Teen Vogue: Celebrities We Don’t Care About And Dangerous Ideas

Teen Vogue: Celebrities We Don’t Care About And Dangerous Ideas

Teen Vogue: Celebrities We Don’t Care About And Dangerous Ideas

We see this question coming at us all of the time: why do we even care about what is written in Teen Vogue? An online magazine that some consider nothing but fluff is more than pictures of celebs we couldn’t care less about and tips on how to enjoy anal sex for your teen.

In fact, Teen Vogue is a (not-so-subtle anymore) barrage of woke and very dangerous idealism. Hey, anarchy is lit. Take their latest op-ed column called Black Canary and mainly penned by Los Angeles writer, (and activist), Kandist Mallett. Who is she? Well, according to her Twitter profile, you can “find her on a beach or in a riot”.

Catchy, right? Mallett has penned many Black Canary missives for Teen Vogue. These opinion pieces mostly consist of anti-police rhetoric peppered in with titles such as “There’s No Such Thing As a United America” and “The U.S. Doesn’t Deserve to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday“. I know what you’re thinking. She sounds like the life of the party and a true joy to behold.

If Mallett can afford a $2,300-a-month apartment and have time to sit on a beach and riot, she’s doing pretty good, I’d say. And, by the way, Mitch O’Farell may be white but he’s also a Democrat. Can’t place blame on someone when you perhaps helped the Democrat clown get voted in. And, speaking of clowns…

Mallett had even hoped Biden’s presidency would push her even further left than Obama’s. That’s cool. Teen Vogue‘s target audience does not know the Joe Biden of the 80s and 90s and most likely, eventually, some white guy in a man bun will “fact check” Biden’s old track record and obliterate it from the Internet.

Most recently, Teen Vogue‘s Mallett sat down with abolitionist and author of We Do This Til We Free Us, Mariame Kaba, to discuss such things as organizing and offer wisdom to a teen who may want to do some of their own. One of the first questions in this sit-down?

What advice do you have for any young people in high school or college who are organizing to remove police security from their campuses?”-Kandist Mallett, Teen Vogue

Yep, she went there. To which Kaba answered with this:

I think that organizing to get cops out of schools and out of our college campuses is a terrific opportunity to prefigure the world in which we want to live, because while that organizing is happening, you’re actually going to get a chance to build up different kinds of institutions that will actually be focused on safety in a totally different kind of way.”-Mariame Kaba

Because policing is bad. What do we need? Social workers. They’ll break up fights in the hallways for sure. No policing in schools and no discipline at home for teens (of all races) gives way to this:

The fish rots from the head, as they say. (Ahem, Anna Wintour.) Want to really know Teen Vogue’s philosophies towards blacks? Look no further.

One Black staffer told the Times that ‘at Vogue, when we’d evaluate a shoot or a look, we’d say ‘That’s Vogue,’ or, ‘That’s not Vogue,’ and what that really meant was ‘thin, rich and white.’ How do you work in that environment?” –Allegra Frank, Slate

After all, what does Ms. Wintour care of the marginalized in her, thin, rich, white, sunglass-wearing world of skyscraper offices, Chanel suits and mixers as the Metropolitan Museum of art? What’s “Vogue”, according to Conde Nast and Teen Vogue? Ads for Botox. $100 jogger pants. Fashion advice from the (very white) Billie Eilish. Please, sell us another (sustainable), ugly, baggy t-shirt. Tell me again, who is the target audience here? Wintour will throw in some articles on activism and organizing for the rich, thin, white girls who want to “champion” their black sisters and abolish the police.

The interview rolls on:

TV: Throughout your book of essays, you talk a lot about accountability. Something I’ve been wondering about is, how do you hold someone accountable if they don’t feel accountable to you?

MK: You can’t hold other people accountable. Yeah, you just can’t.”-Teen Vogue

We’re on a roll so far. Next?

TV: When prison revolts happen, what can non-incarcerated people do to show support and solidarity?

MK: Take your lead from those folks on the inside. They usually always have demands that they put out for outside people to amplify and support. And there are currently lots of outside organizers who are partnering up with incarcerated resisters and incarcerated comrades who are taking action. So follow their lead. That’s my answer.”-Teen Vogue

Take your lead from prisoners on the inside. Give in to their demands. What the WHAT? In this dangerous notion, it is assumed that, once again, police are bad and prisoners (some of whom have committed heinous crimes) are the misunderstood ones, the victims here.

The takeaways here? No cops in schools. No accountability. Those who want accountability want to be punished and punishment is bad. Consequences are bad. And don’t forget, kids, take your lead from those in The Big House and all of these sanctimonious academics, educators and activists who think they know what’s good for you to include empty statements on diversity and inclusion and curriculum choices for your school. Oh, and the prisoners. Listen to them and follow their lead. Who needs parents and cops?

All of this while Ms. Wintour packs for her world in The Hamptons, your teen will unpack this in her world. Rich, white media moguls will use whatever means necessary to get to your kids. They are banking on your teen drinking this Kool-Aid. And if the above takeaways and this concept alone is not insidious, I do not know what is.

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