It seems that every day we hear about another celebrity who has done something stupid overnight and is now in prison. Take Nicole Richie for example. Rumor has it that she was arrested yet again for driving under the influence. As most celebrities do she bailed herself out within hours and just has to appear in court at a later date. Everyone knows that in the past she has had a problem with drug abuse. Although in recent interviews she claims that she has kicked the habit. If you take a look at her current weight of only 85 pounds it really makes you wonder if she needs some type of intervention before her issues end up costing her big time.
Many people feel that what these teenage celebrities really need is to do some time being jail to teach them a lesson. But would this really be the solution to their problems. You probably feel that most teen celebrities are just a bunch of spoiled rich kids and that they have nothing to be unhappy about. But did you know that they have doubled the amount of stress that a regular teenager or young adult has to deal with? Have you ever heard the term more money, more problems. Just think about it for a minute. If you were a young adult or a teenager who is constantly in the public eye. You never have any privacy and everything you do, say, and wear is scrutinized. This is in addition to all of the normal stresses that come along with growing up in this world. This obviously is no excuse for irresponsible behavior, but maybe the solution is to get to the root of their problem. Unfortunately for most young celebrities the only people who can do this is their close family and friends, who are sometimes more interested in the money then their well being.
Take a look at Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen better known as the Olsen twins. From most peoples stand point they have had a very good life. They have fame, money, and just about everything a young women could want. But did you ever stop to think of how awkward it must be to grow up in the public eye. There are certain things that are expected of them that most young adults don’t have to deal with. You may feel that it’s something that comes along with the careers that they have chosen for themselves, and that is true. But what about those like Nicole Richie who did not choose this life. She was adopted at a young age by Lionel Richie who had fame and plenty of money. Being raised in a celebrity family is very difficult to deal with, just look at the Jackson’s and how messed up most of them are.
The bottom line is that maybe spending a little time in jail would be the reality shock that some of these celebrities need. Maybe they will finally learn that having tons of money does not put you above the law or make you better then the rest of the world. It may actually add a little humility to these very arrogant young celebrities. But hopefully once they get out of jail they will also get the help that many of them so desperately need.