One of the greatest effects ‘Stranger Things’ was to place Metallica, for the first time, on the Billboard popularity charts.
In just one month, the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’ It surpassed 1.1 billion views globally.
Squid Game It remains the most watched series in Netflix history, even reaching 4 million new subscribers.
It wasn’t long ago that the name of Metallica became a trend again thanks to the success of ‘stranger things‘ and now a group of fans are trying to cancel the group for various reasons.
At this point in the game, there is no need to talk about the effect caused by the fourth season of ‘stranger things‘, one of the platform’s flagship series streaming and, without a doubt, one of its most important products in these times of crisis in the American company.
Just to understand this point, ‘Stranger Things 4‘ is, to date, the second most watched season in Netflix history, second only to ‘Squid Game‘ (‘The Squid Game’) that last year surprised the world and even “gave” 4 million subscribers to the current leader of the streaming.
Now, such was the success of the most recent installment of the machine called “Duffer Brothers” that a couple of songs that were released in the 80’s, were placed again in the main chats and popularity lists on the main platforms. of streaming.
One of the most notorious was “Master of Puppets”, a song released in 1986 on the considered “best album” in Metallica’s career and which, this year, entered the Billboard charts for the first timeall thanks to the effect it caused ‘Stranger Things 4‘ and the scene where the character “Eddie Munson” appears with his guitar playing the iconic theme, becoming one of the most striking scenes of this fourth season.
‘Stranger Things’ fans ask to cancel Metallica
Recently, a video appeared on TikTok in which, among other things, the American band is asked to cancel for reasons that some describe as “absurd”.
The owner of the video calls herself “Serena Trueblood”, a tiktoker that in one of his videos he talks about Metallicaa band that he qualifies as “elderly” and “pro-Nazis” for a photo in which the members are supposedly “imitating” Furer in the 80’s.
On the other hand, he mentions that a supposed symbol of the German party appears on the guitar of the singer, James Hetfield, in addition to the fact that the vocalist, according to what the tiktoker explains in his video, did not comment on Black Live Matters.
I find it interesting that they only cared about gatekeeping in their fandom when they started getting big again from Stranger Things. Thy only care about what lines theor pockets #metallica #metal #isyourfavproblematic #stanculture #cancelculture #fyp ps sorry dad #greenscreen #greenscreenvideo
We live in an era where social networks have enormous power, almost unprecedented, and, in general, the judgment of Internet users is usually lethal.
We saw it in the last edition of the European Championship, in which a significant number of fans, using their social networks, launched all kinds of comments against three young players of the England team after they missed a penalty during the final of the tournament.
At that time, the authorities called on Facebook so that this type of case would not be repeated and threatened the platform not to invest more in advertising on said social network.
An article written in 2020, in Harper’s magazine, talks about the harmful effects caused by the so-called “Culture of Cancellation”, which, as described in the text, “silences the voices that displease”:
“Editors get fired for publishing controversial pieces; books were withdrawn for alleged lack of authenticity; journalists are prohibited from writing about certain topics; teachers are investigated for citing literary works in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study that does not fit the ideology”reads in the article.
Secondly, a recent British investigation refers that the culture of cancellation is more common among young peoplesince 50 percent do not socialize with those who do not have a similar way of thinking.
“52 percent of adults under the age of 30 confessed to having stopped talking to someone in person or on-line because of something political they said. More than 33 percent of people between the ages of 30 and 49 had stopped talking to someone because of a political position, and 18 percent of people between the ages of 50 and 64 had done so.mentions the study of Frank Luntz.
In the end, everything on social networks comes down to opinions and, in that sense, we are talking about platforms that offer great freedom to Internet users; however, there have been cases in which a significant number of users use their platforms taking very high risks and, on occasions, without considering the consequences.