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      Smart cookie undersells it dramatically. Taylor Swift is a marketing and possibly a financial genius who has locked herself into the collective consciousness of the country. I used to try to not listen to her music at all, but my daughter and wife absolutely love her, so it’s all I get to listen to around them. She’s had virtually 0 truly bad press surrounding her. You don’t have to like her music, but you have to respect her ability to sell her image and music.

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          She is also an extremely talented musician and entertainer. I am not even a fan, just acknowledging that she has put out solidly constructed music and tours for well over a decade and is clearly far more than just a fad.

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          She’s incredibly shrewd with business. Her father was in finance and it shows. She knows her shit.

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        You don’t have to like her music, but you have to respect her ability to sell her image and music.

        Actually this is a point of conflict for some of her fans. Some of my friends are swifties and they hate consumerism and high concert prices and collectibles and marketing that incentivize FOMO to spend more money. They jokingly call her their capitalist queen.

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        I completely agree except for one small thing:

        She’s had virtually 0 truly bad press surrounding her.

        I’d say her dating a scumbag (the singer from The 1975) generated a fair bit of bad press. But it was usually fans yelling “DUMP THAT SHITHEAD”

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        She probably got that from her parents. They made the smart move to buy a farm and legitimize her country status. And I bet it was the parents idea to do country first and than transition to pop. The country genre was an easier market to break into at the time since country fans, back when she was an unknown, were still buying CDs at Walmart and such. So these store would put a larger selection of country music on the shelves than any other genre. Meaning a smaller country artist would get shelve space.

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        She’s had virtually 0 truly bad press surrounding her

        Eh, she literally had an album titled reputation because hers was not so great at the time. This was when people were calling her a snake with the whole Kanye thing.

        So, virtually 0 bad press that actually matters, yeah. Good point.

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    He fumed in another all-caps post that “THE CHILDLESS, UNMARRIED ABORTION ARMY MOBILIZED BY BARBIE, TAYLOR SWIFT, AND TIKTOK” was “CRUSHING REPUBLICANS AT THE BALLOT BOX.”

    You are goddamn right it is.

    I am inevitable.

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        It’s either a very dedicated imposter or the real deal which would mean Margot Robbie is a giant nerd. I choose the latter option but would not be surprised by the former.

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          Margot Robbie is one of the smartest and savviest women in Hollywood, and is definitely one of the most likely celebrities to be using Lemmy and the Federated internet. She’s also clever enough to hide in plain sight, by using her own name, knowing that others will just assume she’s not the real Margot.

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              Next thing you are going to tell me is that I’m actually intentionally leaving contradictory “hints” in my comments to protect my privacy online, or something like that.

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            It’s not her, I’ve seen them say as much in previous threads. It’s just some sad dude playing pretend.

            Unfortunately, it has seemed to work. It appears as though we’re not much different than reddit after all.

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              FWIW I figure I’d verify and these are the closest they get to saying it outright.

              [-] [email protected] 61 points 1 month ago

              You guys are laughing right now, but as the only real celebrity on Lemmy, identity theft is not a joke! Millions of celebrities would suffer every year!

              Imagine what would happen if some random Internet weirdo uses AI to impersonate me, super serious Academy Award nominated character actress Margot Robbie, and make me say extremely silly things that I would never say in public on the internet? Would you still think impersonating a celebrity is funny?

              [email protected] 62 points 2 months ago

              At least they are not doing the Twitter/X thing where they impersonate celebrities to push crypto… yet.

              Lemmy Silver is the only fake Internet money I endorse.

              [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago

              I’ve never seen anyone trying to impersonate me on Lemmy, but if you ever see them, could you tell them to promote my latest movie, now also available on streaming, since I’m still on strike?

              [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

              Erm. You are not planning to impersonate a celebrity to make them say hateful things they would not say, right?

              I think Tortoise is the best open source model, and ElevenLabs is the best closed source one. But you should always be careful and responsible if you are speaking with someone else’s voice.

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      Fascists create enemies out of everyone who isn’t a fascist, then complain how they’re surrounded by enemies.

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      You know that it’s like super creepy to impersonate a celebrity like that. Get a hobby.

      Edit: And here I thought Lemmy was different. But nope, thoughtless novelty accounts already being deified. This shit isn’t even clever, it’s just a “hot celebrity’s” name. Wow.

      Lazy, uninspired, and just not funny. There’s nothing creative or interesting in making your username “Margot Robbie” and having people fawn all over you. It’s probably a middle aged dude.

      I guess I’m the only one who finds that creepy. I imagine Margot herself probably would too.

      But go ahead and validate some weird fucking dude cosplaying as a celebrity (who, remember, is a real actual person).

      Parasocial weirdos.

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        People like you don’t make the world better, just more boring for everyone

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          boring

          Yes, nothing sates boredom like *checks notes* seeing a (likely) middle aged man cosplay as a celebrity on lemmy. You know, a real person. Not a character.

          Can you people really not see how fucking creepy that is?

          How is this shit clever or funny or novel in any way? It’s not even an attempt at parody or satire.

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            Do you also get creeped out by biopics? Someone playing someone else who isn’t them? What a terrible crime. At the very worst it’s someone spending their time to entertain us. It’s really not that unusual.

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              Lol comparing this to biopics… What a fucking joke. A piece of literal art (whether I enjoy it or not), written, rewritten, casted, produced, rewritten again, thousands of people working together to create a film from literally nothing…

              Totally the same thing as a creepy dude making their username “Margot Robbie” like it’s creative or funny… Totally the same thing. Same level of creativity and execution.

              Also, perhaps most importantly, biopics of living people are rarely, if ever, made without that person’s (or their estate’s) permission. They have rights about their image being used. And, if the movie is defamatory, the person can sue.

              This isn’t even apples and oranges. We’re comparing two completely different types and classes of foods.

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        You know that it’s like super creepy to refer to Margot Robie as “just a hot celebrity”?

        And hobby? What the hell do you think this is? It isn’t a damn job. Lemmy is recreational. Vanity accounts are fun and appropriate.

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          The point was that it’s lazy, uninspired and just not funny. I guess the standards for humor/novelty are very low around here.

          Like they’re not even creating anything, its not parody or satire or anything. They just made their username Margot Robbie and pretend to be her. Sometimes. And people just fawn over it.

          Frankly, if I were her, that kind of shit would seriously weird me out.

          Bunch of parasocial weirdos.

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            I think there are two concepts that are still eluding you.

            One, Margot Robie is larger than a person, not smaller. She’s not just some pretty women. She’s shorthand for a very complex collection of aesthetics, politics, and voices. She’s an idea, she’s an answer. Using her name is meant more to be evocative rather than convincing.

            Two, we’re all just farting around here, man. We’re sharing star trek memes and complaining about opening noisy food packaging in the middle of the night. Of course it’s lazy? No one is trying to construct the Sistine Chapel.

            If every place you go you’re confronted with disappointment, maybe you’re in the wrong place?

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              As someone who was as reddit since long before the digg migration, and remembers how it was like. And how lemmy reminds me a bit of it… Forgive me for trying to avoid this place turning into that shit fest. I saw it happen in real time, and it starts with awful shit like this.

              Nothing wrong with a clever novelty account, but fruit is the lowest of the low hanging. Not to get too serious, It brings the entire discourse down. Obviously, I see the comment scores, and I know most of the people here seem to disagree, but I’ve seen this happen. More than once. And they started with good novelty accounts. This shit is insulting to people’s intelligence.

              I thought people here were more intelligent and high brow than to find “hurr durr, their username is Margot Robbie, and that’s really funny because she’s a really famous woman known for her looks, not the technical abilities most people on lemmy have! Hahahahaha” just… What? Lazy and boring. Not even hacky because it’s not even comedy.

              Just do better, that’s all.

              Bring the downvotes. Make sure you validate 43 year old Frank, from Boseman, Montana, for being smart and clever enough to come up with such a brilliant idea. I mean, to make your username THAT? Just inspired…

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                My man, it’s just a username. The comments section of a frankly niche social network are not the portents of the apocalypse.

                Also, you roll around insulting people, calling them creepy and lazy, telling them to “do better”. What is it that you bring to the table? Disproportionate outrage? Negativity? “Bring on the down votes” sounds more like vintage bad-times reddit than anything this Margot Robie user has done.

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                  Nah, just pointing out the creepiness of it that’s all. The creepiness, and just the lack of creativity involved. This is the kind of shit that makes the internet look bad and creepy to normal people.

                  Honestly, as creepy as “impersonating” a celebrity is, I don’t even completely blame that particular person. It may not have even have been their intention for it to get like this.

                  The stranger part about it all, to me, is the reaction they get when posting literally anything. That’s kind of what skives me out I guess. I’ve seen them posting all over the place, and it’s just weird to see people grovel to an account simply because the username is the name of a celebrity. And they want to believe.

                  Lots of people think it’s really her, and I’ve seen some weird shit… I dunno man, just doesn’t add anything of value imo, so I felt like pointing it out at the time.

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        Lemme, like the rest of the internet, is pretty ass. There’s not much that can be done at this point. I try to step back and just view it as a way to understand human nature when given total freedom and anonymity

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      Yep, if “more people voting” makes you furious then you just might be reaching the level of mustache-twirling cartoon villainy.

      Don’t want to keep losing elections, conservatives? Adopt better policies. Nominate qualified candidates. And for fuck sake kick out the god damn nazis.

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        I would be interested to hear that they officially adopted any policies at all, it seems to be, “elect more of us so there are more of us so we can continue to try to elect more of us” the last person from the right wing I heard try to push a policy while running for office died 5 years ago

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    GOP for the last 40 years: destroys the climate, job market, economy, education, and healthcare

    “Did Taylor Swift do this?”

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      Knowing THOSE idiots, they’d probably just be like “yeah, so what?”

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        They very much are. They openly gerrymander and openly wonder why the Democrats don’t. They interviewed the guy that started it and he’s literally confused why it wasn’t done by the Democrats.

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    Kirk continued: “All the Swifties want is swift abortion. That’s what they want. It’s 100%.”

    i’m fucking crying how do you say this shit and look yourself in the mirror after