Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Miley Cyrus: Young Celebrities as Role Models

Miley Cyrus is without a doubt one of the most popular female celebrities under 20. The daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley has been stirring up controversy for skimpy photo shoots, scandalous after-hour activities, and most recently, a provocative music video for her new song "Who Owns My Heart?". At only 17, she is a role model for the millions of young girls who have grown to idolize Hannah Montana, Miley's wholesome alter ego on the Disney Channel. But whether or not she should be a role model is the current debate. This same question has been posed in past years about Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and almost every new young actress who grows up in the public eye. What do you think about the way celebrities are labeled as role models? Do you think it's fair the way young actresses are placed on a pedestal, yet so easily knocked off because of their behavior?


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1 comment:

  1. I think that young celebrities are always going to be labeled as role models, but it's important to share with the youth that they are only people. People make mistakes, and that's just a fact of life. It would be nice if all these young celebrities would just act perfect all the time, but then would we really find them interesting?