Does celebrity always equal power? Everyone will have a difference answer and opinion to this, but I think yes. I think that celebrities, whether they are A-list stars or B-list stars, hold a power over our country that no one else possesses. For example, let’s take a look at athletes. They don’t have to be smart, or have gone to college, or have a great background, but I would argue that some people believe that certain celebrities hold a greater power over America than even our president. Some iconic figures that are popular in the sports world right now include Tim Tebow, Lebron James, and Carmelo Anthony just to name a few. Americans consume so much merchandise related to sports whether it is jerseys or bumper stickers.
Another way that I think celebrities hold power over this country is in relation to public service announcements. Many actors, actresses and singers partake in public service announcements to reach out to audiences, trying to make a difference. One example of a singer who is in a PSA right now is Sarah McLachlan with ASPCA for animal cruelty. It is such a sad video that touches audiences and encourages them to do something about animal cruelty, and being paired with a decently famous singer helps out tremendously.
Another thing that comes to mind when thinking of celebrities and power in our country is voting. Every year when Election Day begins to creep up on us, celebrities make sure they “Rock the Vote” and encourage everyone to voice their opinion. I think that it really does encourage many people, especially young adults, to go vote.