People look up to celebrities as role models, the youth especially. The youth believes that if they imitate these cynosures they will become affluent and legendary. Famous people imply that if the youth act insubordinately they will be successful in life. Celebrities of today are not appropriate role models for this generation.
Everywhere a person looks, sex is exalted by celebrities. Commercials and advertisements now use risqué celebrities who are half naked to endorse their products. A 'Got Milk?' advertisement used an exposed photograph of Miley Cyrus with nothing but a sheet covering her breasts and a portion of her posterior. Celebrities send subliminal messages aggrandizing sex in most advertisements, careers, and even in their daily lives. They also make their sexual affairs public. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Hulk Hogan, Kanye West, and so many more celebrities have put out sex tapes. The media plasters fornications and adultery among celebrities wherever they are able whether in magazines, on our televisions, or even on our smart phones.
Rappers rap about sex, drinking alcohol, doing illegal drugs, and disrespecting women instead of rapping about getting an education, having moral goals and standards, respecting each other, or living a life that exalts the kingdom of God. They tell the youth that partying, drinking, and doing drugs is 'living the life'. Anyone can go out and get high or drunk. But, the 'so called' happiness doesn't last forever, it fades quickly. Living the life is doing something that makes a difference in the long run in the lives of others as well as your own, not doing something that brings only a moment of pleasure which has negative repercussions.
Disney's sweethearts for this generation are 'breaking bad' and are now going down the wrong paths. Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan were once seen as immaculate little girls, the best role models for their generation. The generation that witnessed those girls grow up, grew up with them. The...