Sunday, July 17, 2022

Post 1: Mason Keith

 Ways of thinking

I sort of wanted to discuss the biases a little because I found them interesting and my tiny little brain made a light bulb sound effect. For example the halo effect can be found nearly everywhere in social media. Recently a singer for one of my favorite bands, who happens to be blessed with gracious looks, was kicked out because they were proven against some serious allegations and it blew up in the scene. I may be misinterpreting the concept of the halo effect but I've been observing that people are still liking the bands new music they've released even though they have the singers voice still on it. It's a difficult situation for the band but it's not like they could've found a new singer and re-recorded the whole project. Regardless, from what I understand of the halo effect being based off of how attractive someone may be or their influences in this case artistically/musically, I noticed this halo effect amongst the fans that they still really like the new stuff even though they know the not so good stuff they did. It becomes a moral dilemma. 

It also ties into the slow thinking aspect as well, given all the information and context behind the allegations and things leading up to them prior. I like to imagine using the fairminded perspective in these types of situations would be the most effective on how to move forward. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mason, you brought up a good point that the halo effect often influences us to mindlessly forgive/ignore wrongdoings in pop culture. When I think of the halo effect, I think of how Coca Cola has gone through extensive lengths to associate the brand with Christmas, family time, and wholesomeness despite having serious health concerns that they have been questioned about several times. Consumers seem to ignore all of the credible concerns of the product due to the wholesome image it projects.