Let me preface by saying that I know this subject differs drastically from individual to individual, though of those I speak are the majority…and believe me when I say I’ve met all the types…To answer your question, it’s because the majority of the time the same people who obsess over these bands or idols are doing so for incredibly shallow reasons. Let’s be truthful with each other here….it sure as hell isn’t for the artistic integrity of the product they create. It’s often times a lust built on hype.
Cole and I (though I am usually much less vocal) don’t condone these band’s messages at all. For the most part, all they do is prey on young tween girls to brainwash and sell to whilst creating a perverted image of “love” and “how a man should be.” This model has been used for, what seems like generations now, to make profit off the backs of targets who keep letting them fool them out of more money. Not only is it pathetic and immoral that this cycle continues on the side of production, but disheartening that it has yet to be broken by a generation wise enough to see through its ruse.
We hold a special kind of shame because this kind of brainwashing, idolatrous, shallow, beauty obsessed culture is one we had a hand in manipulating unknowingly.
Keen eyes would see a bit of regret in both Cole and I’s input on the matter, as we continue to search for ways to remedy what we deem an unhealthy fascination. Cole’s way of doing so may be more blunt and offensive, but it certainly harbored some attention didn’t it?
any respect i had for you totally dropped off after reading this. who gives a shit what teenage girls like? who cares if they like music catered to them? and how the fuck do you get off defining “artistic integrity”? that is such a ridiculous claim to make - that any piece of art can be systematically rated as objectively better than another.
suggesting that teen girls are ‘brainwashed’ into liking anything removes them of agency in making their own decisions. yeah, ‘tween girls’ like a thing - they must have been coerced into doing so. no, you asshole, they like catchy songs that make them feel happy. so sorry that they aren’t listening to classic rock or whatever it is that would make them more worthy in your eyes. they’re doing what they want to do. get the fuck over it.
obsessing over celebrity culture and enjoying pop music are two different things. i am not celebrating the former. but what you are doing is vilifying pop bands for making music that appeals to younger girls, and that is unacceptable. yeah, these band members are good looking. who cares if that’s why girls like them? let them make their own decisions. the music and the musicians clearly make them glad, so what’s wrong with that? if it makes you mad that it makes a girl happy to listen to a band comprised of attractive boys sing about a beautiful girl, close your eyes and walk away. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH LIKING POP MUSIC. NOTHING. DON’T SHAME GIRLS FOR DOING SO.
also don’t call us ‘targets’ because we consume media we enjoy. why does it matter if someone prefers the jonas brothers to the beatles? how does that affect your life in any way? why is it any of your fucking business? if you don’t like the music, cover your ears. don’t gripe about the “shallow culture”
use all of the pretentious fucking vocabulary you want. this post is misogynistic garbage and so are you for perpetuating these ideas. and get the fuck over yourself while you’re at it.
idk why you think you have anything of value to say about teenage girls when your b-list notoriety comes from being on the fucking disney channel lmao
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