Worst Celebrity Role Models? Survey Says…

Tired of the same ol’ boring surveys? Who is the hottest, who is the most influential…blah blah blah. Well, we actually have an interesting survey to show you guys and gals. asked over 2,000 parents from across this great country which celebrities they thought were the worst role models for their children. Every parent that participated in the survey had at least one child that was over the age of 8.

Here is how the results played out.

Worst Celebrity Role Models For Young Boys:

1. Chris Brown

2. Kanye West

3. Justin Bieber

4. Lil Wayne

5. Charlie Sheen

6. Lance Armstrong

7. Tiger Woods

8. Mel Gibson

9. Jay-Z

10. Bruce Jenner

Worst Celebrity Role Models For Young Girls:

1. Miley Cyrus

2. Lindsay Lohan

3. Kim Kardashian

4. Amanda Bynes

5. Farrah Abraham

6. Rihanna

7. Ke$ha

8. Kourtney Kardashian

9. Hedi Montag

10. Taylor Momsen


After revealing their choices, the parents were then asked why the picked the celebrities they did. For the female celebrities, 41% of parents said it was their inability to make positive life choices. 32% said that they simply didn’t think they had any talent and 27% said it was because of their “over sexualized “ portrayal in the media. And for the male celebrities, 53% said it was their arrogance that did it for them. It should also be noted that 58% of the parents that took part in the survey admitted that they think celebrities should not be seen as positive role models by their children.

The chairman for the website who put together the survey had this to say about the results,

“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. The trouble is, many younger Americans currently look at certain celebrities as their personal idols, which must worry some parents. With these survey results, it is pretty obvious that many parents not only do not approve of celebrities of today, but even go as far to discourage their from liking them!”

Despite the fact this survey was a pretty small one, I still find it quite interesting. Obviously, I wouldn’t advise children to have celebrities as role models, but I am also not sure why some of these celebrities made this list. Jay-Z? Lance Armstrong? I’ll even throw Kanye West in the mix. Since when is being successful a bad thing? Sure, I’d rather my kid have a role model that wasn’t a celebrity, but I wouldn’t be mad at them if they looked up to any of those three dudes.

What’s so bad about them? Jay-Z is the king of basically everything, has a hot wife and cute little kid. I don’t see anything wrong with that. He’s worked hard for everything he has. And people want to talk bad about Lance Armstrong, but f–k that. Everyone knew he was taking something from the start, he still had to work insanely hard and he still did a lot of great things for charity. What about Kanye West? Yeah, he is insanely arrogant, but he’s also insanely talented and deep down it does seem like he has a good heart. All three of those guys committed to something, worked hard at it and became one of the best at it.

I don’t know, I just think there are worse celebrities out there. I am also confused as to why Hedi Montag was on the list? I thought you had to be a celebrity to be included in this survey?