This is a letter to Athletes, Singers, Actors, Actresses, and anyone in the spotlight!
While I believe in freedom of expression and speech, there are many children in the world that idolize and look up to you. With your celebrity and all that it gives you it puts you in the spotlight and makes children want to emulate you. In this day and age when parenting children is tougher than ever, as they are exposed to the world through an abundance of technology, I ask that you think twice before you tweet naked pictures of yourself, drive drunk, do drugs, fist fight, bully and all the other horrific things we have seen you do of late that have made the news.
How are we to teach our children that; Sexting is wrong, Don’t drive Drunk, Don’t do drugs, Think before you speak, Think before you post… When adults can’t do it?
It is important to model for children appropriate behaviors and as parents that is our responsibility, but when you are in the spotlight and you know that children look up to you, don’t you think you have some type of responsibility to try to make good decisions?
I am not a “prude” but when I wake up in the morning to read headlines like:
“Rihanna tweets topless photos”
“Hulk Hogan doesn’t know who is in sex tape with him”
“Bounty payments in football” and so much more…I have to ask: