Why Justin Timberlake AND White Survivalists Are Moving West


If you tuned into The Super Bowl, The Tonight Show, or mainstream radio this month, you experienced America’s most bizarrely fascinating celebrity. That celebrity is Justin Timberlake. He’s spent the past year or so carefully turning himself into “Justin Timberlake, Montana Cowboy”, and that seemingly random choice WOULD be fine, if not for these three things:

1) The transformation’s only Instagram-deep.

2) White men across America are doing the same thing.

3) The reasons behind these white fellas running west aren’t as simple as musical taste/cheap land.

On this week’s episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt interviews Montanan slash culture writer Anne Helen Petersen about her pioneering examination of The West, our celebrities, and why they’re hiding there. They also break down the myths of the Old West, the realities of why modern white people are flooding it, and why being a “Man Of The Woods” is no substitute for engaging with reality.

Footnotes:

“Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, And The Western Rehab For White Masculinity” by Anne Helen Petersen (BuzzFeed News)

Justin Timberlake – INTRODUCING MAN OF THE WOODS

Justin Timberlake – “Filthy” (Official Video)

“Lick My Love Pump” Scene from This Is Spinal Tap

Justin Timberlake Earns Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Man of the Woods’ (Billboard)

Justin Timberlake – Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show

Stella McCartney Designed Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Suit (The Cut)

Three Wolf Moon (Know Your Meme)

Everyone loves this kid on his phone during Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime show (SB Nation)

Justin Timberlake backed out of using Prince hologram at the last minute (Page Six)

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Included a Subtle Nod to Janet Jackson (Vanity Fair)

Justin Timberlake is a white man. That grants him incredible freedom in his career. (Vox)

Chris Stapleton steals CMA awards show on career-making night (The Guardian)

The Great White Celebrity Vacuum (BuzzFeed News)

Another Right-Wing Insurgency Is Gathering Force In The West (BuzzFeed News)

Wackadoodles, Establishment Hacks, And The Big, Ugly, Local Battle For The Heart Of The GOP (BuzzFeed News)

The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick

How 2 Scientists You’ve Never Heard Of Redesigned Our Planet (The Cracked Podcast)

Why We’re Terrible At Taking Care Of Our Mental Health (The Cracked Podcast)

5 Ridiculous Myths Everyone Believes About the Wild West (Cracked)

The Wild West Was Not As Murder-Filled As You Imagine (Cracked)

Why Every Hollywood Western Is Secretly A Mad Max-Type Movie – Today’s Topic (Cracked Video)

America’s forgotten black cowboys (BBC)

Johnson County War (Wikipedia)

“Go West, young man” (Wikipedia)

Michael Jordan: ‘I can no longer stay silent’ (The Undefeated)

Actor Robert Mitchum is released after serving time for marijuana possession (History Channel)

Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen (BuzzFeed News)

Armand Hammer (Wikipedia)

Octavia Spencer Says Jessica Chastain Helped Her Get Five Times Her Salary: ‘She Is Walking the Walk’ (IndieWire)

January Jones on Instagram

Hope Hicks Has Been Able To Spin Every White House Scandal Except Her Own (BuzzFeed News)

Man Of The Woods — Justin Timberlake (Spotify)

Black Panther The Album — Kendrick Lamar (Spotify)

Read more: http://www.cracked.com/podcast/why-justin-timberlake-white-survivalists-are-moving-west

Justin Timberlake - INTRODUCING MAN OF THE WOODS

Man of the Woods – An Album By Justin Timberlake
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Spotify - http://tmbr.lk/jMOTW_Spotify
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Deezer - http://smarturl.it/jMOTW/deezer
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Man of the Woods Video Playlist - http://smarturl.it/jMOTW/youtube

The Man of the Woods Tour - http://tmbr.lk/site

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Website: https://www.justintimberlake.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justintimberlake
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jtimberlake
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justintimberlake/
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