Miley Cyrus, Steubenville and teen culture run amok
28 Kathleen Parker column. The most disturbing aspect of Miley Cyrus performance on the MTV award show was not the twerking or even the innovative use of the foam hand of the type usually reserved for sporting events. Various commentators have asserted that Ms. Cyrus was simply emphasizing she was no longer a little girl and had grown up. OK so why dress like a little girl prior to stripping off her toddler-inspired sun suit? Why wear her hair in little pigtails perched on top of her head, a hairstyle usually reserved for 4year-olds (and under)? Why have oversized, cuddly teddy bears prancing all over the stage? Why have the teddy bears throw candy to the crowd? Using the accoutrements of childhood in such a suggestive manner was prurient and distasteful. And despite her apologists it strikes me as an extremely odd way to express maturity. Ick. Dyanna Ivy, Centennial This letter was published in the Sept.
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As Levy put it, [T]he teens seemed largely unaware that theyd been involved in a crime. She quoted the Jefferson County prosecutor, Jane Hanlin: They dont think that what theyve seen is a rape in the classic sense. And if you were to interview a thousand teen-agers before this case started and said, Is it illegal to take a video of another teenager naked?, I would be astonished if you could find even one who said yes. Illegal is sort of beside the point. Right, proper, nice, respectful, decent you choose the word is more apt. This is what got me: a teenage culture that was brutal and unfeeling, that treated the young woman as dirt. Shes deader than O.J.s wife. Shes deader than Caylee Anthony, one kid exulted in a YouTube posting. They raped her harder than that cop raped Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction.. . . She is so raped right now. Yes, I know, they were all drunk, woozy and disoriented from a tawdry cable TV and celebrity culture. You could compare what happened in Steubenville, Ohio, to the notorious 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese , 28, who was stabbed many times while her horrified neighbors in Queens, N.Y., allegedly watched and did nothing. Maybe. But the neighbors were scared or confused, not sure of what was happening.
Miley Cyrus, twerks, and… mistaken racism?
Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 Miley Cyrus Admits She Has Issues, Admits To Dumb Stuff Related RumorFix.com After her controversial performance at last weekends VMAs , Miley Cyrus has given an interview that gives us some insight into on whats going on with the 20-year-old pop star and she knows her life has some chaos. Speaking to the UK Sunday People, she said: I have so many f***ing issues. I am so f***ed up everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up. Miley went on to candidly addthat after years of working as a child and tween star, hitting big with Hannah Montana, all she is used to is working and achieving more. PREVIOUS: Kelly Osbourne To Pal Miley Cyrus: Put Your Tongue Back In Your Mouth All I do is work, so I eat to live and to keep going. People are impressed with me because I can sleep for just 45 minutes Im used to it.I suppose I am a workhorse. I love being in the studio and when I take vacation I get so bored. I think of work as something that I have to do. Mileys new album Bangerz comes out in October but after hearing this, we hope she can get away and take a break and clear her mind. Though that will be doubtful with her heavy promotional schedule ahead.
Contrary to those popular beliefs, Mileys behavior was more of wanting acceptance by the Black culture than accidental racism . According to Kia Makarechi , the entertainment editor for Huffington Post, [Mileys] gone around telling people she wants to make music that “sounds black,” that she likes “hood music” but isn’t “a white Nicki Minaj,” and most recently proclaimed that she’s “not a white ratchet girl.” Extending her master class on racial identity to social media, she told her followers that she is, indeed, aware of her skin color. Also, an article on The Belle Jar blog site reads: Miley used black women as props like, literal props and barely anyone said anything. I saw very few people displaying any outrage over the fact that Miley was, at one point, slapping a faceless black woman on the ass as if she was nothing more than a thing for Miley to dominate and humiliate. What these writers and critics forgot to mention is that Whites have always found interest in Black philosophy and art. They didnt mention that hip-hop artists have long boasted about women twerking in front of them as they throw money in the air. So when Miley says she wants to be part of the Black thing, she was embracing it and wanted to ante up her music. She had done nothing different from what is seen on music videos and porn sites. It is very likely she wants her music to target the hip-hop crowd, not just the pop audience. But if it is true Miley really wants to be a Black person, then she has a low self-image. Be proud to be White, Miley! The other aspect of the outrage is more understandable. Mileys former brand was children-friendly. Our Hannah Montana has now become a penis magnet.