SHARON OSBOURNE: The dark side of fame… and why the cult of celebrity is destroying today's children

Posted: February 28, 2010 in I Don't Know, Random Rants
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Glad Sharon is talking about this, but it’s not exactly ‘new’ news.  What is new is that a celebrity is talking about it rather just us average folk. Maybe a more respectable publication will print this so it has a bit more bite.

There is an epidemic of fame-obsessed youngsters – aged between ten and 25 – who wrongly believe celebrity is a shortcut to wealth and happiness, and who are convinced it will bring them everything they want. An entire generation that doesn’t understand that nothing worth having comes easily.

I’m not a politician – and that’s politics’ loss – but it seems obvious to me that many teenagers part company with the schools system with little or no actual education.

And because the traditional family unit has more or less collapsed, these children probably haven’t been brought up with any real values. We used to call them latch-key kids. How many people do you honestly know who sit down together and have a family dinner every night? [read]

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