This article lists a variety of tweets from fans and the media that were posted in response to Richard Sherman's highly popularized post-game interview. It's interesting to see the mix of emotions people express - mostly through sarcasm and humor.
This video found on Funny Or Die illustrates a celebrity's own reaction to the controversy surrounding their decisions. Heidi Montag, known and criticized for her excessive plastic surgery, pokes fun at herself - alluding to the idea that she recognizes her mistake or is reacting to the haters.
This past weekend's SNL featured Seth Rogen poking fun at James Franco and his recent scandal involving his pursuit of a 17-year-old girl via Instagram. Through the use of television and comedy, Rogen was able to downplay the controversy his good friend had found himself a part of. With controversy in the digital age, it seems that not only is humor frequently implemented as a tactic to deal with it, but it also blurs the line of right and wrong and what is inappropriate.
Another example of the use of humor as a method of dealing with the male pop star's recklessness. This way of reacting to the controversy surrounding his arrest illustrates how the digital age both enables and encourages the spread of public opinion and creative reactions.
In very recent news, the talk of the town is of Beyonce's latest Instagram post (this is in and of itself a tribute to the reality that we exist in as a part of the digital age - an Instagram controversy is a familiar concept today). Fans believe she photoshopped a thigh gap in the photo, a physical trait Beyonce is not known for having. Fans comment reactions, and the quick video summary created by Splash News demonstrates the swiftness with which celebrity controversy spreads today.
This tweet serves as an example of how Justin Bieber's arrest - a controversial matter at that - was turned into a big joke. People took to twitter to express their mockery of his arrest at such a young age and of his reckless behavior. Twitter is a social media outlet of the digital age that has become widely used as a means of expressing a variety of emotions and reactions to controversial events.
In response to the growing presence of the hindi on the faces of celebrities today, this woman expresses her frustration at the hypocrisy of the pop fashion trend. This woman used Tumblr as a means of expressing her emotions and opinions and responding to the controversy that surrounds Selena Gomez's recent choices.
Celebrity controversy creates comedy, and is perpetuated by it. Created in response to Miley Cyrus' VMA performance, this meme illustrates the idea that after controversy, mockery ensues. Four celebrity veterans of controversy are pictured here at the Mean Girls' lunch table ironically (& comically) denying Miley entrance into their world. Guess they are offended by her behavior, eh? Notice how the digital age allows creators to blend generational films & media tools in response to…