Friday 20 October 2017

Bling generation is recording life but not living it

Emily Watson at the premiere of ‘The Bling Ring’, the controversial movie that tells the true story of a group of celebrity-obsessed LA teenagers who steal from their heroes
Emily Watson at the premiere of ‘The Bling Ring’, the controversial movie that tells the true story of a group of celebrity-obsessed LA teenagers who steal from their heroes

SHOCK and horror were the reactions when a UK survey asked a thousand 16-year-olds: "What would you like to do for your career?" and 54pc answered "Become a celebrity". Hundreds of column inches were taken up with the fact that glamour models and footballers were now the poster boys and girls for young people.

Studying and working hard were out the window. All any teenager wanted to be was famous. With reality TV shows saturating the television networks, it wasn't difficult for them to have their five minutes of fame.

These heady teenage ambitions, it seems, have now taken a darker turn.

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