victim playing

anonymous asked:

And some people still try to act like Arden wasn't (and still is) treated like shit by TW/MTV. "She's just playing the victim". That tweet is shamelessly ridiculous, posting pics with other cast members with her own fucking dog and then not including a pic of her?! And they used TWO pics of Holland, there was space! They willfully and purposely chose to do that, to exclude her, ugh. They truly are trying to pretend she (and Kira) never existed.

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Hey Iris stans. You calling us names, being hypocrits and playing the victims won’t make us love Iris. It’ quite the opposite actually. How about you learn to be more like Candice and be kind to others instead of creating drama and crap. 

Your Defining Supervillian Trait

Heartless: You are cold, cruel, controlling, and believe the ends always justify any means. Your ‘love’ is nothing more than a desire to possess others.

Taurus, Scorpio

Hopeless: You choose to live in despair and try to drag others down with you.

Cancer, Capricorn

Soulless: You are empty, vacant, and try to fill the nothingness inside with lies- you think that if you convince the world, you might convince yourself.

Leo, Virgo, Aquarius

Godless: You do as you please, morality, consequences, and higher powers be damned. Your arrogance knows no bounds.

Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius

Helpless: You choose to give your power away and play the victim, as you subtly trap others in your twisted game.

Libra, Pisces

buzzfeed.com
How Taylor Swift Played The Victim And Made Her Entire Career
Taylor Swift's embrace of victimhood doesn't begin and end with Kanye West – it can be traced back to the start of her decade-long career in both her music and her manipulation of the media. But un...
By Ellie Woodward

Taylor Swift’s embrace of victimhood doesn’t begin and end with Kanye West – it can be traced back to the start of her decade-long career in both her music and her manipulation of the media. But until Kim Kardashian stepped in with proof, it had…

How Taylor Swift Played The Victim For A Decade And Made Her Entire Career

Ok, so Buzzfeed released this article about Taylor Swift on January 31st and here are some key points that really stood up for me. 

  1. On Taylor´s feminism: “But, as the Washington Post pointed out: “There’s a difference between being a feminist and calling yourself a feminist. Feminism is more than just supporting your girlfriends or churning out charming catchphrases about girl power; it’s a political movement, with political aims.”
  2. About Taylor´s squad: And, in actuality, her squad flouts inclusive feminist principles by being an exclusive club, and skews overwhelmingly white, slim, and heterosexual – and this is because Swift views feminism in relation to her own personal experience alone.
  3. Again on Taylor´s feminism: Far from expressing feminist values through actual, tangible means – such as, for example, speaking publicly about Kesha’s alleged sexual assault, offering an opinion on Trump’s campaign and election, or acknowledging the Women’s March through means other than a contrived tweet – Swift invokes feminism to ensure her posture as victim.
  4. On her feud with Katy Perry and the Bad Blood song: Put differently, she prevented the eruption of an undesirable rumour by creating a new one, which reveals Swift’s true genius: her ability to manipulate the lyrics and subjects of her songs in whichever way best suits her PR desires.
  5. On her feud with Nicki Minaj and the lack of recognition for black women in the music industry: Swift has become such an expert at building narratives that she doesn’t just see herself as the victim in stories explicitly about her, but the subject of every story. (…) She prioritised herself at the centre of a struggle faced by women of colour, while ignoring the fact that the system inherently benefits her.
  6. On the feud with Kim and Kanye about that line in Famous: The feud exposed the truth that white fragility is the most imperative component of Swift’s success. Performing white female melodrama has enabled Swift to establish her posture as victim and navigate any conflict with ease, devoid of culpability. But her conflict with West cannot be dismissed as an insignificant celebrity feud, leaving a trail of snake emojis in its wake – there are sinister undertones. It proved that Swift recognised the power her white womanhood affords her – presumed innocence and empathy – and used this to her advantage in repeated acts that she surely knew would damage West’s reputation and strengthen her own. Swift propagating this narrative of fragile white womanhood to villainise a black man is “ruthless” at best, and at worst, dangerous.


I think this article really explains why I don’t really like Taylor Swift and how her playing the role of the victim is really getting old and overused. No one believes she´s the victim and this has been shown ever since the ¨break up¨ with Harry Styles and overusing that one month relationship for over two years. And it became evident to the public how fake she really is with the Kanye and Kim feud and directly after that the whole deal with her ¨relationship¨ with Tom Hiddleston. So I finish this with the final paragraph of the article which summarizes my feelings in general about her. 


She’s all about narratives, and the reinvention of her image is the start of a new one. The question is, however, after being exposed playing the victim in plain sight for over a decade, will anyone believe it?

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All of us are angry about the wall that madman wants to build. But we should also be angry at the walls we have here. That don’t move us forward. Like these haters who criticise other people’s success. We must move up. Focus on yourself and fight for what you want. There are no excuses. If the internet shows us this way, it doesn’t mean we’re actually like this. These clichés don’t define us. But the good news is, some of us are already making it big. Enough of playing the victim. Nothing will be solved this way. Grab life by the horns. Without fear. And believe me…You are your only frontier. | Break Your Barriers. Corona - The Wall, 2016.

buzzfeed.com
How Taylor Swift Played The Victim And Made Her Entire Career
Taylor Swift's embrace of victimhood doesn't begin and end with Kanye West – it can be traced back to the start of her decade-long career in both her music and her manipulation of the media. But un...
By Ellie Woodward

“Swift’s romantic drama was a more old-fashioned, pleasant story for the media to tell. For Swift, it translated into record sales.”

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Why people hate you according to your zodiac sign

Aries: you’re too bossy

Taurus: you think you’re always right

Gemini: you can’t commit to anything

Cancer: you’re too emotional

Leo: you’re full of yourself

Virgo: you critcize others too much

Libra: you’re fake

Scorpio: you can’t open up 

Sagittarius: you can’t take things seriously

Capricorn: you can’t have fun

Aquarius: you think you’re better than others

Pisces: you always play the victim

How Buzzfeed Thinks It's Cool To Tear People Down: a response to their recent article on Taylor Swift.

Vulnerability and victimizing are two very different words, and I think you should learn how to use them. There is beauty in being vulnerable and sharing your story with the entire world. So many artists write their own songs about their personal life and relationships, yet the media only chooses to go after Taylor Swift. She’s not playing the victim, you and the media have MADE her the victim. You have been pinning her as a slut, whore, serial dater, etc., her entire career. You have been labeling her with nasty titles instead of encouraging her, a young woman with the strength to use her stories as lessons. You constantly put her down and the minute she tries to speak up, you tell her that she’s the bad guy for trying to defend herself. You look at her music as her complaining about her heart being broken. But have you ever considered to look at it as “wow, a young woman was emotionally abused and she has the strength to share her story and help other people going through the same thing”? Have you ever considered that? Have you ever considered that maybe she’s not the problem? Why don’t you write articles about the people that have hurt her? Why don’t you write about all the other women doing the same thing? Why don’t you write about male artists doing the same thing? Think about that. Think about what you’re doing. Your words reach as many people as Taylor’s music does, but your words leave a different impact. You take anything good Taylor’s done and then turn it into a crime. You look at her being a good artist and her helping people as her “befriending vulnerable fans”. I’m one of those ‘vulnerable fans’. She left me a message when I needed it most and I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. She took the time to reach out to me and help me. And after that, she took the time to watch me online and welcome me into her parents home. She doesn’t befriend us because she thinks it’s a job, she’s there for us because she cares, and she knows what it’s like to feel the lowest of lows. She’s felt that because of you. So next time you go to write a article that invalidates someone’s feelings, think again. I hope you remember that writing things like this because it’s the ‘popular thing to do’ doesn’t make it okay. If you want to criticize someone for writing about their feelings, you should criticize everyone else doing it, too. I’d keep going but I think i’m going to write an article on how Buzzfeed thinks it’s cool to tear people down.

remember that Buzzfeed article released earlier last week that ripped into Taylor Swift for making her career off of playing the victim? at the bottom of the article it now says 

The girls really tried their hardest to work shit out with Camila and make her happy and fix whatever problems she was having in the group. And she put in NO EFFORT. Didn’t show up to meetings and even group counseling. How fucked up. You can’t even give an hour or two of your time to four girls that you’ve gone through a journey with that changed your life??? You can’t even be decent enough to tell them to their faces that you’re leaving? Fuck Camila. I didn’t think it was possible to dislike her even more, and here we are.

You know what? Fuck me up.

Give me a Sangwoo that gets so fucking obsessed over Bum that he’s paranoid over Bum being stolen away. Give me a Sangwoo that so forcibly rejects the idea of losing Bum that he gets ultra possessive/protective.

Give me Bum, so happy to finally have Sangwoo’s love, that he will do anything to protect Sangwoo. Give me a Bum that gets jealous over the attention Sangwoo pays his victims that he plays up the terrified captive bit to make the killings sweeter for Sangwoo. Give me a Bum that tricks the cops into believing that someone else hurt him, someone else (uncle, maybe?) broke his legs and tortured him and that Sangwoo saved him/is hiding him from the monster.

As much as I want Bum safe, I need this like burning. Maybe it’s the Hannigram fan in me, but I don’t want them separated… just maybe balance the scales a bit.