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How fandom is still shaping pop culture

Fandom and identity are central components of today’s digital landscape, and they have a huge impact on internet culture as a whole.

On Sep 24, 2023 by Kira Deshler

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Chris Evans and Alba Baptista’s marriage sparks new round of age gap discourse

The couple had been dating for a couple of years before tying the knot.

On Sep 11, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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Celebrity gossip is all over the internet—again

Everyone is paying attention to celebrities’ personal lives right now.

On Sep 9, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

Reddit Cakegate

Reddit cakegate proved how skewed discourse is on the internet

The chocolate cake post is a perfect example of how people respond differently on different social sites.

On Sep 2, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

Woman wearing hoodie; Oppenheimer trailer or movie. TV with remote control and popcorn bowl.

A woman claimed her husband shielded his eyes from certain scenes in ‘Oppenheimer’

Oppenheimer's intimate scenes sparked another debate thanks to this viral TikTok, which detractors labeled prudish and absurd.

On Aug 21, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Shoutout to Gen Z for teaching me this’: Why Judy Garland in blackface is suddenly trending

Many were quick to contextualize Judy Garland’s blackface performance. The discourse has led many to question users’ priorities.

On Aug 19, 2023 by Adrienne Hunter

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Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston spark controversy over antisemitism and cultural misunderstandings on Instagram

Aniston promoted an antisemitism accusation against Jamie Foxx—but Foxx's defenders argue he was judged unfairly.

On Aug 7, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Barbenheimer brought out the rude theatergoers—and everyone noticed

During the Barbenheimer craze, people were filming and taking photos of both films, sometimes with the flash on.

On Aug 5, 2023 by Tiffany Kelly

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Piers Morgan is getting mocked for his outrageous comments about the ‘Barbie’ movie

'It’s pretty obvious that the movie is trying to push equality rather than superiority.'

On Jul 25, 2023 by Olivia Hebert

Oppenheimer Discourse

Why ‘Oppenheimer’ doesn’t include Japanese characters

Christopher Nolan was criticized for focusing on American perspectives—but the lack of Japanese characters plays into the film's moral message.

On Jul 24, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘It was 30 seconds at most’: People are debating if concertgoers should take selfies after Miranda Lambert clip goes viral

The singer called out a group for taking selfies during the show.

On Jul 20, 2023 by Sayou Cooper

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‘Margot Robbie is mid’ is the sexist Twitter discourse from hell

These guys are trying to argue that Barbie herself is insufficiently beautiful.

On Jul 13, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Drake got a pink manicure, and men have opinions about it

'I refuse to believe that another man painting his nails gets y'all this upset.'

On Jul 5, 2023 by Sayou Cooper

Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla Presley in a wedding dress

The trailer for Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla’ is sparking age gap discourse again

But many fans trust Coppola to depict the story accurately.

On Jun 21, 2023 by Olivia Hebert

Scarlett Johansson stars as 'Midge Campbell' in writer/director Wes Anderson's ASTEROID CITY, a Focus Features release. TikToker irinahp imitating a Wes Anderson film

‘This might be the worst video I’ve seen in my life’: People are debating Wes Anderson’s style again after ‘Asteroid City’s release

A month-old TikTok arguing that some TikTok parodies do Wes Anderson better than Wes Anderson is getting roasted.

On Jun 19, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski