celebrity, culture and radical politics in the heart of the american empire
I post a more or less equal mix of radical/leftist political, general US celebrity culture and One Direction stuff here. I try hard to use tags that allow people to blacklist stuff they don't want to see.
I will probably never put my asks on anon. Please don't be nervous to send me messages though--even if you're embarrassed because you don't understand something or because you're angry/upset about something I've said. You can always put at the beginning to "please answer privately". I will always respect this.
My friends just met Jedward outside a Bank of America apparently and all I’m doing is drinking wine and telling Directioners to stop using homophobic slurs on twitter.
i AM SO JEALOUS TIME TO DRINK ANOTHER GLASS OF WINE.
there is nothing romantic about
- not knowing you’re beautiful
- loving someone until they learn to love themselves
please stop romanticizing low self esteem.
it’s one thing to love a person who happens to have low self esteem
it’s another thing to frame low self esteem as a desirable trait.
Those pictures of Harry Styles after a fan ripped off his hat are extremely troubling to me. He looks angry but resigned and shut down. I wouldn’t be surprised if those pictures show a person in the process of disassociating.
Celebrities are people, not objects, and the fact that this society encourages people to dehumanize celebrities in order to maximize their commodification isn’t just about the celebrities. Living in a culture that encourages such behavior to make money and retain power impacts the way everyone sees and interacts with each other.