Low culture, sometimes deemed "trash culture" is where we are. Escapism, transfusion plus fetishizing is the state. Pop lives in this space mostly, but, it's always had the ability to move between cultural hierarchies. At present, it loves trash, the audience devours it, and the appetite grows because priorities have changed.
But, can we truly call anything pop anymore? Exceptions exist, but when history is perpetually the present, it's difficult to have a true pop culture. Pop relies on memories. It happens, and it was that thing, but then it goes away. It was silly, and we loved the novelty of it.
However, thing's don't really go away anymore, they get continued, rebooted, or dressed in a new shiny shell. And we don't have the options to forget. We only have options to filter. And boy oh boy, that net is polluted.