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It's Official: Americans Blame Celebs for 'YOLO,' 'Selfie' and 'Twerking'

It's Official: Americans Blame Celebs for 'YOLO,' 'Selfie' and 'Twerking'

Originally posted 07/04/2014 05:15PM

In times of great distress, it's common for societies to place blame for all their troubles on a group of outsiders. It happened to all sorts of different people through history: members of different ethnicities, followers of minority religions and even those who happen to speak a different language.

Now, it's happening to celebrities.

A new study from coupon website CouponCodesPro.com reveals that Americans are overwhelmingly sick of hearing buzzwords like "YOLO," "selfie" and "twerking," and they know exactly who to blame: famous people.

When asked where they most frequently encountered their aural bugaboos, study respondents were not hesitant to point their fingers towards brunch spots in Beverly Hills, the Lower East Side and Aspen; a whopping 57 percent said they blamed popular musicians and other celebrities for infecting their ear canals with such nonsense.

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Justin and Selena 'Were Super Cute Together' on L.A. Zoo Date

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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Visit the L.A. Zoo Together

Originally posted 06/23/2014 03:00PM

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and bears, oh my!

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Usher Defends Justin Bieber: 'He Is Unequivocally Not a Racist'

Usher Defends Justin Bieber: 'He Is Unequivocally Not a Racist'

Originally posted 06/07/2014 01:30PM

Justin Bieber's mentor is still defending the embattled pop star.

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Usher on Justin Bieber's Problems: I Hate Some of the Things I Hear

Usher on Justin Bieber's Problems: I Hate Some of the Things I Hear

Originally posted 06/05/2014 12:00PM

With all the trouble that Justin Bieber has been in recently, you might have been wondering what his mentor, Usher, thinks about it all.

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Avicii Tops Spotify's 'Top 25 Under 25' List: Listen to All the Artists Here

Avicii Tops Spotify's 'Top 25 Under 25' List: Listen to the Rest Here

Originally posted 06/04/2014 12:00PM

Spotify on Wednesday revealed its first-ever ranking of the most influential artists under the age of 25.

The streaming service factored chart hits, volume and growth of streams and shares to compile its ranking, and the results may surprise you. Below is the complete list, with commentary from Spotify Trends Expert Shanon Cook and a playlist of all the artists. Enjoy!

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Justin Bieber on Racist Joke: 'I Thought It Was Okay to Repeat Hurtful Words' | Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber on Racist Joke: 'I Thought It Was Okay to Repeat Hurtful Words'

Originally posted 06/01/2014 08:00PM

Justin Bieber is trying to right a terrible wrong.

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Justin Bieber Shown Telling Racist Joke in Old Video Footage | Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Shown Telling Racist Joke in Old Video Footage

Originally posted 06/01/2014 11:00AM

Justin Bieber's latest controversy is no laughing matter.

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Justin Bieber Mania Sweeps Kim & Kanye's Wedding

Justin Bieber Mania Sweeps Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's Wedding

Originally posted 05/24/2014 12:30PM

Can anyone overshadow the Kimye wedding extravaganza? Maybe Justin Bieber?

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No Shirt, Shiny Shorts and a Short-Sleeved Suit: Justin Bieber's Cannes Man Glam

No Shirt, Shiny Shorts and a Short-Sleeved Suit: Justin Bieber's Cannes Man Glam

Originally posted 05/22/2014 06:30PM

The singer brings his own brand of style to the French Riviera

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Justin Bieber Accused of Attempted Robbery | Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Accused of Attempted Robbery

Originally posted 05/14/2014 08:55AM

Justin Bieber has been accused of attempted robbery following an incident on Monday evening, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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