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Opinion

“I am not a role model.”

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

As esports gets bigger, I’m oft reminded of Barkley’s famous line “I am not a role model.” It’s a great line as it cuts through the bullshit of what people expect from athletes or celebrities. They got their fame through a specific set of skills that usually had nothing to do with their moral character (good or bad).  I don’t expect a normal everyday person to act like a role model, and as I don’t consider athletes/celebrities different from the everyday person, I can’t expect them to either.

 

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