Miley Cyrus has made a very important announcement via the medium of twitter.
The 20-year-old “singer” would like everyone to stop pointing out to her that she’s white, thank you very much.
When Miley’s most recent video came out, Dodai Stewart wrote a brilliant piece on Jezebel.com where she discussed Cyrus, ratchet culture and ‘accessorising’ with black people.
She made a tonne of good points throughout the entire article, but especially at the end where she pointed to the story where Miley went to the two male producers who wrote ‘We Can’t Stop’ and said: “I just want something that just feels Black.”
Stewart adds: ”blackness is not a piece of jewellery you can slip on when you want a confidence booster or a cool look. And playing at being poor — while earning a profit by doing so — is just distasteful.”
Personally, I think little Miley’s too young and er, lacking in the brains department to understand why her continued cultural appropriation sets a lot of peoples’ teeth on edge, because she’s so desperate to show the world that she’s no longer squeaky clean Hannah Montana that she’s jumping on the nearest bandwagon that she thinks is ‘cool’ and ‘bad’ and therefore ‘grown up’.
Back when I was Miley’s age, we had trustafarians – who were basically rich, white, privately-educated kids who had left school, become faux rastas or hippies, taken up pot smoking, grown their hair into dreadlocks subscribing to a hippy lifestyle while a tidy monthly sum from their family paid for it all.
Just like they were, Miley’s searching for an identity and just like they were she looks forking ridiculous whilst doing it.
But it is extremely funny to laugh at – once you realise what the poor lamb’s up to – because she has no idea how silly she’s making herself look.
She’s like a modern-day, female Vanilla Ice or something and I for one, am looking forward to the day when some wag persuades her to take up rapping when she’s off her little box on molly one weekend and thinks she’s really ‘dope’ at it because the yes people she surrounds herself with tell her that she is.