Posts tagged with ‘miley cyrus’
Miley won the award for Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball,” and used the opportunity to have her homeless friend give a speech to raise awareness for a cause Miley is involved with. She got really emotional about it, and it was very sweet. BYE MILEY HATERS, GO HOME.
Last night, during John Legend and Sharon Jones’s Hollywood Bowl Tribute to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?”, three young women - Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen — delivered a powerful, poetic message to a sold out crowd of over 17,000. Their task: To respond to Marvin Gaye’s music in a contemporary context.
Two of Taylor’s “characters” throughout the video also involve some race issues. I can’t comment on these on a personal level, but I have seen a lot of chatter on social media about how her use of black dancers seems ignorant and maybe even racist. At one point, Taylor hops around in a hoodie and fitted hat while backup dancers break dance around her. In another scene, she’s obviously mocking Miley Cyrus as she navigates her way through black female dancers twerking, at one point even starring at the girl’s butt with her trademark “OMG meeeeee, really meee??!” surprised face.
I think Hillary Crosley’s commentary on Jezebel pretty much sums it up: “What is clear is that the girl dead set on being America’s Sweetheart picked the wrong week for this sappy, ready-made Target commercial cut where she celebrates her true self by crawling through a bridge of brown and black women’s butts. *surprised Taylor Swift face*”
From Miley twerking to rape culture to blackface to crappy movie sequels, we’ve got it covered.
We’re still not over how delightfully messy last night was.
Find out Hayley’s top 5 girl power songs in this episode of What’s Up With Hayley!
Just get ready. Once spring break hits, you’ll be as cheery Miley Cyrus — at least internally. We guarantee it.
You just need to get through Friday — you can do it!
Catch up on pop culture news in the latest episode of What’s Up With Hayley!