Specifically, the influence of celebrities on body image and substance can be harmful to teens. For better or worse, celebrities have a powerful impact on the way teens see themselves and how they view the world. In fact, it's easy to underestimate how much celebrities influence adolescent attitudes and behavior. Perhaps the most controversial, Salman Khan, after being accused of road murder and poaching, was released from prison on bail, despite the seriousness of his crime.
This is a perfect example of how celebrities abuse their power and money to escape the law and continue their careers without any setbacks. Kim Kardashian is consistently making headlines, whether as a heroine or a victim. But her latest controversy definitely shows her in the poorest possible light. Kim Kardashian, an active Instagram user, decided to support “appetite suppressant lollipops”, which not only don't work but promote eating disorders by normalizing appetite suppression in teens.
Truly an insensitive move, Kim Kardashian faced a great deal of criticism for her endorsement. The famous singer and producer of the sensational Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, which highlights topics such as depression, suicide, harassment, rape and sexual abuse, faced criticism for her hypocrisy. Despite despising rapists in the television series, Selena Gomez signed a contract with Woody Allen, a man accused of rapist, and defended her actions by saying: “The universe works in interesting ways. Perhaps the most controversial president of the United States, Donald Trump, is known for his sexist, racist and homophobic comments.
Although he is undoubtedly an excellent businessman, the insensitivity of his obscene comments is what has come to define him. Donald Trump is also known for taking action against immigrants, as well as for his other regressive policies. Being a celebrity entails the responsibility of managing the power they have over people and, all too often, these celebrities misuse their power and end up transmitting a message that hurts many people's feelings. Obsessive fans and celebrities who promote drug use have the potential to put lives at risk, while the unequal distribution of wealth means that celebrities can live a life of luxury while others are left with nothing.