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Forget Jesus and Judas, Our Modern Morality Play Stars Justin Bieber and Emma Watson

from independent.co.uk: The novelist Catherine Aird once wrote the brilliant line, “If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll have to be a horrible warning.”... Thankfully, research announced this week by the University of Manchester and Brunel University, on the effect of celebrity “storylines” on young people, seems to agree. Where once young people found moral guidance in tales of Jesus, Judas, Zeus, and others, now they find it in the pages of Heat. Oddly, the badness of others seems to inspire them to be better behaved. Over 18 months, the behaviour of 24 groups of young adults aged 14 to 17 was charted through interviews and group chats. The lives of celebrities including Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Emma Watson and Tom Daley were followed.

#PumpUpThaVolume: September 18, 2020