“I was doing a show two nights ago and I was wearing butterfly nipple pasties and butterfly wings. I’m standing there with my t**s out, dressed like a butterfly. How the f**k is that fair? How am I so lucky?”
Unfortunately, the response on the Paper website was not so lucky.
“I feel bad for the pig,” wrote commenter Wendy King.
“Finally something she can relate to, lmao, what a perfect pair, really wish them all the oink oink oink, lmao,” claimed commenter Anna Goldlist.
The response on Twitter wasn’t much better.
A couple of weeks back, Miley Cyrus was slut-shamed by the Daily Mirror. Author Amanda Killelea tried to make a point about her and Ariana Grande.
“But when pop stars whose careers are funded by the tween and teen market parade half-naked on the telly all the time, it is no surprise that their 10-year-old fans think dressing like that is normal.”
Ever since her performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the slut-shaming of Miley Cyrus has been relentless. Hollywood summarized what many of Miley’s defenders believe.
“But despite the eyebrows that were raised in reaction to Cyrus’ more questionable extracurricular activities, critiques of the young star have been focused on her sexuality. Cyrus, it has been decided, is a pouting, smoldering look-giving, cleavage-baring, ho bag — and she has been ever since she developed her womanly figure.”
Miley Cyrus isn’t the first pop star to cause controversy with her sexuality. She also won’t be the last. However, no matter how inappropriate Miley’s actions may be, she is helping to lead a discussion about double standards between men and women. According to Scoopla Music, Cyrus confronted those double standards in a television interview.
“No one wants to admit that Elvis was twerking, he was, he was like sex, he was a symbol of sex, but no one would’ve ever called Elvis a sl*t cos he wasn’t a girl. It’s that double standard, and I think I’m doing something for the double standard,” Miley defiantly announced. Like her idol Madonna, Miley seems to think that she is a huge victim of discrimination in the music and overall entertainment industry.
What do you think of the Paper magazine cover? Do you think Miley Cyrus has a point about the double standards placed on women? Let us know in the comments section.
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