xeni at August 27th, 2013 12:31 — #1
conan at August 27th, 2013 12:49 — #2
I have to say, I just don't understand the 'controversy' about Mileys Performance. I watched it, looked pretty much in-theme with her up and coming album and music direction, and she looked like she was having a great time. Now people are calling her a 'slut', 'whore', saying she crossed lines or whatever. How is a performance by an entertainer all of the sudden become 'outrageous' and a 'slut'? America really baffles me.
jandrese at August 27th, 2013 13:21 — #3
It is controversial because it was designed to be controversial. I wouldn't be surprised if her publicists didn't hand out bullet points to the major news organizations beforehand describing how they should be outraged at the performance.
The industry has a very specific path for these young female actors/singers. You spend several years on the Disney circuit doing kid friendly stuff, then when you hit that 18-21 range the crystal in your wrist start to blink and you're required to make some sort of "outrageous" performance or maybe get knocked up by your boyfriend or "forget" to wear panties to some event that's full of paparazzi to show that you're an "adult" now so Disney can move the fanbase over to the next 15 year old starlet. Then you can fade off into obscurity and maybe make some bad movies or write a country album or something.
grymrpr at August 27th, 2013 14:20 — #4
Is Twerking short for attention whoring?
rocketpj at August 27th, 2013 14:43 — #5
Do none of you get the point of the post?
It isn't about Ms. Cyrus. It's about what we as a society seem to think is important. Most of us could care less about what she does with her buttocks. Sadly, it appears that many of us would rather discuss her buttocks than, say, PRISM or Egypt.
WHo gives an arse what some celeb does? Their whole job is to bedazzle us, and they are doing their best to do so. The fact that we fall for it, get caught up in stupid morality arguments over their activities, only shows how vulnerable we are to effective political psychology.
acerplatanoides at August 27th, 2013 15:14 — #6
cowicide at August 27th, 2013 16:00 — #7
jardine at August 27th, 2013 16:02 — #8
There was a video of her on salvia a couple years ago. It could be planned, but it could also be the same problem child actors have (and she's also a child actor). Very few child actors manage to transition to adulthood without being fucked up in some way.
And of course news channels are going to cover Miley Cyrus instead of Syria. Put up Miley Cyrus dancing on a loop while talking about whether she's gone too far and people will watch. Put up dead bodies in Syria on a loop while talking about whether we should nuke them from orbit and people will go:
chickied at August 27th, 2013 16:54 — #9
False dichotomy much? My brain is capable of holding both twerping and chemical weapons inside.
msbpodcast1 at August 27th, 2013 17:10 — #10
Sorry but I didn't care for miley cyrus before and I don't give any more of a crap abut her now.
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They were notorious for fitting the name of a female body part in
Their demo tape,"Rape-a-saurus," featured tracks like "Kill The Dutch"
and "Suck On My Tumor, bitch"
They signed to a major
And the kids loved their stuff when they went on tour with New Found
They were carving a new niche, opening doors for raunch rock, and the
Meatmen reformed again
But Jimmy started hanging out with Jello Biafra
And Dee Dee Ramone's will bequeathed him all of his drugs
Then he teamed up with Enya and traded his guitar for a lute and a
And put out his new age concept album "Tears of Bin Laden: A Jihad Of
He said, "I want to be taken seriously as an artist"
"There's more to me than you've ever seen, I'm not limited by your
I want to be taken seriously as an artist
"I still wear that big spiked strap-on on stage, but as a metaphor for
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She rocked the headset mic and shook her supposedly natural
wink-wink-nudge-nudge "virgin" mombags
The Billboard top 40 was packed with 38 of her tracks and a couple new
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Hold Hands Yet"
She had her name on lunchboxes, posters and t-shirts and perfumes and
golf balls and pruning shears
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Who was apparently a skin-flashing whore who'd gladly do anyone
She dated Marilyn Manson, dumped him for Madonna, dumped her for the
corpse of Curt Cobain
She'd show up on the red carpet, wearing nothing but a thong and two
well-placed wads of chewing gum
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I can't be a good girl forever, I mean, my gawd I'm almost 15!
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Made up of studio musicians with models to play them in her videos
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nickyg at August 27th, 2013 17:20 — #11
I wasn't shocked that a former Disney child star went for the sex thing during the VMAs -- This has been done before, remember.
What I found shocking was just how BAD it was. The music, the dancing, the choreography -- total shit. If you're going to try to come out as sexy, be sexy. This was just lame. I'm embarrassed for her. Brittany Spears was 100 times as good when she pulled this off much more successfully ages ago. And honestly, that's saying something.
timdlittle at August 27th, 2013 17:30 — #12
she needs to get that tongue checked out.
cowicide at August 27th, 2013 18:50 — #13
Brittany Spears was 100 times as good when she pulled this off much more successfully ages ago. And honestly, that's saying something.
cowicide at August 27th, 2013 18:52 — #14
My brain is capable of holding both twerping and chemical weapons inside.
Just don't twerp chemical weapons or you'll get a bad rash on your backside.
chriscoreline at August 28th, 2013 03:40 — #15
Im sure this breaks a record for fastest time from news event to 'wry satirical meme'.
acerplatanoides at August 28th, 2013 21:44 — #16
xeni at September 1st, 2013 12:31 — #17
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