“You just don’t like things because they’re popular.”
Actually, I’ve liked many things that have been popular.
My problem is that big business will benefit off trends–especially trends for girls–and trends create mass followings which prevent people from finding their own interests or expressing their disinterest. Makeup trends develop only because makeup companies need to sell merchandise, and so they exploit women’s insecurities. Media trends develop from our social norms and completely kill any chances that marginalized groups have of producing their own media/seeing themselves in media.