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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cyrus Circus

I just read an incredible essay on the whole Miley Cyrus VMA scandal. Here's a quote:

"Cyrus acts out her faux bisexual performance for the white male gaze against a backdrop of dark, fat black female bodies and not slightly more normative cafe au lait slim bodies because the juxtaposition of her sexuality with theirs is meant to highlight Cyrus, not challenge her supremacy. Consider it the racialized pop culture version of a bride insisting that all of her bridesmaids be hideously clothed as to enhance the bride’s supremacy on her wedding day."

Link to the essay below :
When Your (Brown) Body is a (White) Wonderland by Tressie McMillan Cottom

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