What we are is thanks to rumors, grumblings, gossips, talk, chatter, fraud (literally!). Gossip creates community and has been a tool for human evolution. In this episode of Zona Z, Mar tells us about this theory from renowned writer Yuval Harari, who in the book “Sapiens: From Animals to Gods” puts forward the idea that gossip has played a crucial role in the evolution of humanity. Harari argues that humans’ ability to share information about other people even when they were not present allowed them to form stronger and more complex social connections.
Gossip not only enabled communities to collaborate and coordinate more effectively, but also encouraged the formation of shared narratives and the creation of more complex social structures. That is, according to Harari, this ability to gossip and share information about others was a key factor in humanity’s cultural development. Because we love creating community at Zona Z, we dedicated an episode to gossip about gossip.
Gossip as a business model, gossip as a legal dilemma, gossip as a social dynamic, and gossip simply as gossip. We range from national topics like the relationship between Karol G and Ferxxo to big lucrative projects like the Kardashians. Is Timothée Chalamet and Kylie Jenner’s relationship as casual as it seems?
Have you ever wondered why so many couples broke up mid-year in 2023? Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn, Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, Ariana Grande and Dalton Gómez, Tini Stoessel and Rodrigo de Paul, Dominic Fike and Hunter Schafer are just some of the famous couples who will be completed in 2023.
A pattern you may also recognize in your social circle. “Estar Soltera” hasn’t been all that trendy since Lunay, Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee released this song in 2019. Mar believes this is all due to Venus retrograde. Juan Camilo is more likely to rely on a post-pandemic effect.
Apart from the separation of Shakira and Piqué, which increasingly smacks of old and determined gossip, the (ex) relationship of Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro is one of the topics that most dominated the public agenda in Latin America in 2023. The gossip reached Such details landed the person who, through Twitter, X, linked the Puerto Rican singer with Valeria Duque, a Colombian influencer, in legal trouble.
Talking about gossip seems like a superficial task, but it is much more complex and interesting than simply telling it. Everything has a cause and effect. And you, did you already know the last thing?
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