I have a little rant today.
It is me or is the world getting more prudish?
Miley Cyrus twerks on stage, sticks her tongue out (ok far too much, I want to chop the damn thing off) and all hell rains down on her. Her home town say that satan has entered her life, the outraged parent brigade proclaim that she is the worst influence on their child there has ever been and thinly veiled “whore” insults fly everywhere.
She isn’t posing in a Hanna Montana outfit holding up a sign saying “Do me” or “You know you want it”. She stuck her ass in the air, danced around and wore not a lot of clothing. Woo bloody hoo.
It’s a PUBLICITY STUNT, not the rise of the apocalypse. It isn’t that shocking and is just the newest controversy. Madonna has been doing is for years.
She’s 21, or near as dammit. Leave the girl alone.
Today we have Lily Allen releasing her song, "Hard Out Here"
I agree with her message that woman shouldn’t have to change themselves, be thinner, prettier, more daring etc etc to sell records. What I do think is that women shouldn't judge other women. Judge yourselves first.
What I want to know though is how is this song any less controversial (if you actually think that either song is controversial in the first place) than Miley’s twerking?
Lily doesn’t twerk, dance around half clothed or stick her tongue out, but she is still using her song to hurl insult at anyone who does. “I don’t need to shake my ass because I have a brain” anyone? No you don’t shake your ass Lily but you still court controversy. Her song “Fuck You” for example which was she was quoted at different times saying was about the Conservatives and then later the BNP. Pick a side!
In my mind, you can’t look down on someone for doing one thing, whilst doing something in a similar vein yourself. “Lily Allen has a baggy pussy” isn’t exactly making her look big or clever now is it? It is clearly a dig against the Robin Thicke song (which by the way I can’t stand) and whilst I find it funny, that will by seen (again by those who like to complain about these things) as just as controversial.
I don’t give a monkeys what Miley or Lily do. They are both in the end doing what they set out to do, sell records. You can judge them all you want, or you can actually listen the music, decide if you like it and buy it, or not.
One thing that is really making me giggle though. If the prude police had a problem with a girl dancing with her ass in the air, how are they going to cope with little Timmy and little Sarah asking what a baggy pussy is?