"Spoiled" by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan on Celebrity Culture

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Life through a Lens “Spoiled” is a comedy-drama book written by two best friends, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. The book talks about the celebrity culture and how Molly Dix, has just found out that her biological father is a world-famous movie star. Along with the fact that paparazzi will do anything for a great cover story. On the topic of celebrity culture, these celebrities are always pushed into a corner based on their behavior and how they portray themselves to the public. They are either praised or criticized for how they act. We don’t know them personally but we pretend we do through what the media writes about them. Whether it be on their newborn child or their scandalous relationship. The media depicts celebrities living luxurious lives filled with heartbreak, scandals, and rumors that bring negative influence to the celebrities and the people of today’s society. Celebrities are criticized on their appearance and how they act and so there are expectations that they have to uphold. In Spoiled the conflicts that arise are mostly triggered by the paparazzi. Molly just found out that her biological father was a world-famous movie star and she knows how easily people are to judge of a new face in the media. She was more afraid of how the public would think of her rather than how her own father or half-sister may think of her. That says a lot about how strong the media can influence society. If a celebrity were to step out of line of their regular behavior that’d be the next cover story for their next magazine. It’s because so many people, especially youth tend to look up to celebrity figures like Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence or Beyoncé. Being a celebrity is its’ own industry in itself. They need to keep up with the image they set for themselves because of the expectations set by the media and their fans. If they acted out or started behaving badly then
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