Hot take: “Deja Vu” is the better single.
No, we’re not talking about Post Malon’s collaboration with Justin Bieber or queen Bey’s B’day Jay-Z track. “Deja Vu” is the superior song by 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, Disney Channel star and rising pop sensation.
Like the Mickey Mouse-bound women who came before her, Rodrigo’s Billboard-charting songs, “Deja Vu” and “Drivers License,” were commercialized and heightened by the drama behind the lyrics. While Rodrigo was center stage, her love life was waiting in the wings.
We’re no strangers to critiquing celebrity culture. Whether it’s watching our teen idol’s mental breakdowns in real-time or calling out the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills for their fake Birkins, the amusement of partaking in the downfall of others comes as no surprise.
One core of social media culture? Digging deep to find tea.
It’s the little things that count.
Entire YouTube channels are erected to deconstruct beauty guru apologies, while fan-run Instagram pages chronicle the lives of teenage TikTokers and their quasi-PR stunt-fueled beef. The constant scrutinization from our end is often a deeper reflection of the insecurities that lie within ourselves… or boredom.