Celebrity culture is harmful to young people because it gives extreme power to ordinary people, causes a disconnect from reality among young people and causes self-esteem problems with body image and quality of life. Another problem with celebrity culture is that many have become too immersed in it. While most of us follow celebrities to a certain extent, others spend hours of the day idolizing their favorite stars. While this may be harmless, it can also cause problems such as anxiety, body image problems, and mental health problems.
There have been cases where celebrity adoration has been taken to the extreme with obsessive fans stalking celebrities and going to their homes. Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles are among those who have been harassed by so-called “superfans” and one man even planned Bieber's death “because it changed. In recent years, celebrity 2.0 culture has slowly eroded the moral pillars that, as a society, we used to value. It has replaced dignity with scandal, honesty with corruption, and hard work with incompetence, and we have been left numb to it.
Although many people, including other celebrities, have tried to push him away, he still manages to force his slimy tentacles down our throats. In conclusion, today's celebrity culture is largely harmful. It causes people to have unrealistic aspirations. The media is filled with celebrity news every day and is becoming less educational.
The media should not always report gossip and should focus more on important topics such as economics or politics. Celebrities must take responsibility and try to maintain their good image in front of the public to make a good impact on people. 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. Celebrities understand that they use them as much as their fans, creating a tense divide between them and the people who celebrate their work.
People can't blame the celebrities who cause those cases of people going on a diet and dying, but celebrities are very influential. But recently, a new version of celebrity culture 2.0 has emerged, so to speak. For example, Markham (201) says that, because of the immense exposure of children to celebrity culture, more than 60% of them in the United States believe that they will be celebrities. The media devote too much to celebrity culture, as celebrities always appear on television, magazines, or other media outlets.
However, there aren't many celebrities having an affair like Tiger Woods, so the media wouldn't be filled with this kind of news every day.