Thursday, November 8, 2012

Media Contact #2

Today, while surfing the internet, I stumbled upon an article on Huffington Post regarding a woman who named her newborn twin sons after Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. . . The reader comments were both hilarious and astonishing. People were upset because they think she just wants money. People made fun of her because "her children will grow to hate her."

I thought it was completely ridiculous, at first, until I thought more about it. A woman in Kenya named her twin sons after the 2012 presidential candidates, not because of who they are, but because of the glamour of American culture. I'm almost 100% positive Millicent Owuor didn't name her twin sons because she was well informed about their party platforms.

Everyone, everywhere is obsessed with America! Americans are obsessed with America! The media are such a driving force in the United States, that they could glamorize a fish in a bowl named Reginald and have people in India naming their fish Reginald in hopes that it'd become famous too.

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