pop culture thanksgiving
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian attend the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

10 Annoying Pop Culture Trends You’ll Have to Explain to Your Relatives at Thanksgiving This Year

Unless you want to discuss politics over your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving (please, God, no), you’ll have to conjure up some other conversation topics. Pop culture seems like a safe bet…until you realize that your Uncle Al probably has no idea who’s trending on Twitter (or what Twitter even is). Thus, you’ll have to explain a few phenomena involving the rich and famous, as well as those downright weird topics that you can’t seem to escape on social media.

To help kick-start the small talk, we’ve rounded up 10 pop culture stories that really caught the internet’s attention this year (annoying though they may be) and offer up a shorthand for explaining them to your clueless relatives.

Cover Photo: Jason Kempin / Staff (Getty Images)


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