This TV program is big. People of all ages watch it. I’ve watched it. But do we really have such a thing as an American idol? Do we want to?
What is an idol, anyway?
An idol is something that is a representation of a god, and it is also worshiped. People bow to idols, as if bowing to honor a god.
Then there is the word “idol” as in Hollywood. Many stars of stage and screen are called “idols.” People look up to them as representing something virtuous. They idolize them.
Do we look up to the American idol singing stars this way? Do you?
Personally, I think the word is a bit too strong for what the musicians and artists are representing. They may sing well but that doesn’t mean that they are more virtuous as people or that we should bow down to them as if they were deities.
What do you think?