Malala vs Miley – who’s your role model?

The transformation of Miley Cyrus from wholesome Disney character Hannah Montana to controversial young pop star has been well documented in the media. The problem with making young celebrities role models is that as they grow they must try and figure out who they are as an adult – a process that is difficult enough without the whole world watching.

This article discusses the issues associated with making celebrities role models, and the pressure that young stars face when they find themselves in this position. Edel Coffey suggests that maybe it’s time to stop making celebrities role models, and instead focus on finding them within our own families and communities.

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