I contemplated for a bit about whether I should post this as I'm not really one to voice my opinion on certain subjects but I just feel that I need to on the issue of Miley Cyrus' VMA performance. Now, I know I am a fan of Miley but that doesn't affect my opinion on the situation. I just feel that it's quite ridiculous that people can brand Miley as 'racist' for her performance which I do not agree with at all. Since the performance Miley has been the talk of the world and every time I log into Twitter the talk still continues. Branding someone as a 'racist' is such a big thing to put out there and I in no way agree that her performance came across like that. I feel as if people think 'twerking' is only for black people when in fact anybody is allowed to twerk, black or not. A lot of people seem to have an issue with the fact that her dancers were all black and she's white.. What's the problem? as Ally actually tweeted today "But if Alexandra Burke was on stage with white dancers and danced "white" no one would say anything" I completely agree with this and think there is no certain way black, white or any race in general dances, everyone is different.
I personally don't like twerking but that doesn't mean I'd go round saying disgusting things about women or even men who do it. Some of the ladies on stage are actually apart of an LA dance group and it just so happens that they're all black.. People act as if having all black dancers when you aren't black yourself is some sort of crime. People need to stop acting as if Miley has just spiraled out of control from nowhere, Miley is just expressing herself and I do agree that the performance was a bit much and that it would've been better if she had toned it down but I don't think that gives people the right to call her a slut and a racist. Also, why is no one blasting Robin Thicke? I know Miley was the one doing the twerking and grinding but he is just as big a part as she is.
People need to over the fact that Miley isn't and never was Hannah Montana, she's an actress and of course that was such a big role in kick starting her career but I just think Miley is much different to how she played Hannah. She's expressing herself and showing that she's moved on from her Disney days and I do think she doesn't need to try so hard but you can't keep comparing her now to a character she played. Of course back in her Disney days Miley had to be squeaky clean because that's where she worked and anything she did then also effected them. Miley is trying to break away from her Disney days as we can tell but I do again agree that she honestly doesn't have to try so hard. If you really think about it, Miley did everything in moderation... We slowly started to see her own individual style forming, her hair then got shorter and then it got even shorter and then obviously We Can't Stop came out and was pretty different from what everyone expected it to be like. I don't really know where I'm going with this but I just think people need to be really careful with words that they throw out into the world.
What do you think about this whole situation?