There are many things in Argentina which are mainstream and have mass appeal, but I still didn’t find myself met with slogans, images, videos, conversations etc. all centred around one topic. On returning to the UK, this changed: sheep, as we so often are, can find themselves blindly following something without any clue as to what our individual feelings about it are.
For me, the TV talent show The X Factor has grown and is continuing to grow increasingly out of control in its presence. I’ve decided I’ll try my level best to completely avoid the show – be it trails, news stories, photos or whatever – just to see how today’s rolling media and the like may or may not make that impossible.
Working in the media as I do will make this all the more tricky, but I still fancy the challenge. So far today, I’ve already had to report on one of the North West contestant’s bid for stardom….shortly afterwards, I nipped to Tesco to buy some bread and found myself coming face to face with a stand packed with X Factor magazines (I didn’t even know such a thing existed). Other than this, my quest for avoidance for today at least has been a success.