I Can't Stand The Hypocrisy Of "Cancel" Culture

I Can't Stand The Hypocrisy Of 'Cancel' Culture

If you're going to "cancel" celebrities and brands, then at least be consistent about it.

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A popular thing to do on social media now is "cancel" a celebrity.

What does it mean to "cancel" someone?

"Canceling" means to boycott and protest anything that involves a particular celebrity or brand because you're upset with something they said or did. At least, that's what it's supposed to be.

Usually what canceling actually involves is complaining about something a celebrity or brand has done or said, boycotting them for likes and views, and then forgetting all about them when it's no longer popular to be outraged at them. This is what cancel culture has become and it is honestly hypocritical.

There are some things that happen with celebrities and brands that people absolutely have a right to be upset about.

The "Surviving R. Kelly" Lifetime documentary and the recent Michael Jackson HBO documentary, "Leaving Neverland," both highlight some very creepy and child predator-like behavior by two world-famous musicians. I am aware of how likely it is that the Michael Jackson documentary is biased and untrue, but it doesn't change the fact that his behavior with those children was inappropriate and unacceptable.

If you want to stop listening to R. Kelly or Michael Jackson, then go right ahead and do just that.

But what you also need to do is be consistent about how you react to other "canceled" artists.

R. Kelly and Michael Jackson are not the only famous people who have been accused of sexual assault or unlawful behavior.

If people are going to cancel them, then let's also cancel every single movie Harvey Weinstein ever produced. While we're at it, let's cancel Tupac and all the songs he ever made. Don't forget to cancel "Poetic Justice" and "Juice" since he was in those movies, too. Oh, and how could I forget Chris Brown? He assaulted Rihanna a decade ago and despite all of the outrage, he still makes music and seems to be pretty successful. So much for him being canceled.

I think the most annoying example of this has to be when companies decide to cancel celebrities they make money from. If you don't remember, last year various streaming services briefly removed R. Kelly's music due to allegations of sexual abuse. What I want to know is, why was his music on those services in the first place if allegations like this have existed for years?

We all know he urinated on an underage girl, whether he was found guilty in a court of law or not. That was over a decade ago and yet companies had no problem putting his music up so they could make money from it.

Just last week, it was announced that one of the best "Simpsons" episodes, "Stark Raving Dad," would no longer be aired or distributed digitally due to the HBO documentary that highlights Michael Jackson's sexual assault allegations. I find this ridiculous for a few different reasons.

First of all, just like the R.Kelly situation, these allegations have been known for years, whether or not they are true. The producers of the show did nothing back when the episode was made, so it's a bit ridiculous to suddenly "care" now.

Also, the documentary itself has been called out for its bias. Jackson was never found guilty and there was never any hard evidence of what he did. The FBI didn't even find anything to prove the allegations.

Since the producers don't want an episode featuring an alleged child abuser and molester, then they should remove every episode featuring Julius Hibbert. The inspiration for this character is none other than Bill Cosby - you know the guy who was convicted and found guilty of sexual assault, unlike Michael Jackson. Only removing the Michael Jackson episode just makes the people behind "Simpsons" look hypocritical.

After this episode is gone, is "Do the Bartman" next? The song features Michael Jackson singing the chorus. You can listen to this song on Spotify, YouTube, Deezer, and iHeartRadio...at least until the record label behind the song decides to remove it.

"Cancel" culture is just a way for people to get likes and views online. The people who "cancel" celebrities end up looking like hypocrites. They'll "cancel" someone like Michael Jackson for allegations while continuing to listen to someone like Chris Brown, who has actually been convicted in a court of law for a crime.

If you're going to have some morals, then at least be consistent about them.

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18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.
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Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
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20 Amazing Songs You Need For Your Travel Music Videos

Planning to make your new travel video? Use one of these songs as your perfect background music!

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Based on the mood you're currently feeling, here are 20 different songs categorized by when you should use them for a traveling music video:


1. For Those Classic Summer Feels

"Harvest Moon" by Poolside

"Gone" by JR JR

"Hold My Hand" by Jess Glynne

"Summer" by Calvin Harris

For all the lake adventures and mission trips, these are the perfect songs to put behind them to share your experience. Using these songs, your video can have a perfect summer vibe to it!

2. For A Good Winter Vacation

"The Days" by Avicii

"Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers

"Roses" by The Chainsmokers

"It Ain't Me" by Kygo ft. Selena Gomez

It's hard finding a perfect song for a cold winter day. These songs can work amazingly to any snowy adventurous video you've made for your winter break.

3. For Everyday Adventures

"Shut Up and Dance" by WALK THE MOON

"To Let Myself Go" by The Avener

"All That Matters" by Justin Bieber

"Youth" by Troye Sivan

We all have our daily vlogs filled with school and friends. These songs can put a touch of amusement and thrill to these videos!

4. For The Perfect Spring Break At The Beach

"Steal My Girl" by One Direction

"The Nights" by Avicii

"Runaways" by Galantis

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

Every girl has the perfect week at the beach once a year! These songs can show off how incredible your experience with your friends was.

5. For Those City Nights

"Bullet Train" by Stephen Swartz

"Love You Like A Love Song" by Selena Gomez

"G.O.M.D." by J. Cole

"The Heart Wants What It Wants" by Selena Gomez

We all take visits to the city and never have the right songs to make a video with. These upbeat songs will make your city vlog into a perfect travel video!

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