Английский язык. 11 класс
Урок 19. It’s my right
It’s my right
All basic human rights recognize the value and dignity of everyone and they are the same regardless of sex, race, age, nationality or social class. The protection of human rights became an international concern because of the cruelties and injustices. So, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations on December 10th, 1948. Unfortunately, human rights are still violated in some countries. Everyone should know that they have the right to be treated equally by the law and nobody has the right to torture, to punish and put in prison without a real reason, to treat as a slave and to take away the human rights.
It’s my right
The mass media have created “the cult of celebrity”. But sometimes people have to pay a high price for their publicity. A celebrity’s private life is always discussed by journalists, TV-viewers and the Internet-users. The deepest secrets of a star’s family may become public property. Celebrities are always followed by paparazzi, which makes it impossible to have a private life. Fans get telephone numbers, wait after concerts and just follow everywhere the same as paparazzi do. Being famous can be even dangerous. For example, John Lennon was shot by a crazy man in New York City and Princess Diana’s car was pursued by some paparazzi through Paris before the fatal crash. Many famous people get tired of constant stress without having a private life and relax using alcohol and drugs. Some of them died because of such things like Kurt Cobain or Janis Joplin. So, publicity doesn’t only lead to fame, success and richness. It’s also a reason of envy, jealousy and impossibility to escape from public attention.