There needs to be another island for these people the media are portraying as royalty and splashing all over our magazines and newspapers. These money orientated nobodies with their fake tans, nails, hair and personalities. They can live peacefully on this island with their prized possessions in a land of shops, mirrors, credit cards and other talentless-ies alike. They wouldn’t have to worry about anything, apart from looking perfect and getting some beauty sleep. At least the parents of today could bring up their children knowing their brains weren’t about to be poisoned into thinking that it’s okay to not work, live off others money and speak in an uneducated manner.
Its not even just a case of having them presented to us in all media forms, it’s the effect it’s having on young people who are actually trying emulate them. OMG!!! A continuing phrase of blasphemy which is so commonly used it should be in the updated oxford dictionary:
Oh my god: O-mahy-gud
1. Fashionable term made trendy in the early 90’s within pop culture and continuing into the current day, to be used on reality shows and copied by most English speaking countries. Used when receiving electrifying gossip or simply used on a regular basis by many airheads/idiots within any situation.
It irritates me mostly when I go to buy my heavy, news filled, informative Guardian that I’m surrounded by ‘them’. Their glossy 2-d faces shining up at me, watching me with their eyes, ready to pounce on their prey. I’m not going to name any of them. I know that I can defeat them but it’s sad to think of the poor people that do get captured by them. When did this begin I wonder. When did it become acceptable to make ‘them attractive to our youth? For us to idolise them, to copy their haircuts, lifestyle choices, clothes and even their voices!
What’s missing in this backwards world are people that do have inspiring things to say, have achieved goals and reached their ambitions, people that have changed lives and made a difference to this planet. Where’s the recognition for them? Why are they placed in the back pages, if at all? Why do their lives not get publicized, talked about or fill our front pages. Why do these people not get photographed changing the world? Instead we see ‘them’ getting papped with no knickers on? What kind of example does that set?
There should be a constraint on the media for apposing this upon our society. It’s down to them to deliver the right people in our direction, to inspire us with real talent and achievement. Those who have accomplished dreams and made a difference to this world we live in. Enough of the dumbing down and glamourising the fame hungry. What we need in life is less of the Justin Biebers of this world and more of the Bruce Parry’s, Amelia Hempleman-Adams’s and Camila Vallejo’s to set examples of what being a great human being is really about.
Words: Alesha Oner