Buzzfeed Controversy

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Though BuzzFeed stands at the forefront and was a very pivotal player in putting body positivity, inclusivity, and representation at the forefront of discourse within the beauty realm, the inconsistencies within their vast content show that either such radical stances on beauty were either not as important as making trite videos and articles on beauty to gain more views and therefore revenue, or merely just another scheme to appeal to a wider audience, including those marginalized by today’s beauty standards. Though they are quick to act as a cavalier for women of color or queer folk by condemning celebrities, brands, and companies such as Kylie Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Khloe Kardashian, ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Coachella, etc. for cultural appropriation…show more content…
They also often fail in having anything valid or new to say when it comes to more serious topics surrounding race, gender, sexuality, and the intersections of these margins. The controversial video “27 Questions Black People Have For Black People” states tired and overplayed stereotypes of black people as if they are unchartered territory, all while perpetuating these stereotypes and discrimination not only towards blacks but also towards other races, especially those who do not know better. Here, BuzzFeed’s youthful demographic proves to be a flaw rather than an asset because they will probably hold onto these views as some of their only exposures to black discourse, especially if they themselves are not black and are not fully educated…show more content…
These watered-down, white-washed views end up becoming representative of the left’s ongoing disorganization that conservatives use to discredit the very valid problems that marginalized folk and people of color have to deal with (and vice versa, as this diluted left also attacks a strawman version of the boogieman on the right, also presented by media like BuzzFeed’s). As a result, the great divide in ideology between the young and the old, the liberals and the conservatives, continues to widen, as neither side takes the other
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