Nothing’s more natural than that kids should care about celebrity. It’s not ‘growing up too fast’, it’s proof of immaturity.
It’s proof that they don’t have to experience the realms of suffering or of discipline – which are strictly adult experiences.
The problem is that we live in a culture that celebrates the celebrity, the forever-child; the problem is that we live in a culture that tells us that we should never grow up.
Alain de Botton