Maybe you were a little shocked this morning when you opened Twitter to see hashtags like #whiteoutwednesday trending. (Maybe not.) Click on one and you’ll be significantly less worried to know that they’re filled with K-pop fancams and photos, meant to drown out racist and pro-cop tweets. Have you ever been happier to see Jungkook? Accounts like @1TGIRL and @stayy_zz seemed to organize the effort. This comes less than 48 hours after K-pop stans flooded police department apps and portals, meant for submitting photos and videos of protest activity and looting, with more fancams. The effort started the evening of June 2 on hashtags like #bluelivesmatter and, as of this morning, has taken over #whiteoutwednesday and #whitelivesmatter. (They now show up as “kpop” tags on Twitter’s trending page.) Because if there’s one constant on the internet aside from the presence of racists, it’s that K-pop stans run the show. … [Read more...] about K-Pop Stans Continue to Run the Internet, Flood Racist Twitter Hashtags
These cases are notable because they are all easily avoidable. They’re evidence of a slow and peculiar shift in the relationship between fans and the musicians they love over the last decade, as maintaining a social-media presence went from being a novelty to a necessity for public figures, and saying the right thing at all times on social media has become the ground-level expectation of prominent internet citizens. Social media is a bucking bronco; you can make an educated guess what it’ll do ahead of time based on history and experience, but you can never know for sure until you hop on. In 2018, Kevin Hart thought defiance would get him out of hot water for dry gay jokes in old tweets when it was announced that he’d be the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, and LGBTQ Oscar viewers balked. It did not. In 2018, Kanye West seemed blindsided by the passion in the reaction to a statement he made on TMZ saying African slaves in America may have chosen their captivity. These … [Read more...] about Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship.
My first desire after listening to Chromatica, aside from wishing it were still safe to head to a dance floor, was for a button I could press on my phone so that I would respond to messages with Lady Gaga’s specific, exaggerated delivery of “that’s gos-sip” from “Babylon.” On the last track of the album, Gaga brings her rah-rah bitch self back harder than ever with a nonsense-on-the-rocks dance track seemingly designed to be heard between several sweaty bodies. “That’s the thing that you bring / That you bring, that you bring / Him, you and me,” she announces just before the chorus. “That’s gos-sip.” May it be sampled everywhere: When a story is delicious and good! That’s gossip! When I’m issuing a denial? That’s gossip! When you just want the beat to drop? That’s gos-sip! … [Read more...] about All I Want to Listen to Is Lady Gaga Overpronouncing ‘That’s Gossip’ in ‘Babylon’
In her new movie The High Note, Tracee Ellis Ross plays a high-strung, high-maintenance pop diva who wants to get back in the game. “In the history of music, only five women over 40 have ever had a No. 1 hit,” Ross’s Grace Davis laments, anticipating her label’s underestimation of a woman in the middle of her career. “And only one of them was black.” In reality, there were two black women over 40 with No. 1’s on the Billboard Hot 100 around the time the script for The High Note was written: Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. And Mariah Carey’s record-demolishing No. 1 “All I Want For Christmas Is You” made her the third to accomplish the feat last December (likely after the movie was shot). At “49” glorious years old, the continued popularity of the singer’s 1996 holiday song made her the first artist to have a No. 1 in each of the past four decades, the artist with the highest number of No. 1’s (19, … [Read more...] about Is There Really Only One Black Woman Over 40 With a No. 1 Song?
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