gilgigamesh: How dare you objectify a proud black woman who is apparently stuck in the body of a nerdy white guy I guess.
tinderfitles: Then the author goes on to say some such about cultural imperialism and saying that you can't dance black if you arn't black because its like wearing a headdress of feathers if you arn't indian.
The My Little Pony Killer: Hehe, look at all the white guys in here insisting that there's nothing to see, move along now.
God Is My Co-Pirate: Giltric: It's racist for black people to dress any way other than in a loin cloth and bone through their nose.Why do they have to steal the white mans look of wearing pants and a shirt?Hey, we can talk about the fashion industry and racism if you want. Look! Black people as props![640x360 from http://i40.tinypic.com/162vx0.jpg image 640x360]
James!: Maybe I'm getting old, but every goddamn thing doesn't have to be forced through the play-do fun factory of social justice. It was a stupid performance by a stupid kid who embarrassed herself in front of millions. There's no need to manufacture personal outrage like Miley goddamn Cyrus victimized you.
DeepDownHounds: Man, talk about GRASPING AT STRAWS. That's some paranoid shiat. Was this woman on acid when she saw the VMA's? Because she is reading things into it that simply weren't there./Proud BLACK Woman
gfid: tinderfitles: Then the author goes on to say some such about cultural imperialism and saying that you can't dance black if you arn't black because its like wearing a headdress of feathers if you arn't indian.[364x375 from http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/19/fe980decb16f4a0a879d23a 4506c59da/l.jpg image 364x375]
Super_pope: What's she going to do, counterbalance it with Booker T. Washington and Fredrick Douglas impersonators giving a rousing speech, then close with by thanking George Washington Carver for peanut butter before wrestling some biatches in a vat of it? Its a (really grotesque) three minute performance, and she's not THAT stupid.
abhorrent1: Feminism mentioned twice in the first two sentences. Stopped reading there.
Strik3r: I thought Cher was a "half-breed" Cheroke? Can you be racist about yourself?
God Is My Co-Pirate: Hey, we can talk about the fashion industry and racism if you want. Look! Black people as props!
Mugato: Wow, all Miley all the time. I suddenly miss when fark was obsessed with Ben Affleck as Batman.
The Muthaship: A doctoral dissertation could (and will) be written on the racial, class, and gender dynamics of Cyrus's shtick.There are no words.
JAGChem82: gilgigamesh: The All-Powerful Atheismo: gilgigamesh: MilesTeg: So if a black guy gets drunk on St. Patrick's Day does that make him a racist?FWIW I have had more than one angry white guy challenge me for being at a St Patricks Day parade./black guyyou should have challenged them for not being Irish./nobody at St. Patty's Day is actually IrishMy pat response is, "my mom's maiden name was (Irish surname). How about you?".Usually shuts them up.Haha, I will say as a black guy, SPD is the one of the few instances where we try and get in touch with our "white" roots. Now that I'm in GA, I've been meaning to go down to Savannah on that day to see what the fuss is all about.
Teiritzamna: God Is My Co-Pirate: There's something gross about pretty, rich, white girls playing dress up as black women because they think it's "edgy" - see also Katy Perry's ridiculous mouth grill.I think the problem here is the constant American conflation of race and class. I have seen white people sporting grills, twerking, and whetever else, not because they were appropriating black culture, but because they grew up and lived in the same neighborhoods. Its not that it is outrageous that a white girl is actin' black, a concept that is rather racist in and of itself (as a black person, am i supposed to act a certain way? why? who gets to determien what i get to act like). It should, however, be outrageous to see rich (often multigenerational rich) folks wear the emblems of the poor as if it was a humorous or titilating costume:"I am dressing so ghetto! Its hilarious!"The conflation is doubly annoying because 1) it makes it really difficult to address actual class issues in america without the discussion becoming a race focused shiatshow and 2) it is far more racist to assume that poor = black than for a white girl to shake her (non-existent) ass.
gilgigamesh: Ok, I'm certainly aware of the "minstrel show" dynamic and the caricature of white performers aping (npi) black culture. They are real issues, to an extent, but come on. I don't think you can call her intentions "racist", or that she intended to objectify her back up dancers, at least any more than she objectified herself.Also, that article read like a sociology 101 textbook that exploded.
Shadowknight: Bill Cosby. You must have missed the meeting. But come on, give it to the Cos. He earned it.
Teiritzamna: (as a black person, am i supposed to act a certain way? why? who gets to determine what i get to act like)
HotWingConspiracy: anal rimming
styckx: I'm not reading any of that.. Cliff notes?
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