Recently, the news has been full of stories of young celebrities getting into trouble with the law. Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan and Khole Kardashian have all faced court and jail time as the result of their reckless behavior. From drug possession to driving under the influence, these celebrities seem to be prone to disaster.
Unfortunately, the judicial system seems to be slack when it comes to locking up these princesses and other celebrities. Where ordinary citizens would serve long grueling sentences for such crimes, these stars receive preferential treatments. Prisons are suddenly “overcrowded” and unable to house another prisoner. Has anyone ever heard of putting these girls in another prison?
It seems like celebrities are above the law or at least exempt from serving their full sentences in prison. While judges could make an example of the stars to prevent their fans from making the same mistakes, they instead choose to cut them slack so they stay popular among the public. Politics and celebrity status are apparently the most important factor in how our society handles issues like drunk driving or drug possession.
Many people have been upset by the way these news stories have played out. Someone is going to have to hold these stars accountable for their actions. In the end, it is only hurting the celebrities as we have seen many end up dead after overdoses or accidents related to substance abuse. As a society, we need to stand up and demand justice even when our favorite celebrities are the ones who have made the poor decisions.