Like all of the other freshman at this school, this election was my first experience with voting. The excitement on campus about the election culminated in the most anxious day of this month so far: election day. Unfortunately, I decided to vote through absentee ballot so I missed the experience of actually using a voting machine. I woke up on Tuesday anxious about the election and it only got worse as I watched the coverage in my room with a group of friends. Someone should have filmed me as I screamed at the TV, ranted to my mother, and almost had a conniption when I thought that Romney had won New Jersey.
This is the first time that I have been actively involved in the process of the election and politics as a whole. I have had many intelligent conversations with a host of people concerning the debates, the candidates, and the issues of this election. I think that this election has provided a great opportunity to exercise one’s civic duty and continue to do so in later years. Through this election I have seen rhetoric working in good and bad ways. The slander I have seen among some politicians is such an abuse of rhetoric and only hinders the opportunity for a fair rhetoric platform.Read More
Today’s post is once again about crazy celebrity parents.
I’m sure some of you watch or at least have seen an episode of the popular show Modern Family. If so, you may recognize the actress in this picture. Her name is Ariel Winters and she plays the intelligent Alex on the show. This week however, Ariel is becoming famous for something more than her acting skills. The 14-year old actress has been removed from the custody of her mother, also in the picture, on allegations of abuse both physical and emotional. The story is being reported in all of the major gossip tabloids and Ariel’s mother has emphatically refuted the claim that she has abused her child. However, Ariel’s older sister, who now has care of her sister, went through a similar ordeal when she was a minor.
The evidence seems to be stacked against this Ariel Winter’s mom but what makes this story even more interesting is the fact that there seems to be a trend on celebrity parents that are severely lacking in the parenting department. There have been many instances of celebrities with extremely crazy parents. Some of these include Joan Crawford, Joe Jackson, Ryan O’Neal, and Dina Lohan just to name a few. It seems that when a parent is so overly involved in the fame of their child, problems are bound to arise. Most child celebrities are managed by their parents and a lot of the time there are ulterior motives involved. Fame seems to often get in the way of common sense and logic and then we have a situation like Ariel Winters.
What do you all think? Does Ariel’s fame have something to do with her abuse? Is there really a trend of hidden abuse within Hollywood homes?
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