Miley Cyrus VMA Performance: Was It Racist?

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Forget the accusations of date rape support and the general consensus that Miley Cyrus acted out of desperation to prove her edginess at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night.

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    I think miley is having fun with black girls cuz she knows who to go to to have a blast. But not racist.did u ever wonder if she didnt like white people.

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    NO, NO, NO Miley is not the black beyonce! You should have called her the white beyonce. But there is nothing similar between them. I think that Miley actually sung her song. As we all know the talentless beyonce doesn't even sing her songs in concert! It isn't even her voice.

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    @ joenamherst

    you are clearly delusional and tone deaf.. miley cyrus was horrible that night. people are blowing things way out of proportion with the criticism but if you really thought her performance was anything but lame your just as sad.. don't compare beyonce to this girl - she'll be singing with with kelly rowland and hanging out with rhianna in 3,2,1

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    miley cyrus is the black beyonce.. also is it just me or does she look a little like hannah montana?

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    I agree. I was very similar to when whites painted their faces in black face. The only difference is she didn't paint hers. I have seen other artist flirt with black culture such as gaga & madonna. In an attempt to be edgy Miley goes way too far.

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    "Jon Caramanica of The New York Times wrote after the VMAs that 'this was a banner year for clumsy white appropriation of black culture.'" So when a black person does a waltz, is it a clumsy black appropriate of white culture? Some people need to spend more time nurturing their children and less time nurturing that chip they have on their shoulder.

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    @ Frogmore

    bigot! only a closet racist would compare the waltz to twerking! seriously? black does not equal low class! try again

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    @ Frogmore

    Should say "appropriation" not "appropriate" Hate when that happens!

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    @ Frogmore

    Ummm, its minstrel like. Very much so. She makes it clownish. For instance ppl such as Emniem who is white in Hip Hop, he has mannerisms and vocabulary from the hip hop world but its never over the top and I would not think of him as a wanna-be or a minstrel act. All she has to do is paint her face black.

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    there's nothing racist at all about what she done!
    And twerking is not a black thin, so don't go creating hate where none is to be found.
    ya should be ashamed of yaself!

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    @ kookyspirit

    actually it is a black thing...or at least that's where it originated.

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    DOPIES : RACISM IS NOT A BAD THING .... IT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS !!!!

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    Didn't see the program, but suspect it was a "send up". Too much attention being paid to the sameness of races leads to an exaggeration of the differences. Hey, there are races out there. And they are different.

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    It was an incredibly ugly and embarrassing performance.
    It wasn't sexy, it doesn't work as a joke or a parody - just plain bad taste
    Her manager and the producer of the show should have vetoed it during rehearsals.

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    What's the big deal. This should have been talked about, done and over with. This isn't the first mistake anyone has made.... if it was a mistake. Sure is a lot of hype.




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