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The Amer­i­can Meme

It’s on Net­flix and it’s a ter­ri­fy­ing look into the birth of re­al­ity TV and In­sta­gram stars. It be­gins with Paris Hil­ton, who started that whole thing of be­com­ing fa­mous just be­ing her­self. There’s this misog­y­nis­tic guy who’s an in­ter­net sen­sa­tion, and un­der­neath all that he just seems re­ally un­happy. It made me think of how cor­ro­sive fame can be, par­tic­u­larly if it comes only as a re­sult of some­thing vac­u­ous. I’m not on so­cial me­dia be­cause the whole thing ter­ri­fies me. It makes me sad that we live in a world now where that’s what we ide­alise.

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