The millennial generation has grown up with our identities being tied up in what our favorite pop culture things are. I, for example, have always been extremely bookish, but other people I grew up with are movie or TV buffs or gamers. We all have our own beliefs that we ascribe to, and that shows a lot in the pop culture that we choose to read, watch and play.

It might come as a surprise to some people, but ending a friendship because of a friend’s favorite piece of popular media is not that uncommon. It’s not because their favorite TV show, movie or book is poorly written or poorly made, at least in my experience. It’s because they cannot recognize the problematic aspects in them.

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