Kirsty Fairclough does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Whether real or staged, the hurling of insults and aggressive behaviour dominated mainstream press coverage of the ceremony surely much to the delight of MTV. But what if the mainstream media considered that young people actually use incidents such as this and celebrity culture in a wider sense in a whole host of complex ways to negotiate their identities?
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What makes someone a celebrity is his ability to gain attention. How celebrities are portrayed in the media reflects how they are viewed by society. Their lives are constantly documented so they have great power to easily change the way people live their lives. The obsession with celebrity culture starts at an early age. Many children and teens are influenced with young pop-culture icons. They think of celebrities as role models and choose to imitate them.
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Dysmorphia , a condition in which there is dissatisfaction with body appearance, is on the rise as your teen struggles to reach perfection. In fact, in a study by the Keep It Real Campaign, 80 percent of all year-old, American girls have been on a diet. Because the body changes dramatically in adolescence, teens are often self-conscious and embarrassed.
The thing with celebrities is that we admire them and when you admire someone you want to imitate them. The reason for this is simple, we humans need to create idols then we want to be like them, so if the idols of this society are the celebrities, we will try to imitate them and the easiest way of doing that in wearing what they wear. This idea gets stronger and stronger thanks to all the attention that media give to how they dress. There are TV shows specifically made to discuss the dress of these celebrities and furthermore, when there are huge awards events, some TV channel do not cover the event but the red carpet of it.