I agree with what applebriar said. 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.
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
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)
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 ^,^
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.
PandoraArtistsFeatured By OwnerApr 14, 2015Hobbyist 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.
Yes, they must always be in a good mood, and never protect themself from any hate they get, and the must look beautiful, and be kind to everyone, and patient with the people who beg them for points or requests or other things like it, even if it clearly states on their page that they dont do that. They must have hair as golden as the sun, and preferably a white horse to ride on, so they can look good when they come and sweep you all off your feet, as a knight in shining armor wearing sunglasses
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.
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.