Paramore’s Hayley Williams has always been one to express herself, from her makeup to her music, and this week she spoke out on a fellow musician who she thinks may need to tone DOWN the self-expression:
Responding to Miley’s VMAs performance, Hayley said:
“It seems like more people are focusing on the trashiness or the dancing, the clothes. But I, actually, am uncomfortable with the racial aspect of it. I feel like she’s sort of taking a culture that isn’t really hers and sort of using it as an accessory, and that actually bothers me more…. I feel like maybe someone needs to go to her and sort of explain the race issue.”
Hayley, are you volunteering to disabuse Miley of her Ignorance? LOLz!
Hayley went on:
“I’m not going to be the artist that goes around throwing accusations that other artists are racist. I’m not gonna go there. I do think it’s a little insensitive, and it definitely seems as though there were black women onstage with her that…kinda felt like accessories more than anything else. I felt uncomfortable about that.
I think Miley’s a 20-year-old girl who’s going to experience, or try to experience, new things for the first time, and that does include partying and wearing certain things that people aren’t going to feel comfortable with, and that, to me, is the lesser of any of the evils. That part doesn’t make me as uncomfortable.”
Racist or sexist, desperate or pitchy, whatever you think of Miley’s performance, one thing is for sure:
We Can’t Stop talking about it! Not no one!
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
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