Rihanna and Britney's Instagram pics are ruining music videos
Have you ever “pressed your nose up to something?”. Definitely!
Read this article from The Guardian and find out what this expression means. Also learn why international stars are addicted to Social Media, and how this is damaging their careers.
Music videos used to be a major event in my . I vividly remember waiting by the TV to see the Spice Girls’ “Say You’ll Be There“ video on Top Of The Pops for the first time. In 1996, moments like that were a big deal. But would I have the telly screen if I’d already seen those black PVC catsuits in a series of ever-more-desperate “reveals” on Twitter?
In 2013, pop stars seem ruining the surprise element of their videos through their various social-media means. Just look at exhibit one: Rihanna. To put it lightly, Rihanna is a fan of the popular photo-sharing site Instagram. She posted 33 (yes, I’ve counted) “previews” of her recent video for Pour It Up before it was released. So many, in fact, that when I actually watched the clip, it was all too familiar. When I closed my eyes I could see Rihanna’s , twerking in a puddle. Justin Bieber, meanwhile, has been teasing his latest video, Heartbreaker, on Instagram since July. I can’t wait to not watch it.
Similarly, Web Team Britney was so Instagram-happy last week, stacking up 18 behind-the-scenes photos, that I’d basically seen all of the “Work, Bitch“ video without even clicking play on YouTube. The abs, the : you this for me, Britney. The video hadn’t even hit 20m views five days after release.
to press nose up to (expression) to take a closer look
skintight (adj) skin-tight clothes fit your body very tightly
intent (adj) concentrating hard on something
bum (n) the part of your body that you sit on
bullwhip (n) a long heavy whip with a knotted end
to spoil (v) to affect something in a way that makes it worse, less attractive, or less enjoyable
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