Why is Slut-Shaming Miley Cyrus Okay?

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Source: www.eonline.com

Disclaimer: I wrote this post before I heard about Miley Cyrus making some semi-racist comments. In her defense she doesn’t think before she talks and it would probably make it worse if she did.

It’s official. Congress is somehow more popular than Miley Cyrus. Is this really possible? Congress has shutdown the government for almost two weeks and we are on the brink of defaulting on our debt for the first time ever. But to be fair, a white girl with no ass who loves to twerk is of way more concern to our national interests. Just watch this Saturday Night Live skit. Apparently I’m in the minority, because Miley Cyrus doesn’t bother me. Sure, I thought her VMA performance was a little uncomfortable to watch, and I full-heartedly believe she will look back in five years and cringe at all the tongue wielding photos, but in the grand scheme of things she seems to be doing okay.

First, let’s take a look at other young celebrities who have been in the news recently. Lindsay Lohan has been in and out of rehab, served time in prison, and has had several DUI’s/hit and runs. Not really the kind of person you want impressionable persons of any age to hold in high esteem. Amanda Bynes hasn’t been doing the best either lately with her Twitter attacks on other high profile celebrities or drug use. Her case is so sad, I won’t even try to make light of it. But step back and ask yourself, now what has Miley Cyrus done that warrants such hatred.

She’s a bra-wearing, hot pants sporting she-devil. Miley likes to wear little clothing. As in not much. Minuscule. Tiny. Micro. Lilliputian (Google it. New favorite word.) Her lack of clothing has created quite the uproar. It’s one of the most commented on things when she makes red carpet appearances and people hate that she won’t cover up.  In this article, thegloss.com writer doesn’t even try to stop herself from slut-shaming the shit out of Miley. Usually thegloss.com is pretty feminist and outspoken against slut-shaming antics, but it can be hard to stop yourself when you really dislike a person.

Maybe I’m wasting my time trying to defend Miley Cyrus. Okay, I know I’m wasting my time defending her. You caught me.  But one thing is true, slut-shaming is so 1960’s. Women can legally walk around topless in New York City, is it really that big of a deal for a 20 year old to prefer wearing a bra and hot pants? Personally, I go sans-bra as often as I can. If she can stand wearing a bra for longer than 5 hours then more power to her. So if you’re going to hate on Miley do it because you’re pissed Hannah Montana ended with a shitty movie. Be pissed off that she is the spawn of the creature that sang “Achy Breaky Heart” and now you can’t get it out of your head. But if you want to hate her for the clothes she wears then you better have been born before 1940 and make gin your drink of choice.

I couldn’t help myself.

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3 thoughts on “Why is Slut-Shaming Miley Cyrus Okay?

  1. It’s the media’s fascination with The White Ingenue. We do it with Taylor Swift with her cloying lyrics and catty interviews (though I will never forgive her for talking smack about TIna Fey and Amy Poehler) and we’re doing it with Miley because she’s not afraid of her sexuality and alludes to drug use (like every 20 year old ever). They’re just on opposite ends of the same spectrum. If I had to choose, though, I’d hang with Miley. I’ve never been a fan of pearl-clutching and she’s one of the only child stars to come out of the Disney machine slightly unscathed (re: rehab, run-ins with police, mental health issues). Also, if I had that much money and fame at 20, I’d be doing a HELL of a lot worse.

  2. Thank you!
    Amen.
    Plus, I love the word Lilliputian too. It’s up there with my favourites words such as critters and thingamabob.
    And srsly, Miley’s VMA thing was super cringeworthy to me, but oh my god, people need to chill.
    And yes to the 1960s reference, I might slightly love you for pointing that out.

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