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Dear Poll: Should They Have Stronger Consequences?

It's no secret that young Hollywood has been getting in their fair share of trouble lately. Even though some of these young starlets have gotten their hands slapped, completed a stint in rehab and even served some jail time, their faces and stories are still plastered all over the Internet, the television screen and the covers of magazines.

While it's hard to tell what's going to actually make these girls have the wake up call they so severely need, tell me what you think. Do you think these girls need to have stronger consequences for their actions? Do you feel the media should still be giving them so much attention? Do you think it's sending mixed messages to the younger generation who look up to these famous faces that they are still getting movie roles, cover shots and news time?

melda melda 10 years
yes they should, the way they got treated was like joke
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 10 years
Yes. I find it disgusting that they are treated so lightly for their actions.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
They should get the exact same punishment as anyone else who behaved in the same way does. No special treatment. They should also not be allowed to give interviews where they say that they were treated unfairly or that the incident was blown out of proportion.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
frmo what I understand, a normal person would have only served 5 days of the 15 (or whatever) Paris served, and Nicole was given the same sentence a normal person would have gotten. That is sufficient for me.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 10 years
They should get the same punishment as the rest of the population whether it's a warning, community service, or jail time.
clarapl clarapl 10 years
Good point, junebrug. It's just by the grace of God that they aren't "serious killers."
junebrug junebrug 10 years
"They aren't serious killers for crying out loud"? It doesn't matter who you are, if you drive, especially at high speeds or chase someone, and are high on alcohol, coke, whatever, that's exactly what you are -- you've just been charmed so far. When you get a little unlucky, or drink a little too much, someone is going to end up dead, and for some reason, it seems to be always be the most innocent party. Driving while intoxicated is not cute, and I hope anyone who takes part in that reckless behavior learns a lesson before they actually kill someone.
paulinhadrp paulinhadrp 10 years
Not only are they putting lots of people in danger due to their lack of responsibility and erratic behavior, but they also have thousands of young people who look up to them (and that is scary!). They should be harshly punished, and people should really stop giving them jobs. I still can't understand how some companies still want to associate their names with these train wrecks. Hollywood has so many people available, there are so many more pretty and way more talented girls than just Lindsay, Paris, Nicole and Britney (who can't even sing, for god's sake!!!), so I really can't understand why people insist so much on keeping them in business. I do believe people can get better and grow up, but these ladies seem to live in another world, and don't really seem too worried about anything. I don't think they will realize how stupid they are in a long time, so maybe with some harsh punishment we will start seeing at least some improvements. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Paris has improved at least a bit. She is avoiding attention and is supporting charities, so let's see...
kurniakasih kurniakasih 10 years
They deserve the SAME punishment as the next Joe blow. The judges (DA/etc) should overlook the fact that these "people" can afford to pay very high-priced lawyers and just give them the JUST punishment for their crimes. The same punishment they'd hand out "ordinary" (normal? :D) citizens. No more or no less, I'm a big believer that everyone regardless their status should be equal, that's why the lady justice is wearing a blindfold to begin with.
princess_eab princess_eab 10 years
As long as they get a fair sentence under the law, that's fine with me. Why should they get harsher punishments than the average guy on the street just because we dislike the girls, or think they should suffer? Yeah, they need to clean up their act, but that's not legal or fair. This is America, not communist Russia.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
they deserve harsher punishments. it'll be really interesting what kind of sentence lindsay lohan receives, especially since she's a REPEAT offender. i hope karma bites nicole ritchie in the butt, because 4 days was definitely not enough for endangering not just herself, but everyone else on the road that night.
Random2 Random2 10 years
I think these ladies need harsher sentences, and CNN needs to start covering the real news instead of having their helicopter circling Paris Hilton's house as she's taken back to jail. They don't see these offenses as serious, but an opportunity to get more press time to talk about, like, the totally important issues (which are usually themselves).
rubialala rubialala 10 years
They need to be treated just like everyone else and serve the same time they would be required to if they weren't a celeb. But did Britney break the law? I guess the others were DUI, but she hit someone with an umbrella and threatened to kill someone? Did she do anything else?
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
they are addicts and need to be treated as such. i am not a fan of posh rehab centers. why make it seem like being sober and clean will be easy and pretty? the reality of addiction needs to hit home for these women. maybe a "scared sober" program similar to the "scared straight" one they have for criminals.
Agymgirl55 Agymgirl55 10 years
I just wish the media would stop reporting it like it is real news. Celebrities have always gotten in trouble, but it wasnt "news" before so it wasnt as readily reported. I think the media just needs a complete overhaul, most young people have no idea what is really going on in the world, I saw an "on the street" interview the other day, and NO ONE they interviewed could name a supreme court justice, except for one guy, who had just recieved his citizenship. Its sad when immigrants who go through the naturalization process know more about the USA than people who were born here.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
It's obvious that they need help, and they're not getting the help and message they need if they're only getting a fraction of the time other people get to realize their mistakes. I think the media coverage should also give a strong message of don't do what they do, but when they get off with 4 days in jail, all people are seeing is they can do whatever they want and not suffer the real consequences for it.
newfaith newfaith 10 years
these people are living in a fantasy world, but karma still exists.
cvela cvela 10 years
These young ladies should be getting harsher punishments but I also wonder about their parents and why they are not being held accountable. I know all of these young "ladies" are of legal age now, but I'd like to see someone write an article or do show (Oprah or someone) about how these stage moms/dads (let's not forget the Simpson girls) are ruining their children's lives by not setting boundaries and living vicariously through their children. They are doing a major disservice to them by trying to be their 'pals' and not being responsible parents who say "NO" firmly and lovingly to their children.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
If you vote for them needing tougher punishment to break their bad patterns, so does everyone who repeats their mistakes, not just them the celebs, and THAT would bankrupt the justice system since there already isn't enough money to punish everyone with jail time.
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