Inspired by this thread
, I had to ask myself the question, how is it that these kids are denied all the psychological and emotional development needed so as not to end up on drugs, frequently be arrested or shave their heads off in public vying for attention?
I honestly cannot understand how the parents, the press and the agents that make it happen can sleep at night. I especially cannot understand the parents role in all of this. Especially those who begin with "Little Miss" pageants. Though I'm sure money and fame can be a powerful motivator for the more selfish ones out there.
I'm not saying that kids who don't become celebrities don't do drugs or scream out for attention in self-destructive acts. It has to be incredibly difficult for a child-star to ever recover from considering the fact that they will forever remain in the spot-light until the media has another victim child-star to focus their unwanted attention on.
When I look at the Lindsey Lohans, Britneys and Caulkins
out there I can't help but shudder at the thought of what the press and the people who thrive on it have done to them and will continue to do so.
Also, I don't know if many of you have heard of a Welsh Classical singer by the name of Charlotte Church
. But she was pretty famous in England for the while as was the fact that she was going to take her parents to court over the issue of her trust fund, which they were not keen to release to her, money she had been earning since she was 11yrs old.
So what motivates the media and the people who go crazy for the headlines they spur? Why are parents pushing their children into the spotlight given the Lohans of today?
edited 23rd Feb '11 11:37:11 AM by LadyJustice