Why do parents blame celebrities for their childre

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Why do parents blame celebrities for their children's actions? Where are the parents? Irresponsible parents use celebrities as an excuse for their lack of interest in their children's lives. I strongly agree that the parents should be at fault. Parents who know their children's thoughts and feelings towards things are usually the best parents. If parents know what their children are like, you should know more about their personality. If a parent doesn't like what their children watch or listen to, why can't they block it off? What if a celebrity doesn't want to be a role model because he knows he is a bad person for children to look up to? Some celebrities, like Marilyn Manson are not trying to be role models. I guess that is why the parents of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, the murderers of the Columbine massacre, tried to find an excuse.

They probably walked into their children's bedroom, looked around a little, and made up some stupid excuse, saying movies and singers provoked their children. In my opinion, I listen to all sorts of music but I never act upon the lyrics. If a child does act upon the movie or music then there was something wrong with him in the first place. In a Rollin Stones Magazine, Marilyn Manson talked about celebrities, movies, music and books not being the blame for anything in the world. He said, "It is sad to think that the first few people on the earth needed no books, movies, games, music or any kind of influence at all to inspire cold-blooded murder. The day Cain bashed his brother Abel's brain in, the only motivation he needed was his own human disposition to violence." He also talks about how reporters talk more about killers than heroes. Newspaper reporters will write about a killer for almost more than a week, while a hero will only be mentioned for maybe a day or two. Has the media turned criminals into folk heroes? Manson also said, "If you want to find out who's to blame for anything wrong in the world, throw a rock and whoever you hit will be someone who is guilty." If everyone in the world is turning violent, then why are there news broadcasts, newspapers, and books? They should just ban horror books and violent movies. If a child is not allowed to watch any violent movies, books or music, he can always turn on the news. The news shows the most violent and is easy to turn on and not get in trouble for watching it. If the parents bring the children up the right, such as with respect, morals, loyalty, honesty and generous the child will live a happy life. I am fortunate enough to have responsible parents who taught me right from wrong. The kids who act like they're wrestlers and imitate the moves shouldn't be allowed to watch it or listen to anything violent until they are old enough to understand. I know whenever my brother and I begin to fight my mom breaks us up and she might give us a punishment. This is when the parents step in and take control of the situation just as my parents do. In conclusion, if the celebrities are to blame for what about the parents? Do the parents get away freely? The parents should take full responsibility for their children's action. If you, when or if you become a parent allow violence in your household, then don't make excuses for what your children do. I think the children should be given to a foster home until the parents take full responsibility. When or if I am a parent and if I don't think something is appropriate for my hildren I will turn it off and have a talk to my kids about how it is fake and why I don't what them to watch or listen to it. When or if you become a parent I hope you will do so also.