News channels most likely than not have now relied on celebrity gossip to gain and maintain viewers in the twenty-first century. The reality of today’s media and celebrity culture is that public figures with a spotlight on them, either because of good or bad reasoning, are the role models of the twenty first century (Aalai 1). There is no shortage of celebrities and pop stars who have adopted the mindset that there is no such thing as a negative publicity (Huston, et al. 3), and because of this, celebrities more negatively than positively affect society’s public eye of today. Celebrity lifestyles have become increasingly more prevalent in today’s society, especially to teens and younger adults; they negatively affect its viewers through means of advertising products and self-images, including the fashion industry, unreal lifestyles portrayed across reality TV shows, and the news of the aftermath showcased to the public.
overall if a child has to give up their Oliver 6 childhood in order to please others we as a society are teaching them wrong. By being a celebrity child one is able to influence the society around them and show why they were chosen to shine so bright. Some stars rise and some stars fall, but we as a society can all thank them for making our life a little more entertaining.
In society many people build their reputation and popularity through cars, clothes, frat and sorority memberships and money. Being seen with someone who is just as popular with the same materialistic things will only increase your popularity. Through my experiences and observations I agree dating has changed and no longer has meaning because people date each other for the wrong reasons. I have witnessed many of my own friends who date to boost their appearance. Many actors and actresses that I look up to also marry or date other famous people so that they can show to the social media that their life is nothing but perfect.
It illustrates the fancy lifestyle of rock and movie stars; the life of young, rich and famous persons on television as great examples of a perfect life. Most TV shows would picture famous artists and models managed themselves with lots of money, plenty of girl or boy friends, luxurious cars, castled housed and all others magnificent things. Media tries to teach people how money and famous can buy you the high status and power, thus, give everything you want. It seems like a dream come true, right? On the contrary, they seldom show programs picturing the negative side of those glamorous lifestyles.
Since we live in a technological era, people follow up their celebrities’ daily life.People who follow celebrities’ through social media can know nearly everything about their daily lifes like a stalker.They... ... middle of paper ... ...s a role model by the companies brings some pros and cos to people attracted by having a celebrity role model in many ways. Although the positive effects of celebrities exist, their negative effects are undeniable. The celebrities are transforming the way teenegers think and behaviour, therefore, they effect the teenegers’ future personalities.According to a 2006 analysis, aproximately70% of the interviewed teens said they have celebrities as their role models. Celebrities have lots of followers, that is why it is important for them to use their voices more consciously. Being a celebrity role model, requires responsibility and awareness of fame.
Some people would argue that fans are not only the most important part of a celebrity’s life, but fans are quintessential in their success. Fans admire them, follow their every move: physical or electronic, and purchase anything and everything that might bring them in looking/feeling more like their desired celebrity. Many experts even believe that fan and fan-clubs often resemble religions. One can easily note the similarities between fans and a religious cult; from worshipping to organizing conventions and event recruiting new followers. To some it might even sound like a disorder, and Dr. Lynn McCutcheon after her intense research, was the first one to coin the term: (CWS) Celebrity Worship Syndrome.
People also start creating web pages in tribute to their idols, further fuelling the interest towards celebrities. . All in all, there are many reasons why so many people are attracted to celebrities, some of which I have discussed in my essay. People look to the celebrities to fulfill their innermost fantasies and escape from the harsh realities of their circumstances. The celebrities, with their talent and charm, provide even more reason for people to be attracted to them.
These celebrity blogs serve the interests of the powerful in a variety of ways. Due the high volume in which celebrity and popular culture are consumed, the influence that it can have on society is massive. In many ways celebrity media creates a friendly and lovable persona for the societal elites, while simultaneously reinforcing divisions and petty quarrels among the masses. In creating lovable elites it influences the desire of the general population away from eliminating an elite class, and pushes their desire and will into joining the elite class instead. Pop culture is reflective of society and will in turn progress on issues slowly alongside the people, but it will always remain as far to the reactionary side as it can get away with.
In modern Britain, we live in a celebrity obsessed society powered by the media. Everywhere you see a celebrity’s face, whether it’s plastered across magazines or advertising the latest product. Many people, particularly teenagers, aspire to be like the celebrities they obsess over and it completely controls their lives. However, many famous people have a positive effect on society by being excellent role models and inspiring people to follow their dreams. So does a celebrity obsessed media have a positive or negative effect on society as a whole?
To do so I must define “celebrity” as I argue that we are so obsessed with celebrities because of our desire to live vicariously through them and our envy of their pleasurable, luxurious lifestyles. What is a “Celebrity?” There are all kinds of different famous people in the world but we classify them all as celebrities. A good definition of celebrity comes from McQuail (2010) as he refers to a celebrity as someone who can communicate a message with a large amount of the population. McQuail states a celebrity is a person who has been an “object of adulation and fandom” (p. 550). Adulation and fandom will lead to an increasingly large amount of exposure, envy, and obsession from society.