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Think basketball players are role models? Maybe not. Credit: AP "I am not a role model," basketball player Charles Barkley declared in a Nike commercial in 1993. "I'm not paid to be a role model. I'm paid to wreak havoc on the ...Charles Barkley vindicated. He really is NOT a role model.
The media's constant coverage of celebrity scandals further normalizes this type of activity and can influence the way young people make decisions about their own behavior. Credit: AP Kids have always looked to celebrities as role ...Now that kids are immersed in the 24/7 media world at younger and younger ages, role models play a bigger role than ever.