You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Nowadays celebrities are more known for their glamour and wealth than for their achievement, and this sets a bad example to young people.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words
Unlike the past, today’s celebrity life style is focused more on glamour and money than the accomplishments. It is believed that this change is setting a negative example among youngsters. I too think in a similar way.
In the past, people had less opportunities to become popular, and those who became famous did so only because they had the real talents in their respective fields. For example, artists like Beethoven and Shakespeare had very bitter times before they adorned their stardom. They had continued their contributions all through their life even at the peak of their stardom, and their works were increasingly competitive. People across the world had their exposure to works like ‘Choral’ symphony and ‘The Tempest’, but many had very little idea how rich and glamorous their composers were. Instead, the young generation then was impressed by these works and this created a positive impact among them. Things were much similar in case of celebrities from sports and other fields.
However, things have changed, when media started exposing the glamour and wealth of the celebrities than their real achievements. This over exposure has changed the picture of celebrities in the minds of the general public, especially among the youth. To explain it further, glamour and wealth have become the identity of celebrities, irrespective of their profession. Youngsters became increasingly eager to know about their favorite stars, for example, what they own and what they eat than how they perform in their respective fields. This has made them think material possessions and celebrity lifestyle is what the society values rather than being creative and productive. The result is evidenced by demand of popularity by the youth on social media platforms like instagram and tiktok.
To conclude, I think the young generation of today is badly influenced by the modern celebrity lifestyle. It should be also understood that today’s situation is to be blamed for this rather than the celebrities.