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Inappropriate appropriation

Cultural appropriation — and what it looks like — is a good thing to be cognizant of before dressing up this Halloween.Continue...

Celebrities don’t owe us an explanation of their sexuality

Celebrities like Harry Styles and Taylor Swift have long been accused of queerbaiting, embracing gender fluidity without being openly queer. While it’s true these celebrities might profit off questions surrounding their sexuality, we must avoid policing people’s sexuality.Continue...

Stop criticizing Olivia Wilde over Harry Styles

Between his androgynous style and ambiguous song lyrics, Harry Styles has always been known as a rule-bender. Recently, however, Styles has gained acclaim for bending a whole new set of rules: those of a younger man dating an older woman.Continue...

The public has no right to discuss Billie Eilish’s body

Earlier this week, Billie Eilish stepped out onto a sidewalk in casual clothes. Wearing a tank top and long shorts, the 18-year-old looked like every other teenager in the world. But unlike every teenager in the world, a paparazzi snapped a photo. In response to the image’s release, Twitter lit up with controversy.Continue...

What makes BTS stand out?

The South Korean boy band BTS, short for Bangtan Sonyeondan or Beyond the Scene, has been killing it in the music industry since their debut in June of 2013.Continue...

What we can learn about white celebrity activism from Lea Michele

The death of George Floyd has forced even the most privileged people to confront the realities and persistence of anti-Black racism.Continue...

The pandemic is exposing the weaknesses of celebrity activism

Celebrities are just like the rest of us—if you discount their privilege and ability to create meaningful change with enviable ease.Continue...

Selena Gomez’s comeback album was worth the wait

With the release of her first full-length album since 2015, Rare , Selena Gomez has delivered an empowering message about loving yourself and removing toxic relationships from your life.Continue...

Packing our 2019 pop culture time capsule

It’s hard enough to remember what we had for breakfast last week, let alone all of the crazy pop culture moments of the past year.Continue...

Apologizing to the women of pop culture

Women in pop culture have always been subject to overwhelming (and, frankly, stupid) criticism for absolutely everything they do.

What follows is a list of women and genderqueer people...Continue...

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