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John asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 8 years ago

do child stars have an obligation to tone down their private lives if they are considered role models?

Take Britney spears,she was quoted as saying that she never asked to become acrole model when asked about her wild lifestyle and how young teenage girls look up to her. Is she right? Or does being a role model, even if its forced upon you by fame, delegate you to not drinking, partying, etc. even when you are old enough yet still seen as a child star, such as Miley Cyrus?

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  • Antst
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    1. I think Britney's attitude is fair. There is no law that says musicians and other artists need to demonstrate to us how to live.

    2. At any rate, no one seems to criticize Justin Bieber for not being a good role model. They only seem to judge young women.

    3. There are many people in the world who are famous. I don't see it should be up to musicians to raise people's kids. For example, no one accuses Donald Trump, who is regularly rude and nasty to people and has gone through several divorces, of being a bad role model.

    4. At any rate, who decides on what equals "appropriate" behavior? There are nutty parents out there who think that women should wear burqas. Or that they shouldn't be up on stage at all. Or that they shouldn't enjoy a glass of wine. Or that they shouldn't attend any parties. Or have sex before marriage--even if they're 35 before they marry. In other words, who decides on exactly how pop stars should behave?

    Parents who blame pop stars for their kids' problems are parents who have not spent enough time teaching their kids values and common sense, in my opinion.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Yes and no. If they want to promote themselves and take money from this particular demographic and/or this is how they made their name--that is they would not be who they were if it were not for having a base of fans in the tween/teen demographic, they do have some responsibility toward that original fan base. Miley would not be Miley were it not for Hannah Montana. This does not mean living like a nun, it just means not turning your life into a train wreck.

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