Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. Living in a technological era, we have access to the tabloids more than ever before. There are television sets, magazine covers, Internet blogs, and movies screaming to be read and watched, and they are plastered with images of these tacky celebrities. When a life of parties, short-term relationships, drugs, and alcohol are leading celebrities like Britney, Paris, and Lindsay to spiral out of control, you would think that their lifestyle is not ideal. But, fans of these stars disagree. Now, in an age where we have more contact with celebrity gossip than we have ever had, we are faced with a question: what are the effects that superstars have on our youth?
How Celebrities Influence Teens and Why it Matters
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Please enter the email address that you use to login to TeenInk. For many teens, adolescence is a frustrating and confusing time in which they seek role models, both positive and negative, to guide them through inevitable obstacles and life changing decisions. Celebrity role models, often unaware, have a major influence on teens and in a sense dictate the way they act. This is especially prominent in the digital world teens live in: they can easily access social media accounts and media coverage of their role models on a daily basis.
How Celebrities Influence Teenagers
Celebrities easily influence teenagers who look up to individuals in the spotlight, seeing them as role models to emulate. At times, this can be a good thing. Some celebrities display positive traits that can inspire and motivate young people.
Pop culture infiltrates the lives of teenagers in influential ways. Celebrities are elevated to a status akin to American royalty, and as such can become role models for younger, impressionable audiences. While there are some celebrities who flounder their opportunities on very public falls from grace, some celebrities take this influence very seriously.