The influence of celebrities and media on society

LeVeque, Matthew Abstract This thesis aims to provide a better understanding of celebrities and how they can use social media to influence social movements or social good.

The influence of celebrities and media on society

Naturally, they wanted more details. This information enthralled most of the kids. Their love lives are all over the Internet.

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Their charitable involvements and political opinions are newsworthy. We consume their private lives like public commodities.

But how does this culture of celebrity worship affect us? Some celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet and Keira Knightly, have spoken out about this manipulation. The stereotypical Hollywood beauty standard creates a conformity culture. After all, beauty is so much more important, right?!

People of color get little representation in popular media.

The influence of celebrities and media on society

Gods and Kings actually cast white actors to play ancient Egyptians. Every movie should have enough women to pass this test without even trying, but few succeed. Couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield using their celebrity status to draw attention to a good cause after leaving lunch in New York City.

While women like Emma Watson use this power for good, others share their uninformed views in damaging ways.

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She is one of many celebrities who have denounced feminism for reasons that reveal their ignorance on the subject. So why do we listen to her? Because of our growing obsession with celebrity culture, her tween fans are by now well aware of her opinions on feminism.

Honestly; why should we care so much about what she has to say? More worrying is the blurring line between celebrity and politics.

Celebrities endorse politicians and presidential candidates. It goes the other way as well: As a huge movie fan, I believe in the work actors do. The solution is to disengage with the celebrity world. Each of us can make the choice to de-glamorize celebrity and step away from the damaging culture of celebrity worship.

Only in this way can we limit the inordinate cultural power Hollywood currently commands. How do you feel about your interactions with the celebrity world? Auriane Desombre Born in France but raised all over the place, Auriane has wanted to write ever since she was old enough to spell her name.

In her spare time she loves reading, hanging out with her best friends even when they're not in the same time zoneand spontaneous singing with her Broadway-bound roommate.Celebrities are not role models.

Exposing teens to an excessive amount of social media is dangerous because it is placing any television actor, worthy of or not, under the label “idol,” therefore doing no such wrong and giving full pledge freedom to their scenes (off camera).

Hollywood can’t pass basic standards of representation, yet they command significant social power. Couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield using their celebrity status to draw attention to a good cause after leaving lunch in New York City.

The extensive reach of popular culture through global communication systems has given rise to the international celebrity.

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This study provides insight into the powerful influence that celebrities can have on those who identify closely with their mediated images. I've been able to easily identify people who spend their days doing nothing but follow celebrities around the city, demand attention on social media, and whine when they don't get their way.

What these "fans" don't seem to realize is that celebrities aren't robots that live to please you 24/7. In the last five decades or so, the media and its influence on the societies, has grown exponentially with the advance of technology. First there was the telegraph and the post offices, then the radio, the newspaper, magazines, television and now the internet and the new media .

The rise and dominance of social media sites such as Instagram and their links to the glorification of “super-skinny” celebrities have been cited as influences in the rise of eating disorders.

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