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Thread #152014   Message #3553607
Posted By: Richard Bridge
28-Aug-13 - 04:02 AM
Thread Name: Miley Cyrus
Subject: RE: Miley Cyrus
I don't think all that much of Thicke's "Blurred lines" - although it does reference a significant cultural phenomenon of such mixed messages - but if you compare the VMA dance routine with the uncensored official Thicke video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSU you will also see the Miley Cyrus dance routine paying homage to a number of parts of the video - even down to the big foam finger.

The outrage seems to be because a woman took the initiative this time. That is discriminatory.

I detect the same dual standard in Gibb Sahib's post here - considering his championing of the cruder versions of shanties (Particularly "Whip Jamboree") in the past on this site.

In general the Miley moves were very bowdlerised compared to Jamaican dancehall - examples here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY88mEdF54g

and here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHUhj9o8mbc.