Should we pay attention to the opinions of famous people?
When famous people such as actors, athletes and rock stars give their
opinions, many people listen. Doyou think we should pay attention to these
opinions? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
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It is only in the last hundred years that the “star” phenomenon was born.
Prior to 1900, there were no famous entertainers in today’s sense. Fame was held
for political officers. However, today, the people who appear before us either
on a court, a stage, a field or a screen, are in fact more famous than many
political officers. Many people listen to these famous people and act as if
their word was gospel. However, I do not think this is correct behavior.
Stars should be treated with respect, but their opinions should not count for
any more than a regular person‘s opinion. Becoming a star does not automatically
endow a person with limitless knowledge. Stars must do research to form their
opinions, just like the rest of us. It is no more or less likely that a star
will have a valid opinion on a subject than a friend from school.
In many cases, when stars state their opinions, they are not telling the
world how they truly feel. Many famous people will only make announcements that
their publicists have approved. Therefore, in many cases, it is not the stars’
opinions that we are hearing at all, but in fact, that of the corporations that
they work for.
I believe that the only time that we should really value the opinion of what
a star has to say more than we value others’ opinions is when the star is
talking about a subject that he/she specializes in. For example, if a basketball
player is giving his/her opinion on how his/her team will do in the play-offs,
then one should probably take the opinion to heart. Everyone has his/her own
field of expertise. If stars, or regular persons for that matter, are talking
about their professions, they are bound to have extensive knowledge on the
In conclusion, I do not think that we should listen to the opinions of stars
unless they are speaking on a matter that they specialize in. “Regular people”
have just as well thought out knowledgeable opinions as the stars, sometimes
even more so. Unfortunately, many young adults idolize these stars and believe
everything they say. Because of this, it is important for stars to be careful
about passing on inaccurate information.