Top Pop Culture Moments in 2018
This article covers Top Pop Culture Moments in 2018. These moments defined trends in 2018. With more people joining social media, pop culture is getting bigger and bigger.
#MeToo Movement takes over internet!
The Me Too movement or #MeToo is a movement against Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault. Alyssa Milano popularized #MeToo on Twitter.
Milano tried to encourage people to “give people a sense of the magnitude problem.”. After some famous actresses came forward about sexual-abuse from Harvey Weinstein, more people joined in and share their awful experiences. Moreover, actors like Terry Crews and James Van Der Beek shared their own experiences of harassment and abuse.
After more people come forward and forward about their experience, this hashtag derivated #HowIWillChange which tried to engage men in the ongoing discussion about sexual abuse and harassment.
Frances McDormand wins the Oscar
Frances McDormand was one of the first female actresses to talk about the diversity issues in the movie industry. She emphasized the two-word phrase “inclusion Rider.”.
Inclusion Rider a concept created by Stacy Smith. Analyzing the data on grouped assortments in Hollywood, which showed that Hollywood casting selections don’t represent the population, Smith suggested that an “equity clause” or and “inclusion rider’ could be the part of the answer.
If you want to learn more about Inclusion Rider you can check this video.
Queen B becomes the First African American woman to Headline Coachella
Beyonce Knowles is one of the biggest Pop Culture personas in the world, that’s for sure. So Queen B going into Coachella is a big thing and if you add that she missed California Musical Festival last year given her pregnancy, this makes it even bigger. Moreover, she had the privilege to become the first African American woman to become the headline show in Coachella. So, in a short time, people trended #Beychella. Furthermore, in this performance, her old band members from Destiny`s Child Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined on her performance.
Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Royal Weddings are worldwide events. Prince Harry and actress Megan Markle married on 19,2018 at St. George`s Chapel. Markle was the first American to marry into Royal Family since 1937.
For a fun fact, even Megan Markle got married to a prince, she will go for the process to be a U.K citizen.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Sing Shallow in Oscars
When Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Sing Shallow in Oscars, the public started rumors about them being in love with each other. Yet Bradley Cooper was married to Irina Shayk. when the rumor started. In addition, to that, they had a child. The question continually asked Gaga and Cooper by the public but they declined.
In 2019, there are rumors that Cooper and Shayk got divorced. So probably, we will scoop this again in 2019. As a result, brace yourselves for more of love rumor between Gaga and Cooper.
Aretha Franklin Passed Away
Aretha Franklin was the Queen of Soul and she passed away at the age of 76. The official reason was pancreatic cancer. Many music celebrities paid tribute to the Queen of Soul. Moreover, former U.S.A President Barrack Obama tweeted “Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect.” Finally, Sir Paul McCartney wrote, “Let’s all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls, who inspired us all for many many years.”
As a conclusion, 2018 was a great year for women. They came forward against sexual abuse and assault, tried to progress their constitutional rights and people in position who can change this inequality started to talk about the situation that threat woman unequally. We hope 2019 will progress human rights even more.