Is it possible to 'look up to' a stranger?Watch this thread
Hm, you only ever see the good side of celebs so its like comparing yourself to perfection, not because they are perfect, just because that's the side you get to see. Unattainable goals.
I don't think that's true. If a celebrity puts a foot wrong then every gossip mag jumps down their throat these days. They have every aspect of their lives scrutinised.
I wouldn't go so far as to say they are my idols, but I don't see anything wrong in admiring attributes and convictions of people you have never met or who have long since been dead.
But it is important to have everyday role models; in your family, at school, in your local community ect.
So I was watching on of my favourite youtuber who happens to be gay and basically a lot of the comments were positive and even people went as far as saying the youtuber is their idiol and they look up to him. You hear this all the time with people idolising celebrities as well and it makes me feel uncomfortable and I pity these people. Because they don't have anyone in their imediate lives to actually look up to. For me growing up it was my parents and to a lesser extent uncles/aunties never would I dream of saying to my parents "I look up to" a celebrity because it doesn't make sense... Why should I look up to a stranger who doesn't even know I exist...
Aye, Ian Somerhalder has been getting sh*t recently because he (quite politely) asked a group of fans to not follow him, and that he didn't want to take any pictures because he was on his honeymoon. The money must be nice, but I don't think I could cope with being literally stalked everywhere.
Theres a difference between idolising somebody because of the illusion that celebrities are somehow superior to us, and admiring people for what they do. I dont know particular music artists personally, but i look up to them in the sense that i respect the messages that they send out.