Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton: Why people are cringe-watching old interviews
Inspired by Framed Britney Spears, People are re-watching old celebrity interviews to reverse the poor treatment of women.
February 5 by bandits The New York Times presents Aired Britney SpearsThe past upset – her 2007 mental health breakdown, her stereotypes and the #FreeBritney movement – as cast by the media. The Doctor re-watched “No Hold Forbidden” 2003 Prime time Interview with Diane Sawyer, who told a 22-year-old Spears about her rumored infidelity Justin timberlake (Outlining her public account of the couple’s breakup) and questioned her sex appeal, which she calls “troubled” mothers. Sawyer also showed the pop star a quote from former First Lady of Maryland Kendall Erlich, who said, “Actually, if I had the opportunity to shoot Britney Spears, I think I would.” (Erlich later dismissed her statements as “unintentional figures of speech” regarding female role models.)
Sawyer and Timberlake were asked to apologize and the journalist did not publicly respond, Timberlake apologized to both Spears and apology Janet jacksonThe parallels were drawn with Jackson after his 2004 Super Bowl half-time performance and “wardrobe malfunction”, which resulted in massive hoaxes.
The call for celebrity vengeance continued in the meme account Really The 26-year-old posted a 2007 David Letterman interview with Paris Hilton, during which he took his three-week succession jail sentence For violation of probation after a traffic offense. Founder Costa captioned his post, “He came there to promote his newfound scent, but he thought this bullying and character assassination would be better for his show, while followers took a late night look for unprofessionalism.” Blamed the television host and praised Hilton. “Painful to watch,” one wrote.
And a 2013 clip of Letterman interviewing Lindsay Lohan before her three-month rehab term (which she gave in exchange for her escape from prison at the time of the charges). Careless driving related), Revived. Although the 26-year-old actress was promoting her film scary Movie 5, He was aggressively suppressed by Letterman about his drug use and related legal battles. “We didn’t discuss it in pre-interviews,” an uneasy Lohan replied.
With documentism spanning decades, why are people looking at it afresh? “George Floyd’s death, election-related extremism, the Me Too movement and economic disparities were highlighted [by the pandemic] We are forced to say, ‘wait there are privileged groups who are engaged in micro-aggression’ and it is hard to ignore. Anita ThomasA psychologist and executive vice president and provost at St. Catherine University, tells Yahoo Life. She says, “There is a new view that harassment has been around, but not recognized … It has always been wrong, but it is easy to minimize. It is a stretch of harassment.”
She adds, “Young girls and preteens are often sexually abused and have no connection with humanity.” for example, Fruiting brittany Includes 1992 clip of 10-year-old Spears competing on talent show Star search. “I saw you last week, you have the sweetest, prettiest eyes,” 69-year-old Ed McMahon told Spears. “Do you have a boyfriend?” When Spears replies that the boys are “mean”, McMahon replies, “I don’t mean that, how about me?”
Thomas compares a new awareness to “walking in a fog that has lifted.” Monica Lewinsky, a target of late-night television in the 90s with President Bill Clinton, set for it in 2018 Vanity Fair The essay credits the role of power dynamics, crediting me to the movement. “And yet I do not believe that I felt so isolated, it all happened today,” she wrote. “One of the most inspiring aspects of this new active movement is the sheer number of women who speak in support of one another. And the volume in the number has been translated into the public voice. Historically, she shaped the story ( And this happens more often) he creates ‘truth’. But this collective increase in decibel level has provided an echo for women’s narratives. “
Los Angeles-based physician Bathanie marshal Media treatment of women can also be attributed to herd mentality, an instinct consistent with group behavior, especially when older white men, such as in the media, have decided cultural norms. “Asking tough questions” became a power journey and a rationalization to offend people for ratings, “she tells Yahoo Life.” But now you have people with a voice on social media. ” Are that Me Too has identified better behavior “by breaking our collective denial”.
And this is the message. As Fruiting brittany Director Samantha Stark told The Irish Podcast The hard shoulder, “I think this story is about how we treat women in our society. We spend a fair amount of the film coming back to media coverage of Britney since the early 2000s and we Let’s see how this teenage girl was asked questions like ‘a virgin?’ ‘We’re all going to talk about your breasts now.’
Stark said, “She was so embarrassed for her sexuality again – it feels horrifying to see it now. It’s not been happening in a long time. It’s a story about Brittany, but it’s a story about us There is also the story. “
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