Cashmere wrote: ↑May 4th, 2018, 1:05 amI am not bragging about a majority. I am just establishing the flawed logic that my supposed hypocrisy explains my inability to appreciate this supposed work of art when my opinion is in the majority of reactions I have seen. That is why I'm asking, are all those who do not like the video hypocrites or could it be that the video lacks wide appeal because it offends generally held sensibilities and tastes?
I think you’re not wrong in feeling the way you do but I think the whole point that Xtina has always tried to make is that the general public is socialized to believe this isn’t an acceptable and digestible way that women are supposed to act and as a result it’s less than and disappointing and reductive and embarrassing because she’s not operating in a way in which society has socialized us to be deemed fit of a woman of her caliber.
It is frustrating because I think we all know if Xtina played the game, she’d be a lot more successful and gain the masses of the GP support but even in her most recent Billboard article she talked about how stifled she felt doing JUST that during her time on The Voice and that’s why she retaliated with Party City wigs and her fashion.
She thrives on turning these social norms on their head regardless of how detrimental it might be to her commercial success and I find that admirable if not frustrating because I want her to ultimately succeed commercially as well. But when realizing this is what she wants, regardless of her commercial success, it’s admirable. Truly not Falling In Line~.