Influence Of Drug Use In Movies

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“In his right hand Cobain held 1,000 American dollars. In his left hand was a suicide note, ‘Like Hamlet, I have to choose between life and death,’ it read. ‘I choose death’” (Brannigan 227). Over the years, the media has developed in many ways. People know that Kurt Cobain was a drug addict for many years because of the media. They have portrayed the lives of celebrities through different social networks. This has become an influence on the lives of many individuals. The media has encouraged drug use in people for years through movies, music, and television. Over the years, the media has influenced drug use through movies. Movies have changed drastically as the American culture has developed. In a recent study, it shows that movies are using…show more content…
Many musicians can admit to having used drugs. They have the money and the access to it. “Three years ago, there might have been China White heroin in that syringe. For years and years, I filled syringes and injected myself with cocaine, speed, Black Tar heroin, Persian heroine, and once even LSD,” (Kiedis 2). Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has battled his whole life with drug use until 15 years ago. He has been sober now for fifteen years. Anthony Kiedis was one of the lucky ones. He was able to get better before he got worse. There have been many other young musicians who were not able to. For example, Kurt Cobain. Kurt Cobain was known as a drug addict grunge singer in the…show more content…
Nirvana’s manager dropped off the money in $100 bill later that morning. That afternoon Love and Cobain strolled down to ‘Alphabet City on Manhattan’s scuzzy Lower East Side and scored a quantity of China White heroin, returned to their hotel suite and locked the door,” (Brannigan 190). Although Kurt Cobain was ruled dead by a gunshot wound to the head; it was the heroin and other drugs he used that influenced his suicide. Once Kurt died the media showed it everywhere they could. At this time, people thought it was “cool” to be like those celebrities. The way the media represents these celebrities to the common people influences their use of drugs (Duterte 2). Many more musicians have had drug problems. Some get clean and stay sober, but then there are others that stay addicted and eventually die of drug overdoses. The way that teens have looked up to these musicians has impacted their
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