Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown Named Worst Role Models for Kids

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By Christine Thomasos , Christian Post Reporter
June 19, 2013|10:59 am

Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown are two celebrities who a new survey is naming as entertainers with some of the worst influence.

The survey, which was given by CouponCodes4u.com, questioned 2,407 parents from all over the country about who they felt were the worst influences for their children. Out of those surveyed, 68 percent of parents believed 20-year-old Cyrus was a negative influence due to her stage wardrobe and suggestive performances.

Brown, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter was named the worst male influence by 71 percent of those questioned in the survey. In 2009, the singer was deemed a "bad boy" when he assaulted his ex-girlfriend Rihanna and was placed on probation.

However, the entertainers have made it clear that they have not felt comfortable with being named as a role model.

"With me, over the three or four year processing whatever my trials and tribulations have been, I've been focused on the wrong thing," he told Ebony magazine earlier this year.

Cyrus has previously made it clear that she will live her life on her own terms instead of worrying too much about living up to the role model title.

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"Yes, I want to be a role model and have people look up to me, but this also doesn't mean that I am not going to live the way that I want to live or [do] what I think is right," she told Montreal Magazine three years ago.

Parents participating in the survey thought rapper Kanye West was the second worst male role model, with 67 percent of people voting that way while Justin Bieber came in third place with 65 percent of the votes. The females who followed behind Cyrus for being bad role models were Lindsay Lohan who received 65 percent of votes and Kim Kardashian who received 63 percent of votes.

Mark Pearson, chairman of CouponCodes4u.com spoke about the purpose of the survey.

"As a celebrity, it must be difficult for people all over the world to not only know who you are but also watch your every move," Mark Pearson, chairman of CouponCodes4u.com, said in a release, according to The New York Daily News. "The trouble is, many younger Americans currently look at certain celebrities as their personal idols, which must worry some parents."

 

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