The latest issue of Switched-On discusses celebrities as role models especially for teens. Most teenagers follow celebrities because they can somehow…

The latest issue of Switched-On discusses celebrities as role models especially for teens. Most teenagers follow celebrities because they can somehow relate to the person or want to be like that person, and that usually means a younger actor from a television show or movie. Sometimes characters they see as peers on TV are actually played by someone older so more than likely it is the character they aspire towards. On the other hand, there is a special brand of young Hollywood whose personal lives are frequently featured and they transcend any fictitious role they might play. These celebrities are shown having a party life style with little disregard for the world around them. I blame the tabloids for this because if cameras follow you everywhere they are bound to capture a mistake and than publicly reprimand you for it. After this public scrutiny why wouldn’t a person start acting out and not care about their behavior since they’ll be judged regardless. We pay so little attention to good celebrity role models and are so quick to judge other people’s mistakes as contributing to the downfall of society. If you really want to know who’s a good role model forget about celebrities and look at your own good qualities to decide who is responsible for that in your own life. – Ruben