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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:26 AM

the backlash against Miley Cyrus isn't racism or slutshaming

it's this




The girl has talent...she really can sing...and yet on a national stage she decided to shed the Hanna Montana persona not by belting out some amazing song but by doing the absolutely stupid no talent craptastic show she did

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Reply the backlash against Miley Cyrus isn't racism or slutshaming (Original post)
backwoodsbob Aug 2013 OP
delrem Aug 2013 #1
backwoodsbob Aug 2013 #3
alittlelark Aug 2013 #2
bhikkhu Aug 2013 #4
Tx4obama Aug 2013 #5
LittleBlue Aug 2013 #6
backwoodsbob Aug 2013 #7
LittleBlue Aug 2013 #8
backwoodsbob Aug 2013 #9
dkf Aug 2013 #10
Warren DeMontague Aug 2013 #11

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:30 AM

1. That sure ain't Dolly Parton.

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Response to delrem (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:36 AM

3. She is certainly better

than that mess she did at the vma's

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:36 AM

2. Never seen that before... don't really pay attention to pop

...but that was really good! Sad state of affairs.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:38 AM

4. I watched the performance (after the fact), and I didn't think much of it

but what seems to me a crappy awkward dance was explained to me by my daughter as a kind of "krumping" hip-hop mash-up. And she showed me some "krumping" on you-tube, which I didn't think much of either, but it is a real style, modern, popular, and expressive.

I suppose the adults in the 50's thought early rock and roll dancing was without grace or style, and worthless. And the adults of the 60's thought the free-form "hippie" styles were completely without value. And so forth...I can have an open mind enough to say that her performance was probably understood well by her peers (albeit, young people can be as ruthlessly critical as anyone). My reaction kind of segregates me out of that whole group, and into one that really doesn't matter. I imagine she could say to most of her critics, if she cared enough to say so, that they weren't the audience.

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:39 AM

5. A DU link below regarding Elvis

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:44 AM

6. It's been four days, we're on the brink of a war with Syria

and guess who we're talking about? Miley.


Yeah, she won.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:52 AM

7. just a reaction to the thread that said any criticism

of Miley was slutshaming and racist

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:57 AM

8. Agreed

Like you said, the issue was how she expressed herself despite having talent.

The whole slut shaming racism thing were pretty baseless anyway. According to teh internet, she has been with the same guy since she was 16, and is now engaged to him. Which is curious, because that's the opposite of the definition of slut. And there is really no evidence of her being racist either.

I just can't help but admire the shitstorm she started. It's PR genius.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:06 AM

9. but it may backfire

the people who were waiting on her to show her real talent are saying WTF and the one hit wonder crowd will get over it in a week or so forcing her into ever edgier performances.

She needs to make a choice of show her talent or become a sideshow

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:09 AM

10. That's not it...

 

The problem is that parents let their little girls watch Hannah Montana because she wasn't inappropriate...and that made Miley Cyrus rich.

If you've ever seen little girls strutting like they are on the catwalk you will know why parents are freaking out at the idea of their daughters imitating her and grabbing their crotches in public. All of a sudden Miley Cyrus is off limits as anyone they want their daughters to imitate.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:12 AM

11. It's the first time I've watched any part of the VMAs since Michael Stipe did his 5 shirt deal.



That's, what, 22 years?

So good, bad, horrific, what-have-you... it got people's attention.

I guess I'm tough to outrage.

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