“we’re sexy, we’re cute. we’re popular to-boot.” sound familiar? of course it does. it’s the opening jam of the classic, all-american cheerleading movie – bring it on. i’ll be the first to admit, I love bring it on. as a cheerleader myself, I can watch the competitions go on for hours. but now that I’m older, I can’t help but question the morality of it.
part 1: hometown.
eliza, those digs aren’t too shabby
- we have rancho carne, ca – a made up town – predominantly white. and predominantly rich. I blatantly remember wanting to remodel my bedroom after kirsten dunst’s room. or wishing my parents were never home like eliza dushku. and can we just stop for a second and reminisce on her backyard? lush green grass and the never-been-touched swing set. each girl has a new car, one girl refers to her dad as an ATM, and they’re cliquey ‘no uber-dykes’ culture just proves their ignorance.
oh no white girl, you did not
- think of the opposing team, in east compton, ca – more of a real town even though it shares its zip code with the actual compton, ca. 82% of this east compton community is from a hispanic or latino descent. over 1/3 of the population is black. and bring it on writer jessica bedinnger doesn’t stop there. the cheerleading squad is so poor, they have to write to ‘paulette’ (the wannabe oprah), begging for money so they have a shot on espn. the concept itself is honest and really wants the viewer to go with the underdog. but why does this all-black squad have to be so underprivileged? is somebody hinting at something? in fact, there’s even a part where one of the east compton girls threatens to hit a rancho girl. is that stereotypical? do all black girls want to fight? I don’t think so.
and if the producers of bring it on realized this predominant stereotype – why would they let the 4 white girls drive to east compton on a friday night flawlessly? oh right, because the average age of the audience is 13.
let me know how you feel – comment below or tweet me @coolshtbybritt
…..stay tuned for part 2 in the next few days
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I absolutely love this story. david allen canterbury, let’s call him DAC – I feel like we’re on that level – started violently hitting people at a Toys R Us in Oregon with double-fisted light saber swords last Christmas. the police stepped in and he tried to fight them off with his light saber too. in fact, he actually blocked a taser wire with the lit up plastic sword. obviously he was detained and forced to have a mental health screening. I can’t imagine why.
however, as of yesterday, he will be in jail for 45 days. so if you’re in the area, go visit. ask him if the force is with him. otherwise, feel free to shop at that Toys R Us, DAC is banned anyway.
[via HuffPo Weird]
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as if it surprises anyone, our beloved jenelle evans from mtv’s teen mom has been arrested once again. this time she was threatening and harassing her old roomie, hannah.
guess that “new year, new you” rule doesn’t hold true to this monstrosity of a mother. but you’ll be glad to know: $1,000 bail later and she’s back on the prowl. phew!
[via ny daily news]
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after watching your video, I can’t sit here and do nothing. as a victim of bullies myself, I can only tell you that keeping your head up and staying strong is the right thing. I’ve been told that I was a man, I had a penis, I was fat, I was a slut, the list continues. and everyday, no matter how happy I looked on the outside, I couldn’t shake that miserable feeling that deep down inside I was a loser. I, too, hated myself and no matter where I looked, these people wouldn’t stop making fun of me.
and I understand that bullying has become so much worse over the years and it isn’t how it was when I was in junior high school. the fact that you can get your message out there for others to see and with a tool as powerful as the internet, I pray that you can band together with others, like myself, to help put an end to all of these negative and unnecessary comments. I promise that no matter what I will always be here for you and I don’t even care that we have never met.
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