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Top 85 Pop Culture Trends in May

From Cartoon-Themed Graphic Tees to Charitable Cloth Face Masks

— June 3, 2020 — Pop Culture
The May 2020 pop culture trends are vast and explore creative ways of incorporating recognizable concepts to products and services. Many of the latest trends take a timely approach with the unfortunate COVID-19 outbreak, as brands launch initiatives to support those impacted by the pandemic.

Canadian producer and musician The Weeknd launches an 'XO Face Mask' to support the MusiCare Coronavirus Relief Fund. The collection of non-medical cloth face masks are detailed with 'XO' as a reference to his brand label and the other side of the mask reads "STAY AWAY." Another great pop culture example this month is done by artist Daniel Arsham and his collaboration with Pokemon and Uniqlo. The trio launch a collection of graphic tees that sport Arsham's iteration of the Pokemon characters.
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Role-Playing Defence Games
Role-Playing Defence Games
Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall is Now Available on HUAWEI App Gallery
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Live-Streamed Reality Horror Movies
Live-Streamed Reality Horror Movies
The Human Zoo Shows Contestants Trying to Remain in Solitary
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Historical Series-Themed ASMR Videos
Historical Series-Themed ASMR Videos
The 'Outlander' TV Network Debuted a Series of ASMR Videos
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80
Free Premium Streaming Promotions
Free Premium Streaming Promotions
HBO is Offering 500 Hours of Shows & Movies for Free Streaming
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Interactive Content Streaming Protocols
Interactive Content Streaming Protocols
Instant Interactive Develops GREG to Enhance Entertainment
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78
Mobile-First Streaming Services
Mobile-First Streaming Services
Quibi is Exclusively Mobile & Shares Quality Snackable Content
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77
ASMR Celebrity Documentaries
ASMR Celebrity Documentaries
ASMR Singer Alaina Castillo Debuted a New Spotify Documentary
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76
Chose-Your-Own-Adventure Heist Movies
Chose-Your-Own-Adventure Heist Movies
YouTube's 'A Heist with Markiplier' Has 31 Possible Endings
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75
Viral Song QSR Burgers
Viral Song QSR Burgers
The Burger King South Korea Shark Family Shrimp Burgers are Tasty
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Awareness-Raising Interactive Short Film
Awareness-Raising Interactive Short Film
Royston Tan Directed an Educational Film About Drug Use
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Charitable Live-Streamed Concerts
Charitable Live-Streamed Concerts
The Eight-Hour One World: Together at Home raised $127m
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Interactive Sci-Fi Thriller Movies
Interactive Sci-Fi Thriller Movies
Wales Interactive Released the Complex for PS4 on March 31st
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Free Educational Documentary Streaming
Free Educational Documentary Streaming
Netflix Made Several Documentaries Free on YouTube
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Social Distancing Music Videos
Social Distancing Music Videos
Phenom by Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Was Made with Zoom
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Live-Streamed Horror Movie Debuts
Live-Streamed Horror Movie Debuts
'Sea Fever' Will Be Live-Streamed with a Chat Open to Viewers
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Hashtag-Based Watch Parties
Hashtag-Based Watch Parties
Universal Celebrates the Early Releases of Three New Movies
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Streaming Content Expansions
Streaming Content Expansions
Tubi Announced Its Movies and Shows are Now on Rogers Ignite TV
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LGBTQ+-Friendly Live Stream Quizzes
LGBTQ+-Friendly Live Stream Quizzes
The Big Pub Quiz! Show is Available Live Every Thursday at 7pm
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Flexible Co-Viewing Features
Flexible Co-Viewing Features
The Philo Co-Viewing Feature Will Allow Users to Watch Video Together
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Movie-Inspired Korean Noodle Dishes
Movie-Inspired Korean Noodle Dishes
Instant Ram-Don Will Be Released Globally
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AI Podcast Recommendations
AI Podcast Recommendations
Spotcast Shares Personalized Suggestions Based on Listening Habits
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Broadway-Specific Streaming Services
Broadway-Specific Streaming Services
Broadway on Demand is a New Streaming Service
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Kid-Friendly Social Distancing Tips
Kid-Friendly Social Distancing Tips
Cartoon Network Launched the CNCheckIn Initiative for COVID-19
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Intentionally Uninteresting Podcasts
Intentionally Uninteresting Podcasts
Ts&Zzz is a Podcast for Sleep That Reads Terms and Conditions
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Humorous Mysterious Documentary Leaks
Humorous Mysterious Documentary Leaks
Martin Margiela's In His Own Words was Leaked on Pornhub
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Group Streaming Apps
Group Streaming Apps
TwoSeven Helps Groups Virtually Enjoy Streaming Subscription Service Content
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VR Theater Platforms
VR Theater Platforms
Broadway VR Offers Fully Immersive Theatrical Experiences
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Charitable Prop Auctions
Charitable Prop Auctions
A24 Auctions is Selling Props from Uncut Gems, Euphoria and More
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Viral Video-Inspired Health Tutorials
Viral Video-Inspired Health Tutorials
The Pikotaro 'PPAP 2020' Video Encourages Hand Hygiene
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Real-Time Video-Sharing Apps
Real-Time Video-Sharing Apps
Kast Uses Screen Capture, Voice, Text, and Video Chat Technology
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In-Game Music Performances
In-Game Music Performances
Fortnite Astronomical Gathered Players Virtually to See Travis Scott
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Communal Media-Streaming Services
Communal Media-Streaming Services
Metastream Allows Users to Watch or Listen to Content Together
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Iconic Doctor-Themed Socks
Iconic Doctor-Themed Socks
Custom Face Designs Launched Socks Featuring Dr. Fauci's Face
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Evidence-Based Interactive Viewing Experiences
Evidence-Based Interactive Viewing Experiences
CBC All Access' Interrogation is a Non-Linear Show
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49
Stay-Home Car Commercials
Stay-Home Car Commercials
The Jeep Same Day Ad References Groundhog Day
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Content Co-Watching Features
Content Co-Watching Features
The Instagram Co-Watching Feature Allows Friends to Browse Together
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Teen Influencer Ice Creams
Teen Influencer Ice Creams
The New Sweet Celebrations Ice Cream is Inspired by Jojo Siwa
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Co-Watching Party Plug-Ins
Co-Watching Party Plug-Ins
Scener Unites Streaming Service Users with Virtual Movie Nights
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Healthy Toddler Pea Snacks
Healthy Toddler Pea Snacks
The Calbee Paw Patrol Pea Snacks Come in Two Flavor Options
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AI Meme Generators
AI Meme Generators
Imgflip Creates Its Own Memes with Artificial Intelligence
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Senior Sitcom Fashion Lines
Senior Sitcom Fashion Lines
The Golden Girls Summer Collection from Toynk Celebrates the Show
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Interactive Mobile Streaming Apps
Interactive Mobile Streaming Apps
Ficto Produces Interactive Shows Specifically for Mobile Phones
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Rapper-Branded Red Wines
Rapper-Branded Red Wines
Snoop Dogg Teamed Up with 19 Crimes to Create the New Snoop Cali Red
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Manga-Inspired All Black Streetwear
Manga-Inspired All Black Streetwear
Ground Y Spotlights Devilman in the Latest Co-Branded Capsule
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Anime-Inspired Earbud Cases
Anime-Inspired Earbud Cases
The Pikachu True Wireless Earbuds are Contained in a Poké Ball
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Kid-Friendly Quarantine Content
Kid-Friendly Quarantine Content
Sesame Street's Caring for Each Other Initiative Helps Kids Learn
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Rock Band-Collaborative Streetwear
Rock Band-Collaborative Streetwear
My Bloody Valentine Joins Supreme for a Spring 2020 Collection
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Sci-Fi Character Jewelry Pendants
Sci-Fi Character Jewelry Pendants
The Dan Life Launches a Baby Yoda Pendant Before Star Wars Day
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Interactive True Crime Podcasts
Interactive True Crime Podcasts
Solve Uses Snapchat and Instagram to Supercharge Its Stories
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34
In-Game Art Galleries
In-Game Art Galleries
The Getty Museum's Tool Lets Players Import Art in Animal Crossing
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Sci-Fi Popsicle Molds
Sci-Fi Popsicle Molds
The Star Wars Pop Mold Lets You Create Edible Star Wars Characters
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TV-Based Video Chat Platforms
TV-Based Video Chat Platforms
Facebook's Portal TV Enables Users to Chat, Co-Watch & More
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Virtual Fashion Event Challenges
Virtual Fashion Event Challenges
Vogue and Billy Porter are Launching the #MetGalaChallenge
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Social Co-Viewing Platforms
Social Co-Viewing Platforms
Gaze Helps to Create YouTube-Specific Long-Distance Movie Nights
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Virtual Co-Viewing Rooms
Virtual Co-Viewing Rooms
Watch2Gether Helps People Chat, Shop & Enjoy Audio & Video Content
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Intergalactic Franchise Robot Toys
Intergalactic Franchise Robot Toys
The LEGO Star Wars D-O Droid Building Set Has Authentic Details
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All-White Magazine Covers
All-White Magazine Covers
The Vogue Italia April Issue Cover Represents Rebirth
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Social Media Co-Watching Platforms
Social Media Co-Watching Platforms
Squad Helps Friends Watch Netflix, YouTube & TikTok Together
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Celebrity Mother-Daughter Fragrances
Celebrity Mother-Daughter Fragrances
The KKW x Kris Signature Fragrance is Ideal for Mother's Day
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Painter-Printing Toasters
Painter-Printing Toasters
The Bob Ross Toaster Brings the Joy of Painting to Your Daily Breakfast
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Video Game Fashion Pop-Ups
Video Game Fashion Pop-Ups
Sandy Liang's Animal Crossing Pop-up Lets Guests Download Looks
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Sitcom-Themed Pool Floats
Sitcom-Themed Pool Floats
The Friends Door Pool Float is Inspired by Monica's Door from 'Friends'
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Virtual Music Festivals
Virtual Music Festivals
Music Lives is a Three-Day Virtual Event on Oculus Venues
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Elegant Video Game-Inspired Rings
Elegant Video Game-Inspired Rings
These Kirby Wedding Rings Pay Homage to the Nintendo Character
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Tiger Documentary-Themed Condoms
Tiger Documentary-Themed Condoms
The Firebox.com Joe’s Exotic Condoms Offer "Big Cat Protection"
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Digital Hangout Platforms
Digital Hangout Platforms
Kosmi's Platform is an All-in-One Digital Socializing Experience
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Collaborative Streetwear Designs
Collaborative Streetwear Designs
Round Two Joins Grailed on A Collaborative Project Coming Up
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Face-to-Face Social Media Networks
Face-to-Face Social Media Networks
The HouseParty App Boasts Calls, Texts, Games, & Screen-Sharing
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Anime-Inspired Women's Streetwear
Anime-Inspired Women's Streetwear
KITH Women Celebrates the Sailor Moon Franchise's Anniversary
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Eye-Tracking Film Experiences
Eye-Tracking Film Experiences
The Angry River is a Revolutionary Take on Interactive Storytelling
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Virtual Cinema Clubs
Virtual Cinema Clubs
Häagen-Dazs & Secret Cinema Created Secret Sofa for At-Home Entertainment
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VR-Based Co-Watching Platforms
VR-Based Co-Watching Platforms
Bigscreen TV & Bigscreen Cinema Brings People Together in VR
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Creativity-Inspired Department Store Campaigns
Creativity-Inspired Department Store Campaigns
Selfridges' Launched 'Creativity is Not Cancelled'
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Virtual Concert Apparel Collections
Virtual Concert Apparel Collections
Travis Scott Has Dropped New 'Astronomical Tour' Merchandise
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Charitable Cloth Face Masks
Charitable Cloth Face Masks
The Weeknd's XO Face Masks Support MusiCares Coronavirus Relief Fund
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Cartoon-Themed Graphic Tees
Cartoon-Themed Graphic Tees
Daniel Arsham Joins Uniqlo to Design the Pokémon Collection
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Honorary Cinematic Board Games
Honorary Cinematic Board Games
This Jumanji Board Game Delivers an Authentic Player Experience
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Empowering Pandemic Emojis
Empowering Pandemic Emojis
&Walsh Offers Comic Relief with a Set of Custom Designed Emojis
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Charitable Disney Face Masks
Charitable Disney Face Masks
Disney is Selling Cloth Face Masks Featuring Classic Characters
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Meme-Inspired Disney Streetwear
Meme-Inspired Disney Streetwear
Disney & UNIQLO's Designs Feature Princesses & Villains
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Charitable Quarantine Wines
Charitable Quarantine Wines
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Created a Quarantine Wine for Charity
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Humorous Social Distancing Apparel
Humorous Social Distancing Apparel
The Social Distancing Champion Shirt Has a Cheeky Design
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Quarantine Fashion Photoshoots
Quarantine Fashion Photoshoots
Bella Hadid's Vogue Italia Shoot Was Captured Via FaceTime
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