Wait, so Kreepie Kats were supposed to be compassionate? Very confusion.
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Is this a post or a memo to Shankman about developing sponsored content opportunities?
"Gather round the fire kids, Choire's gonna tell us all about David Wojnarowicz!"
@mikki halpin I have no truck with upbraiding creeper dudes from GQ or Esquire, especially when they try and drape themselves in the mantle of some gross masquerade of effete gentlemanly reserve while ogling every woman they meet. There's a generations deep history there worth dismantling.
But that's a different issue than journalism slowly being degraded via baiting and trolling, especially when exploitation of youth comes into it.
I think it's worth noting age because the industry that creates and promotes 1D in specific hopes of stirring up a certain kind of response that some see as passionate and others see as crazy but the progenitors see merely as lucrative isn't in any way empowering. I think it's naive that after multiple iterations of Beatle-mania trotting out defenses or praises to the phenomena (which is often overlaid with Poptimist carping) without questioning the process on economic or cultural terms (absent gender) is weak.
And, sorry, perhaps our interests just don't intersect, but 'crazy sports fan' articles are just as thick as 'crazy teen fan articles' in my reading. If anything I read almost exclusively 1D defenses (and critiques of coverage), so it's harder for me to appreciate how they play in corporate media.
@xee My point wasn't to create a hierarchy of social deviancy or to draw any parallels between hooliganism and going to a pop concert - it was only to address what I thought was media criticism (referring to 1D fans as crazy whereas sport fans are not) in the text. It just doesn't stick that sports fans are somehow above reproach or derogatory description (many of them eagerly embrace it -- Bears' fan calling themselves idiots, etc.).
The GQ dude is totes creepy, but it's also true that sports fans are often derided as 'crazy'. They even have a specific derogatory word them in Britain.
On Happy Anniversary Of The 2003 Blackout, Which Now Seems Kind Of Lame When You Compare It To The Blackout We Just Had Last Year
Does this mean it's safe to say rude things about 9/11 again?