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Bieber Arrest Adds to Young Celebrity Trouble


REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- After Justin Bieber's arrest Thursday morning, parents have a new celebrity influence to be concerned about.

Many people will argue Bieber is a musical talent, but fails at being a role model.

Stephanie Shuttleworth of Lewes said she hopes her three children do not look up to young celebrities like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus or Lindsay Lohan.

"I just think they have all this talent and all this potential but they really kind of lost it to the limelight," she said. "They've come across a lot of money at a very young age and really didn't know what to do with it."

Her 15-year-old daughter Riley Shields feels the same way.

"A lot of people are probably going to be talking about it because a lot of my friends like him but now they probably won't like him anymore because of what he's done," she explained. "I think because when they're famous they have more peer pressure and I don't think that it's a very good idea for kids to be looking up to them."

Carol Belicki, a grandmother of two teenage daughters, was shocked when she heard about Bieber's arrest. She said there are other young stars out there that he should look towards for guidance.

"Well I think like the Jonas Brothers, they seem to be taking care of themselves and they're good performers," Belicki said. "Demi Lovato... had some problems but she's gone to rehab and she's straightened out so there are many good examples and I just hope Justin gets some help and things improve for him."

However, some people say just because these celebrities have talent, does not mean they should be put on a pedestal.

"I think that it's over publicized and anyone who has one beer can legally get a DUI regarding whether you're famous or you're not," Matthew Truitt of Millsboro explained.

But for people like Shuttleworth, she hopes her children can find influences in someone other than "the Biebs."

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