As a parent I started wondering where my kids sometimes get their sense of entitlement. How did they become so bratty? Then I realized they were getting it from popular culture â€“ the cartoons they watch, the musicians they listen to and the tiny fashion mavens they follow like the Olson Twins.
One of the most obnoxious brats on television, although a funny one is Stewie from Family Guy. He is only one year old and has an ego the size of outerspace and a contempt for his parents that I am sure is emulated by all kinds of kids.
Another arrogant member of the spoiled brat club is Justin Beiber who acts like there is no other reality but it's own. The young man is a narcissist who cares only about his hair and apparently in real life he is pretty cocky. For his sixteenth birthday he got a Ferrari F430.
In real life one of the uppiest of spoiled brats is little Miss Suri Cruise who despite being only five years old wears little gold high heel shoes and carries a gold lame purse that cost $850.000. As spiritual as Tom Cruise is the word humble does not seem to be part of the family vocabulary.
Another young lady who spoiled rotten and has it show is Will Smith's ten year old daughter who dresses head to toe in cheetah and leopard, wears heavy Gucci and Pucci chains, and $700 boots. She dresses like a retired Miami dowager and not like a little girl.
Lourdes Leon, the daughter of Madonna, gets hours of spa pampering weekly including weekly pedicures, manicures and facials. She is also always seen in designer clothing and carrying bottles of expensive vitamin waters and mineral waters. I was wondering why my child thought she was entitled to drink three dollar bottles of vitamin rich waters rather than just having Kool-Aid like everyone else.
The there is Daddy Brad Pitt who recently let his daughters Zahara and Shiloh spend $10,000 on clothing in an hour. They each also got a $250 hair cut and a $15,0000 doll collection. His son Pax wears a $600 World Vision Jacket.
A show that is almost a cult for spoiled girls to follow is My Super Sweet 16. This show on MTV has main characters that lead innocent children to believe that the apex in life is excessive consumerism. The show is riddled is iPads, Gap clothing, Landrovers and other 'the sky's the limit' type presents.