Does Celebrity Culture Contribute to Mass Violence? – Foundation for Economic Education – Working for a free and prosperous world

In the aftermath of every mass shooting, there is one commonality: the focus placed upon the culprit. The murderers behind Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, and now Parkland, Florida, all received celebrity-level attention in the wake of their crimes. However, by giving them this attention, by allowing their names and faces to dominate our newsfeeds for weeks, possibly even months or years after their crimes, it is likely that we are actively contributing to a cycle that will only lead to more tragedy.
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