Object Of Study : ' Fuck ' On National Television

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Object of Study: On February 12, 2017, Adele uttered “fuck” on national television during her Grammy’s performance. Adele said, “I fucked up, I can’t do it again like last year,” during her tribute to the late George Michael, who was a role model to Adele (Unterberger). Adele had started her tribute song, but her vocals were off and so she stopped, uttered the word “fuck” on live TV, and then started over, saying, “I’m sorry for swearing and I’m sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again? I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him” (Coscarelli). This incident was reported on nationally and internationally, due to the international audience of the Grammys and due to the fact that Adele herself is from the UK. None of the reports on…show more content…
The Grammys was only a little over a month after the passing of George Michael. While Adele was paying tribute to her departed friend, she messed up and was dissatisfied with her performance, which is why she uttered a profane word on live television. e) Genre: public memorial / tributary performance f) Exigency: Adele is a public figure and a role model to many young viewers in particular. When Adele said a profane word on live television, this reached her fans everywhere, many of them being children. It is important for role models to understand their role in young fans’ lives, and also for society to understand that role models are not perfect human beings and may slip up from time-to-time. Framework: Grief and Coping Strategies Method Source 1: “Gender Differences in Grief Reaction Following The Death of A Parent” by Elizabeth Lawrence et al. Elizabeth Lawrence et al. wrote a psychological research article titled, “Gender Differences in Grief Reaction Following The Death of A Parent,” which was published in 2006 in Omega: Journal of Death & Dying (Lawrence, et al. 323). The article’s research question was whether or not there was a difference between how men and women coped with grief; the results of the research were that females were more likely to experience adverse consequences than males (Lawrence, et

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