To be certain, these wealthy kid pix are particularly funny (and also sad) because they showcase a gross variant of entitlement. Preteens posing with helicopters they did nothing to earn and posting the pictures online for others to ogle provides an easy in for commentary on the state of the American dream. (Dead.) While we don’t disagree with that reading, it’s par for the course on Instagram, a shallow medium all about promoting superficiality that photo takers did little to nothing to earn. Read more.
I left a screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ yesterday thinking disposing of all the wealthy people in Gotham wasn’t such a bad call, then feeling really guilty for even letting the thought cross my mind.
I take that feeling back, these people are the worst.