You can keep up with pop culture and not be an idiot. If I want to know what's up with Beyonce, watch viral videos, or laugh at silly internet memes, I'm going to do that. If I want to keep an eye on social justice movements, local and international news, or the arts, I'm going to do that. They aren't mutually exclusive. People who stick their noses in the air and act like they are above these things make me laugh more than that video of that cat riding a Roomba.