Paramore singer Hayley Williams has a few words of wisdom to share about Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. However, her complaints are a little different than most.
While the majority of people were concerned about the sexual nature of her show, Williams seems to think that the “We Can’t Stop” singer has crossed a racial boundary. In fact, the Paramore frontwoman believes someone needs to sit Cyrus down and discuss the “race issue” with her.
“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,” the singer recently explained to WENN.
Although the Paramore singer thinks Miley Cyrus’ VMAs performance might be a little racially insensitive, Williams said she doesn’t want to label the former Hannah Montana star as a full-blown racist. However, this doesn’t mean that Cyrus’ insensitivity shouldn’t be addressed.
“I do think it’s a little insensitive, and it definitely seems as though there were black women onstage with her… kinda felt like accessories more than anything else. I felt uncomfortable about that,” Williams continued.
The Paramore singer might have taken issue with certain aspects of Cyrus’ performance, but Justin Timberlake doesn’t seem to have a problem with it. According to him, Miley’s sex-driven shenanigans are exactly the sort of thing that tends to happen at the VMAs.
“I like Miley. I like her a lot. I think, you know, she’s young. She’s letting everybody know that she’s growing up. I just think it’s the VMAs. It’s not like she did it at the Grammys. Let her do her thing, you know,” Timberlake explained during a chat with Fresh 102.7.
Do you agree with Paramore singer Hayley Williams’ thoughts on Miley Cyrus? Did you think her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards was racially insensitive?