When we celebrate when celebrities fail or fall, WE are part of the problem. When we mock, tease, spread gossip, and laugh when celebrities mess up (or when anyone messes up, for that matter) we are hurting them; not helping them.
If we were 15 (or whatever age) and we had no privacy because of fame (which we may or may not have wanted) all our lives are on display; mistakes included.
Think about how a kid answers questions…
“Want your own show?” “Sure!”
“Want a puppy?” “Sure!”
I’m certain that most kids who get into show business do not understand the world they’re now part of and how damaging it can be.
And if we had Hollywood with its lack of any moral compass telling us that this really NOT good stuff IS “right” or “fun” or that we “should” or whatever… how would WE react?
This lifestyle these kids are in just breaks my heart. I cannot IMAGINE.
~~~> And the adults who promote it and stuff… There aren’t enough words in any vocabulary to say how angry and sad that makes me. Oh, how the adults are going to be held accountable for leading kids away from Jesus! <~~~
I’m just REALLY not sure anyone could say that these famous kids understand all they’re doing. (Probably no kids understand all the stuff they do.)
I’m NOT saying they’re not accountable. They ARE accountable.
We ALL are accountable for stuff we do and say. (Ours is mostly not in the public eye and THAT would make a huge difference.)
I AM saying that I remember in my 20s thinking that I knew some stuff when I was younger.
Then I remember in my 30s thinking I knew some stuff in my 20s. That’s even funnier.
But now in my 40s I thought I knew stuff when I was in my 30s… Just wow!
–> What I know is that God keeps teaching me. <– I have gray hair and I’m still learning all the time.
I’m praying for these young “stars” who are made to dance and act and say lines from someone’s script for “entertainment purposes” because I just REALLY don’t think they understand all of it.
If we were in the same situation, I’m not sure we would either.
(Grace and forgiveness. Yes. But we are accountable for all the moments of our lives. All that being said… I’m NOT okay AT ALL with what many young “stars” are doing. I am NOT excusing it.)
I AM praying over celebrities lives instead of spreading the rumors and pictures and I’m asking YOU to do the same.
Because if people stopped calling it “entertainment” and paying for it as “entertainment” maybe stuff would change. Please be part of the solution.