Celebrities Have a Moral Responsibility to Be Good Role Models for the Society Essay

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Celebrities have a moral responsibility to be good role models for the society, would you agree?

First of all by using the dictionary the main definitions can be broken down; the definition for a celebrity is ‘a famous or well known person’. The definition of moral responsibility is ‘the idea that a person has moral obligations in certain situations.’ The definition of a good role model is ‘a person whose behaviour, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.’
Our opinion as a group is that every human being has a moral responsibility towards society although celebrities tend to have the upper hand when it comes down to being ‘good’ role models. Our three arguments for this topic would be: First,
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Our third argument is ‘Celebrities influence the youth of today’. The youth of today are much modernised, instead of reading books of history and relating to the heroes of yesterday, they tend to watch movies, TV shows and make the celebrities the hero of today. The main reason why the youth especially make celebrities their role models is because at one point of time in their life they want to become like those role models, they want to have same amount of fame, they want to be popular and loved amongst others like the role models. Some of them get inspired so much that they even want to look exactly like the role models. For example: Harman Badeja a fairly new Indian movie star got so Inspired by Hritik Roshan a superstar in Bollywood, that he has made his face and hair look exactly like him.
Having stated all the above points, our counter argument is ‘celebrities cannot always be considered as ‘good’ role models’. Some of the actions committed by the celebrities can be inappropriate and a very bad influence for the general population/audience. Henceforth why there is a censor board in place. The censor board is there to prevent celebrities showing or anything which can be classified as ‘harmful’ for the audience. They try their best to make celebrities pure in front of the audience, yet still some celebrities do some actions which cannot always be censored. Censor board is only for the media, not