Sorry I’m not sorry- she has done nothing but impress me lately.
Obviously everyone has been really hard on Miley recently, and I have never considered myself a fan of hers. But this collective judgment America has made- that Miley’s a slut, trashy, crazy, whatever- it’s just not fair.
Guess what- This whole ‘fuck everyone, I’m doing me’ thing she has going on right now is amazing. If women around the world started thinking of themselves like Miley seems to, we’d not only have a full-on revolution, but also much happier ladies everywhere.
The truth is, Miley should be able to wear, sing and do whatever she wants. Whether or not you like it- she is getting millions to do it, so leave her the hell alone. She was thrust into fame at young age and I think she’s actually doing pretty well considering the unbelievable amount of influence, power and money that girl has at 20 (GIRLFRIEND CAN’T EVEN DRINK AND WE’RE CALLING HER A WHORE PUBLICLY… DAFUQ).
Also, she seems to be genuinely interested in expressing herself and focusing on her music. Girlfriend actually has talent. She has said repeatedly in interviews lately that she’s trying to come into her own as an artist, rather than a prop.
I get the arguments about racial appropriation and twerking, but let’s be real- there are WAY worse things white people are doing to minorities and at least this gained some really talented dancers some visibility. Racism is a dangerous place to be weighing relativity, but I don’t think Miley intended to reappropriate or disrespect anything- in fact, she has publically said her only intention was to explore a form of dance she liked.
Has no one considered the fact that Miley making us have all these conversations about race, gender and sexuality could be really good for society? Self-examination is the root of progress, guys. How about instead of collectively shitting on Miley, we recognize that’s she’s a goddamn human being, and a 20-year-old at that? How about instead of collectively shitting on Miley we ask ourselves what we’ve done to contribute to a world where sensationalism like the VMA’s WORKS?
In the words of Gloria Steinem:
“When asked if she believes the controversy surrounding Cyrus, 20, has been a setback to females, Steinem didn’t blame the starlet at all.
“You know, I don’t think so. I wish we didn’t have to be nude to be noticed,” Steinem said. “But given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is in all of its states, forms … the single greatest source of scholarship money for women in the United States. If a contest based only on appearance was the single greatest source of scholarship money for men, we would be saying, ‘This is why China wins.’ You know? It’s ridiculous. But that’s the way the culture is. I think that we need to change the culture, not blame the people that are playing the only game that exists.”
ALSO let’s just look at We Can’t Stop’s lyrics-
“It’s our party we can do what we want/ It’s our party we can say what we want/ It’s our party we can love who we want/ We can kiss who we want/ We can sing what we want”
“It’s my mouth I can say what I want to”?
Sign me up. because THAT is feminism. Tearing another woman down, calling her a whore for not hiding her body, all the shit we’ve done to Miley… THAT is misogyny and it’s shitty.
Miley only does Miley and consistently says YOU DO YOU
This is an incredible message for girls to be hearing!
Miley is the best role model we’ve got, so “remember only God can judge ya/ Forget the haters ‘cause somebody loves ya”