Wednesday, 25 September 2013

What happens when you force kids into stardom? Top 5

All parents want the best for their children but with stardom so coveted around the western world is it any wonder so many child stars are ending up having incredibly public meltdowns. Being in showbiz and constantly under public scrutiny is enough to send anyone round the bend but for a kid who grows up with it and then tries to navigate the difficult world of Adulthood with a back catalogue of embarrasing TV shows and music career it seems to all too often end up in a car crash of publicity stunts and media humiliation.

Our top 5 child stars gone wrong is a list of reasons why you may not wish to push your kids to that TV show audition or pay those thousands for music lessons!

1 - Miley Cyrus

Now famous for twerking with a bloke old enough to be her dad she is a constant car crash of see through dresses, bum flashed and weird hair cuts. This Child TV star who hit the big time with a long running TV show Hannah Montana is the epitimy of everything that is wrong with over sexualisation in the music business. With female stars promoting promiscuis behaviour and competing with each other to be the most outrageous it is only a matter of time before they all start just appearing naked on stage....oh wait a minute we already have Lady Gaga do that!

2 - Britney Spears

The first real disney casualty. she was the recipient of unending press speculation and scrutiny from so many different angles. Leading to a mental breakdown at a ridiculously early age and then being constantly criticised from her parenting skills, relationships or up and down weight loss and gain. If you make millions before your 18 perhaps it would be a better idea to just retire, try to find a normal life.

3 - Michael Jackson

I don't think Michael Jackson was ever a real boy, he was a product of extreme pushy parenting, from dragging him around tours across the globe to the weird allegations of his enjoyment of childrens company this guy never really stood a chance. As talented and loved as he was it was shocking to see the industry literally kill him with attention, but being so famous so young must surely then make you more peculiar as you have never had a chance to be a normal person.

4 - Christina Aguelera

The big battle of Christina vs. Britney for the adorable pop princess crown was interesting media viewing, hyped to all extremes. Looking across at Britney's career she may feel herself lucky to have not won that particular battle given the outcome for her foe.

5 - Rebecca Black

The ultimate pushy parenting comes when you decide to blow a wad of cash on your kid making a record, the record is bad and I mean really bad so your kid then ends up getting more hate mail than the leader of the taliban! This is a sure fire way to screw your kid over by pushing them hard regardless of talent, believing in your kids abilities and lying to them are an important lesson to take from Rebeccas brief fling with fame.