Everyone heard about the VMA, ranting and yelling about the Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke performance. That was warranted, it was a ridiculous plea for attention, and very sad when you think about it since a young women feels as though she needs to act like that to stay in the light. I even wrote a blog about Robin Thicke, how he didn’t receive any of the blame when he also did things that just shouldn’t be tolerated.
However, this didn’t need to be broadcasted for days. I believe it was trending on Twitter until Tuesday or Wednesday, news stations were writing about that, it was on T.V. News, then articles about how to twerk and benefits of twerking are coming out. Really?!
Now let me tell you something that wasn’t trending on Twitter, that wasn’t plastered all over Facebook, that was probably briefly mentioned in the news. 6 people were shot the weekend of the VMA’s in Chicago including a 11 year old girl and a 14 year old boy who was killed. So I’m really glad that everyone discovered that Miley Cyrus’ butt looked like a turkey because that is clearly much more important.
Don’t get me wrong, it is fine to discuss celebrity gossip & events. It was a surprising performance and there were mixed reactions and opinions, that is fine, but do we really need 3 days on Twitter about it? Her name is still trending today, it’s Friday!! Not only is that exactly what she wanted to happen & rewarding her bad behavior, but there are more important things in this world to talk about!
The growing level of apathy in society is shocking to me. Just a few days ago, I heard someone say “Oh no! Who cares about that stuff in Syria, my gas prices are going up!”. Really? 1,300 people were just killed and you are worried about your gas prices? Also, this person has no trouble affording gas, let me tell you.
Our society needs to start prioritizing events that occur in this world. Talk about celebrities, but focus on what truly matters in this world, like when children are being shot and people are being killed! So many horrible things in this world get ignored because so and so wore an odd outfit. Sometimes I do worry about my generation, the me generation, because we focus so much on us us us us. It is time that people start looking outside of themselves and try to feel what others are going through in the world.