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Aizada Arystanbek

Aiza Arystanbek primarily does academic research on gender-based violence and public culture. You could say writing about pop culture and watching the Bachelor are her guilty pleasures but Aiza refuses to feel guilty for any of her pleasures under capitalism.


Lizzo Breaks Down Fatphobia in One-Minute Tik Tok Video

We all understand that Tik Tok just wasn’t created for celebrities. They do so much better on Instagram with their polished looks and choreographed feeds. Tik Tok’s chaotic structure and fast-learning algorithm are harder to tame. It is especially sad to see some celebrity’s attempt to create a viral trend (looking at you, Ed Westwick).  […]Read More


What Demi Lovato’s Story Teaches About Pop Stardom

Celebrity documentaries quickly became a popular subgenre over the past few years. It is a way for the artists to give the public a sneak-peek into all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes and humanize themselves, all while exercising control and reserving the right to formulate the ultimate message of the film. […]Read More


‘Tina’ Shows the Vibrant Making of an Icon

By the time I was growing up in the late 90s and early 2000s, the world had known a different Tina Turner than who she was when her musical career was starting. I grew up knowing the strong, independent Turner, the rockstar. To me, she always was just that, no Ike Turner in the picture.  […]Read More


Britney Spears ‘Embarrassed’ by Documentary

Pop superstar Britney Spears shared a post on her Instagram page where she addressed the Framing Britney Spears documentary for the first time and revealed that she felt “embarrassed” by it.  Framing Britney Spears is produced by The New York Times and offers an in-depth look into Spears’ stardom, conservatorship, and her relationship with her […]Read More


Chet Hanks’ Ex-Girlfriend Accuses Him of Abuse

Where do we even begin? For a long time, Chet Hanks kind of existed on the margins of the Internet culture with rare flamboyant appearances that would generate Twitter memes and eye rolls. (Apparently, he also does have a career as an actor and once rapper, but he does not let his work speak for […]Read More


David Dobrik and the Fatigue of Celebrity Apology

On March 17, Business Insider published the story of Hannah, a young woman who, back in November 2018, attended the Vlog Squad’s house party with her fellow female friends and who was sexually assaulted by one of Dobrik’s squad’s members, Dominykas Zeglaitis who goes by Durte Dom, that same night.  According to Hannah, whose story […]Read More


Sandra Oh, Chloé Zhao, and Others Call to #StopAsianHate

In the past few weeks, a number of celebrities have spoken out against the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes happening all over the country and specifically about the Atlanta Spa shootings that occurred on March 16 and left 8 people dead.  On March 20, Hollywood actress Sandra Oh gave an impassioned speech at the “Stop […]Read More