Today is such an amazing day - here’s a billion reasons why people can fucking suck it.
- Miley Cyrus is allowed to shake her ass and wear gold chains and grillz. And isn’t it actually racist of you to say that means she’s trying “to be black”.
- Lady Gaga is allowed to wear a burqa.
- Lady Gaga is allowed to write a song about whatever the fuck she wants.
- You’re not going to not dance to it are you?
- Why don’t we also talk about the use of other religious iconography in the fashion industry? Crosses. Everywhere, motherfuckers.
- Pop divas are allowed to like each other. So are their fan bases. In a venn-diagram of KatyCats and LittleMonsters, the bulk would be in the cross section. So stop fucking bitching and put both of the songs on repeat. Paws Up, Claws Up.
- It isn’t so much that Miley isn’t “allowed” to do those things, in fact it’s the opposite, she’s very much allowed to do those things and people thinks it really cool and fun when she does, it’s black people who aren’t allowed to do those things because when they do it they are derided/discriminated against/profiled as criminals and thugs (although surely some black people who engage in those behaviours experience success in life, look at the hip-hop game, but that doesn’t erase racism, just like having a black president doesn’t erase racism) the fact of the matter is that those behaviours ARE a part of African American culture. It’s would be racist to say that ALL black people can twerk, wear grills, and live in the ghetto, but it would also be false to say that there is not a large group of black people who fit into that category (we could discuss the white supremacist structure that forcibly keeps POC’s living in geographical areas of poverty).
-Once again, sure, lady gaga is “allowed” to wear a burqa. There is no LAW saying that white people can’t wear burqas. She just… shouldn’t. Muslim women experience a huge amount of discrimination for practicing their religion (much at the hands of white supremacy specifically) and whether or not they personally choose to wear a burqa, it’s still an incredibly important religious garment. When Gaga wears a burqa as a fashion statement, or a political statement, she first of all is stripping it of its sacred meaning because she is not a follower of Islam, but also flaunting (probably unknowingly) the fact that as a white person she has the privilege to take on and off a burqa without experiencing the discrimination an Islamic woman experiences (be it economic, emotional, or even physical violence). White people kill women for wearing burqas (if you wanna see a really scary example of islamphobia check out the reactions to this picture of this (presumably) American muslim woman wearing an USA flag hijab) so when Gaga takes that really important object that muslim woman value so much and also get so much shit for (sometimes even sacrifice their life for) and she puts it on for just one “era” and plays with that image because it’s not sacred to her or her religion and it’s not a part of her born identity….. do you see how that’s offensive?
-Yes lady gaga can write a song about anything. She can write about killing kittens. She can write about eating babies. She can write about eugenics. SHE SHOULDN’T.
- IT IS SO GODDAMN CATCHY. that’s what scares me. That you can take a message that is toxic and set it to a DOPE electronic track and it will seep into an entire generation’s mind….
- Yeah! Let’s talk about that! I’ve had inner-struggles over the whole crucifix-as-an-accessory issue because some of my friends are offended by it. However, in relation to the Burqa-business, there isn’t an element of racism in appropriating a crucifix (especially as the Holy Church is so pearly white).
Anyway, you know I love you Alex but you know I also disagree with you on this stuff haha I hope this helped you understand my (and other people’s) opinions a bit better! If you wanna know more/understand better then you should research “white privilege” and “cultural appropriation” because that is pretty much the buzzwords of these issues. I have a tag devoted to the concept of privilege here. In any case, I can’t wait to see you again and dance to APPLAUSE
Miley Cyrus vs paps
if you’re not following my other blog about pop culture you’re missing my opinions of miley cyrus’ new music video and why I think “can’t be tamed” is a straight up work of art
The golden moment from Miley’s #WeCan’tStop video is when the guy steps on Miley’s head.
wow miguel has started a trend