Sunday, September 30, 2007

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery is huge in hollywood. Celebrities want to look perfect. I don't think it is a positive example to be getting surgery all the time. There are some people that have had so much surgery that they look fake. In my opinion, a lot of times after the surgery, they look worse. Celebrities just need to realize that there is no perfect. They need to realize that they are idols for a lot of young people and need to send them a positive message. I hope this image of Michael Jackson is sending the right message, too much plastic surgery is bad.

Monday, September 24, 2007


In my business law class the other day, we discussed how music can have a huge affect on a persons life. Some song lyrics today are absolutely horrifying to hear. There are a bunch of popular songs about doing drugs, underage drinking, and killing yourself. Here is an example of an Ozzy Osbourne song lyric about suicide.
Breaking laws, locking doors
But there's no one at home
Make your bed, rest your head
But you lie there and moan
Where to hide, Suicide is the only way out
Don't you know what it's really about

These lyrics are not as bad as others but in this example it is telling people that suicide is the only way out. It's hard to believe that music has such an influence on us, but it does.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Violence in the media

On tv there are cop shows and crime reports that show us the way some people in our society actually act. These shows can make us scared to go out at night. They can also make us scared to help out strangers because you never know what they're going to do. Maybe that is the point of those shows, but watching those shows can also lead to violence.
Watching violence on tv does makes some people want to repeat those actions. There are many movies and tv shows that show people robbing banks. There's an old movie called Butch Cassidy and the SunDance kid; and in this movie you actually want the bad guys to win. It's sad when they die at the end. People just think that if they can do it on movies so easily, then they can do it in real life.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Earlier I discussed how the media influences our weight in a negative way. The media also influences the way we dress negatively. I used to work at the mall and I couldn't believe some of things young girls were wearing. Did their parents let them out of the house like that? It seems like some girls want to push their limits and wear as little clothing as possible. Maybe their role model is Britney Spears. She is always shown in the media wearing next to nothing. Maybe their role models are girls straight out of rap videos.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Magazines make us think that to be in shape we must be extremely skinny. Often times in gossip magazines paparazzi will take bad pictures of celebrities and write about how fat they are. In the media it doesn't seem like there's a middle ground, you're either too fat or you're too skinny. In actuality when gossip magazines write about how fat celebs look, they are probably at the right size. Apparently if you have a little meat on your bones and you can't see your ribs popping out; you're fat. I have a cousin who lives in Los Angeles, California who you can tell has been affected by the media just by how skinny she is. She is always on some new diet or working out. She doesn't need to lose any wieght, but the media has put it into her head that she's fat.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Negative Influence

The media influences us all whether we like it or not. Many people probably don't even realize how much the media controls our lives. I think that almost all media influence is negative unfortunately. The reason I say this is because people don't want to read about the good things celebrities do, so reporters don't write about it. People want to read about Paris going to jail, Lindsay in Rehab, and why Britney shaved all her hair off. It is always the young girls making head lines and the majority of people who read these head lines are young influential girls. As bad as it sounds, people don't want to read about celebrities going to church or doing charity events. That's too boring. As much as parents don't like it, young girls look up to celebrities and unfortunately all they see are the negative.

Monday, September 3, 2007


A lot of the media is geared towards young adults. It isn't just the celebrities that are influencing us. It is the people involved in advertising, spending millions to make their product look good. They are finding ways to make expensive boring clothes look great. Advertisers are finding good looking people to wear their clothes. Youth respond to visual advertising more so than others. You might here an ad for a hat on the radio, but you can't see the photo of how you would look in it. Then, you might see this new hat on a commercial worn by a young good looking person singing and dancing to their ipod. Then, you associate that hat with having fun; making you want to buy it.