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Articles tagged "miley cyrus"

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The Self  •  October 17, 2013  •  by Christian Loggins

Miley Cyrus & The Spectacular Appropriation Of Ratchet Culture

After watching the VMA performance of Miley Cyrus, I can’t say I was too surprised. For a while now Miley Cyrus has been appropriating ratchet culture – an ideology birthed in urban America. What did surprise me was the myopic nature of the wave of backlash and criticism this performance elicited. First, many commentators who…

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The Arbiter  •  October 16, 2013  •  by Christopher Watson

In Defence Of Miley Cyrus

Fuck Miley Cyrus, right? Before this year no young pop star had ever done anything in the least bit sexual ever. Maybe behind closed doors, but never in the pursuit of selling more records. They kept it between them and their life partners, didn’t they? The pre-Vevo era was one of long skirts and pious…

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The Self  •  September 16, 2013  •  by Holly Green

Post-Disney Sexual Anarchy

For the past few weeks, no news forum – paper or electronic – has been free of the rumours of Miley Cyrus’s impending collapse into sexual anarchy. From the gossip pages of The Sun (which is, come to think of it, most of The Sun’s pages) to the more genteel corners of The Guardian blogs,…