Pop Culture Essay

798 words - 4 pages

To be a successful celebrity, staying relevant is vital for job security, this forces stars to up their game every year. Celebrities are always trying to shock their audiences and make big news stories to keep their names in the spotlight. Some have taken it too far, by stripping on stage, using explicit and suggestive language in every song or music video. I think celebrities should continue upping their game but not in an explicit way promoting unrealistic hypersexed images. They should focus on their tours, albums, TV shows, etc. and find another ‘creative’ outlet to express themselves individually. Celebrities should find another way to shock and impress their audiences that is more ...view middle of the document...

To succeed in their job most female pop stars are in the unrealistic game of how low can you go? How much longer can they compete over who shows the most skin, and when will their talents be their prized quality?

Some celebrities argue it’s their right of passage and that they enjoy doing what they do. Paris Hilton says “Every pop star wants to look sexy” adding that sexy moves are what music videos are all about and she doesn’t mind at all. However, when listening to pop music on the radio or through a device you don’t care what the singer looks like, their appearance only matters on the red carpet. Although shocking audiences will keep stars relevant, the better voice will be the hit album. Lorde’s single ‘Royals’ hit number one on the Billboard Top 100 while she wears long sleeves and pants covering her from her neck to her ankles. Adele also has had luck with covering up, with three number one hits and the longest running number one album for a female solo artist in the UK and USA. It seems clear stripping down isn’t the only way to go if your voice is strong enough on its own. Although scandalous approaches will keep...

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