News: Miley Cyrus Twerks Away The Gossip, Addresses Nasty Racist Accusations
Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 8:00AM
America's top twerker Miley Cyrus has come forward to set the record straight after being pounded with some serious racist accusations.
After coming under fire for using dwarfs and African Americans in her publicized performances, Miley immediately shot down the gossip.
During an interview with Ronan Farrow, Cyrus justifies why she spends so much time on stage with little people and African-American backup dancers-something she has come under fire for. "It's really funny how serious people take it," she told Farrow on MSNBC. "And they're like, you're racist. And I'm like, 'Really?' "They're just like dancing, doing these cute moves and they're awesome dancers like just on their own. It's not me telling them how to be," Miley quips. (RumorFix)
She also placed an emphasis on the positives of using dwarfs in her sets.
"We're making them (little people) feel sexual and beautiful," she explained, adding of one fellow dancer in particular: "We're all about lifting her up and making her feel so sexy all the time, and having her dance -- she's actually an awesome dancer." (RumorFix)
Last year, a PolicyMic.com writer came up with "The 9 Most Racisty Miley Cyrus Moments" list.
So the VMAs this year were undeniably pretty damn racist. Although many talented black artists were nominated, none of them won any awards. The entire award show had no women of color performing (except for a small appearance by Jennifer Hudson) although many had been nominated for their songs and albums. If you wanted to see Black culture, it was re-appropriated by Miley Cyrus in a twerkpoloptic godawful performance that literally utilized Black people dressed-up as teddy-bears as props. Some people are like whaaa Miley Cyrus is racist? Well let's just say she's had her racist moments. Here's a roundup of the worst ones. (Policy Mic)
Cyrus has also previously addressed the perception of trying to be a part of Black culture.
She also disputes the notion that she's pretending to be black. "I'm from one of the wealthiest counties in America," she says. "I know what I am. But I also know what I like to listen to. Look at any 20-year-old white girl right now -- that's what they're listening to at the club. It's 2013. The gays are getting married, we're all collaborating. I would never think about the color of my dancers, like, 'Ooh, that might be controversial.'" (Hollywood Reporter)