Opinion: Everything Wrong with Dixie’s Vogue Episode

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Dixie D’Amelio’s appearance on Vogue’s “24 hours with Dixie D’Amelio” sparked criticism over her privileged attitude on the topics of college and moving away from home.

“I decided not to go to college just because there’s a lot of traveling back and forth,” begins Dixie D’Amelio in the video. “And I was also petrified because I saw someone make a TikTok saying they would play my songs at a frat party, and that is what really turned me away going to school.” Her statement was insensitive and sets a bad example to her young fans who look up to her choices. The privilege that she showed when she stated why she decided not to go to college is problematic, there are countless high school students whose life could be changed through higher education but are forced away due to multiple factors of money etc. Whilst Dixie has the right to make choices for her own future, there is a certain delicate balance that should be noted speaking about such a large choice that has the ability to influence thousands of people. “Imagine getting into college AND having the money to pay for it, but not going because someone will play your song at a party,” commented a user under the video. Another comment read “If you’re embarrassed by your music, you probably shouldn’t be making any.” Both have the valid point that the content she puts out should be something she is proud of and not something that is so largely embarrassing that she’s willing to not go to college over it.

Later in the video D’Amelio said “It was fun living with my family, but I also was supposed to be in college right now, so I thought I needed to learn how to grow on my own and mature, and I wasn’t doing that because I would just have my mom do things for me. So now I’m living by myself, I still go home everyday to my parents’ house and have my mom do things for me but that’s what moms are for, right?” Her comments about her intent on leaving home because she didn’t want to rely on her mom but then continuing to travel with her mom with the intent that her mom would do everything for her is hypocritical, and sounds entitled beyond belief.

Comments under the video were harsh. Almost none of them were positive. “The fact that she earns five times more than people who are risking their lives for others…” wrote one user. And another commented “I think what bothers most people is that she acts as if she earned all of it.”

In conclusion, it’s clear that Dixie’s collaboration with Vogue left followers with the sense that Dixie is ungrateful and spoiled.