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Oh, Miley Cyrus Was SOOOO Disgusting!

Yesterday I did the tourist thing by visiting the outdoor set of The Today Show at Rockefeller Plaza. Matt Lauer was the host, joined by attorney Star Jones, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski and Dr. Nancy Snyderman. Things got heated big time when the discussion turned to Miley Cyrus’ controversial MTV VMAs performance. Yes! Yes!

Here's a powerful reaction, posted on Groupthink.


Its opening paragraph by Ninjacate:

Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance

As a black woman, I feel like I owe a debt of gratitude to Mikki Kendall, of Solidarity Is For White Women fame for managing to so perfectly encapsulate years of subjugation of black women by white women. With those five words, she was able to instantly zero in on why Intersectional Feminism is so necessary if the feminist movement is to progress.


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Cyrus was disgusting, as is every man, including Thicke, who behaves in the same ways and sings about women as objects. "Blurred Lines"? The only lines I see are sexist.

Some are, some aren't

Here's the BIG problem. Obviously Cyrus's intent in the video was to generate attention, which would translate into "hits" on the video, which would bring her more and more income. Mika comes along and on national television does an angry and unhinged rant, which of course instantly goes viral, and Cyrus smiles. Ah, yes. This is how we play the fame game.

Sexism? My take on it is she's exploiting it, turning it to her advantage.

I would never have bothered to look at the video had I not seen Mika's reaction. Yes, it was vulgar, but essentially it was an inept display.

Lots of men and women are sexist. But then lots of men and women are not.

Re: Some are, some aren't

I only watched the clip now, even though I've seen a shitstorm of comments on Facebook. It seems strange that we see much worse as "entertainment" every day, but if it occurs in a live act, it's a new cultural low. Maybe under the assumption that film can create illusion whereas live acts cannot?

Edited at 2013-09-01 01:50 am (UTC)

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