Culture Jamming

It is healthy for a culture, society to analyze and critique itself. Culture Jamming allows people to protest some serious issues and bring awareness in a safe non violent way.No society is perfect and there are many things I know the United States could reflect on and try to improve. For example the image that seems like an advertisement for CoverGirl features a monkey wearing lipstick. This is taking a popular mainstream makeup brand and altering the purpose and message of the ad. The is a protest on animal testing for things like makeup. Culture jamming is a beneficial genre of new media especially since new media has influenced even more issues in our society. There are more humorous examples like The Onion, which is a satirical news website. The websites writes about actual current events but it is put in different perspective and not written like  the mainstream news outlets. 


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  1. These examples are awesome and on point. I feel most strongly about the MTV ad and the WebMD ad. Moronic Television is by far how I have felt about MTV since it stopped actually being about music and became excessively vulgar, crude, classless and distasteful. As for WebMD, that website is a sick joke (pun not intended). It wrongly leads people to believe what they [if they even do] have wrong with them and usually is far more incorrect than it is correct; considering people think they have the extremities of the descriptions when they do not at all. The website was created to avoid doctor bills, understandable at a glance, but in real life, the internet is not downloading you a human with a PHD, eyes, and ears.

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