Diversity in the Media
Select a popular culture example. (It can be a television show, a commercial, a game, a movie, etc.). Analyze the representation and social message that is associated with the example. If you would like, you can select a particular episode of a show.
In your initial post, briefly describe the popular culture example you selected and address the following:
What is the composition of the primary characters, and what groups within diversity do they represent?
What is the latent (or unintended) social message or commentary about a particular group to society that is reflected by this example?
What are the social implications of this message? Briefly discuss any potential social impact or response to the example.
‘Believe’ by Justin Beiber as an Example of Popular Culture
Many people across the world share pop Culture. So that the culture is considered global, it must exist at the nation’s level and transcend its levels. This kind of popular culture originates from the modern-day life experiences of big groups that can be produced industrially by firms. Examples of pop cultures are music, entertainment, fandom, popular fiction, media, sports, etc. The paper will discuss Justin Bieber’s ‘Belief’ music as popular culture.
What is the Composition of primary characters, and what groups within diversity do they represent?
Believe is a song written by a Canadian songwriter and singer known as Justin Beiber. Looking deeply at the characters of Believe song by Justin Beiber shows that the artist was addressing the social-economic and political issues affecting the people living around his life. (WOULNISEV, 2021). Socially, the song is cast on the singer’s romantic experiences on his romantic interests in an ethnically controlled nation.
What is the latent (or unintended) social message or commentary about a particular group to society that is represented by this example?
Since the song ‘Believe’ talks about social-economic life, there are instances that the song is bringing about an unintended message to a particular group. The unintended message is how the singer talks about love in his song while the listeners expected social economic message in the song. After coming up with ‘Believe’, the fans expected that the production would bring up a reinvention of a happy life. (Dukut, 2018) Surprisingly, Justin Beiber sounded bored in the song.
What are the social implications of this message?
The message of believing in love in Beiber’s ‘Believe’ had social implications. As a result of societal response towards the message in ‘Believe’, the society began believing in possibilities in all they did. First, society had to examine Beiber’s maturity exhibition. Many media houses complemented the singer’s strength of voice by doing that (Dukut, 2018). Discoveries of the singer’s voice, maturity and message made various social media platforms market the singer worldwide. Thus, many song listeners have understood the meaning of what they want to achieve concerning the message of love brought up in the song.
Briefly discuss any potential social impact or response to the example
‘Believe’ has various social impacts. The song motivates those who want to understand the needed life innovations in changing the world. Such can be achieved by looking at personal strengths and relating them to what the fans think is the right message.
WOULNISEV, K. (2021). The Analysis of Figurative Language in Justin Bieber’s Selected Songs (Doctoral dissertation, Universitas Hasanuddin).
Dukut, E. M. (2018). Popular Culture.