Monday, August 26, 2013
Wanted: New Disney Teen Idols with MORALS!
I need to rant for a moment. Where has good taste gone? Does NO ONE in the entertainment industry have it any more. Did they all sell their souls to the devil in the almighty quest for shock value rather than real values. When did it become so laughable to have morals that we now take it for granted that former child stars who continue to seek fame and fortune end up to be drugged out, oversexed, classless trashies ala Britney, Lindsey, Amanda, and now Miley?
All four of these young women had scores of girls who grew up idolizing them. They all are pretty, and talented, and had such potential to shape a generation of young girls by being role models, instead of models of bad behavior. When I think about what they could have done to promote women's causes and be inspiring voices to combat important women's' issues like anorexia, date rape, or sexual harassment. Who guides these young stars? Clearly the type of parents who push their children into the business must be sorely misguided about the long term benefits, other than financial.
As the mother of three daughters, I am urging those in the entertainment industry to feel some shame and reflect on the fact that their business shapes our ideas. Please raise the bar on entertainment, and kindly lose the stripper pole when it comes to television that is aimed at our younger generation.