Paris Hilton & The Princess Myth: A dangerous role model
Paris’ latest attempt to avoid responsibility and accountability for her actions by urging people to sign a petition for the California Governor to terminate her DUI sentence is perpetuating The Princess Myth and sending out yet more destructive messages to young girls and damaging their self-esteem, according to Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior & Relationship Expert, Patrick Wanis.
A Clinical Hypnotherapist, Wanis says, “Paris is famous for doing nothing and contributing nothing, yet young girls look up to her because she has fame, fortune and power. This is the Princess Myth which says: “I don’t have to do anything and I will just be given everything, I will be pretty & beautiful. I will have the castle and I’ll have the money and the power and the diamonds and tiaras and I don’t have to do anything for it. I will be rich and an heir to a fortune by marrying my prince – someone powerful (or in Paris’ case by being born into it.)
“Paris is encouraging people to avoid all responsibility believing that she does not have to answer for her actions. Paris is a destructive idol and role model for young girls because she does not encourage others to give back or contribute to society when in fact, our real sense of satisfaction and fulfillment comes from contributing to other people -not taking! Her actions and persona suck the power from women teaching them not to aspire to be or do anything except be a princess-in-waiting.”
“Paris is selling the princess myth to all young girls when the petition claims she provides “beauty and excitement to our otherwise mundane lives.” This is damaging to self-esteem of all young girls by saying: beauty equals worthiness, ugliness equals wickedness.”
Originally from Australia, Patrick Wanis is a Celebrity Life-Coach, Author and an Expert in Human Behavior and Relationships. He is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist with degrees in Communication, Human Behavior and Journalism. Wanis is the Human Behavior & Relationship Expert for Date.com and Matchmaker.com and a regular contributor to FOX News. Wanis coaches and works with various celebrities. WGN Chicago and Syndicated TV show, “The Daily Buzz” anointed him “The Woman Expert” and FOX News pronounced him ”A voice for women.” Over four million people have read Wanis’ books in English and Spanish including: “Soul Mates”, “Finding God”, “Get What You Want!”, “Get the man you WANT!” “How to Get Over It”, and; “What a Woman Wants.” He recently coached and hypnotized Hulk Hogan and family for relaxation and healing as part of the VH1 series, Hogan Knows Best. Visit him on-line at www.patrickwanis.com