- Celebrities do have a social responsibility
- They're free to do anything they want
Most Helpful Girls
I admire celebrities who actually contribute to the community. Yes they are free to do whatever they want just like all human beings. But when they use their money for power to get away with things is when I stop respecting them just like how I would towards a nonfamous person. Let's not forget that movie and show directors are still living with millions of dollars freely even though they have evidence of sexually molesting kids and women. Think about that and see who you are really supporting. This is why I don't really support Hollywood not would I even waste money to watch their movies and etc.
Celebtrities have the luck and Fame with money and power. They should use that to help those who need it. This is the problem with America. Actors and actresses make millions of dollars whereas soldiers fighting for our country return with no jobs and homeless... people who risk their lives saving people make less than celebrities. Think about it.
No but it's high time we all realise that a celebrity's opinion is worth no more than anyone else's and it's time celebrities realised it.
Most Helpful Guys
So, well before your time, there was a basketball player named Charles Barkley (you may know him in his role as an analyst for the NBA broadcasts on TNT if you live in the US), who made a great Nike commercial when I was in junior high...
Couldn’t agree more. There are a lot of lazy parents out there. We talk about parents with such reverence because we’re taught to blindly respect our own, even when they sometimes don’t deserve it. As an adult, I meet all kinds of people, and sometimes I’m left with the opinion “that person is a piece of shit...”, and then you realize they have children who look up to them and are learning how to live and act from them, blindly. That’s scary enough. But ultimately, it’s not my business, so I can’t and wouldn’t intervene unless I saw something wildly extreme that truly endangered the child. So we’re already stuck with hit-or-miss role models in our own parents.
Now you throw celebrities in the mix... half of these celebrities are kids themselves or barely adults. Do you think Justin Bieber or one of the Kardashian/Jenner clan have ANY clue what it’s like to live like normal people and have any kind of grounding in reality? These people are bajillionaires who have been flying on private jets since they were 14, in a lot of cases. And even if you take away their clearly abnormal lives and perspectives, most celebrities are entertainers, they’re either good at singing, acting, looking attractive, or are elite athletes. They aren’t famous for being decent, wise, or morally/ethically admirable people, in most cases. They have a skill, we are entertained by that skill, and one thing Americans for sure pay through the nose for is to be entertained. If we’re mad that these people are wildly rich and people who make more functional contributions AREN’T, we have ourselves to blame, we set the market price through our demand for concerts, sporting events, TV shows, and movies.
So you’ve got a bunch of people, very often in their teens and 20s (aka the “don’t know your ass from your elbow” years) running around with crazy wealth, which is what many ultimately admire and covet for ourselves. But that doesn’t mean you should take your cues from them about anything other than the field they’ve excelled in. A young basketball player could learn a lot from Charles Barkley, but just about basketball.
Celebrities should think over what they're doing and publishing, because what they do can influence their audience and especially if they're young. But there's no need of an own law and no one should force celebrities to do anything. They're [usually] adults, should be allowed to take their own decisions and choose to take the consequences like criticism. Since celebrities are public figures, therefor they would get more criticism and have to be more open for it. If you can't take it, you should quit your job as a celebrity.