans, which most of them are teenagers who are watching and taking notes. Superstars such as Kate Moss or Lindsay Lohan they are taking huge amounts of drugs or movie stars lighting up their cigarettes on screen, there has to be some effect on their fans. Celebrities have glamorized smoking in the media so young adults think it is acceptable to smoke. It sends a message to celebrities’ fans that a life of drugs and alcohol is a satisfactory way to live.
Also celebrities create impossible standards of beauty, young adults are feeling ‘less confident, more angry, and more dissatisfied’ with their looks. In my opinion celebrities have to change the way they act in the public and how they are viewed. Their actions have more of an effect on us then many people believe they have. Addicted celebrities are changing the way many young fans think and act. Celebrities need to change these horrible habits now and realize that they need to be more concerned with themselves and with their image in the media.