I adore Gossip woman, it’s my not too responsible pleasure. As an adolescent I’d a group of headbands become the same as Blair Waldorf. I really could truthfully recite the whole pilot episode at this time me to if you wanted.
It absolutely was a whilst since We ventured back again to the top of East Side in the shape of binge-watching Gossip woman on Netflix. Then when I made the decision to leap back I happened to be truthfully surprised because of the show! We watched this whenever I was 15 – I should not have already been viewing it once I had been 15.
Okay, it is in contrast to Game of Thrones levels bad but there are debateable moments within the show which make me wonder should this be ok showing to teenagers that are impressionable.
So just why precisely is this show therefore problematic? Well, I would ike to inform ya!
1. Chuck Bass is a predator that is sexual
I rewatched it) I loved Chuck and Blair when I first watched Gossip Girl (and probably the second and third time. They certainly were endgame.
Following the #MeToo motion stumbled on the fore, it’s sort of harder to watch the show and revel in their relationship. In the 1st two episodes Chuck sexually assaults both Jenny and Serena.
He kisses them without their permission and attempts to force himself while they repeatedly say no on them. Then we all have been said to be ok with him? Additionally how come Nate buddies with him? He understands he’s assaulted two of cam4 their buddies.
Anyhow, Chuck is trash – that’s all i need to state!
2. There is a complete lot of underage drinking
You will be literal kids! Pic: Rex
Look, I’m perhaps perhaps not stupid i am aware that people drink underage. But like, Gossip Girl glamourised ingesting to no end.
After all, Serena had been sipping martinis by the club time in and day trip. She had been 16, why had been she being offered liquor? This is certainly a lot more of a secret if you ask me than exactly just how in the world Dan ended up being Gossip Girl (spoilers, sorry! ).
They did additionally tackle the risks of medications, that has been managed along with you could expect by this show. But seeing that their customers ended up being impressionable teenagers, perhaps they need ton’t have so much underage consuming.
Night especially on a school!
3. Everybody was sex with every person
It absolutely was all a bit too much!
To not ever slut pity, however these literal kiddies had been going I literally could not relate any less at it like rabbits and.
Look, the entire pilot episode revolves across the fact Nate and Serena had intercourse on a club during the chronilogical age of 15. Additionally, I’m pretty sure that has been the first-time Nate had intercourse, also it ended up being very unrealistic.
Additionally did anybody make use of a condom about this show? We doubt Nate had been simply holding one around with him just in case he went as a drunken Serena!
Additionally, there clearly was a complete lot of manipulative intercourse, mostly on Chuck’s part (shocker). Both Blair was taken by him and Jenny’s virginity if they were plainly extremely upset. In order that’s not great, as you would expect.
4. Oh, not to mention most of the grownups resting with kiddies
You are seen by me, Diana! Pic: Rex
I understand that every person in Gossip woman was at their 20s playing 16-year-olds, plus it’s hard to remember which they had been said to be young ones.
However they had been all resting making use of their instructors and adults, Serena had an event together with her instructor, Dan slept together with instructor and Nate possessed a Mrs Robinson event with Elizabeth Hurley. Because, needless to say.
Each of this occurred if they were underage and now we had been all said to be fine with that?
No! No, this is simply not ok. Can the trope is killed by us in teenager dramas of getting affairs with instructors! Please and many thanks!
5. Additionally, everyone else dated the same individuals
Me personally, trying to puzzle out that is dating whom
Blair dated Nate, then Serena dated Nate, Serena dated Dan, then Blair (really briefly) dated Dan. Chuck dated Blair and Vanessa, and Dan dated both Blair and Vanessa.
Perhaps the visitor boyfriends got in one single the action. Carter Baizen (the most readily useful boyfriend imo) dated both Blair and Serena.
They are now living in nyc, I’m sure they could find other folks up to now as opposed to the friend group that is same.
It’s and makes me personally super uncomfortable. Don’t date your best friend’s ex, please.
6. The female friendship that is bitchy
Exact Same, Blair! Pic: Rex
Another trope I hate is girls can’t be friends, actually all of us secretly hate one another.
Blair and Serena’s friendship had been an ideal display of the, although i do believe it improved by the termination of the show.
However they had been constantly in competition and backstabbing the other person, for literally no explanation.
How may you keep pace? I am talking about, used to do, every week that is single but please, females can actually be buddies. We vow.
7. The relationships that are abusive
Well, Chuck, you may be the boyfriend that is worst, therefore tough!
Look, except that the reality that Chuck is truly a predator that is sexual relationship with Blair wasn’t as romantic as we first thought.
He manipulated her and had been constantly gaslighting her. She never ever trusted him, because he wasn’t trustworthy – yet they truly are #CoupleGoals
Additionally, Blair wasn’t an angel either. She ended up being in the same way manipulative to Nate, when they had been together. She additionally demanded he didn’t anymore see Serena (that was kind of reasonable because he cheated on her behalf with Serena).
However their relationship had been super unhealthy. Oh and don’t get me started regarding the proven fact that Dan outed everyone’s secrets and lied in their mind in day out, making their lives miserable day. But still Serena remained with him. Certain…
Despite a few of these really, extremely problematic problems, i shall nevertheless be viewing this show before the time we die.