Hollywood's Pseudonym of Role Models

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Even though some parents believe Hollywood has a positive impact on their children most believe otherwise. Children can develop health problems from having a celebrity role model; such as, anorexia, self-harm, or self-esteem issues. Youth do this to obtain that celebrity look of ‘perfection’. Celebrities act as role models for youth throughout the nation and they should live up to it. Hollywood creates a false sense of security. A film that Hollywood recently release called ‘project X’ has teens across the America seeking ‘the party of a lifetime.’ In the movie, a group of ‘loser’ teens decide to throw said party to become popular. The party includes alcohol, drugs, and clueless hormonal teens… but instead of the happy ending the main character receives in the movie, these copycat parties spiral downhill as teens get arrested, shot by mistakenly invited gang members, and are utterly corrupted. “I believe what we’re seeing is the impact that film and it’s perceived reality can have. In this case, unfortunately, what was done in a controlled environment by professionals is being mimicked by naïve kids. And the outcome can be dangerous” (Allam, Mohammad, Junior in Film and Media Arts). Hollywood says that in order to be recognized as a person one must be good looking or wealthy. This is probably why kids these days try to alter themselves to please others. Hollywood can make the American dream seem like a persuasive American reality – even if it’s not the reality most of us experience. Hollywood exaggerates the extravagance of itself to attract those who want the ‘good-life’ that they think American people all experience (Mondello, Bob). Having a celebrity role model as a child can be good and bad. “As a parent, it is important ... ... middle of paper ... ... way could have a positive or a negative impact, depending on the child. As parents they should be more attentive towards their child, and understand how they feel. Hollywood can have a good impact on the child but it can also have a bad impact, it depends on what the child is exposed to and who they look up to. Works Cited Crews, Richard. "The Hollywood Effect." Rsn. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. <2) http://readersupportednews.org/pm-section/77-77/6460-the-hollywood-effect>. Martinez, Eliza. "The Effects of Celebrity Role Models on Kids and Teens." Global Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. <1) http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/effects-celebrity-role-models-kids-teens-3521.html>. Mondello, Bob. "Hollywood Dreams of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty." N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. .

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