Holy shit, something's wrong with the teens.
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The teens have gone pic. After Kiwi chanteuse Lorde apparently said to someone, somewhere—I literally can't find any sources on it besides teens on Twitter that Justin Bieber and the ugly of One Direction are "ugly," wounded superfans began firing back with a barrage of potshots at James Lowe, Lorde's rumored boyfriend.
In the way that the overemotional rantings of the ignorant so often do, the attacks turned racist almost immediately.
The onslaught is still going strong, bolstered by last week's tabloid decision to post bikini photos of a year-old girl —which included bonus pics of Lorde pic the ugly Lowe—as well as a photo of the couple Instagrammed by Tyler, The Creator with the caption "Hhahahahahah. Our culture has a lot of social and literal capital tied up in guy fucking pig idea that conventional chunky pussy beauty is the defining factor teen successful relationships.
When couples like Lorde and Lowe violate that tacit social contract by, you know, just liking each other a lot while being slightly different amounts of "hot"the response is usually swift, bewildered, and thick with disgust.
Even the tweets that don't specifically mention Lowe's race, I suspect, are at least partially driven by our culture's nasty stereotyping of Asian men as unsexy and sexless. Top image via Twitter and Instagram. The A.
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