As I sit down and browse through the channels on T.V. I stop on the E Network only to see Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian fighting on television. I thought to myself, why is she so popular? And who are these people I always hear about on MTV called the Jersey Shore? I’ve never actually watched Jersey Shore but from what I’ve heard, it’s just a bunch of young people drinking and partying in New Jersey.
Hmmm, I come back to the same question, why are any of these people popular? Well, I think what it all comes down to is that people like drama. Any sort of drama or controversy seems to get people’s attention and helps us ‘break’ away from our everyday, monotonous lives. This is quite sad when you really think about it.
What’s worse is that the people who cause the most drama tend to be some of the worst role models in today’s society. In no way can you honestly tell me that these people are good role models, at least, based on the part we see on T.V. which is what most of us we’ll probably ever see.
So the question I pose is, is it ok to watch these shows? Should we be ‘escaping’ into the arms of reality shows that promote promiscuity, drunkenness, pre-marital sex, swearing, and the pursuit of material things to make us happy? I’m not going to stand here and pretend like I don’t watch these shows, I have watched a couple episodes of the Kardashian show and it can be somewhat enticing.
However, I’m always left to think, what impression did that leave on me and was it a good one? As hard as it is in today’s society to escape all of this stuff, we really need to try and limit our exposure to it. Whether you believe in God or not isn’t the point, the real issue is that these shows are simply a bad influence on everyone.
Do you think society overvalues celebrities? Do you believe celebrities such as Kim Kardashian are good role models? Should parents limit exposure to these TV personalities? Leave your comments below!