Childhood Culture Guide for Adults: When Will Britney Spears Be Free?

This week spans the entire spectrum of kids’ internet culture, from Britney Spears stuck in a conservatory to a movie about a family stuck next to Karen’s greatest to the TikTok lady stuck in her own chair. Let’s dive in – here’s what you need to know.

Supreme Court Sentences This Week: Juvenile Cheerleader Acquitted

I don’t usually talk about Supreme Court decisions , but this case has a disgruntled teen cheerleader, vulgar Snapchat messages, and a school district small enough to bring a disciplinary matter to the Supreme Court. The troubles began back in 2017, when Brandi Levy, then attending high school in Pennsylvania, did not rise to university plaudits.

Outraged, the teen wrote, “Fuck school, fuck softball, fuck it, fuck it” on his SnapChat, and the school kicked her out of the support group in response. Her parents filed a lawsuit claiming that she didn’t go to school when she scolded on the Internet, and perhaps the school should stop being so fascist.

The case moved from the Pennsylvania District Court up the legal pyramid to the Big Show – Supremes. Defeating Free Speech and Cheeristocracy, the court ruled 8-1 that the Mahanoy School District violated Ms Levy’s First Amendment Amendment rights by punishing her for speaking off campus (and maybe they shouldn’t be that fascist). However, this is not a complete victory: the court decided that there are circumstances in which speaking off-campus can be the basis for school discipline.

This week in lifehacks: free t-shirts at Disneyland?

I don’t usually talk about beat the-system hacks, but this one has a TikTok influencer, undercurrents, and Disney freebies. Disney fan Amanda DiMeo recently posted a video detailing an original but totally unethical way to get a free t-shirt at Disneyland.

“If you wear a shirt with small breasts, they will write you a ticket so you can get a free shirt at a nearby gift shop,” DiMeo said in a video showing off the $ 75 shirt.

While many of her commenters promised to try the hack, other Disney lovers were not happy at all. “Please don’t overuse this,” wrote one commentator. “They’ll just give up the function and send people back to change.”

Disney has not provided any comments yet, but their website says they reserve the right to deny admission to people wearing clothing that “exposes excessive skin that may be considered inappropriate for a family environment.” I don’t know if this works for hairy guys, but I’ll go to Anaheim to find out.

This Week In Music: Britney Fights For Freedom

I don’t usually cover conservatory hearings, but this one is about a jailed pop star battling her own dad and a long-standing online hashtag campaign.

In 2008, Britney Spears’ father, James, took control of her money and her identity after apparently battling mental health and substance use issues. This arrangement led to fan speculation that the reclusive pop star was being held against her will. Britney has now confirmed the rumors.

Spears called a Los Angeles court hearing on Wednesday to claim she was drugged, forced to work against her will, and prevented from getting pregnant due to her father’s legal control over her life and would like it to end. … “I just want my life back,” Spears said in court, adding, “I’m not happy. I can not sleep. I am so angry that this is insane … I truly believe that such patronage is offensive. “

Hundreds of Britney supporters gathered outside the courthouse, many carrying “#FreeBritney” signs, and listening to speeches for the pop star and against conservatism abuses.

Despite the ubiquity of the FreeBritney hashtag, lawyers doubt Spears will be released. “In this case, Britney said that the father is doing more harm than good, but there are reasons why she is still in custody ,” Tamar Arminak , a lawyer who worked with Amanda Bynes’s parents in her custody case in 2014, told NBC. year. According to Arminak, the most likely outcome is to remove Spears’ father from guardianship and weaken his powers, but she probably won’t be left to her own devices.

TikTok Activism This Week: Black TikTok Strike

I don’t usually talk about the seething swamp of interracial relations in America, but this story focuses on Internet influencers, Megan T Stallion, and the infamous lack of dance skills among white people.

It started when online celebrity Addison Rae showed off several TikTok dance moves on the Jimmy Fallon Show, not doing justice to the black people who invented dance. Influencer Eric Louis responded by urging Black TikTok dancers not to create any movement for Megan Thee Stallion’s new co-performance “Thot Shit”. In a story at least as old as Elvis Presley, Louis and company argue that white TikTokers take their moves, get money, and give no credit, and they would stand without moves but clapping in their free time if not for black. people.

While the strike raises a major issue, the videos depicting the dances that white people will create for Thee Stallion are fun … but not nearly as funny as the actual endeavors .

Viral Videos of the Week: Trailers for Karen and Candyman

I don’t usually link to two viral videos in one week, but I make an exception to point you to a couple of horror movie trailers that couldn’t be more different.

The first is the trailer for ” Karen,” an upcoming BET-directed film in which a racist white woman named Karen moves next door to the Black family and lives up to her famous name. The trailer has garnered a lot of responses online, with people saying it looks more like an SNL parody than an actual movie, pointing out the weirdly white racism portrayed in the trailer and digging up some real right-wing nuts from the actress who plays Karen. Orange is New Black’s Taryn Manning, whose name even rhymes with Karen.

Karen looks like a third-rate imitation of Jordan Peele, but Peel himself is behind the upcoming horror movieCandyman . The reboot of the stunning 90s film was written and produced by Peel and directed by Nia DaCosta, whose directorial debut, the thrillerLittle Woods , is stunning. Candyman is slated to release in August, and although I haven’t seen a single movie, I can tell you that he will be better than Karen . Check out the trailer.

This Week in the Kink: Gimmick Fetish Goes Wrong

I usually don’t cover people stuck in chairs … well, I usually cover people stuck in chairs. So let me tell you the story of Sydney Joe who got stuck in a chair on the internet.

Before the incident, Jo had a sleepy little TikTok where she posted videos discussing sexuality. Her most recent video was about Stuck Fetish. I’ve never heard of this either, but obviously there are people who get turned on by the fact that people are attached to things or within them.

To spice up her video, Jo demonstrated with a folding chair … but in reality, she was stuck. It’s not “I’m really turned on by this strange action of being stuck in the chair”, but “I’m going to call the fire brigade now because maybe I’m going to die” is stuck.

Since it is 2021, Joe has documented theentire drama on video , including the arrival of firefighters and their attempts to get her out of the folding chair. (I swear this is not a porn mindset.)

Firefighters first tried bolt cutters, but that didn’t work, so they used the jaws of life designed to extract accident victims from crippled cars. It helped, freeing Joe and giving her the millions of views content creators have dreamed of.

Postscript: After several media interviews, Joe appears to have locked her TikTok account with no explanation. Maybe she’s stuck on the couch or something.

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