Why pop culture matters

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When Miley Cyrus twerked on the stage of the VMAs the press got right on the subject and many people complained about the excessive coverage. People who were unhappy about it said that there are more important things (possibly referring to Syria) to be reported and that they expected more from whatever publication mentioned the performance. There was a general consensus that pop culture news is dumb and useless.

But this view is completely narrow-minded and mostly expressed by those who are privileged enough not to be directly affected by what Miley’s performance and song means…

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