How Do Celebs Influence Teens And Why It Matters


How do celebs influence teens and why it matters

In the modern age of the internet, every activity of a celebrity is highlighted on social media platform or internet. For good or for bad they affect the youth influencing their approach to life and various other luxuries.  As the wise told with power comes great responsibility but do the celebs acknowledge their responsibility towards their followers? Many a time renowned actors, singers, choreographers, anchors or social media celebs lead to unhealthy examples. Right from body image to substance abuse their decisions are often influential or detrimental to the outlook of the youth.

How Do Celebs Influence Teens And Why It Matters

How Do Celebs Influence Teens And Why It Matters

Impact Of Celebs On Youngsters

Body Image

More than 84 percent of the youngsters compare themselves to their favorite celebs. They try to imitate their personality as much as they can. From clothes, accessories to body image. This often leads to disappointment and depression as no two people are alike. The celebs have to take care of their self to look good onscreen. There is a whole lot of team and assistance at their disposal to help them look their best. The youth overlook the facts and try their best to look like their favorite celeb.

Eating Disorder

A new celeb diet is the talk of the town every day. Right from egg diet, keto diet, no carbs diet, high protein diet, liquid diet, detox diet, etc. the list endless. The youth start following the unrealistic thin ideal giving up on meals or indulging in detox diets which strip away the essential nutrients from their body. Teens are made to believe that skinny defines their worth. Celebs often convey the message that it’s only the superficial you that matters which is heartbreaking for many and often leads their followers towards life-threatening eating disorders and severe deficiency.

Substance Use

Celebs posting or uploading images/videos of drinking or smoking make teens believe its cool or necessity to get high in order to look appealing. Not to mention the lyrics of the pop song are anything but abuse or contain a list of recent alcoholic beverages. This leads to risk-taking behaviors among youth that cost the lives of others or their own too. More than 65 percent of the celebs promote sweetened beverages, drinks or food products with preservatives encouraging their followers to indulge in products that don’t contribute to mental or physical development.

How Do Celebs Influence Teens And Why It Matters

How Do Celebs Influence Teens And Why It Matters

The internet has brought stardom in the lives of normal people. A few videos with a million views on Tik Tok, Instagram or other influencing apps can make you a celeb. Believe it or not, the moment you get that tag no matter how people are ready to follow you. Parents or teachers need to help the youth interpret the influence of celebs in their life and to choose better motivation in life. It is important to make them realize and pick the positives and discard the negatives for a better future. Encourage them to emulate their creativity, passion, and dedication towards work and help them apply it in their respective fields.

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