A Review of 2015 Pop Culture

By: Emily Brennan ~Staff Writer~

We whipped. We “nae-naed.” We Netflix-ed but mostly chilled. We praised men for letting themselves go physically because now I guess we like the appearance of a 50-year-old dad body. Mass amounts of people called their ex’s at inappropriate hours of the evening thanks to Adele’s album, “25.” But really, thank you.

Caitlyn Jenner was undoubtedly one of the biggest stories of the year in pop culture, advocating for the transgender community across the world and breaking the Internet with her Vanity Fair cover. Drake and Meek took over the Internet as well, firing saucy tweets at one another like grown men should. “Hotline Bling” inspired endless GIFs, memes and even a cringe-worthy “Saturday Night Live” sketch featuring a dancing monkey.

The great dress debacle of 2015 made thousands question their entire existence. Everywhere, innocent people were forced to choose team #whiteandgold or #blackandblue (stop kidding yourselves).

Women in Hollywood had themselves a great year; even “Star Wars” joined in on the #feminism movement with a female protagonist who wasn’t a damsel in distress. More than 10 million people tuned in each week to watch “Empire,” which really means they were tuning in to watch Taraji P. Henson in her breakout role as Cookie. Amy Schumer was an inspiration to us all this year by purposely falling in front of Kanye West on the red carpet.

After you undoubtedly vote Donald Trump for president this year, make sure you keep Kanye in the back of your head for 2020. I’m sure his victory speech will have at least two sentences in it this time. He was definitely on to something when he said “listen to the kids” in 2015. If you were listening and paying attention you might have heard some really insightful stuff like “Are you hella turnt AF, or nah?” and “Bae is on fleek right now doe.” What a time, 2015, what a time.