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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Teen idol...seriously?

You've seen them, you love them, you hate them, you don't understand them, but they're there. I have never been a fan of teen idols. To be honest, I don't like any of them in particular. Some of them are talented, but some of them are just pretty faces. They're not that talented, they're just overhyped. Now, there are certain teen idols, who have taken over the world, but are clearly too famous for their own good.

10. Kendall and Kylie Jenner - The half sisters of the Kardashian clan are on this list, because they're famous for being famous. They are supermodels at the age of 18 and 16. They're rich, they're dating and are associated with famous boys, and...they are on TV. They don't have any particular talent, but they have pretty faces.  They wear  Givenchy, own amazing cars  and they manage to host the Billboard and Canadian music awards. The reason for their popularity is mystifying. These two sisters have a million followers on Twitter, and apparently the sisters have paid to have these followers.

9.  Jonas Brothers- This boy band started out well, but split up, since they wanted to pursue different interests. Nick Jonas is posing half-nude and releasing singles, Kevin Jonas is off the radar, after his reality show and Joe Jonas is nowhere to be seen. But they have been famous for the women they've dated, their looks, rather than their work.

8. Demi Lavato-  This Disney star went off track, got back on track. She was a judge on X factor, and she's on tour now. She's more famous for making derogatory comments, her friendships, relationships, and break ups which comes as no surprise. Her music is not always chart topping, but her show 'Sunny with a chance' was quite entertaining. Statements like 'Her album has sold out' is not believable, since there is no physical evidence or proof of the figures revealed to the public. Her fame is based on her PR's efforts. She may have young female fans, but she's not a global star. However, her anti-bullying stand is admirable.

7. Miley Cyrus - After the 2013 VMA's it was clear that she is no longer Hannah Montana. This girl was idolized by millions of girls worldwide, who despise her today.  Her clothes, her facial expressions, her drug addiction, has set a bad example for teenagers. Her parents' divorce maybe the cause for her behavior, but she has the money to seek professional counseling. However, her music is well appreciated by those in the industry as well, so her professional life seems to be running smoothly. But her instagram and Twitter posts do not send a good message to the world.

6. Selena Gomez- She is multi-talented, and successful. Surprisingly, after watching her show, 'Wizards of Waverly place', and her movies, her acting prowess is questionable. Just like every other celebrity, her relationship with Justin Bieber has gained her more name than her music.

5. Little Mix- This girl band took the British music charts by storm, being the only Girl band to win British X factor. One of the singers, Perry Edwards is dating Zayn Malik of 1D and that's the only reason why people pay any attention to them. They don't have any benefactor to keep on the top. Their latest song is so supposed to about women power, but all they do is dance around half naked. Again, they are not exemplars to the young teen girls.

4. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande - It's hard to decide whether they're known for the men they've dated, or the songs they've written about them. However, many of their tunes are catchy, despite the poor lyrics. Their style, their fashion, their onscreen persona always makes headlines. Their rash behavior, poor etiquette, and disregard for the media personnel during interviews and press conferences is not appealing.

3. Justin Bieber- He was a cute kid, now he's a bad boy. He released his last album 'Believe', after that, he was in the news for cheating on his girlfriend, doing drugs, hitting the paparazzi and doing everything he's not supposed to.  I think we have another Britney Spears in the making. Now, I know that girls are saying, 'I do not want you as my 'boyfriend'. What do we have to believe in? Definitely not you.'

2. One Direction- They're young, they're not that good looking, and they can't make good music anymore. I loved their debut song, but after that, all their songs are not lively to listen to. But yet, they have platinum albums. This is even more mystifying than the black hole theory. From posing naked, to smoking weed, and dating famous women, plagiarizing, One Direction has done it all. At the young tender age of 21.They have accepted they won't last long, and have decided to 'Live while they're young'.

1. Lorde- With a unique stage name, she won 2 Grammys. She's known for her guts, since she has dissed 19 celebrities. This 17 year old has made the world listen to her music. From teens to adults, everyone is hooked to her song. I admire that she has no deference.

If you are a fan of any of the above, and I've hurt your feelings, well, that's your problem. not mine. But this trend is what makes youngsters hate these celebrities and throw shade at them online, envy their wealth and life-style, follow their unhealthy habits, and crave for their fame. This advent of youngsters on TV has upset many adults and senior citizens, since this influences the behavior of their young family members.

While teen stars claim that they aren't looking for fame or money, it is undoubtedly their ultimate goal. To make money while they're young and pretty. The concern of the older generation valid, and I fear for my generation as well.


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