Oh hey, this reminds me…
Miley Cyrus’ raunchy display offends even young viewers
Sabra and I were talking about this last night and she said one of her friends made a great point: while everyone was getting on Miley Cyrus’ case for her, um, display with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards, no one — or, at least, a lot fewer people — was saying anything about the song she was dancing to:
“I hate these blurred lines…I know you want it.”
The “blurred lines” bit apparently refers to the fact that the object of the protagonist’s desire is, shall we say, not in the right frame of mind to give her consent. So, in other words, the song is about, well…rape. I am given to believe the video is even worse. But Miley Cyrus is the one catching most of the crap that’s been raining down this week.
I have to wonder why that is. Double standard where certain things are okay for men but not for women? You could say that, I guess. But you could also say that everyone’s taking the easy way out, because taking an honest look at this would require taking a look at the coarseness of modern hip-hop music and culture, and we all know that’s not going to happen.