Privacy matter

Singapore
May 24, 2007 9:28am CST
Does public figures have the right to a private life? Or individual privacy? Politicians, celebraties, actors, actress, singers, football stars, NBA stars, their lives are constantly under public scrutiny. Besides bearng the expectation to perform their job well, they also bear the repsonsibility to be a role model to the people around them, especially their young fans. Every small actions are blown up for public debate. Are such stars or public figures owed their lives to the public? Do they deserve some privacy to lead their lives as normal human beings?
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
24 May 07
When a person becomes a public figure they must expect to have their life be examined by everyone. It is the price one pays for being in the public eye. I once heard an actor admonish some other actors when the did not like pictures, etc all the time. Everyone wants to be a star and tries to get their name in the press while they are on the way up then they get upset later and want to be left alone. I do think public people bare some responsibility to the public since so many people look to them as role models. In my opinion, if they dont want to be in the public eye dont go into that business. I also think the press hounds these people too much just to sell a picture or story. But let's face it when these people behave bably the press is all over them. When they do something good where are they?
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• Singapore
25 May 07
Princess Di (the people's princess), paid it with her life! A huge price to pay for a public role she never wanted.
• United States
25 May 07
So true, even though people in the spotlight scrave it sometimes, the press needs to act responsably.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
24 May 07
When a person becomes a public figure they must expect to have their life be examined by everyone. It is the price one pays for being in the public eye. I once heard an actor admonish some other actors when the did not like pictures, etc all the time. Everyone wants to be a star and tries to get their name in the press while they are on the way up then they get upset later and want to be left alone. I do think public people bare some responsibility to the public since so many people look to them as role models. In my opinion, if they dont want to be in the public eye dont go into that business. I also think the press hounds these people too much just to sell a picture or story. But let's face it when these people behave bably the press is all over them. When they do something good where are they?
• United States
24 May 07
I think they have a right to a private life but once they become public figures they already know that they are going to be living in a fish bowl. Where everyone is going to be privy to their way of living among other things. Our young people hold some of these public figures in high esteem and what they do the young people will follow. So like it or not once you become a public figure you can kiss your privacy goodbye.
• Singapore
25 May 07
I hope the paparazzi can at least leave the family members to lead a normal lives, especially the celebraties' children. They should not grow up being constantly in the spotlight. Just look at the Beckham media circus. Some form of balance must be achieved.