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The Week - Junior - - The Big Debate -

To­day, celebri­ties are ev­ery­where. News­pa­pers re­port their every move, and re­al­ity-tele­vi­sion pro­grammes film their an­tics. Celebri­ties also use so­cial me­dia to com­mu­ni­cate di­rectly with fans. As a re­sult, their words and ac­tions have more in­flu­ence than ever.

Tay­lor Swift is a world-fa­mous pop star. The video for her lat­est sin­gle is about her dis­agree­ment with an­other pop star, Kanye West, but some say that by pub­licly at­tack­ing him, she is set­ting a bad ex­am­ple.

Role mod­els can make a dif­fer­ence to young peo­ple. Good role mod­els in­spire them to live well and be kind to oth­ers. Bad role mod­els can do the op­po­site.

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