Fame and Publicity Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
What do people get famous for? Make a list of the most common reasons why people get famous.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you want to be famous? Why or why not?
  2. What would you rather be famous for? Entertainment or something else?
  3. Who are the most famous people around the world? What do they do that makes them famous?
  4. Who is someone that is famous only in your region or country? What are they known for?
  5. Are famous people usually good looking? Who does NOT fit this stereotype?
  6. Does being famous generally mean that someone is wealthy or living a glamorous lifestyle?
  7. Do you post on social media? If so, are you a little bit famous?
  8. Has social media made it easier to get famous? Is this good or bad?
Hollywood actress Charlize Theron in a purple dress is posing for cameras on the red carpet.
  1. People are interested in the lives of famous people. Is this okay, or should people mind their own business?
  2. Celebrity couples sometimes get celebrity couple names, like Branglina. Can you think of some new celebrity couple names?
  3. It can seem like there is advertising everywhere. Does it bother you? Do you notice it?
  4. Does advertising help inform people? What can we learn from advertising?
  5. “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” What does this mean? Do you agree?
  6. Which brands are known for impressive advertising?
  7. Some companies spend a lot of money sponsoring sports and other events. Is this an effective way of advertising?
  8. When a celebrity or athlete endorses a product, are you more likely to want that product?
  9. Children sometimes get famous. How does this affect the child’s life?
  10. Some celebrities have been "canceled" for their behavior. Can you think of any examples? In those cases, did the celebrity deserve to be canceled?

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