All posts tagged in controversial

  • February 2, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    What Happened? PETA has completely missed the mark once again when it comes to advocating for animal rights. The American animal rights nonprofit has a slogan of “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” The organization focuses on ending factory farming, fur farming, animal … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-petas-nfl-commercial-is-problematic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 1, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    In Billie Eilish’s recent interview with Vanity Fair, a continuation of a series that memorializes Eilish’s astonishing ascent to fame and her character evolution, she acknowledges criticism of her music: “Like my voice is really soft,” she said, “and it’s not belty and people think I whisper in all my songs my belt … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/is-whisperpop-the-future-of-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 22, 2019By Shermarie Hyppolite

    Black culture has long had a strong influence on everything we consume, especially on social media. It’s not hard to see how people try to emulate Black traits on social media – it’s seen through stan accounts only using Black people in gifs or people tweeting or producing videos where they are speaking in AAVE. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/face-it-digital-blackface-is-a-huge-issue-on-tik-tok/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 26, 2019By Shermarie Hyppolite

    K-pop as a genre and industry have evolved significantly since 1992 when the first K-pop group Seo Taiji and The Boys debuted and became the pioneers of K-pop. K-pop’s global outreach also known as the Hallyu Wave in the 90s and mid-2000s have increased the accessibility of Korean music, introducing an exciting new music genre and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/op-ed-white-people-should-not-be-allowed-to-debut-in-the-k-pop-industry/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 1, 2018By Aly Balakareva

    Over the years, texting has become an intimate practice, just like journaling or even venting to someone on the phone late at night. It is obvious that no-one wants their texts read, but is it that easy to try and look away when somebody’s thoughts are being spilt out right in front of you? This … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-intimate-texts-of-new-yorkers-captured-by-jeff-mermelstein/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 3, 2018By Nabeeha Kazmi

    On My Block is a Netflix original that follows four friends -Monse, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar- as they start their high school experience. The show only has ten episodes with its episode airing on March 16, 2018, but it has quickly amassed millions of viewers. It has a 93% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes and Essence Magazine … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/netflixs-new-show-on-my-block-is-under-fire-for-islamophobic-analogy/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read