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TOPIC: Media Studies: Brangelina

Media Studies: Brangelina 22 Sep 2016 19:43 #10298

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Brangelina no more.
Question: Why is this relevant to any of us?
Second question: Why are sources like Washington Posit, New York Post, CNN, Fox etc. commenting on their divorce?
I really questioned what's important to the American people this week when I noticed how much the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce broke social media, newspapers, magazines, radio, news shows, and literally everything else you can name.
Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie Divorce with 3,420,000 hits on Google where Tulsa Police Shooting has 1,320,000 hits on Google. This is a problem in my opinion. I am concerned why firstly, Americans put these celebrities up on a pedestal, rip their personal lives apart, judge them to no end, and pull other Americans into the situation who don't want to be involved (Jennifer Aniston). It's pretty apparent that Aniston likes to be out of the spotlight, hence her lack of Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. American's infatuation with these celerities and their personal issues is ridiculous. Why are we more concerned about the divorce of two celebrities than the Tulsa police officer, Betty Shelby who was charged with first-degree manslaughter after shooting and killing an unarmed black male. The amount of media coverage each of these incidents are receiving in proportion to each other is preposterous in my opinion.
What does everyone else think?
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