Imagine There's No Cringe Celebrity Moralism ... It's Easy If You Try
On the absurdity of empathy instruction
There are essentially two types of moral grandstanding performed by celebrities. Both are irritating and unbecoming, but their manifestations are quite distinct.
The first type is run-of-the-mill virtue signaling. This is when celebrities do something ostentatious like posting a picture of a superfruit açaí bowl or promoting a hashtag for some amorphous…