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Slut-shaming makes a guest appearance at the CMA’s

Y’all know I have a soft spot for Miley. I may not like her music, shows, aesthetic or anything from her body of work, but I love her unafraid, ‘fuck the haters’ attitude. Miley symbolizes what I love most about feminism- uncompromising personal choice in the face of criticism. That’s why I’m really disappointed to see Brad Paisley dissed Miley at the CMA’s. I love an outdated award show joke as much as the next gal, but this comment was a gross mixture of paternalism and slut-shaming. Here’s the comment:

“Taylor, you have grown up right before our very eyes, and I want to thank you from a grateful industry for never once humping a teddy bear or gyrating with Beetlejuice,” he said. “I know that’s not easy.”

Where to even begin…

How about the fact that the he’s shaming Miley on behalf of the entire industry as if Swift is somehow more musically legitimate than Miley? Also, the CMA’s probably have the most homogenous audience of any award show. Paisley has no right to be speaking for the entire industry considering he’s pretty much irrelevant to anyone who doesn’t listen to country.

Also, what happened to all the people who were so angry about Miley twerking? I thought you said white people twerking was racial appropriation? Now when some white guys from a show about ducks do it on Carrie Underwood mocking Miley and twerking itself- it’s fine? What?

Also, Swift may not be humping teddy bears, but you’re an idiot if you think she wasn’t humping Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer or Harry Stiles. So what you’re really saying, Brad, is ‘do your humping in private’. Funny how (married) Robin Thicke was a part of that performance too, being twerked on by a 20 year old and the family values police don’t mind.

Swift is a living breathing trope of femininity- alternating between ‘sugar cookie incarnate’ and ‘sadistic, broken hearted little girl’. She is a caricature that touts dependence, weakness and infantilism as qualities of womanhood. Here are 20 reason why Swift makes me want to punch a wall-

http://likes.com/celebs/20-reasons-why-taylor-swift-is-worse-than-miley-cyrus

I don’t like the ‘who’s worse’ thing, but if we’re looking at who’s doing more for women and more for themselves as artists, Miley wins every time. Where do you think girls get this idea that they’re incomplete without a man? How about her lyrics from Dear John, a song where SHE put her relationship’s intimate details into the public eye (just in case anyone was going to play the ‘she’s a victim’ card)

Dear John, I see it all now that you’re gone. Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with? The girl in the dress cried the whole way home

She absolves herself of any responsibility in the relationship, perpetuating this idea that she’s a little girl in a man’s world, playing their game.

But I digress…

Paisley does accidentally make one good point- it’s not easy to avoid being sexualized as a female artist. Instead of recognizing that this is a societal problem, he’s blaming Miley for throwing it in the world’s collective face. You want Miley to be sexy? Here. Now it’s too much? Get a grip, guys.

Putting Miley and Taylor at odds to fulfill some weird catfight fantasy is just another stupid trope. Miley and Taylor are not even playing the same game, so don’t even try to compare them. Putting down a girl who doesn’t hide her sexuality and praising another for her purity is so antiquated and disgusting.

She’s just being Miley, y’all. Back off.

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