We now live in a world where artists and celebrities influence the decisions of children, youth and everyday people. The social norm is now following what Kanye, Jay Z, Beyonce and Rae Sremmurd are wearing, doing and the issues that they are passionate about. But are we depending too much on these figures? While a lot of them are incredibly talented and have had amazing careers that does not necessarily mean that they can influence our culture and the people we become.
While most people see these stars and become immediately star struck we must remember they are people too. They put on their pants the same as we do and have families just as everyone else. Yes, their lives are more glamorous but just because they are celebrities and may have millions of followers does not mean that they should be able to influence your decisions.
Many celebrities and artists have charities and foundations which should be glorified and cherished because many dedicate themselves to their causes like Matt Damon, Ashton Kutcher and Lebron James. Lebron is not only an athlete but prides himself in being a role model. While he is often outspoken on several topics he truly tries to embody being a role model.
I hope this blog opens your eyes to how much society weighs decisions on celebrities and artists. We need to make sure we listen to positive role models and figures but understand that they are people as well. We should take their thoughts as a grain of salt and drive our own thoughts.