This image comes from a site called Globalcool. It is an image of the annoyingly popular ‘The Only Way Is Essex’. Personally, I don’t have a clue what the show is about, I have never watched it. As far as I can make out it is a bunch of self-centred, suntanned drunks, getting drunk and having sex but it is ridiculously popular! It has received record views and has shot the stars to fame, so much so that children are looking up to them as role-models. Now, that is the part that angers me. What exactly have they done to deserve that? When I was young my role-models were people who had actually done things with their lives, be it to help others or just overcome personal challenges.
It seems as though children aren’t getting the right exposure to people that deserve to influence and inspire them. People like Kelly Holmes, Rosa Parks, Steve Jobs, J.K Rowling and almost all of the Paralympians.
What I am thinking is getting a high quality image of a few/all of the cast of The Only Way Is Essex and mashing them with some of the truly inspiration people. Perhaps, find an image of them drunk or doing something shameful and putting Oscar Pistorius in that situation.
The message would be heavy on the emphasis of life choices and paths that lead to being a true hero. Hopefully, it would be of a high quality and I carry my meaning well.