Miley Cyrus in Vintage at the 2013 MTV EMAs

Posted on November 11, 2013

Okay, well. This happened:


Miley Cyrus attends the MTV EMA’s 2013 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands in a lace-up custom vintage dress with the faces of rappers The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur and the words “Please Stop Violence” on it accessorized with Tom Ford boots.

In a lot of respects, it’s really not for us to say whether or not she has the right to use the faces of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. to draw attention to her tits and ass* or whether or not it’s offensive, but our gut reaction is that it’s pretty gross. She’s the very definition of privileged whiteness.  These aren’t her images and she’s demonstrated no understanding of the world these men came from or even the world they died in.

We get it. It’s an MTV red carpet. It’s a place that encourages people to be shocking or controversial in an attention-seeking way. We can’t say she’s not dressing for the venue, but we can’t help recoiling at what she’s doing here.

*Because we reserve the God-given right to point and laugh long, hard and loud at anyone who tries to sell us the horsepoop idea that she’s “sending a message” about “ending violence.” Person, please.



[Photo Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images]

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