Beyond the Streisand Effect: Ellen and GWB

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“I thought once you got rich there’d be no consequences!”

I’m not sure exactly when the dam broke. One could argue social media played a role in the end of our collective disillusionment with celeb culture, consumerism, the whole thing. We’re a little jaded now. That’s an essay for another time.

People are louder about injustice, more aware of the state of the world. There is a growing movement for change (both in right and left-wing circles). A celebrity choosing class solidarity with a war criminal is a sign that above all, their allegiance is to the status quo and we cannot rely on them. Celebrities are not good, they are not our friends.