Rapper Defends Miley Cyrus From Article Linking VMA Performance with Rape Case
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.08.2013
Angel Haze fires off at "terrible journalism"...
Rapper Angel Haze slammed an article in the Washington Post that linked Mily Cyrus' now-famous MTV VMA perfomance with the Steubenville rape case. The article in question was written by Post journalist Richard Cohen and presented Cyrus' performance within the context of a "brutal and unfeeling" culture of teenage "sexual exploitation," comparing to the Ohio rape case that captured media attention after a drunk high school girl was publicly and repeatedly sexually assaulted by her peers, several of whom documented the acts on social media. Cohen suggested that Cyrus' twerking was a symptom of a "teenage culture that has set the women's movement back on its heels."
Haze went on a rant on Twitter, saying:
Was particularly perturbed by the whole washington post thing. Let m just vocalize how utterly fucking stupid I thin it is for a national news publication to post that her dancing is why things like Steubenville happen.
That is terrible journalism. Slut shaming and complete and total idiocy all at once. If @MileyCyrus wants to dance, let her. A female dancing doesn't mean she's ‘asking to be raped'. Quite frankly, if she is not doing it on you, it is not for you.
Women are allowed to not feel enslaved by any opinion that suggests that the display of any sort of sexuality is wrong.
Die, you are what's wrong with the world, it's 2013.
You should know by now that the word ‘no' does not have various meanings and is not to be taken as anything but no."I just don't get it