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2013-08-26 01:38:38 PM
8 votes:
She isn't out going on crazy drug binges, drinking and driving, pissing in buckets, or spitting on her fans, so I'd say she's the model of civility in terms of modern child-star turned superstardom.

Let her dance how she likes, things could be a hell of a lot worse.
2013-08-26 01:48:14 PM
5 votes:
Ladies, stop twerking. You look like a broken cymbal monkey. It's not sexy, it's stupid.
2013-08-26 06:05:42 PM
3 votes:
2013-08-26 05:17:04 PM
3 votes:
Miley - 4 threads

MoH awarded - 0 threads

Stay classy, Fark.
2013-08-26 02:46:42 PM
3 votes:
The word "twerking" makes me homicidal!
2013-08-26 02:26:19 PM
3 votes:
Her ass is unremarkable and those shorts are going to cause a yeast infection.
2013-08-26 02:14:02 PM
3 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: She isn't out going on crazy drug binges, drinking and driving, pissing in buckets, or spitting on her fans, so I'd say she's the model of civility in terms of modern child-star turned superstardom.

Let her dance how she likes, things could be a hell of a lot worse.


This, and while you might've thought it was a trainwreck, her name and her act is the *only* thing I've heard about the VMAs.

Her PR people are probably over the moon right now.
2013-08-26 06:36:39 PM
2 votes:
Four threads in one day? Miley got just what she wanted.
2013-08-26 04:43:28 PM
2 votes:
Car_Ramrod:
The old saying that a man who likes sex is a man, and a woman who likes sex is a whore misses the big picture and is archaic.

You're on a website mostly populated by people who couldn't get laid in high school.  There's a lot of pent up anger towards anyone getting it on.
2013-08-26 04:39:25 PM
2 votes:

browntimmy: InmanRoshi: gwowen: I liked her better when she was tweeting about liking the Flaming Lips.  That seemed genuine.

Also, acting like a whore is not particularly empowering.  Acting like a whore in order to sell records, even less so.

You sound old and white.

Expressing her feminine sexuality shows strength and courage, as long as men aren't looking at it and thinking evil lustful thoughts, then it's objectification and oppression or something, is that about right?


Well, depending on her motives, using her sexuality as means to express herself can be quite empowering and liberating. Being proud of your body is healthy, and there's nothing contradictory between that and being in control of your self-worth. Even if you exploit the traditional views of sexuality in order to sell your music, and further your brand.

The old saying that a man who likes sex is a man, and a woman who likes sex is a whore misses the big picture and is archaic.
2013-08-26 04:30:28 PM
2 votes:
2013-08-26 04:29:39 PM
2 votes:

InmanRoshi: gwowen: I liked her better when she was tweeting about liking the Flaming Lips.  That seemed genuine.

Also, acting like a whore is not particularly empowering.  Acting like a whore in order to sell records, even less so.

You sound old and white.


Expressing her feminine sexuality shows strength and courage, as long as men aren't looking at it and thinking evil lustful thoughts, then it's objectification and oppression or something, is that about right?
2013-08-26 04:21:07 PM
2 votes:

theurge14: verbaltoxin: People are worked up over a dance routine on television.

This and more moral outrages from 1955, coming up next.

We didn't mind so much when Elvis shook his hips or Madonna rolled around in her underwear that there was some catchy tunes or substance behind the style.  What does Miley Cyrus offer the world behind the painful white girl attempts at twerking?


Wow, you know really know absolutely nothing about pop culture history.
2013-08-26 03:49:09 PM
2 votes:
Personally, I'm more offended that Robin Thicke has a career. Who the fark let that happen?
2013-08-26 03:18:38 PM
2 votes:
Ya know who's laughing all the way to the bank today?  Miley Cyrus.  As the saying goes, "there's no such thing as bad publicity."
2013-08-26 03:07:16 PM
2 votes:
That is not twerking. Miley Cyrus cannot twerk. She can try. She can replicate the motion. But the fact is, she does not have enough booty to successfully twerk. I whole-heartedly support her efforts, but lets be honest here.

Slim, white girls are prone to a genetic disorder called "flat-butt". This condition is widespread and precludes proper twerking. I say this not to discourage such ladies from co-opting and making use of the motion. I encourage such women (or "tops" of any kind) to practice and perfect the aforementioned activity. Put your heart (and your back) into it and your efforts will be much appreciated.

For men seeking a true twerking experience, I recommend finding a "successful and attractive" partner.
2013-08-26 02:53:00 PM
2 votes:
As bad as that shiat was, everybody on the planet should know what they're getting themselves into at this point when they turn on some MTV/Grammy/Rich-People-Congratulating-Themselves Award Show.  The whole point is to engineer some 'shocking' crap that people will talk about for a few days.  It happens every single time, without fail.  So when I read this in TFA:

"MTV has once again succeeded in marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials - while falsely rating this program as appropriate for kids as young as 14. This is unacceptable," Parents Television Council Director of Public Policy Dan Isett says in a statement e-mailed to reporters.

My first inclination is to say: If you are a parent who is allowing your kid to watch these shows, you no longer have any excuse to act all pearl-clutchy and "think-of-the-children"-y.  You knew what this was going to be.  You knew something 'outrageous' was going to happen.  Either be the adult and take some control over the things your children watch, or STFU.

/Personal responsibility
//So hot right now
2013-08-26 02:49:20 PM
2 votes:
How many threads do we need on this today, and why am I clicking on every one of them? Shiat, I'm the problem.
2013-08-27 07:18:55 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-08-26 09:27:16 PM
1 votes:

goatleggedfellow: Hebalo: Sigh. Macklemore brings it, presents a great song about tolerance and change that also points a finger at modern hip-hop, all done very tastefully, and yet, we have 4 threads on Miley Plasticpants Cyrus.

She's apparently what we deserve.

Macklemore's song is the most tiresome, over-done, self-flagellatory lump of choir preaching since the movie "Crash". It doesn't reach anyone that needs to hear the message, but gives white, liberal college students another reason to revel in their own tolerance. Eminem's public stunts were more impressive. A single quote from Jay-Z is more meaningful than anything Macklemore could ever do.


Agreed.   It's a homage to the 90s where music videos were about school shootings, teenage runaways, eating disorders or teenage runaways with eating disorders who commit school shootings.   No wonder that joyless, self aggrandizing, over earnest decade forever killed Rock music as the common coin of cool and fun for future generations, as it choked on it's own bloated sense of self importance.
2013-08-26 08:18:37 PM
1 votes:
Why are people acting like twerking is a new think? Black chicks have been doing it for a while now.
2013-08-26 07:33:29 PM
1 votes:

Dr. Whoof: /And that is why I won't do two shows a night any more.


Putting Lydia in the audience is farking brilliant.

/if that's yours, bravo
2013-08-26 07:17:12 PM
1 votes:

Hebalo: Sigh. Macklemore brings it, presents a great song about tolerance and change that also points a finger at modern hip-hop, all done very tastefully, and yet, we have 4 threads on Miley Plasticpants Cyrus.

She's apparently what we deserve.


Macklemore's song is the most tiresome, over-done, self-flagellatory lump of choir preaching since the movie "Crash". It doesn't reach anyone that needs to hear the message, but gives white, liberal college students another reason to revel in their own tolerance. Eminem's public stunts were more impressive. A single quote from Jay-Z is more meaningful than anything Macklemore could ever do.
2013-08-26 06:30:18 PM
1 votes:
Once again, a white musician has discovered that the best way to cheap press and profit is to ape black social taboos. This formula never fails to work.

www.jesus-is-savior.com
2013-08-26 05:49:19 PM
1 votes:
Those shorts were so tight that her camel toe turned into a Vulcan salute
2013-08-26 05:47:31 PM
1 votes:

Cybernetic: goatleggedfellow: Slim, white girls are prone to a genetic disorder called "flat-butt".

Slim white girls and Aisha Tyler (possibly NSFW).


That video is just one more reason to be an Aisha Tyler fan.
2013-08-26 05:26:09 PM
1 votes:

browntimmy: Car_Ramrod: browntimmy: InmanRoshi: gwowen: I liked her better when she was tweeting about liking the Flaming Lips.  That seemed genuine.

Also, acting like a whore is not particularly empowering.  Acting like a whore in order to sell records, even less so.

You sound old and white.

Expressing her feminine sexuality shows strength and courage, as long as men aren't looking at it and thinking evil lustful thoughts, then it's objectification and oppression or something, is that about right?

Well, depending on her motives, using her sexuality as means to express herself can be quite empowering and liberating. Being proud of your body is healthy, and there's nothing contradictory between that and being in control of your self-worth. Even if you exploit the traditional views of sexuality in order to sell your music, and further your brand.

The old saying that a man who likes sex is a man, and a woman who likes sex is a whore misses the big picture and is archaic.

I really don't mind it very much, I like looking. I'm making the point that women don't just want to be seen as sex objects, but what is the overall message here besides "Look how sexy I am"? It's like a naked pole dancer wishing men would admire her gymnastic abilities.


In this one specific performance? The message was indeed "Look how sexy I am". But that doesn't mean this is the only way we can or should view her as a person. She, just like every person out there, has multiple facets to her personality. This was the time and place to emphasize her sexual side. Miley can't be expected, or required, to use a performance at the VMAs to show off her humor or intelligence. If your significant other uses a seduction routine on you, do you go, "Wow, you're only a whore who has no other qualities!" I hope not.

And to be clear, I don't think Miley is complaining about the attention she received, as other posters have noted. This is exactly the response she wanted. And in that sense, I feel this was probably very empowering for her. In that, "Wow, I got basically every major news organization to talk about my performance!" Whether or not they view it favorably isn't really the point. She accomplished her goal.
2013-08-26 05:12:33 PM
1 votes:
2013-08-26 05:00:11 PM
1 votes:

InmanRoshi:  pute kisses like a man: InmanRoshi: browntimmy: InmanRoshi: gwowen: I liked her better when she was tweeting about liking the Flaming Lips.  That seemed genuine.

Also, acting like a whore is not particularly empowering.  Acting like a whore in order to sell records, even less so.

You sound old and white.

Expressing her feminine sexuality shows strength and courage, as long as men aren't looking at it and thinking evil lustful thoughts, then it's objectification and oppression or something, is that about right?

.But she's okay as long as she voices admiration for a band pre-approved by old white Gen-X geezers.

wait, does being gen-x make you a geezer now?

To 18 year olds, yes.


Someone gives a shiat about the opinion of 18 year olds? Besides marketing people?
2013-08-26 04:52:46 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Car_Ramrod:
The old saying that a man who likes sex is a man, and a woman who likes sex is a whore misses the big picture and is archaic.

You're on a website mostly populated by people who couldn't get laid in high school.  There's a lot of pent up anger towards anyone getting it on.


Truth. I'm always hesitant to go into threads about anything related to feminism, because it seems they're mostly populated by the "Men's Rights" crowd. Threads on any female celebrity are especially depressing as any comments that aren't specifically "forced sexual innuendo, if you know what I mean" or about how they're either a whore (attention or otherwise), a prude/crazy woman that "can't keep a man", etc, gets met with accusations of white knighting. Because apparently the only reason not to be an asshole to a woman I've never met is in order to get laid. It's sad.
2013-08-26 04:26:37 PM
1 votes:
In late spring of 1956, Elvis appeared on The Milton Berle Show for the first time. The show was broadcast from the USS Hancock, which was docked at the San Diego Naval Station. Despite the novel location, this television appearance is barely mentioned in biographies or other accounts of Elvis' career, because his second appearance on the Berle program has completely overshadowed it.

This appearance on June 5 fanned the flames of the nationwide controversy over his hip-swiveling performing style. Elvis sang "Hound Dog" for the first time on television that spring night. When he began the song, no one knew what to expect, because the tune was new. But the audience responded immediately with enthusiasm. Elvis then went a bit further in his performance: He slowed down the final chorus of the song to a blues tempo, and he thrust his pelvis to the beat of the music in a particularly suggestive manner. The studio audience went wild with excitement.

The next day, the press nicknamed him "Elvis the Pelvis." Many described his act by comparing it to a striptease. Jack Gould of The New York Times declared, "Mr. Presley has no discernible singing ability," while John Crosby of the New York Herald Tribune called Elvis "unspeakably untalented and vulgar." The criticism prompted parents, religious groups from the North and South, and the Parent-Teacher Association to condemn Elvis and rock 'n' roll music by associating both with juvenile delinquency.

  Young stupid white kids making old uptight  white people uptight.   Just the same ole', same ole'.
2013-08-26 04:24:28 PM
1 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: Buttknuckle: The word "twerking" makes me homicidal!

I used to think so as well, then I had a black girl twerk during sex

All outrage, forgiven in those blissful 10 minutes


Is not the dance or the movement that bothers me. Just the stupid word.
2013-08-26 04:18:31 PM
1 votes:

InmanRoshi: gwowen: I liked her better when she was tweeting about liking the Flaming Lips.  That seemed genuine.

Also, acting like a whore is not particularly empowering.  Acting like a whore in order to sell records, even less so.

You sound old and white.


you forgot to add correct
2013-08-26 04:09:40 PM
1 votes:

theurge14: verbaltoxin: People are worked up over a dance routine on television.

This and more moral outrages from 1955, coming up next.

We didn't mind so much when Elvis shook his hips or Madonna rolled around in her underwear that there was some catchy tunes or substance behind the style.  What does Miley Cyrus offer the world behind the painful white girl attempts at twerking?


Substance? Really? Ha, ok.

They all make pop music. They're entertainment for the masses. Miley does what's popular now. Relax.
2013-08-26 03:49:27 PM
1 votes:

Orgasmatron138: All I know about the VMAs is what I saw on the Colbert Report when Daft Punk no-showed.  How was their performance last night?


They didn't perform. They came out and presented an award to Taylor Swift (they were accompanied by Pharrell, who was the only one who spoke).

It was farking weird and stupid.
2013-08-26 03:23:58 PM
1 votes:
People are worked up over a dance routine on television.

This and more moral outrages from 1955, coming up next.
2013-08-26 03:23:51 PM
1 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: milkyshirt: I think it all started the first time I saw that pic

?


I hope years and years into the future people are still posting that picture in response to other people's posts and they don't even know why they're doing it, it's just the appropriate response.
2013-08-26 03:21:34 PM
1 votes:
World stunned by girl in underwear at MTV Video Music Awards

"Reaction was swift, as other, slightly older adults paused from maintaining their social standings and making potato salad for the church picnic to express dismay that a young female pop star would do something so scandalous for attention, on a show where young female pop stars have historically done something scandalous for attention."
2013-08-26 03:01:45 PM
1 votes:
The performances lately don't see so much hypersexualised as random and spastic.

It's the kind of thing a drug addled Pinkie Pie would come up with.
2013-08-26 02:57:16 PM
1 votes:
I just watched the video.

I remember watching footage of a Madonna concert some 10+ years ago, where during the show she had a bed pushed out on the stage and she basically simulated masturbating to orgasm.

While crass and feckless, let's not pretend hypersexualized "performances" are reaching any new lows of decency, just keeping it where it has been. And more importantly, making sure everyone is talking about it the next day. Which the media is.

/to lower the bar, someone's going to have to get inseminated.
//next year's VMA show?
2013-08-26 02:54:52 PM
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: She isn't out going on crazy drug binges, drinking and driving, pissing in buckets, or spitting on her fans, so I'd say she's the model of civility in terms of modern child-star turned superstardom.

Let her dance how she likes, things could be a hell of a lot worse.


That right there. And you better believe she and her daddy are laughing all the way to the bank.
2013-08-26 02:48:50 PM
1 votes:

Buttknuckle: The word "twerking" makes me homicidal!


When did this become a thing? I feel like I only learned of the word's existence about a week ago, and now it's everywhere.
2013-08-26 02:47:18 PM
1 votes:

theorellior: I'm really starting to get disturbed at that picture of Miley's ass. Asscheeks should not squish like that. With that kind of pressure, there's gotta be pale pink shrinkwrap halfway up to the cervix.


It looks painful and creates a weird mudflap effect. It's never good when your outfit can be described in terms of mudflaps.
2013-08-26 02:45:28 PM
1 votes:
I liked her better when she was tweeting about liking the Flaming Lips.  That seemed genuine.

Also, acting like a whore is not particularly empowering.  Acting like a whore in order to sell records, even less so.
2013-08-26 02:35:54 PM
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: She isn't out going on crazy drug binges, drinking and driving, pissing in buckets, or spitting on her fans, so I'd say she's the model of civility in terms of modern child-star turned superstardom.

Let her dance how she likes, things could be a hell of a lot worse.


This. I honestly don't mind this level of crazy in our celebrities. Let'em do what makes them happy (and money). She doesn't appear to be a danger to anyone or herself, unlike several other young celebrities that we all know.
2013-08-26 02:32:17 PM
1 votes:

Magorn: Hey Smith (excuse me, "Smif") Family, What did YOU think of Miley's performance?
[599x345 from https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSjvTctIAAAB8uj.jpg:large image 599x345]


Except that wasn't taken during Miley Cyrus' performance. Link
2013-08-26 02:24:26 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-08-26 02:22:26 PM
1 votes:
Hey Smith (excuse me, "Smif") Family, What did YOU think of Miley's performance?
pbs.twimg.com
2013-08-26 01:29:48 PM
1 votes:
Look how hard Miley Cyrus is trying today.
 
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