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Subject: Is there a Backlash against Shock Tactics in the 2010s?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 07/01/14 at 8:42 am

It seems in the early 2000s people are up the shock tactics by Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and others with the good girl gone bad act overdone. There was an obsession with shock and it was seen as "edgy".

I notice the opposite reaction to Miley Cyrus when she tried it. People are really backlashing against it and shock culture in general which is a good thing. There is only so far you can take things.

I noticed movies are also getting less based on shock value and to a lesser extent shows.

Subject: Re: Is there a Backlash against Shock Tactics in the 2010s?

Written By: KatanaChick on 07/01/14 at 10:03 pm

Experimenting with new styles is fine, but you have to think who you want as your audience and will you keep your old fans? They do it because when they first started out, they were just kids and had the "innocent girl" reputation. They think by being racy tarts on stage they're rebelling against that old image and letting the world know they're now women.  ::) The thing is, it's possible to do so and still have class. Britney and Christina never took it to the level of Miley Cyrus. Rihanna did that too with her performances, the whole Good Girl Gone Bad album came out, but she can do "sexy" on stage in a non sleazy way. She's one of the few pop artists who I think should experiment with rock, I think she has the voice for it. Now it's all about the weird with Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, overdone to the point of expected.

Subject: Re: Is there a Backlash against Shock Tactics in the 2010s?

Written By: Howard on 07/02/14 at 2:51 pm

Madonna did it during the 1980's.

Subject: Re: Is there a Backlash against Shock Tactics in the 2010s?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 07/04/14 at 1:35 pm


Experimenting with new styles is fine, but you have to think who you want as your audience and will you keep your old fans? They do it because when they first started out, they were just kids and had the "innocent girl" reputation. They think by being racy tarts on stage they're rebelling against that old image and letting the world know they're now women.  ::) The thing is, it's possible to do so and still have class. Britney and Christina never took it to the level of Miley Cyrus. Rihanna did that too with her performances, the whole Good Girl Gone Bad album came out, but she can do "sexy" on stage in a non sleazy way. She's one of the few pop artists who I think should experiment with rock, I think she has the voice for it. Now it's all about the weird with Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, overdone to the point of expected.


Miley went as far as she did so she could outdo anything the previous singers did when they had their "good girl gone bad act". In other words, she wanted to outdo Britney and Christina in the early 2000s. What's strange is people don't like shock tactics as much as they did but people think that it will get them good ratings in these days.
This says it all:

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/03/miley-cyrus-justin-bieber-plunging-popularity/

It's not the 00s anymore and people need to get with the program
Back in 2004 people would have been all over it but now?

Subject: Re: Is there a Backlash against Shock Tactics in the 2010s?

Written By: LyricBoy on 07/04/14 at 5:14 pm

Well we have yet to see Miley Cyrus emerging from a limo with no underwear and her legs splayed out like she was undergoing a gyno exam.  So you gotta give her credit for not going that route.  :-X

Meanwhile, Britney, Paris, Lindsay, and even Anne Hathaway  :-* have used that gambit to get headlines.  ::)

Subject: Re: Is there a Backlash against Shock Tactics in the 2010s?

Written By: Howard on 07/04/14 at 5:57 pm

Miley went as far as she did so she could outdo anything the previous singers did when they had their "good girl gone bad act". In other words, she wanted to outdo Britney and Christina in the early 2000s. What's strange is people don't like shock tactics as much as they did but people think that it will get them good ratings in these days.


shock tactics can only go so far till people start getting bored with their new ideas such as The Kardashians, Miley Cyrus and Lindsey Lohan.

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