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Are Celebrities Role Models?

Paris Hilton, Alex Rodriguez, Miley Cyrus. Those are just a few of the celebrities that have recently fallen from grace. Their sexual antics, drug use and racial insensitivity have added a little tarnish to their golden images. After all, they aren't just celebrities – they're role models. Right? Well – are they? Or aren't they? Eight Forty-Eight resident philosopher Al Gini has been pondering the strange phenomenon of the celebrity role model. He says their adoring fans might be part of the problem.

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