Our loyalty is divided. On one hand, we love Miley Cyrus for air humping foam fingers in defiance of moral conventions. On the other, we can’t help but admire our indomitable, long-limbed cover girl Taylor Swift. In an ideal world, both would live in pop harmony.
We don't live in an ideal world.
In the September issue of Marie Claire, Miley Cyrus has a thing or two to say about Swift's powerhouse “Bad Blood” video, and I don’t think T-Swift loyalists are gonna like it. "I don't get the violence revenge thing,” the 22 year old said about the music video. “That's supposed to be a good example? And I'm a bad role model because I'm running around with my titties out? I'm not sure how titties are worse than guns." Shade!
We get it. Cyrus is rightfully defending herself from age-old prejudices about women who express themselves by licking hammers and “running around with their titties out” (her words, not ours). We also have to give her props for calling out double standards regarding violence and female sexuality. But, did she really need to throw America’s sweetheart under the bus?
For now we'll just try to envision the world we want to live in—one where our favorite pop videos are filled with both naked breasts and epic violence and everyone rocks out together in peace and harmony, amen.
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