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Entertainment Hypocrisy by NekozRuleMe Entertainment Hypocrisy by NekozRuleMe
Sorry for this being my follow-up to going so long without posting something; I just felt like I had to get it off my chest.

To explain my case here, I am NOT trying to say that the days before the internet were the "good ol' days" when no one complained about stuff getting popular (backlash has always been a thing). However, what I'm seeing is that even today, stuff that got popular decades ago is praised as being "almost flawless" while movies that got just as popular 2 years ago are being constantly referred to as "overrated," criticized for things that earlier movies had (sometimes in greater abundance), and accused of sucking by people who openly admit to never even seeing the movie. And please bear in mind that I'm not talking about people who have legitimate problems with the movie and make their point clear with a polite "I really didn't like that movie, but it's cool if other people do." I'm talking about all the insecure nostalgia-whiners and hipster wannabes who jump on the "This-thing-is-popular-so-I'll-hate-it" bandwagon and leave comments like "Frozen SUCKED!" or "Adventure Time SUCKED!" without going into ANY detail as to why and clearly only saying such things because they think that hating something that is popular makes them a little special snowflake when they don't seem to realize just how popular hating popular things is. Basically, the people who make me feel bad for the people who actually have substantial criticism for certain things, because for some reason the blind haters are the ones who get the most upvotes in comment sections across the net.

And not only that, but it works the other way around as well. If you were to call Frozen overrated, the whole internet would agree with you. But if you called The Lion King overrated, you would be slammed and accused of being too stupid to understand what the movie was truly about. Don't you think that the people who like Frozen over TLK might have legitimate reasons for it as well? Don't you think that maybe your nostalgia is getting in the way of seeing other points of view? Honestly, I can say with utmost assurance that if The Lion King came out during the internet age, people would be saying: "OMG I hate TLK! It's sooo overrated and a colossal ripoff of Kimba the White Lion! Anime all the way! <3"
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Blackestfang Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Frozen is the only thing that annoys me. the movie was okay but it's almost been a year and I still see shit about it every where.
NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's definitely been oversaturated, but I don't think it was that bad. And it's not people who didn't like Frozen that annoy me, just this whole "People like a thing so I'll hate the thing and be superior" mentality.
RGB64 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2014
Hipsters, man.

You can't stand them...that's it. You can't stand them.
Broanna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Ha ha ha, I remember this one popular Pokémon artist made a huge rant journal about how much she hated people for liking Frozen and then admitted she never even saw it.
NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to the internet, where people judge a thing without knowing about the thing because it makes you a cool kid!
Broanna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
They probably like to be rude " hipsters" or something?
NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe, though by this point even the quasi-hipsters would probably see the Frozen hate as too mainstream.
Broanna Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Most likely.
UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Technology made for connecting should have brought us closer. Instead, it mostly tore us apart further. Same can be said with us and entertainment, sadly...
NekozRuleMe Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the internet's done anything, it's make us more painfully aware of the stupid in the world.
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