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Old 12-24-2016, 01:36 PM View Post #1 (Link) Why are we all hating on Shawn Mendes
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Ok, so here's the deal. Shawn is becoming famous and everyone around me is hating on him. Should we be hating on someone following their dream when we actually need people to encourage us to follow our dream?
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Old 12-27-2016, 01:48 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Because of that goddamn song Treat You Better. It's so toxic. He's telling a girl that he has decided her boyfriend is awful and she should date him instead because he's a ~gentleman~. What he's not doing is respecting her wishes and allowing her to have a relationship with someone other than him. He's decided that he knows what's best for her, i.e. dating him, and that he knows what's best for her better than she does. He's lurking around and won't give up until she gives him what he wants. It's the Mr Nice Guy stereotype, who calls himself a nice guy and blames women for not falling in love with him.

"He's just not right for you"-- seriously? That's for HER TO DECIDE. STOP STALKING HER.

I have thoughts about this song, yes I do.
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Old 12-27-2016, 01:55 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Ok, but what about his other songs that are motivational and inspirational?
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Old 12-27-2016, 02:39 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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Treat You Better is the only Shawn Mendes song I've ever heard, because it's the only one that gets airplay. And I hate it, so I'm not about to look further into the artist. Same deal with Robin Thicke and Blurred Lines. Blurred Lines is the only Robin Thicke song I've ever heard, and it was super rapey; I'm not interested in listening to anything else by an artist whose biggest hit is so toxic.
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Old 12-27-2016, 02:43 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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But Treat You Better is not toxic. believe me, i know from experience that guys generally know when a girls boyfriend is dangerous. Plus, the song wasn't about real life. I have always been taught not to take lyrics literally because to do so would mean to form a false view of the singer and why they are singing what they are singing. Why do you have so much hate for him?
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:25 AM View Post #6 (Link)
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Who's Shawn Mendes
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