“Some memes may actually dissolve the original significance of iconic photographs and potentially degrade, rather than enhance, public culture.”
We foster passionate spaces that are beholden to identities in formation and reworking. So, naturally, these spaces can get tense AF.
Our lives are lived online, and to ask us to exist homogeneously across all platforms and networks as trackable subjects is a cruel twist of the internet’s potential.
If we’re going to spend so much time with suicide in pop culture, I do believe we are owed an honest reckoning with what ideation is, as well as depictions that are truthful rather than dangerous.