Tagged: american culture
Freaking out over absolutely nothing
Let’s talk about Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMA’s, shall we?
Actually, how about we don’t? First, that’s old news. The VMA’s were over a week ago, and frankly, I don’t give a crap about the way that Twitter was blowing up that Sunday night. All I could do was watch from the sidelines and smirk at every incredulous tweet that I scrolled past.
I do not understand why the press grabbed a hold of this raunchy performance and insisted on making it the biggest deal ever, calling it things like a “skanky award show embarassment” and a “divisive performance.”
Why are articles about celebrity reactions and public defiance STILL appearing on the front page of Yahoo News or Google News? Why not treat it like any other scandalous performance that probably happens on a weekly basis, and let it blow over within a few days?
I didn’t even watch the VMA’s. I watched a clip on Youtube of Miley’s performance, and some sort of interview with Robin Thicke’s mom, and by then, I was already fed up with the whole thing.
I am tired of news engines wasting space on my computer screen, I am tired of differing opinions about the physical benefits of twerking and I am tired of all of the Twitter jokes about Miley Cyrus – wait, no, I’m never going to get tired of that last part.
Miley is her own person, and I am all for increased self-expression. Regardless of whether or not I agree with her clothing choice or hairstyle, regardless of whether or not I think she should have done it on public television, sometimes we need someone to break the taboo against divulging from the path of society along which most of us walk.
But in all honesty, why do we always choose to highlight the negative aspects of American culture? Americans, you know what other cultures are saying about us, right? So why give them more material to exploit and hold against us?
At some point, all of this focus on pop culture scandals trades off with some new scientific breakthrough that NASA made, or some new invention that a 4th grader thought up.
Obviously, we’ve got more important things to obsess over. What about that young Syrian intervention? The currency rates? Anything?? Something that is relevant to our lives? Something that furthers our development, not some ratchet-ass events that only increase the social gap between the celebrities and the commoners?
At the end of the day, Miley was not the first youngster to do something totally inappropriate in public, or on national television. At least she gets paid to do such things, where I’m sure the rest of us twerk by ourselves in a bathroom, for stinking-free.
Can we all just stop talking about it now?