Took long enough to get the backlash hate thread going here, I thought you guys were losing your touch. But never fear your reputation is untarnished, let no popular thing go unbashed.
If the majority of people were more intelligent, cultured and discerning and not constantly led around by their base desires by marketing men across the globe, then maybe, just maybe, 'popular' wouldn't be the slur it is today.
But most people are ignorant and afraid to be different so when a fad comes along, rather than making an informed decision they decide, 'I like this too, because everyone else likes it and I don't want to be different'.
What they don't realise is that nobody really liked the thing to begin with, but the media constantly played it up until people couldn't help but purcahase or buy into the fad in order see for themselves what all the fuss was about and to make sure they aren't left out.
All the while their opinion was already pre-determined to be favourable as that was what they were told to think right at the start of the fad in question.
Welcome to Late-Capitalism Aramoro, a mode of production dominated, not by economics or politics but by culture.