Thursday, June 4, 2009

Icons and fascinations

essay : Q: What do you think is behind the worldwide fascination with Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan or Miley Cyrus? Explain your thoughts.

A: Beauty, fame, riches, and talent.. That's all what it takes before someone could be an icon and no wonder Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan or Miley Cyrus have all of these in common. Those were the reasons why their faces can be found anywhere, be it in giant billboards or in the top celebrity magazines and advertisements. Their names can also be heard in numerous television programs and radio stations locally and abroad. They had become householdnames for most gals especially in the United States. Almost every teenage girls wishes to be in their shoe and be as famous as they were. Their great influence could be seen in the manner teens would dress, talk, act and behave nowadays. Their music echoes even in the remote areas of the country. These are just manifestations of the worldwide fascinations for these hollywood celebs. However the big question is how good is their influence to the youth. There was no denying that these celebrities have been involved in numerous crimes such as abuse of drugs, wreckless driving, alcohol dependency, illicit affairs, pre marital sex and a lot more. The question is not wether they were proven guilty or not but on how they were affecting and constantly changing the values of the youth today.

Q:Angelina Jolie is a role model celebrity of our time. Agree or Disagree. Why?

A: To look onto someone as role model depends on the individuals perception or understanding of the word in various facets of life. And Angelina Jolie as a role model celebrity is a Yes and No. Personally, I can say she's a role model in caring for homeless children and sharing atleast a portion of her fortunes to her chosen beneficiaries. Everybody can do the act of adapting a homeless child but the initiative and courage to do it is something adorable for a famous celebrity,not only once but for a several times despite of having her own biological children. The responsibility of raising kids to become good and great individuals is not an easy task. And for a certain Angelina Jolie to do that is something that the world should contemplate.However, in some aspects of the celebrity's life ,personally speaking is now a "No" to be considered as a role model. Everyone of us has our own imperfections and being Angelina Jolie is of no excuse.

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