On Miley Cyrus—a result of procrastination
In a fit of rebellion and just general inability to stand anymore studying, I went on YouTube and watched random clips. I happened upon an interview Miley Cyrus gave on Alan Carr’s talkshow (x). I’ve never liked Miley, as evidenced by a piss poor attempt at being witty back in freshman/sophomore year of high school where I talked of my dislike of her and made fun of her name. But lately, my dislike grew because so many people were criticizing her. I was just weirded out by what I was hearing—foam fingers and dry humping and latex? What? I was fed negative opinions of her performance despite not watching it. That meant of course I was only focused on the ‘sexual nature’ of her performance, her nakedness and sexual undertones to her music videos. That being said, I was still mostly ignorant as to what she was doing.
After watching this interview though, I actually found some of my dislike of Miley melting away. She raised a really good point: she was in a fucking onesie (despite having very little material) and in pigtails. How sexy is that supposed to be? She wasn’t trying to project sexiness. The fact that so many people projected this sexual veil over Miley’s performance is speaking volumes about the audience, not Miley. She had the sole intention of having fun on stage but was receiving so much backlash for simply having fun. Sure, the dry humping and the foam finger was very suggestive but let’s be real, she’s doing what a lot of other twenty-year-olds out there are doing. She’s having fun. If she’s not going to do this when she’s twenty, and with such a nice body, when the fuck is she going to do it?
I’m sure this point has been made since the whole Miley debacle happened so long ago and been talked to death. But still, it was a nice realization that despite my preaching of equality and body positivity and omg like people for who they are okay why do you have to impose your views on other people blahblahblah I was actually doing the very thing I was preaching against.
Anyways, back to studying.