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You can shape your success(TM) by shaping you body

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Introduction

"You can 'shape your success' by shaping you body" Does the emphasis on physical appearance in modern celebrity culture risk damaging the long term health of young people? Nowadays, celebrities are everywhere. They are on the television, on the internet and even on posters. Therefore, it is not surprising that young people are leading a life believing that if they look like that celebrity they will have the same glamorous life. If those celebrities were curvy, average size, average weight, average looking women there would be no problem, but they aren't. Instead they are beautiful, tanned and scarily skinny. All of these qualities can lead to long-term health problems. For example, the "beauty" of a supermodel is largely thanks to computer software that can eliminate minor imperfections like beauty marks and scars. ...read more.

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Recently, Cancer Research UK found that 75% of young people in Britain aged 16-24 want a tan and are not worried about the side affects. This is most certainly due to photos of tanned celebrities being plastered up for every one to see because before technology allowed people to see what others looked like, people were content with being pale. However, unnatural beauty and the health risks to being tanned are minor compared to every young person's quest to be very skinny. Celebrity culture is constantly bombarding its followers with new ways of loosing weight; all it takes is motivation and dedication or so they say. The problem is that young people can take this too far. ...read more.

Conclusion

For most young people the reason they want to look good is because they want to fit in with every one else. As Dr. Peter Marsh, the Director at the Social Issues Research Centre, says "To be an individual, we first have to be one of the lads or lasses." In conclusion, the emphasis on physical appearance in modern celebrity culture does risk damaging the long-term health of young people because of the way celebrities are presented in the media. Many young people think that if they look like a celebrity they will become one, not knowing or not caring about the health risks. I think it is also important for the celebrities to realise what their appearance is saying and doing to young people because young people should not have to feel the need to starve themselves to "look better". ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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