WHY WE NEED TO STOP ON THIS MILEY ISH

I’ma be like every other blogger out there and put in my two cents about Miley’s performance.

Look, that girl is the devil. If you haven’t seen this

Buzzfeed: What Miley Cyrus Was Trying to Do At the VMAS vs What Miley Cyrus Actually Did then go read and laugh. It basically compares Miley’s  ‘Coming of Age’ performance to Britney’s like 10 years ago.

Too funny. Too real. Too true.

But here’s my thing. We bloggers can blog about that. We are pop culture, right. But why is CNN, FOX News, MSNBC and friends all on the air wasting precious air time and cost cable packages on psych panels trying to decipher Miley’s moral and mental state? I mean WHAT. Are you serious?

CNN said some ish this morning in this article: CNN’s Article aka Some ISH

These are responses from ‘outraged parents’ on the whole affair:

“I just find it extremely discouraging and difficult to hold out hope for the improved status of women in this world when even the most entitled among us so negatively reinforce the worst stereotypes and misogynistic attitudes about women,” said Belkin.
“Her behavior sets 50 to 60 years of women’s forward progress back a long way when you consider that her huge fan base really only consists of young and impressionable girls and horny young boys, who, unfortunately on many levels, are our future leaders,” said John Rodrigues of Boston, in response to a request for comment on CNN’s Facebook page.

*Pumps the breaks*
Okay, I’m sorry but you found it “difficult to hold out hope for the improved status of women in this WORLD” and you think her behavior “sets 50 to 60 years of women’s forward progress BACK”

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? My face below:

I mean…Seriously?

While the romanticized antics of these parents is duly noted, I think that it is a TAD dramatic considering that Lady Gaga’s entire posterior was exposed and UNCUT on TV–she was in a glitter thong–and ain’t no body talking about that. Additionally, how about EVERY NIGHT  on TV the female anchors/reporters on FOX, CNN and friends look like porn stars with their boobs pressed to their faces and hair straight as a pin and makeup all dark and colorful. Talk about setting women back. Women in the television news industry can’t even go on TV and be taken seriously in a suit anymore. They have to be 110 pounds with a weave looking fresh off the college campus.

I’m just saying, people, Miley isn’t the reason why women are experiencing inequality. If anything, she just looked stupid running around between teddy bears in her underwear. NOT TO MENTION the fact that Paula Patton probably wanted to throw down when Miley rubbed her barely there backside all up on Robin Thicke like it was nothing. – Nasty.

But more than that read this Solidarity is for Miley Cyrus by Jezebel Jezebel article. Basically they liken her perofrmance to being blatantly racist in nature because of the way it objectifies black women. I’m not going to get into a race discussion here, but it is an interesting perspective and worth reading.

ANYWAY. Bototm line? Miley is not going to ruin my life as a female. And if she does, it’s about time because you would think that Beyonce, Gaga, Britney, Jessica Simpson, Xtina…AND FRIENDS already have. Miley just wanted some attention and some press. She definitely got it. (Go Girl) But let’s just simmer down on this Miley is ruining the world for females ish.

 

-P

 

Am I The Only One Who Wants An *NSYNC Reunion?

GIMME MY REUNION DAMN IT!

The best thing about it was how unexpected it was, all of the feelings. Sure I heard the rumors and took them with a huge grain of salt, but it didn’t sink in until JC, Lance, Joey, and Chris came up on stage. Fifteen seconds into their 110-second performance, I officially lost my shit.

And I am not the least bit ashamed.

Now that it’s happened, the next question, of course, is, are we getting a reunion?

Chris Kirkpatrick, in a radio interview this morning, claims that there are no reunions plans, ever.

That sucks, because a short reunion, hell, even a one-off concert, would be everything.

The demand is there, considering how everyone lost their stuffing before and during the performance. I can guarantee that NONE of them besides JT are doing anything. Can you imagine a one-time only concert at Madison Square Garden, televised live on MTV or something? Forget One Direction, gown folks and teens would absolutely go nuts for nosebleed tickets to this thing.

I wouldn’t want a new album or anything (Backstreet Boys are proving why that is a really bad idea), but just a concert would be enough to satisfy everyone.

Especially after their criminally short reunion.

So Justin (because we all know he’s the one holding it up), I’m giving you a year. By September 2014, I want a goddamn announcement of the biggest concert ever.

And make sure Chris’s trap door works this time.

Thanks.

– B

 

Ego Ramble: Are The MTV VMAs Relevant?

The most nominated artists…for the least irrelevant awards ceremony ever?

This past week, MTV announced the nominations for 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

And no one really cared. Or at least, I didn’t.

The truth of the matter is, I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen three or four of this year’s nominated videos. That includes Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” and Drake’s “Started From The Bottom”, neither which I terribly enjoyed. The rest of them completely slipped through the cracks for me. And then there’s that hot disastrous mess that is Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop”, but that’s for another post.

This is a particularly surprising admission, considering how much I live for pop music, and pop music videos.

However, since the demise of music videos on TV and the ultimately confusing and irritating advent of VEVO, I haven’t really had the desire to watch music videos, unless they are from people I know will make them truly excellent (i.e. Lady Gaga). MTV has all but said they no longer care about music videos, preferring to air reality shows that exploit and devalue my generation (again, another post for later).

I also feel like the quality of music videos has dropped off significantly. Best case, they are decent and somewhat interesting before you forget about them. Worst case, they are either outrageously awful (once again, Miley) or plain boring. Or oddly misogynistic (see Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and multi-nominated JT’s “Tunnel Vision”).

So with all of this in mind, I have to wonder whether there is a point to the VMAs anymore, kind of like there isn’t much of a point to the Daytime Emmys. Both awards ceremonies seem superfluous, honoring media that are either dying or falling into one hell of a rut.

All this said, I will be watching because I am 85% sure Gaga will be attending and performing her new single from ARTPOP. But that’s only 10 minutes of a three show? What else am I going to do for that time? Nap? Play Candy Crush?

Do we need the VMAs anymore? Vote in the poll and leave a comment!

– B