Celebrities Provide Poor Role Models for Children Essay
The purpose of this essay is to discuss celebrity role models and their influence positively or negatively on children.
Throughout the world celebrities are role models to many people. Nauta and Kokaly (1999) define role models as “other person’s who, either by exerting some influence or simply by being admirable in one or more ways, have an impact on another”. In these modern times of excessive media coverage and the easy access of the World Wide Web celebrities are never far from our attention. Their lives are closely followed by every tabloid making it almost impossible to avoid some of the most intimate details of their lives. It is therefore not difficult to see how easily these …show more content…
Britney Spears is another example of a poor role model. Although as a child she also appeared successful more recently she had a mental breakdown apparently due to a lifestyle of alcohol and drug taking, which led to her losing custody of her children. Currently Britney has shown improvements in her life and career with help from her father and family.
In being fair to celebrities, there are some who appear to be better role models. Angelina Jolie who in the past has had her own share of bad publicity is presently being portrayed as a ‘good’ female celebrity role model. In addition to being known as a famous actress she has become as well known for her work for charities, adopting orphans from other countries and being a good mother who recently posed for a picture breastfeeding