Why we should be more critical of popular media

Ceillie's college book"shelfie"

Ceillie’s college book”shelfie”


The millennial generation has grown up with our identities being tied up in our favorite pop culture things. I, for example, have always been extremely bookish, but other people I grew up with are movie or TV buffs or gamers. We all have our own beliefs that we ascribe to, and that shows a lot in the pop culture that we choose to read, watch and play. It might come as a surprise to some people, but ending a friendship because of a friend’s favorite piece of popular media is not that uncommon. It’s not because their favorite TV show, movie or book is poorly written or poorly made, at least in my case. It’s because they cannot recognize the problematic aspects in them.

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About Ceillie Simkiss

Ceillie Simkiss is a senior at Western Carolina University in the Communications program focusing on Journalism, with a minor in art. Currently enrolled in Features and Magazine Writing, she works as Editor-in-Chief for The Western Carolina Journalist. She also works for the Western Carolinian as a Photographer and News Designer. She can be found on Facebook (Ceillie Simkiss), Twitter (@CandidCeillie) and LinkedIn (Ceillie Simkiss).