Pop culture = a subculture televised/publicized. Agree, disagree, or eh?
I think the question is enough to consider for a conversation... however definitions first.
Popular culture - (commonly known as pop culture) is the totality of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images and other phenomena that are deemed preferred through an informal consensus within the mainstream of a given society. Popular culture is heavily influenced by the mass media and permeates the everyday life of many people. (Wikipedia)
Subculture - an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group exhibiting characteristic patterns of behavior sufficient to distinguish it from others within an embracing culture or society. (merriam-webster)
I feel those who understand what I mean by subculture are the people who care enough to write about it.
This thread can be about; how to change this from happening, what has caused this to happen, what this really involves, who supports this, what supports this, how does who/what support this, etc etc Be creative.