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Does Celebrity = Power? -Tommy K

     Celebrity can mean power, but that is not always the case. When you are a celebrity you can demand what you want, choose what you want to be a part of, and do what you want to do. You can gain power and be influential, but you can also lose that power and end up with none. A perfect example of this is Charlie Sheen. Before his meltdown, Sheen was very influential and held a lot of power. At one point he was making over one million dollars for every episode of the show Two and a Half Men. Because he was in demand, he was able to demand such a steep asking price for his talents on the show. But after his meltdown he lost power. By breaking down he lost all the power that he once had. He feuded with the producers and was eventually cut loose. Sheen has now not done much at all after being replaced on the show by Ashton Kutcher. Celebrity can mean power, but it’s all about what you do with that power. You can use it to do good and be influential in a positive way or you can wield it too much and think too highly of yourself like Charlie Sheen and destroy your career. If you use your celebrity status the correct way, you have the power to influence people in a positive way or whatever way you want. If you use your celebrity status the wrong way, you can lose all of your followers and become a national joke. Sheen has become a national joke and no longer has the power he once enjoyed. An example of a celebrity how uses his influence in a positive way is the quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow uses his platform as a professional athlete to promote positive values and encourage others to do good works.


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Majoring in Football at SJFC

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