Our society likes to use entertainment in all its forms. Whether it’s streaming movies and TV shows through apps like Netflix and Hulu or scrolling through TikTok, Instagram, or Twitter, media is now everywhere.
Thanks to smartphones and iPads, it is also easily accessible to children. There is an increase in the presence of people and characters in pop culture that refer to them as “transgender” in the entertainment industry, which aims to attract young audiences and to rationalize gender confusion and gender identity therapy.
One of my favorite songwriters, Taylor Swift, on Oct. 21 released an amazing album, “Midnight.” The music is lovely; sweet words. He is known for his beautiful and amazing music videos. Swift, who has supported Democratic politicians and LGBT rights, features a transgender model in one of her upcoming music videos, which was spotted by activists when she released it. video mashup.
The full video itself hasn’t been released yet, but in the scene, Swift gently rubs Laith Ashley as she sleeps in bed. LGBT activists have already applauded Swift for portraying a transgender model, especially as something desirable. The clip inspired ad posts about Ashley’s life and transition. This is one subtle example, many people wouldn’t have noticed if it weren’t for the fact that Ashley was already a popular model, at least among activists.
Transgender mainstreaming in entertainment is sometimes less transparent. One of the most popular youth tools is TikTok. A simple search will show hundreds of trans users discussing their lifestyles, gender confusion, treatment, transition, and more. They are not ashamed of it, and articles like this one titled “Today” talk about them pretending to teach, teach and teach.
“Being me, being visible, taking a place and letting people know that we exist will change the culture a little bit,” a transgender TikTok user was quoted as saying in the article.
YouTube is another popular site with teenagers and middle schoolers. On YouTube, transgender influencers with millions of followers are common. With nearly 20 million subscribers, Shane Dawson is one of the most popular YouTubers. Dawson’s group, Jeffrey Star, has nearly 16 million subscribers. Both focus on entertainment, media, and makeup. James Charles has a makeup line and is popular among teenage girls who may have just started to be interested in makeup and fashion.
All these YouTubers are attractive and fun, and their videos are fun and educational, which is why young girls are drawn to the videos and eventually to LGBT health and especially the normality of the transgender lifestyle.
Online, they don’t look sad, sad, or sexually confused. They look happier, chipper, and stay fat. (James Charles is worth $22 million.) But a lot of data and anecdotes show that after gender reassignment therapy, many transgender people regret the change and wish they could go back, and feel stuck in a body that isn’t theirs.
It doesn’t start or end with teenagers. After all, the desire to improve the transgender lifestyle starts very early in the entertainment industry. The new series “Muppet Babies” featured an episode, “Gonzo-rella,” in which a male Muppets character goes to a princess ball in a dress, because the baby didn’t want to fit into “boy clothes.” When the character’s friends realize who they are, they all discuss how it’s kind of nice to let people wear what they want and be themselves.
The problem with such shows that feature openly LGBT characters aimed at children is that they normalize the lifestyle of children, and often, are not age appropriate, especially if the show highlights sexual content in an extreme manner, which is often associated with the lifestyle.
The transgender movement has reached its peak in the entertainment industry, an industry that has great potential to influence children and teenagers.
Fashion trends, movies, music, and character modeling often emerge after a popular game, film, or music video grabs hold of the masses. This is especially the case with young people who are soft and prone to self-indulgence and peer pressure.
Parents and concerned friends and family should keep an eye on what children and teenagers are consuming when it comes to media content, from text messages and apps to internet usage.
Apps can open a good window to another world, but they can show things that are inappropriate for children, and that goes not only to transgender content, but to other things.
The draw of transgender content on the internet is that it often features someone who seems to have achieved a happy, cool, desirable outcome.
Like most things on the internet, it’s a trick. There are (at least) two sides to every story. For every attractive, refined face, there is an ordinary face with ordinary flaws.
The same goes for transgender people, who often try to fill their void by getting attention, praise, and humiliation online. In doing so, they lure young people into a life that can ultimately be dangerous.
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