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    Celebrities and Public Standards

    Nearly everyday, celebrities appear in the news, whether it be to bring them down or hype them up, but more often than not, these stars struggle with the constant pressure of their peers, fans, and managers to look and...

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    • Dear Isabella,
       
      I am fascinated by your post, “Celebrities and Public Standards,” because it greatly addresses that even though celebrities are famous, people shouldn’t disregard their emotions.
       
       One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “ For instance, “an estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder” and a portion of that number are the celebs who constantly receive criticism from the public (Firman).” I think this is important to know because not only do individuals around the world suffer from these disorders but so do big-time celebrities and models.
       
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your topic was very informative on mental and physical health problems. 
       

      • Brenda Ornelas
    • Dear Isabella, 

      I am startled by your post, “Celebrities and Public Standards,” because many people don’t understand the pressure a celebrity can have. It may be hard for celebrities to look ‘famous’ because most of the time they want to please people instead of being their own self.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “An estimated 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder” I think this is not very healthy for celebrities and instead of pleasing people they should not be so impressive and be themselves.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to reading more about celebrities to understand more of their situation and what they go through.

      Saray

    • Dear Isabella,

      I am amazed by your post, “Celebrities and Public Standards,” because it opens the eyes of the public to the fact that celebrities are regular people as well with the same emotions and feelings as everyone else. It shows that celebrities might look all “glam” and “dazzling” when in reality, they feel pressured and stressed to look and act a certain way.

      One sentence that stood out to me is, “This kept them from voicing their opinions and being true to their own values in fear of upsetting the public, putting them under immense pressure which is harmful to their mental health.” Celebrities are in a way, “forced” to live up to the publics’ standards because if they don’t they’ll ruin their reputation. With this stress in mind, they are put under a lot of pressure which negatively affects them.

      Thank you for your writing, this post really opened me up to a new perspective and i definitely look forward to reading your next post.

    • Dear Isabella, 
      I am fascinated by your post, ¨Celebrities and Public Standards¨, because there are a few people who actually talk about this certain topic. It’s also very fascinating because not a lot of people come to understand that these musicians live a tough life with constantly living up to a certain standard. 
      One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, ¨Specifically, women have had to face the dilemma of being “respectable” or being “indecent”. I think this is very unfair because this front that women have to live up to is not aimed at men. Compared to men,  women are constantly judged for their bodies and attitudes which I think is something that everyone needs to overlook because it is extremely unfair to women. 
      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write about next, because I really like the way you write about things that aren’t talked about a lot. I would like for you to continue doing this. 

      • Karen 
  • Isabella commented on the post, Make Your Choice

    I completely agree and love that you spoke up about such a relevant topic for the youth of today! I especially found how you started and ended with a story but went into further detail of addiction in between to be quite intriguing. Overall, this was an amazing essay!

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    Youth Activism and Social Media

    Although social activism is nothing new, the execution of it has changed over time.  Throughout history, one can see the different actions the public takes in order to create change, whether it be speeches and rallies or violence and...

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    • I completely agree. I think younger generations are really going to be the change and no longer tolerate such bigotry. I like your last paragraph especially. We are not sensitive as older generations have said, we are only calling out injustices that have passed for so long. I really like your ideas.

    • This is a very well written page on the influence of social media in activism. Throughout my life there have been many social movements that are rooted in social media.This gives us more power to share our voice, but there is more of an opportunity to become more displaced from others. With social media, we can change the outlook of nearly every person in the world.

    • I agree with you fully! With the younger generations knowing how to put stuff out on social media we as a community know how to work together. For example how you said the k-pop community continuously posted videos and videos to drown out the racial comments, that’s them working as a community to move out what we don’t need to hear or see. Social media has been a key part in us working together to change the hate in the world. We worked together for Black Lives Matter and with that we pushed out and kept going and putting pressure. We worked together for Gender Equality and LGBTQ and women’s personal rights. Social media plays a big part as do we as the younger generation who kept going never ending.

    • I completely agree! I feel like younger generations have the power to change how the world works and using social media gives us more of a voice to do that. For example, the big social media uproar towards George Floyds murder. The younger generation posted so much that topic and we educated so many people by doing so. I think that social media helps us in many ways including this one and I am so thankful that we get to share our voice on these platforms and be heard.

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