Should Celebrities who Break the Law Face Stricter Penalties?

Say one day you are scrolling through the news and notice a headline about a celebrity getting caught committing a crime, and going to court for it. Maybe you think that that celebrity should face a stricter penalty than an average person because that celebrity is an influence. But should a celebrity actually face a stricter penalty if they break the law? 

Towards the side that thinks that a celebrity who breaks the law should face a stricter penalty, you have a point because celebrities are an influence, people know who they are, and they are rather talked about. Who knows maybe someone you know is obsessed with a certain celebrity? So because a celebrity is an influence, maybe they should behave properly and show the best examples to their fans; and when that celebrity gets into trouble for something they are showing a bad example to a lot of people.

Now towards the people who believe that celebrities should get equal penalties just like everyone else if they commit a crime, you have a point also. Celebrities are people like you and me, they are far from perfect and rather flawed. Like people, celebrities can break the law and commit crimes, because they are people! So on that note, maybe celebrities should get equal treatment as everyone else even though they are an influence, because they are people just like you and me, and legally they are equal.

So to deal with this issue you should remember two things, celebrities are people like you and me, but they are more of an influence than you and me, because they are famous. So logically celebrities should be treated equal by law, and they should not face stricter penalties than the average person, but they should definitely not face easier penalties than anyone else. So celebrities should not face stricter penalties if they break the law.


8 thoughts on “Should Celebrities who Break the Law Face Stricter Penalties?

  1. I love your essays! I don’t think celebrities should get so much hate for every mistake they make. Normal people do far worse things and don’t get noticed. It’s not the celebrities’ faults that hoards of people choose to put them on pedestals and expect them to be perfect gods.

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  2. I agree with you! Just because they’re famous doesn’t mean that celebrities are any better than us: like you said, they’re still sinful human beings.

    -Esther

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