PUBLIC OPINION > Diddy's Son Could Take or Leave the Money
SodaHead Celebs 2012/06/04 17:00:00
Justin Combs, the son of hip hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, came under public scrutiny recently when UCLA offered him a full ride ($54,000) for his grades and athletic achievement. Some people have suggested it's wrong of the school to give Combs that much credit when his father could easily pay for the education with his $500+ million fortune. After all, there are plenty of students out there who need it more than him. We asked the public if he should accept the offer.
This question could be looked at a couple of different ways. It could be applied to colleges in general -- should rich kids receive academic or athletic scholarships? -- or it could be applied to individuals -- should they turn them down if their parents can afford it? Either way, it's a complicated situation. Many respondents argue that Justin should be able to make his own way, so if applied to schools, most seem to agree he should have the choice to accept it. However, many respondents also feel his father should give back somehow.
Teens Don't Think He Should Take It
It came as no surprise that his biggest competition was just that -- his competition. Other teens, i.e. other young people hoping to someday attend college, were more likely to say Combs should leave the money for the ones who really need it. This is understandable, as many teens are probably worried about the mounting costs of a college education.
OK From Upper Brackets
It should also come as no surprise that his biggest supporters were those who could find themselves in the same position. Voters who made over $100,000 were about 30% more likely, on average, to say Combs should take the money. You don't make it that far in life by letting opportunity pass you by, especially when it's well-earned.
Conservatives Have His Back
Oddly enough, the political breakdown was minor. However, conservatives were about 11% more likely to suggest he take the money. This sounds like a classic instance of objectivism at work -- productive achievement and the individual pursuit of happiness. It would be nice if his dad helped the school out, but he's under no obligation to forfeit his morally sound success.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our poll about Justin Combs. We'd love to hear from you!
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