Celebrities really are just like us. They’re normal people with jobs that just so happen to put them in this weird spotlight of glorification. That’s where things get tricky with celebrities, because, yes, they are people just like us, but the spotlight they are in also magnifies all their mistakes and shortcomings and average human problems. And while that should always be taken into consideration (try and imagine all the mistakes you’ve made. Now imagine them in headlines across a dozen gossip magazines. Yeah, not pretty), there are some things they do that can just straight up be avoided with a little thought. We’re not here to call them names or bash them, but we do have some friendly suggestions for what their new years resolutions should be. We’re not asking much, ’cause we’re not perfect either, but here are a few potential resolutions that would make the world a little nicer for everyone.
1. Kylie Jenner
Between essentially advocating for cosmetic surgery for teenage girls and her ableist wheelchair photoshoot earlier this month, it’s hard to decide what makes Kylie Jenner more undeserving of a spot on Time’s most influential teens of 2015 list, besides the likes of Malala Yousafzai and Amandla Stenberg, who are more worthy of the honor. This year, we hope Kylie’s resolution is to take into consideration her platform when she advocates certain things, and keep in mind the influence she does unfortunately have. This is not to say that she has never done good, genuinely kind things, she has, but let 2016 be the year her Instagram feed is filled more with the good and less with the bad. Her selfies are amazing, but she needs to strike a balance.
2. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is the awkward but genuine girl we’d all like for a friend, and her music is life. However, like all good things, there is such a thing as too much. For 2016, we hope Taylor’s resolution is to keep a low-profile, but with the world premiere of a new music video on New Years Eve in New York City, it doesn’t seem this resolution will come to fruition, though there is hope for the days following. I think we all need a break from T-Swift before we can fully enjoy some new music from her, and we all need one award show where Taylor Swift isn’t the unofficial Guest of Honor.
3. Selena Gomez
One minute she’s singing about being sick of that same old love, and the next she’s papped hanging out with her old flame Justin Bieber, looking pretty satisfied. Maybe there’s more to it than meets the eye, and there’s really no way to know for sure, but whatever the case is with Selena and Justin, we hope her 2016 resolution is to make up her mind one way or the other for good. Their hot and cold relationship makes for some really catchy songs, but the back and forth is getting exhausting.
4. Justin Bieber
Similarly, we hope the Biebs’ resolution for himself is to decide what he’s doing with their relationship. One day he’s saying him and Selena are “homies”, as she still hits his phone up, and the next he’s saying he really couldn’t care less if she hits his phone up (see: lyrics for “Love Yourself”). He’s making a great music comeback and cleaning up his act, so it’s high time he moves on for good. We’re tired of being confused.