From the A-list to the C-list. From the reality stars to the famous sports personalities. From the celebrity bloggers to the musicians. This is a letter to each and every one of you.
As a father of three very young and impressionable girls, I implore you to take a few minutes and consider these words. I promise to keep this short and won't chastise.
Instead, I merely want to ask you to think about the power and influence you have through your very celebrity. I want to ask you to think about the fact that many will accept your messages just because you are famous.
Please do not misinterpret what I'm saying. I'm sure you are smart, intelligent, thoughtful people and I am in no way, shape or form trying to tell you not to have an opinion.
Rather, I'm asking you to consider the consequences of your words and actions, intended or otherwise, because it is very likely that you will influence those in awe of your celebrity.
By no means am I saying that your actions are necessarily a negative thing. I'm certain that many of you are already doing positive work around the world. But in today's age of instant messaging and immediate electronic news feeds, your words and actions will reach a wide and varied audience, like my daughters, in about a millisecond.
So instead, I'd like to ask you to consider pausing for a just a few moments before you speak or do and consider the possible impact your words and actions might have on young and impressionable minds.
I'm certainly not telling you how to live your life or what causes you should support. I do however, think it's fair to ask you all, whatever form you celebrity you are, to pause and consider the consequences of your actions.
Thank you in advance for considering my request.
A Father of Three Girls