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NYLON says that Depop witnessed a 900% rise in searches for "light academia" from to October 2020.

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 Pinterest experienced similar tendencies.

#darkacademiaaesthetic TikTok videos had 309.8 million views today.

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Light academia had 483.7 million views at publishing.

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Taylor says anybody may enter the aesthetic by posting on Instagram or TikTok.

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However, the aesthetic of academics is not a paradise for many people.

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One of its main criticisms is elitism and Eurocentrism, citing Refinery29.

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Rowan Ellis criticised academia's lack of diversity in a 2021 video.

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