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.
The Reasons Why Many People in the Late 20th Century are so Attracted to Celebrities Many people in the 20th century are very attracted to celebrities. Celebrities are singers, models, film stars, politicians – anybody who is famous and constantly in the limelight. The extent to which people in the late 20th century are fascinated by celebrities can be seen in the extensive media coverage of every detail of their lives as well as the high social status attached to them. There are several reasons why people in the late 20th century are so enthralled by celebrities. Firstly, celebrity worship has been elevated to a peak in the late 20th century because of the dynamic world of today.
“The Hollywood industry is one of the most powerful and influential enterprises in the world, its visual voice heard around the globe” (Lowson). “The Hollywood entertainment industry has become increasingly influential so that society now looks towards them to develop their standards, teach values, and provide morals” (Kelly). People have begun to “copycat” what they see any celebrity do on national television. Society takes personally the actions of what their idols do. There are plenty of good morally right entertainment in the world but there is also plenty of morally wrong entertainment, people will follow what they here almost precisely to the word.
Since the late 1800s and the rise of modern communication and mass media celebrities have had a profound impact on American society. The impact of celebrities on our culture and society can be both positive and negative. It is important to look at the roots from which we as a society have become so enthralled with the lives of the “celebrities” that the media has created and perpetuated. The media once they realized America’s love affair with celebrity enabled them to be influenced to buy anything from products, ideas or even to push their own personal agendas. As a society we have continually looked to public figures as a means of self-definition.
In interviews with well-known actors, when asked what made them decide they wanted to follow this career many cite the fact they wanted to share their emotions and experiences to a large audience in order to help those in need through hard times. This answer is fairly common when it comes to those participating in the arts, even though not all originally focus on this aspect, and it is found that those struggling in their lives find art, be it film, illustration, music, dance, etc., as a much needed escape from reality. Modern film culture has grown so immensely it is impossible to go through one’s day without seeing some sort of advertisement for a film or a film star. From a very young age, children are introduced to the “classics” be that the films themselves or the film stars; and even if an individual is unable to find the chance to watch a certain classic film through pop culture references in recent films and television shows they are able to understand what that film was about without having to watch that first and then continue with whatever media they were viewing
Films show a perception of reality, for better or for worse. Many see films and the cultural that it is in and think that it must be a accurate depiction, which sometimes unfairly puts a stigma on a group of people or a cultural. Hollywood has been able to expand all over the world, and many think The objective of promoting American culture through Hollywood movies is to dominate the other cultural communities around the world and become the universal culture of the world. Going to a movie with friends or family has been a tradition for many for a long time. Globalization has spread Hollywood movies all over the world, and our American movie stars are also the world’s movie stars.
The world of performance is bursting with theatrical personalities. These personalities are considered larger than life, and their owners branded narcissists. However, is there any truth to the stereotype? All celebrities are narcissists due to their industry, grandiosity and attention-seeking behaviors The Meriam Webster dictionary defines celebrity as “a famous or celebrated person.” The industry that houses celebrities is one that, nurtures and encourages the priority of self. It is one that instigates the exhalation of ego and applauds narcissistic behavior.
This occurs because celebrities can do many things throughout the course of an election that most ordinary politicians can not do. Celebrities have a very special way of interacting with their constituents and this helps them to get elected and succeed once they are in office. There is a reason many politicians work hard to achieve celebrity status once they are in office.
Celerity gossip and entertainment news have become a significant and influential part of popular culture. As selling random bits of information about the lives of wealthy and famous characters and personas has become a full on industry, the impact that can come from it forms into a large part of our society. Looking at this impact through three major schools of sociological thought, Structural Functionalism, Conflict Theory, and Symbolic Interactionism, a better understanding of just how far these effects can go can be achieved. Structural Functionalism views the world as a structure that is made up of parts that are interrelated and constantly affecting each other to some extent. The purpose of celebrity gossip and the related realms of
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.