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Best Pop Culture Moments of 2018

2018 is ending and throughout the year many there were many big pop culture moments, so here’s a list of the top ten best Pop Culture moments of the year.

1.Stan Lee Passed Away
Stan Lee’s passing affected everybody. Fans of all ages mourned the death of a man who was able to connect generations of culture through his work.

2. 80’s Modernized
80’s fashion, music, etc. are all came back full force. Our favorite stars were quick to hop on the trend wearing tiny sunglasses and bright colors. It seems fashion history will be repeating itself.

3. Childish Gambino This is America
This controversial yet iconic music video hit the charts at rapid speed. Filled with secret messages and different interpretations fans were quick to start the search. The video and song highlighted many of the problems in America that previously were brushed off.

4. Kanye visits White House
This visit to the White House caught the attention of many people, and fans spoke out about their opinions on the visit. It is safe to say many fans feel conflicted about the event.

5. Activism (Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe Speech)
All the wrongs seem to have come to light all at once and people are ready to speak out. Trying to right some of the wrongs and fight injustice there has been no shortage of activism this year.

6. Black Panther
Being one of the first widely known movie with a predominantly African American cast, it’s no surprise this film drew so much attention.

7. Taylor Swift speaking out about Midterm election
A pop star who previously kept her political ideals to herself spoke out about politics during the Midterm elections and motivated 98% of Tennessee to vote.

8. Billie Eilish
Billie made it big this year with her music. Starting as a relatively small star Billie Eilish shot to the top becoming an artist whose name is recognized by almost everyone.

9. Lady Gaga in A Star is Born
Many Lady Gaga fans were excited to see her in film. Saying the film was popular doesn’t even cover the half of it as people flocked to theatres the minute the movie was released.

10. IHOP becomes IHOB
IHOP temporarily changed their name to IHOB to promote their new burgers. Fans of the old title were thrown into a frenzy until it was discovered the name change was not permanent.

Not everything could make the list this year Ariana Grande’s new Music video which pulled together different aspects of famous movies deserves and honorable mention. This is only one piece of new music Ariana put out this year, but it is a fan favorite.