Celebrities in politics.

Essay by spyder227College, Undergraduate October 2005

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I will get straight to the point, I believe that when celebrities get involved in

politics they draw attention away from the actual political issues and campaigns at hand.

Having film stars in politics for endorsements will definitely draw a crowds and more

importantly votes. Because people love and become inspired by the characters played by an individual and in the end they are in fact become blinded by who that individual really is. It is as if you give a dangerous person, or as I will refer to him as, "an evil dower" some candy. Now a politician by him self is an evil dower who does not have candy. Without the candy it is very hard for an evil dower to attract little children into a car but as soon a candy, or even better a child's favorite candy is introduced, this when put into context being a favorite actor, that is all the child sees and is blinded to whomever posses the candy, thus getting into the car.

This in essence is basically the reaction of an obsessed fan when celebrities become involved in politics.

If you really want to dissect the purpose for celebrities in politics, or celebrity endorsements in general you are able to create six different categories, establishing credibility, attracting attention, associative benefits, psychographic connection, demographic connection and mass appeal. What does this all mean? Absolutely nothing! All the reasons why celebrities are brought into an election are reasons that should be irrelevant to the voters. Most celebrities have never actually done any social work, some of them are unaware of what's going on, in the past some celebrities have actually debated the ideals of another individual that was in there own party without actually knowing it.

Up to now I have only been...