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Writing Prompt

Athletes/Celebrities in our society should be viewed as heroes.

Videos

Golfer on Role Models - Video 1

Oscar Pistorius - Video 2

Lance Armstrong - Video 3

Video Discussion Questions

1. Why do we turn sports stars and celebrities into heroes or role models?

2. Because we help pay the salaries of professionals, do we have the right to uphold them to certain standards?

3. Why is there a sense of entitlement among stars and celebrities? Lack of rules?

4. How do we change society's mindset so that sport stars and celebrities are just seen as human beings?

5. What are the chances we can make sports and entertainment simply about fun?