I was first introduced to Hannah Miley Cyrus in 2006 via my younger sister. My sister would run around the house singing the lyrics to Hannah Montana’s song ie: “If you could see the other side of me….” It was catchy and she was so cute.
Just look at that face. What is not to love? It was undoubtedly one of the most popular shows on the Disney channel from 2007-2011. The show was watched by many, including little Black girls.
This little tidbit makes things so much more interesting when you flash forward seven years and witness the way in which Miley has decided to channel and evoke Black culture. From the attempt at doing the wop in a onsie (SMH) to her grill wearing and smacking Black girls booties in “we can’t stop,” I am convinced that this girl has a serious problem. And the VMA medley with her, Robin Thicke, and 2 Chainz really solidified this for me.
Honestly, what was really going on in that performance? Was she high? Faded? Drunk? Was she serious? She looked a mess from top to bottom with her hair in two pigtails and that teddy bear body suit, which just made her look strange and out of place.
This is really not the issue, just a side note that couldn’t be avoided. The problem lies in the way that Miley is relating/interacting with Black women. I am finding it really difficult to digest the image of Miley sticking her face ( tongue all out) into a Black woman’s butt and then proceeding to slap her butt multiple times as she sings “we can’t stop.”
MILEY! Can you please stop using Black women’s bodies to help you through whatever privileged cultural crisis you are going through! You need to find another outlet, hobby, or maybe even start acting again. Because the mere fact that you are experiencing a sudden desire and need to objectify Black women, their bodies, and their lives all because you are going through some rebel child star phase is disgusting and a personal affront to my womanhood.
At this point, I guess Miley believes that what she is doing is cool and a part of her transition into adulthood. I wonder when she get over this and will she enter into the phase, like so many before her, where it is “cool” to adopt multiple babies from Asia and Africa?
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