Tag: Popular Culture
Eminem Flips Off Trump Supporters and Draws a Line in the Sand at BET Hip Hop Awards
Think you don’t love Eminem? Think again. The Michigan rapper laid it all out at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards: If you support Trump, well, you can’t play with Marshall Mathers anymore.
Jimmy Fallon Says We Can’t Go Back
Jimmy Fallon has been criticized for failing to call out Trump and for having him as a guest during the campaign, helping him prove that Trump hair is actually hair. But now Fallon has taken a stand, and made a statement that turned “was just disgusting” into a trending topic on Twitter.
The Simpsons Look Back at the First 6.8% of Trump’s Presidency
Only 93.2 percent more to go…
Jason Isbell Feels Your Pain
Jason Isbell is arguably one of the best things Alabama gave this country, with his extraordinary catalog of music dating back to his days with the Drive-By Truckers. And don’t even get us started on his live shows. Let’s just say if he’s playing near you, buy a damn ticket.
This new song, from an upcoming album with his old band, The 400 Unit, urges us to take the high road in our thoughts and as we #resist. Whether it was inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s declaration that, “When they go low, we go high,” isn’t stated but we’re thinking yep.
Clooney on Spreading Out the Trump
Twenty-four-hour news doesn’t mean you get more news. It just means you get the same news more.
Actor George Clooney, explaining at the Cannes Film Festival why America won’t elect Donald Trump and blaming much of the candidate’s popularity on his treatment in the press.
Trump Again Triggers the Instinct to Destroy Stuff
There’s something about Donald Trump that makes people want to beat things, and this ad from a Van Nuys, Calif. Nissan dealer is proof. The ad, which has been condemned by Nissan corporate, shows a sales manager nicknamed, “The Ladies’ Man” beating a pinata of a man in a suit with a generous topping of blonde hair.
After store managers hit the piñata, Van Nuys General Sales Manager Martin Cuevas declares, “Aqui en Van Nuys Nissan, los Latinos mandan.” (Translation: “Here at Van Nuys Nissan, Latinos rule.”)
Nissan quickly condemned the ad.
Why Aren’t BMW and Adidas Condemning the Rebel Flag?
Both BMW and Adidas have plants in South Carolina but neither company has shown any interest in asking state legislators to stop flying the Confederate flag* over government buildings.
When these companies decided to take advantage of the cheaper, mostly non-unionized labor there, they made a decision to identify with the state. So why aren’t they speaking up? After all, it’s their state now.
Hank Green Says It’s Not OK for the Mainstream Media to Snipe at YouTube Stars
If you missed it in the post-game coverage of the recent State of the Union speech, Pres. Obama broke new ground beyond perfecting presidential ad libs. He also agreed to one-on-one interviews with three YouTube stars, and one of them, Hank Green, isn’t happy with the way the “legacy” press corps treated the endeavor. Green’s article, posted on Medium, is titled “Holy Shit, I Interviewed the President.” It might have been better named, “Holy Shit, the Mainstream Media is Killing Democracy.”
CNN intro’d and outro’d every segment with Glozell [Green] in a bathtub full of cereal, as did ABC’s morning show…Even new media companies like Vice were dismissive:
“Think of it as a teeny-bopper AMA…The interviewers will be GloZell Green, who’s perhaps best known for sitting in a tub full of cereal; a 19-year-old who gives beauty advice named Bethany Mota; and Hank Green, a notorious YouTube ranter whose brother wrote The Fault in Our Stars.”