Monday, December 21, 2015

Unpopular Opinions

Whether you are a “hipster,” a “basic bitch,” or anything in between, you likely have a few things that the masses seem to love and about which you simply do not care. Perhaps you even actively dislike the things. I have found that I have several of these things; due to the number, I’ve decided to utilize the umbrella term “unpopular opinions.” These are mine.

1. Beyonc√©. Though I, like many 90’s-00’s girls, loved me some Destiny’s Child, I cannot figure out the obsession with Beyonc√©. Why do people think she’s so great? Am I missing something? Is her music really so good that it justified Kanye’s VMA antics? Why does she have an alter ego? I’m just at a loss. I’ll take Sia.

2. Wine. To quote Sheldon Cooper, it’s just “grape juice that burns.” I’ve tried many. I’ve liked none.

3. Body positivity extending to the level of celebrating people who are morbidly obese. I get that we want to encourage people to be comfortable in their own skin and I generally think that's a good idea but these “role models” like Tess Holliday are not okay. Being morbidly obese is not okay. There is a definite difference between a healthy plus sized body and a body that is carrying hundreds of extra pounds of fat. It’s unhealthy and it’s a bad example.

4. I’m with Tina Fey on this one. While I think it is important to be inclusive and to not go out of your way to be offensive I think the culture of apologizing is getting out of hand. The idea that nobody should ever have their feeling hurt is just madness. People are going to disagree. People are going to think different things. People are going to make jokes and / or decisions that we don’t agree with. But that does not mean we should waste time demanding apologies. There are much larger issues to worry about than the race of an actor or actress.

5. “Ship” names. Please. For the love of god, please. Can we stop merging together the names of those in a couple? Does it really take that much longer to say Brad and Angelina? Is it that hard? No. The answer is no.