Miley Cyrus taught me that people change, whether they like it or not. She taught me that you don’t have to be afraid of who you are. She taught me that, first and foremost, the person who has to be happy with what you do is yourself. That it doesn’t matter what people say, the person who decides what makes you happy is yourself. That you don’t have to be sexy to get the world’s attention, but there’s no problem in wanting to be sexy sometimes. That, in what the media distorts, is an innocent act. That youth is about having fun. That there are no standards for an artist, and if there is, there shouldn’t be. She taught me that sometimes things are funny and aren’t meant to be taken seriously. And she also taught me that sometimes society is sexist as hell.
It’s safe to say she sticks out her tongue to the world, and not only literally. Of course, she shows her tongue in pictures because the fact that so many people want to take her picture is awkward for her and she doesn’t know what else to do. But each and every act of hers is a 30 ft tongue to whoever thinks she is too controversial, too sexual, too provocative, too everything.
She’s the living example that a middle-aged rapper can sing about having sex with adolescent girls, but NO! Oh my God! A 21 year old girl can’t twerk and sing about partying. A young lady sticking her tongue out and going out in short shorts is a complete absurd.
No, the problem is not everyone looking at it as if it’s a social problem, the problem is a woman showing she can do whatever she likes and no one can stop her. The problem is not the exaggerate thought put into artistic performances that don’t really have a meaning as deep as the media thinks, the problem is that her dancers are black and have big butts, and that’s cultural appropriation! Dancing in the middle of people who don’t look exactly like you is a fucking crime against humanity. Except, in my point of view, a true crime against humanity is looking at that and saying “no, young lady, dance with other 21 year old white girls or it’s cultural appropriation”.
Trying to explain why so many people pick on such simple things as a concert, a music video or a song would be going back at least a 100 years in history. Just as well as why so many people think it’s wrong that a young woman shows she’s not afraid of anything, anyone, let alone herself.
So, before warning your children that liking an artist such as this one is bad and that she’s a bad influence, think again.
Know that thousands of kids – and not only girls – are inspired by her. Not because she sticks out her tongue, or twerks, or wears “provocative” outfits, but because she represents an entire generation that deserves to do whatever they want without having to refrain just because of people who escandalize each and every act. And I’m one of those kids.
can we please talk about how perfect this performance is?
My first real gif ever! Yay! Sorry it’s not 500px but that was the maximum size I could do it with 10MB.
bringing this back