Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value. Camp can also be a social practice. For many it is considered a style and performance identity for several types of entertainment including film, cabaret, and pantomime. Where high art necessarily incorporates beauty and value, camp necessarily needs to be lively, audacious and dynamic. Camp art is related to—and often confused with— kitsch , and things with camp appeal may also be described as "cheesy". When the usage appeared in , it denoted "ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical", or " effeminate " behavior, and by the middle of the s, camp was defined by the college edition of Webster's New World Dictionary as "banality, mediocrity, artifice, [and] ostentation
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Glam rock is a style of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup , and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter. The UK charts were inundated with glam rock acts from to Rex frontman Marc Bolan on the BBC's music show Top of the Pops , wearing glitter and satins, is often cited as the beginning of the movement. It declined after the mids, but influenced other musical genres including punk rock , glam metal , New Romantic , deathrock and gothic rock. Glam rock can be seen as a fashion as well as musical subgenre. Taylor and D. Wall criticized Glam rock as "offensive, commercial, and cultural emasculation".