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Do you feel like popular artists on DA need to adjust themselves sometimes because they have an "example status" to their followers and need to act like a proper role model? 

54%
120 deviants said No
46%
101 deviants said Yes

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KalineReine Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015  Professional Writer
I agree with what applebriar said. :nod: I sort of see both sides of it.

I don't think anyone should go around being a jerk to people, especially not to their watchers, and we should all set good examples for each other, tbh... I've seen popular people go around and act so arrogant when really they're no different from the rest. And then I've seen some of them being kind and sweet to people and showing others that they truly appreciate their popularity. Obviously, I'm drawn to the latter. If I see anyone acting like a jerk all the time, I usually unwatch them (this is whether they are popular or not though). I don't think they necessarily have to hold themselves to higher standards than anyone else or anything, but it shouldn't be that hard to just stay humble and not act like a prick to everyone. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I guess so!
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Writer
Idk, lol... 
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breeozoa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know who you are talking about...and I say NO. They are humans too,damn. They should do whatever the hell they want,like everyone else does! u_u
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not necessarily, it just made me wonder about this because many people used this argument!
But I agree.
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breeozoa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my bad XD I really thought it was about Griff since this drama is like,getting out of hand <_<
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure is...
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xXMittyKittyXx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I'm not even sure what a proper role model would be. It's not really my place to tell people what to do. 

You do you, i'll do me. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True!
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applebriar Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I have mixed feelings about it, because on one hand, (usually) an artist didn't ask to be popular; they didn't ask for people to go by their examples. On the other, whether they want it or not, people are going to look up to them and it'd be nice if they did set a good example. So I understand both sides??? ;o; I see it like celebrities who do stuff people don't approve of, like smoking. I mean, parents shouldn't blame the celebrity because the parent didn't teach their kid that smoking is unhealthy, and, frankly, it's not a celebrity's responsibility to have to watch themselves every second of the day just because a kid might copy them...but like I said, kids are impressionable, and if a kid really loves a celebrity, they're gonna try to be like them, and it'd be nice if the celebrity wasn't smoking because it does kinda give a bad message.

OTL I rambled, but it's a double-edged sword to me :'D
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Writer
I agree with this completely. :nod: Well said. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that's true... Hmm D:
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WhovianAndWarriors Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I don't think that they need to stop being themselves of course but they do need to consider more the effects that they have on others.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess so! Though how they act on that is their decision.
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WhovianAndWarriors Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ya i guess I mean if something happened like if they got into a small fight or something and ended up abusing their popularity and sending all of their followers after the other person (i mean before talking to the person and trying to settle whatever disagreement they had themselves)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, yes!
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Miatanae Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I've seen a lot of seemingly nice artists turn into complete asshats after getting popular.  I think becoming popular just gives them more reason to be themselves, which isn't always a good thing :p
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see :P
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TheElectricGuardian Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone has the right to act like them selves, (unless they hurt someone, then no). They're not anyone's mother, they don't need to impress anyone. BUT, acting like a douche is not acceptable either, so unless they are a bad influence, they don't ow anyone anything, in my opinion ^,^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, fair enough!
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gruess Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Yes, like everyone else.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true, I guess! No one should act like a jerk and we should all be respectful towards one another.
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Mackanga Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's just like being popular in real life: some of them act like a rich jerk and think that they are the best and no one else is better than them. But some of them act like any other people, thinking that they aren't so different than others, talking and hanging out with their fans. That is the true popular person.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or people think they are like that, I don't even know :0
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Mackanga Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Idk
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PandoraArtists Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that no one has the right to act like a complete jerk regardless of their popularity. But, you can't please everyone so there will probably always be someone mad at you; more so if you are popular.

It's not really an artists job to be a proper role model. I mean it's not like if one artist says something rude that it's going to show up on the morning news.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that's very true I think :)
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Poltergeist-Life Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If they do bad things and some idiot child is dumb enough to copy that behavior then it's the follower's fault or the parent's fault for not paying attention to who their child idolizes. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What parents really knows what their kids do, though xD I know mine don't. I think it's easy to blame the parents when at that age we would not have let them control us either.
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Poltergeist-Life Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
true
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Nightbreeze9779 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No, not really. Im sure their watchers would like whatever they do. It might not be their favorite, so what. Live is life. It's a long, tiring roller coaster ride for all of us.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I guess so!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Accurate.
Very accurate.
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SheepMaker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's simply their responaibility, because they have alot of watchers man. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. You gained a watcher? Go get your golden hair.
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SheepMaker Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're sad??????? What do you mean you're sad, you're popular, you cant be sad!!!1
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't pretend you're sad, it's a lie :noes:
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SheepMaker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tbh I'm a bit surprised that 43 people voted yes
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same, but oh well
I kind of feel like people expect too much?
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JAHSPURRING Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Preach it, Bienie. I've changed for my own benefit, but I'd never change for other people who think I should act a certain way since I have x amount of watchers or because I'm x years old. It would be unfair to expect that of anyone else.

I will admit that how someone acts is always going to influence how others treat them, even if it's not always justified. What I mean is... there's a difference between an art thief and someone who's popularity spontaneously turned them into a "terrible human" for no reason.

This is why I like NinjaKato as a person so much, they're pretty popular and they don't put up with rude people. It's absolutely ridiculous how many times others have tried to start trouble, dig up dirt on them, or make them out to be the bad guy in almost any given situation. I'm sure they've made mistakes before, but literally all I've seen Kato get shit on for is complaining [because heavens forbid someone gets irritated and needs to vent] and then defending themselves.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed. I guess I changed too, not really on purpose though. But it happens!

Yea... It's sad how often those things aren't even justified :noes:
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Idk, I think everyone should act like a respectable human being and not like an ass, popular or not :p Thats all.
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SkyeWolfofDusk Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You stole the words right out of my mouth! Clap 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truth :thumbsup:
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I mean if you're popular and get money for what you do its especially important to be nice or else you'd risk losing potential clients. I dont think being an ass is particulary useful here at all :XD:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, well, it's your own decision and your consequences :XD:
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MySiwonWorld Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I said no. I mean, if they get the chance to be themselves, they should take and... Well, be themselves! XD They don't have to be a role model for anyone, their personality is what makes their art special and unique.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I think so too!
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MySiwonWorld Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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