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Does the Outrage Over Jason Momoa Losing His Muscles and Hair Send a Message About Our Society?

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By Ben

Jason Momoa starred in a Superbowl commercial for Rocket Mortgage Sunday evening. It exploded social media. Apparently, people aren't able to enjoy the funny joke that was perpetrated in the commercial.

In the commercial, Momoa mentions the comforts of being at home and then proceeds to strip off his arm muscles and abs which are depicted to be a latex suit in the commercial.

He goes on to play a slide guitar and has trouble lifting only the bar on his weight bench, where he is being spotted by his wife, actress Lisa Bonet.

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The firestorm on social media that followed was both funny and as ridiculous as the commercial itself.

Many people lamented that they would never be able to look at Momoa the same way after seeing the commercial. The sentiment was mostly felt by ladies posting, but the guys chimed in too.

Many of the fellas posted sentiments that can be paraphrased by "Welcome to the weak, skinny and ugly club!"

All of the dialogue about the commercial seemed to ignore the humor of the commercial and acted like the whole thing wasn't just a CGI work of art.

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This is just another example of our culture over-dramatizing subjects that don't deserve it. There is little reason to think that for all these years and movies, Jason Momoa isn't the muscle-bound human idol that we all know he is.

In recent years, our society has dramatized issues that don't deserve it, from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to the Lion King. It's a disturbing trend that is being exaggerated by the existence of social media. It's almost like people read something outrageous and then feel the need to jump on the bandwagon.

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It's possible that this outrage comes from being pent up about things that actually do matter, but people feel helpless to comment upon. Things like homelessness, the state of our education system, or our current political drama. Is it possible that people feel like they can express their outrage over these (or other) things, so they target commercials, and deeds done by people years ago?

There are plenty of things out there to be outraged over. Maybe we, as a society, should start considering what we care about publicly?

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To sum it up, we need to just become a little calmer in our culture. We get ourselves riled up about the least consequential things and its starting to not be cool.

We don't need to be upset with funny commercials, dance routines, and I would go so far as to say even the President (depending on the day and what he has tweeted).

We are losing our compassion for one another and it's becoming off-putting to even associate with other members of the society. We're all better than that

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