Celebrities are everywhere, in print-media; tv; radio; mobile-phones; internet and whatever other forms of mass communication devices that exist, that I may not know about.
I too, find myself interested and sometimes fascinating by the latest in entertainment news; not that interested in celebrity gossip though, especially the kind that highlights their bad behavior.
I empathize with celebrities, as they are very rich and sought after, that life can’t be an easy one, especially for those who started in this industry very young. Growing up in front of the camera, paparazzi following you everywhere you go, digging into your daily lives, dissecting your every move. What are you wearing, where are you going, what are you eating, who are you dating, how much you weigh, etc.
Putting you on lists like, the worst dressed list, worst celebrity couples, and more. Scrutinizing everything you do. Then heaven forbid they get the dirt on you and they broadcast your mistakes everywhere, over and over again, and ask the whole world to weigh in on the issue. Like if it is any of their business in the first place. It’s a good thing God is not like that, he is a forgiving God. He won’t remind us of all our mistakes over and over. Then put us on a platform to be judged by everyone around us, hung out to dry like how Jesus was hung on the Cross.
So yeah, as a celebrity you have to take the good with the bad. Not that I know from experience, thank God.
They are some celebrities who just choose to be a bad influence to our children throughout their career. Their only concern is their wealth, fame, reputation and having a successful career. I guess they don’t think that can happen, base on their talent alone. I guess they think they have to dress in skimpy outfits and sing about their sexual encounters to be recognized.
Where are the good role models? The celebrity who carries themselves with class and self-respect, who don’t cheat on their spouse/partner, don’t drink or use drugs, don’t sleep with underage children, don’t glamorize sexual promiscuity, who make good choices for the most part, and who uses their wealth to help others and do good in this world. Where are those hard working, unselfish celebs that hone their craft, and earn our respect for their great accomplishments and performances, and not for their bad choices?
I have two very young children, a 3 year old and a 4 month old; and this concerns me. Who will be their role models?
When they grow up, will they know the difference between right and wrong or will sin be “no big deal?”
As I continue to write these words, some song lyrics just popped into my head. Can I share them with you?
“Do you know where you’re going to? Do you think you like what life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?”
I’m not sure I want to know. I do know this though, our children and their futures are in God’s hands, and we are His vessels. We have to monitor what our children watch, what they are doing online, what they are reading about, and we have to have discussions with them about all this bad behavior they are exposed to.
I believe to raise excellent children, we have to encourage them to defy the ‘”norm.” Let them know they don’t have to do something just because it seems everyone’s doing it, singing about it, dressing that way, etc.
They don’t need to be the just like Lady Gaga; Adam Lambert; Beyonce; Tiger Woods; Britney Spears; Chris Brown; Miley Cyrus; Lil’Wayne; Rihanna or anyone else. They can make good choices and still be great.
They don’t have to use sex as a weapon and fill the void only God could fill with empty things.
Encourage them to immolate the good (which we rarely hear about) of the world. Their life would be divinely blessed and they will be a blessing to others, if they start their own revolution and stand confidently in God’s light.