IELTS Writing Task 2
Nowadays young people are admiring media and sports stars, even though they do not often set a good example. Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
Stars in the fields of media and sports are gaining more popularity and receiving increasing admiration although they do not display standard behavior in the society. This development may be both positive and negative.
Though they behave in a non-standard manner, these celebrities still have desirable influences on young individuals. When the young become big fans of these stars, they have a tendency to deepen their understanding of how their idols overcome difficulties with view to achieving success and fame. Therefore, young individuals can learn various valuable lessons related to success secrets. In other words, the star admiration of young generations may motivate and inspire them to realize their own dreams. For example, as far as Vietnamese students are concerned, numerous film or sport stars have become a source of motivation and inspiration for them to make their dreams come true to become successful and reputed singers.
However, that young citizens admire stars involved in media and sports who do not set role models could negatively affect youths. To be more specific, no sooner do several singers wear sex-arousing costumes on the stage to attract audiences’ attention and become well-known than the young tend to have a misunderstanding that in order to become attractive and celebrated, scandals can be helpful. In terms of sports, as a consequence of being involved in violence in football matches like using violent action or swearing at referees, those who are huge fans of these football players may support their aggressive behavior and consider them to be heroes or supermen. As a result, they tend to regard combatant behavior toward each other in life as a normal practice. This can make our society unsafe to live in.
In conclusion, while a number of media and sports celebrities do not set good role models, young people are still showing admiration for them. This trend could cause defects and bring benefits.