Don’t get me wrong(This is how you know this is going to be really opinionated), I have a lot of idols in my life that are famous. Robert Downey Jr,Chance The Rapper,Donald Glover, and Issa Rae just to name a few. But there is something about these up and coming celebrities(or rather celebrities in my age range) That I just can’t stand. Recently Jake Paul has been in the news for doing normal young adult stuff, now I get it I’m 21 I do*have done* stupid stuff. But this guy is going to places that are dare I “dickish”. Some of the things he has done is make his home address public for what ever reason,filmed himself getting arrested(which turned out to be totally fake), and generally causing a disturbance around the neighborhood. The city council is currently decided whether to file a class action lawsuit against him and Disney has severed all ties with him. The only thing I can say is Why?. Not why is this all happening to him. But why did he get all this attention in the first place. I remember when Vine was a thing and everyone was trying to get their six seconds of fame. And Jake Paul was one of those individuals that was really trying hard to get himself out there. But when vine ended everyone migrated to YouTube. And that just caused and entirely new shit storm of YouTubers. I heard Jake Paul’s song “Everyday Bro” and I cringed so hard that couldn’t get past the 40 second mark. It’s like fame comes in abundance but at the same time not at all. People will try to do anything to get the views or the attention where ever possible. Like the two idiots that got in trouble for streaming deaths of their family and friend’s. In the first instance some guys livestreamed their friend drowning and you could hear them snickering in the back ground, and in the second instance a young girl snapchatted her sisters death and said she didn’t “give a fuck”. She has gotten so much attention thst there was a facebook page created to letting her go free. I am shocked, stunned and disgusted that people are willing to go this low to gain fame. But some people have pointed out something very important. It’s the fact that these kind of people were always running around. It’s just the fact that now they have a platform that allows them to show their stupidity and unfortunately there are a lot of people who follow them. The standard of fame and who can get famous has changed so much, so much so that fame is a dirty word(at least to me).
Before I start this blog I want to state that I am a supporter of Black Lives Matter, Feminism, LGBTQ community and everything else that can help us be equal. So I am basically a liberal. However I have a problem with people who shout about their liberal views and aren’t willing to hear the other side. A couple of days ago I was browsing through YouTube when I came across one of Phillip DeFranco’s videos. I am a big fan of Phillip’s videos and I frequently watch them to get updates about international and national news. There was one story in particular that stuck out to me though. It was about what was going on at Evergreen State College. Evergreen State College has been in the news recently for the political protest that have been occurring the past week due to Professor Bret Weinstein’s comments about racial diversity among college professors. Many students want to see professors of that look the same they do meaning those that are African American, Latino, Women, Gay whatever it may be. And I agree with them on that part, however I also agree with Weinstein when he stated that people should be hired based on their credentials instead of solely on race(but I do have a argument against that as well). It was Weinsteins argument that caused students to protest and ask for Weinstein to be fired. Now I don’t have a problem with protesting, I have a problem with people just shouting out their views. In several videos I saw the protesters were cutting off people when they gave an argument, yelling over people, and laughing at the opposite position when they tried to make a point. I have seen this trend way to often where protesters just shout over the opposite position without hearing the other side. I always believed that there should be a dialogue between opposing sides and they should come to a conclusion that they both agree with. What these people are doing aren’t going to change the landscape, in fact it might even create a greater divide(in my opinion). Weinstein made a valid point we should not just choose people based on their racial background, it should be based on their credentials. But the question is if someone where to show you a resume without a face and they had all the requirements, then come to the interview as a person of color would they still be hired? That’s the question I always ponder when I hear people say they should hire based on skills, and for those that say they should hire based on race. Would you hire a person that had very little credentials but was a person of color? These are the questions that we should bring to the argument instead of just shouting out our viewpoints. Both sides are guilty of this we need to start debating and discussing instead of fighting and yelling maybe then we could come to an agreement and find that we have more in common than we think.