Tom Hawking Of Flavorwire Analysis

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Tom Hawking of Flavorwire, magazine wrote a sardonic review about confessional pop singer Lorde’s Tumblr post, in which Lorde confronts magazines’ war on musicians, by using fellow pop singer Iggy Azalea , who’s album was bashed in Complex magazine while she graced the cover. Lorde argues the immorality of journalists by saying quote: “[they interview] artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then shit on their records.” Hawking claims in the article that if artists expect journalists to only say good things there would essentially, be no journalism. So who’s right? Is what Lorde saying true? Is what Hawking proclaiming right? Maybe, maybe not. The real question is, why (Hawking)? Is the answer whatever the one person find moral and another finds corrupt? Is morality a perspective? What is right? And who decides? The victim or the offender? The celebrity or journalist? Both have strong opinions, but just because you can articulate something does not mean you are correct or as Hawking writes, valid. There are never only two sides to…show more content…
Lorde claims that magazines just interview, then bash for clicks, of course they do, but that’s not any different from what artists attempt to do. Artists and journalists are quite similar to business partners who don’t particularly like one another, but need each other to succeed or at the least as Lorde tell us ‘get clicks.’ Hawking argues that not all criticism is negative, but he fails to recognize that journalists dismiss artists as haters. Maybe artists and journalists need a better relationship, though certainly not like ‘de facto publicists’ as Hawking put it. Maybe artists need to better evaluate what kind of publicity they want and maybe magazines need to make clear when and only when they interview so that the artist knows their motive. Moral of the
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