Don’t ‘fur-get’ your own opinions

I DON’T consider myself a person who engages with popular culture for the sake of staying up-to-date.

Not that there’s anything wrong with finding common interest in things, but I tend to fall behind on the latest fads.

Yet as the days in isolation continued to stack up, last week I caved. If you were unfortunate enough to have watched Tiger King, I empathise with you. Don’t get me wrong, the series was certainly entertaining.

Big cats, attempted murder, strange sex cults: you couldn’t make it up if you tried.

Yet as humorous as the show was, I think it proved how easily manipulated we are.

It was clear to me what agenda the filmmakers stuck to and the ease in which they persuaded their viewers.

What seems to have started as a documentary intended to expose the exotic animal industry quickly turned into a series masking the interviewees’ moral repulsiveness with quirky traits.

I can see why most viewers are rooting for Joe Exotic, and you’d have to be a total nark to not find his mannerisms funny.

But if you also found the majority of the documentary repulsive, you shouldn’t let the opinions of those around you persuade your views.

Don’t let the cat get your tongue.



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