Buzzfeed... I'm not mad. Just disappointed.
I think I speak for many young collegiates when I say I used to love Buzzfeed. LOVE Buzzfeed. Their videos were frequent and eye-catching, with titles like "Historically Accurate Disney Princesses" and "'One Size Fist All' On Different Body Types." At one point I actually declared to my family and friends that I would do my best to land an internship there and hopefully end up working for them full-time. The freedom they appear to give to their employees when it comes to dipping their hands into all sides of production, as well as the collaborative aspect of the company, was intriguing to me. Working there seemed like the perfect way to make money as a creative–something seemingly everyone is trying to do.
Of course, a beat after I made this declaration, I heard news of one of my favorite Buzzfeed actresses, Brittany Ashley, being promptly fired after appearing on a different web series alongside Jenny Lorenzo, another talented Buzzfeed personality. You can read about it here.
I'm the most bummed about this honestly because Brittany was involved in a brilliant series with Chris Reinacher (who ended up resigning over this past summer) that was cut short.
Clearly, Buzzfeed doesn't really give its creators as much freedom as I thought. Aside from that, their videos lately haven't been as innovative as they used to be. On the day that I'm writing this, some of their most recent videos include "Adults Try Soda-Flavored Pop-Tarts" and "This Cat Test Will Reveal If You Are An Introvert Or An Extrovert."
On a positive note, my favorite series within the company is coming back and looks promising.
I personally believe that anything associated with Quinta Brunson is destined to be quality, BROKE included.
Anyway, here's a list of ideas you can show to your local buzzie wuzzie employie.