The ruins of America via popular culture in mass media and politics

analytical Essay
1148 words
1148 words

The world is full of suffering, inflation, national debt, government cuts, and starving children, but Americans convert their attention to popular culture and the high life of celebrities in the world of so-called reality and entertainment. Americans live in a society where the best drama on television is a high school chemistry teacher tuned meth dealer, and where showing off your private and most intimate body parts and details of your life makes you more money than the average CEO. With the focus on the nontrivial things in life, it’s no wonder that popular culture has ruined American society, media, and politics.
Popular culture is a lucrative business for celebrities, and it is a part of everyday living for American society. David Schwab of Octagon First Call, who represents celebrities, says that Miley Cyrus name automatically gets a brand media coverage. She has been labeled “the queen of twerk,” a lewd dance that’s infamous in the world of popular and ratchet culture. The word twerk even made it into dictionary as a new word of the year in 2013. Critics have said that she’s “exposed ugliness about pop culture” and how Americans consume it (Liss). Jody Rosen of New York magazine slammed her for her VMA performance, stating that she was “putting on a minstrel show routine” (Liss). Even though Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance was labeled “bad,” because she twerked all over Robin Thicke and fondled a foam finger, the pop culture icon is cashing in on her vulgar rituals. The performance was watched by 10 million viewers and constantly discussed on hot and cold media nationally and globally the following week. According to a marketing release site Critical Mention, Cyrus received an estimate of $79 million in free TV exposure for h...

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...mages to make millions, and politicians should not take advantage of the cultural lifestyle.
Politicians should focus on current national and global affairs not necessarily what is happening in popular culture. Although, politicians are entitled to watch whatever they prefer or listen to any type music they prefer, they should not take advantage of their celebrity status in the capital to gain access to their favorite celebrities in Hollywood for endorsements to further their personal appeal. Furthermore, they should increase their appeal to the American public, by using sources outside of popular culture, because they can cause a negative appeal or give a false representation of the politician. Being friends with Jay Z and Beyoncé has increased the swag appeal for President Obama, and his popularity has been credited to his mainstream presence in popular culture.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how popular culture has ruined american society, media, and politics.
  • Explains that popular culture is a lucrative business for celebrities, and it's part of everyday living for american society. miley cyrus received $79 million in free tv exposure for her little stunt.
  • Argues that celebrity is king, no matter how it is attained. kim kardashian and paris hilton obtained their celebrity status by releasing sex tapes.
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