Challenging Media Stereotypes.
A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. Many stereotypes are politically incorrect, insulting, hurtful and downright wrong. Media has cemented these kinds of ideas into the modern brain, and many people don’t even realize it; they just accept it as fact and move on. By looking at the reality of the people or things, we can see that some of the most widely known stereotypes are incredibly inaccurate and should not have been enforced onto the minds of modern humans.
It is very clear that Hollywood has set out a ridiculous set of standards for specific groups of people. So many of the stereotypes seen in movies and media are incredibly inaccurate, and give many people false information about the people the stereotype focuses on. These examples are merely the ones seen in many movies; there are countless other stereotypes, from religious to cultural to gender to sexuality. These lead to ignorance in the people who blindly follow what media tells them, without stopping to question if any of what they are being shown is accurate. Stereotyping is a vicious occurrence, and with it being so prominent in the media, there is little hope that anything is going to change for the better. The only way to help get rid of the stereotypes is to start with the media, and work outwards from there.