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Not to Miley Cyrus you to death, but...

I found this piece by Tressie McMilliam Cottom to be a good read. It encapsulates what made me uncomfortable about Cyrus's performance fairly well - fetishizing a certain kind of black female body:

But I believe there is a pattern in the cultural denigration of bodies like mine as inferior, nonthreatening spaces where white women like Cyrus can play at being “dirty” without risking their sexual appeal.

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