a cultural reset is when something big in well known pop culture changes or is added causing people to change the way they look at things or to have a lot of people hop on the trend.
when apple added the 🥺 emoji it was a cultural reset
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A moment that is generally agreed to have had a significant influence on pop culture and everyday life. While the term was coined by Rose McGowan in context of the #MeToo movement, and is mostly associated with the K-pop community, the phenomenon is universal and a basic component of how culture works.

Real world events such as social/political movements, the election of a new U.S. President, major catastrophes and disasters, as well as entertainment such as movies, music and TV, can all function as cultural resets. Notable cultural resets in relatively recent memory include:

* The Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964
* The Watergate scandal of 1974
* The release of Nevermind by Nirvana in 1991
* The September 11, 2001 attacks
* The election and inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009
* The COVID-19 pandemic
"The Nineties politically started with the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 and the Soviet Union dissolving on December 26, 1991, and ended with both the 2000 Presidential election which saw the victory of George W. Bush and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 which left people so stupefied that it functioned as something of a cultural reset button." - TV Tropes' article on the 1990s
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A moment that is generally agreed to have had a significant influence on pop culture and everyday life. While the term was coined by Rose McGowan in context of the #MeToo movement, and is mostly associated with the K-pop community, the phenomenon is universal and a basic component of how culture works.

Real world events such as social/political movements, the election of a new U.S. President, major catastrophes and disasters, as well as entertainment such as movies, music and TV, can all function as cultural resets. Notable cultural resets in relatively recent memory include:
* The Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964
* The Watergate scandal of 1974
* The release of Nevermind by Nirvana in 1991
* The September 11, 2001 attacks
* The election and inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009
* The COVID-19 pandemic
"The Nineties politically started with the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 and the Soviet Union dissolving on December 26, 1991, and ended with both the 2000 Presidential election which saw the victory of George W. Bush and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 which left people so stupefied that it functioned as something of a cultural reset button." - TV Tropes' article on the 1990s
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A cultural reset is a moment that changed the course of the planet THE TERM CAN ONLY BE USED FOR MOVIES AND MUSIC
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A single point in time that serves as a reference point to indicate a significant shift in popular culture. The point in time often refers to a specific real-world event that is tremendously influential, so much so that it profoundly affects and reshapes popular and mainstream culture. Usually, a cultural reset is promptly followed by a new Zeitgeist (which means "the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs").
Trump winning the 2016 election is a clear-cut example of a cultural reset. After this point in time, pop culture became increasingly more fixated on politics and social justice. Internet memes went through a complete terrible overhaul. Pop music began to shift from inspirational to silly frivolous tunes (both musically and lyrically). And people have started adopting a more critical view towards what they read on the news.
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