#HeartThrobs Romance Teens

For years, teen heartthrobs like Lief Garrett, Elvis Presley and The Beatles have driven girls crazy. But has their infatuation with these idols gone too far? Recently, modern heartthrobs, such as Justin Bieber and British boy band One Direction, have created a stir in the media due to their rebellious behavior.  Fans have reacted to how they are living and promoting their unscrupulous lifestyles.

Justin Bieber was recently plastered all over the internet after photos were released that showed what appeared to be him smoking marijuana. This incident created #cutforbieber, a Twitter trend that encouraged the idea that Bieber fans were cutting themselves in protest of his actions. While most of the fan photos were fakeand others trying to be amusing, some were still real. This shows how far some fans will go to prove their affection for their idols.

But fans who self-harm is definitely taking it too far, and many other celebrities have already spoken out against it.

Singer and actor, Miley Cyrus tweeted, “Cutting is not something to joke about. There are people who are actually suffering from self harm. This is so disrespectful.”

One Direction is known for their way with women. Whenever they are photographed with a new girl, she is instantly hated by fans. She is ultimately is attacked through the internet. According to dailyrecord.co.uk The most recent occurrence was when member Zayn Malik had pictures of him released suggesting that he had cheated on his girlfriend, Perrie Edwards with an Australian stripper, named Courtney Webb. Since then, Webb has claimed to have been brutally cyber bullied, even receiving many death threats from outraged fans.

“I don’t think these famous teens realize how much they influence their fans, or how much their fans are willing to do for them,” said freshman Ronnie Antonic.

Teen idols have been around for a long time, but have their fans become more and more obsessive?

In the 1950’s, teen idols started to become more prominent, with stars like Paul Anka, Buddy Holly, and James Dean. It was then that teens started to gain more freedom and started to become more rebellious. Many teenagers were considered by their parents to be negatively influenced by the rock and roll music that was popular then.

Since then, there have been many other teen sensations, and perhaps they are becoming less “squeaky clean.” There have been many troubled teen idols, such as the Two Coreys (Haim and Feldman), Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan.

So, are teen fans becoming more fanatically obsessed? Or are they just being influenced by how their favorite teen idol is living their life?