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Should we expect anyone in the entertainment industry to be role models?

I've realized while thinking about athletes and artists (of music) that I don't care about the performers personal life (or anything beyond sports/music) as long as it doesn't stop them from being a great basketball player or artist (obvious exception is something illegal, but anything else like personal opinions I don't care about). I'd just like to see if anyone else feels the same why and explain why or why not.

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    May 22 2013: Athletes and artists certainly influence the mind of a youngster and they become role models of a youngster who tend to immitate his or her hero. It does not matter to a youngster that their hero should be appreciated for his or her skills only.

    It becomes important that such an athelete or artist has a responsibility towards the community and their public behaviour should influence young ones always in a positive way.
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      May 23 2013: Is it the athlete or artist's responsinility to control their behavior or is it parent's responsibility to teach their children that just because you sing well or can run fast doesn't make you a good person.
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        May 23 2013: Peter Hi

        Both are responsible.

        Artist as a resposible citizen of the country and the world
        Parent as responsible head of the family unit.
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          May 24 2013: An artist can still be a citizen of a country, but not be a good person. They could be alcoholic or egotistical, and still vote and do all the things a citizen is responsible to do. I think it's the parents' main responsibility to teach their children what Peter said above. Thanks for the comments guys!
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        May 24 2013: I mean to conclude though parent have the main role but a public figure should assume some responsiblity towards the community.

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