I still hold pretty much the same opinion. Sure, some of my role models hold "celebrity" status, but that isn't why they are my role models. People become celebrities because they can sing, dance, act, or maybe they're just attractive and have good connections. They don't always become famous because of their values, morals, or contribution to society. It's true that their jobs put them in the public eye constantly, but they're still learning as they go, like all teenagers. We all make mistakes growing up -- it's just that their mistakes are on display in People and US Weekly.
Others argue that because celebrities and athletes chose a career that allows them the spotlight, they have the responsibility to use it wisely. I understand this arguement. I actually think it would be great if celebrities chose to live this way. Who doesn't want more positive influences in their life? I just don't think it's their job to behave in a way that you should look up to. I grew up in the Britney Spears generation, and I have yet to make her mistakes. I doubt that girls growing up today are going to make the same mistakes as Miley. In fact, perhaps some celebrities show us what not to do.
Hey tweens and teens, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one. Should celebrities be held to higher standards? Should they be setting an example for you? Or do you just appreciate their work and ignore their mistakes in their personal lives?