From Fab to Rehab

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Miley Cyrus, once a role model for young girls around the nation, disappointed many fans and parents with recent scandals.

Kathryn Costello, Staff Reporter

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Has America become too obsessed with celebrity culture? Have Americans allowed the idealized to reflect their own life choices? Americans propel those who have not accomplished anything of remote significance, similar to the lives of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and Kate Gosselin. Even those who were once considered innocent are now examples of “Hollywood Gone Wrong”. Thanks to Miley Cyrus, a teenager millions of girls used to look up to, smoking salvia, dancing on poles, drinking, and wearing extremely mature clothes has become sociably acceptable.

This phenomenon has plagued many other Disney stars, even those who seemed untouchable, such as Demi Lovato. Lovato checked into rehab in 2010 for “physical and emotional issues”. When asked about it, her Sonny With A Chance cast mates said it was time for her to get the help she needed. Another former child star, Lindsey Lohan, recently checked out of rehab. However, Lohan could not stay away from the cops for long. She is currently on trial for a allegedly stealing a necklace.

Although not a child star, Charlie Sheen currently has grasped the world’s attention due to his wild antics. Drug abuse, crazy interviews, and the phrase “winning” have catapulted this actor into the spotlight. Thanks to these various celebrities, Americans do not have many role models to look up to in the media. Most celebrities spend their time clubbing instead of volunteering.

Teenager girls should focus their attention towards positive influences such as Reese Witherspoon, Carey Mulligan, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and other respectable celebrities. These ladies can be seen volunteering and spreading their influence throughout the nation.

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