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In school I have to do a debate on the topic of "American celebrities are bad influences on kids today" and I am fighting against this (saying that they are good influences) which i disagree with personally.
I have got a few points, but they are very sarcastic and witty, but I need a few serious points as well.
Your help is very welcome!!
What do you think? Do American celebs. have a positive or negative influence on children? how?
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More help, came accross this article all kudos to the author...
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We care about celebrities so much because of what we've done to ourselves as a culture: we have so much technology and are so obsessed with "cocooning" ourselves, we've lost contact with one another. Once upon a time, we lived in caring communities called neighborhoods, where everyone knew everyone else, and yes, we all knew each other's business. Sometimes we attended religious services together; our children went to the same schools; we shopped at the same markets and stores. The dads went to work, the moms stayed home and networked with each other, in addition to raising the kids and doing the household chores.
Nowadays, there is a disconnect. You may be a stay-at-home mom, but take a look out your window during the day and the yards are empty of children, the driveways vacant of cars. Our neighbors are virtual strangers and our friends may live across the country, or be actual strangers whom we have befriended online. We don't have a lot of common ground anymore. What do you talk about with a friend who doesn't live near you, or someone who does, but whom you barely know? Why, the antics of celebrities, of course!
Celebrities have evolved from actors in plays or movies to these omnipresent media beings who are written up in the news for partying as well as for acting. They are inescapable and unavoidable, and their lives are fodder for gossip where once upon a time it would have been the divorcee down the street or someone else in your own neighborhood that you would have been talking about.
In this global society, the world is our neighborhood, and the celebrities are those neighbors whose actions, good or bad, we are all privy to and use as common ground to break the ice, start a conversation, and determine a moral and value system that we agree upon.
Learn more about this author, Kim Harnett.
source -http://www.helium.com/tm/96727/about-celebrities-because-ou rselves
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