CLAIM: Celebrities in the entertainment industry are in the perfect position to speak about politics, ethics, and social issues.
REALITY: The entertainment industry is immoral and has no right to speak about politics and morality to the general public.
Various studies show that Hollywood and the entertainment industry promote sexuality, drug use, and violence. The negative content they push has harmful psychological effects on young children.
In addition, celebrities and workers in the entertainment industry are significantly more likely to get a divorce, use drugs, or commit sexual assault.
Most of the general public knows of the sins of the entertainment industry and disapproves of their influence. Results from a Rasmussen poll, show that three out of four Americans believe Hollywood hurts the culture of America.
Despite this, the radical left and the media still give celebrities a platform.
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HOLLYWOOD PROMOTES SEXUALITY
According to a 2003 study published in Paediatrics & Child Health, on television, “sex between unmarried partners is shown 24 times more often than sex between spouses, while sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy are rarely mentioned.” (R)
A study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that about 85% of movies contain sexual content, while only 9% of the content in films contained messages that promote sexual health. Ross O’Hara, who conducted the research, said, “Adolescents who are exposed to more sexual content in movies start having sex at younger ages, have more sexual partners, and are less likely to use condoms with casual sexual partners.”
A survey conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation found that in the top 20 shows viewed by teens, 83% included sexual content, 49% had sexual behavior, and 20% displayed sexual intercourse.
THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PROMOTES DRUG USE
Drugs are present in almost 50% of all music videos. The average teenager is exposed to nearly 85 drug references a day in popular music.
71% of prime-time television programs depict alcohol use, 20% mention illicit drug use, and 19% depict tobacco use.
According to research conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, when compared to several other industry categories, the entertainment industry ranks at the top for alcohol use, illicit drug use, and drug dependence.
HOLLYWOOD PROMOTES VIOLENCE
Over 1000 studies have confirmed that exposure to large amounts of television violence increases aggressive behavior in children. (R)
A 2013 study published in the scientific journal Pediatrics concluded, “Results found that violence in films has more than doubled since 1950, and gun violence in PG-13–rated films has more than tripled since 1985.” (R)
94% of the most popular films since 1985 depict at least one scene of violence, and half contain gun violence.
CELEBRITIES HAVE A HIGH DIVORCE RATE
According to a study by the Marriage Foundation, the celebrity divorce rate is 67% higher than the average couple.
HOLLYWOOD AND SEXUAL ABUSE
USA Today surveyed 843 women who had careers in the entertainment industry.
The results showed that “94% say they have experienced some form of harassment or assault.” Over one-fifth of the respondents claimed, “they’ve been forced to do something sexual at least once.”
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