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Miley Cyrus Is Smarter Than Julianne Hough And Here Is The Proof.

By Jodi Clager | Celebrities Are Better than You | October 31, 2013 | Comments ()


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Miley’s costume last year was Nicki Minaj.

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This year she’s Lil’ Kim.

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Notice anything missing? Like fourteen pounds of blackface? Hmmm, Julianne Hough? Do you see how you can be recognizable in costume as someone of a different race without being insensitive about it? HMMM?

Just don’t try to find the picture of the pumpkins Miley carved this year. They were clearly designed by 14 year olds who have never touched a boob.




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  • e jerry powell

    I did blackface for Halloween my freshman year in college. I went as Mark Watson, C. Thomas Howell's character in Soul Man. The irony was lost on just about everyone, because no one saw that movie (a fraction below $28M gross, y'all). So mostly I just wasted a lot of stage makeup two shades darker than my natural skin tone.

  • Maybe she just learned her lesson from the uproar over this picture.

  • Ben

    So dressing up as black people is ok, as long as you don't use make up? That's a really weird line to draw. I mean I know the whole history of minstrell shows and shit, but it just seems like a really weirdly arbitrary line to draw.

  • RobynRobotron

    She's dressing up as celebrities, not a generic stereotype. Would you tell someone not to dress as Marilyn Monroe? What makes blackface offensive when you're portraying a specific person or character, is the implication that there isn't enough character there that they wouldn't be recognized without it (along with all the other reasons, such as the history).

  • Ben

    That's like saying a blonde isn't necessary for Marlin Munroe because there's enough character otherwise?

    Skin colour is important, it's a thing. This whole attitude of 'never changing your skin colour for a costume' just smacks of erasure. Like if we all just sit around and pretend that everyone is exactly the same then the cultural history of racism and exploitation will go away.

    There is a huge difference between black face like that chick on twitter who said her Halloween costume was a "n***er" and using make up to more accurately portray a specific character.

    One is reducing an entire culture and people to a costume, the other is imitating a specific character/person with a specific visually distinct look. Skin colour is generally part of that distinct look and it's insane to pretend it doesn't exist.

  • RobynRobotron

    Hair can't be compared to skin color, because it can be changed fairly easily, for example, Marilyn wasn't even actually blonde. Hough could have lost nothing more than the paint and it wouldn't have been offensive and the hair along with the undershirt would have been enough to convey Crazy Eyes.

    I agree that there is a huge difference between painting your skin as a specific celebrity/character or just going as a generic person from a specific race. However, just because one is worse than the other, it doesn't mean that they aren't both problematic.

  • Ben

    But why is it problematic? If you're dressing as a specific character, and that specific character has a different skin color to you then why is trying to imitate that part of the character suddenly a big problem?

    The entire problem with black face and the history of it is that it was treating an entire culture as a costume, they didn't want black people actually acting so they just had 'pretend' black people. That stigma is the entire basis of why it's a problem.

    This just seems to be a case of applying the same stigma to a completely different issue. Using make up to change your skin colour to be closer to a specific character isn't really making any comments about the race as a whole. It's trying to be accurate to a specific character and their specific look. It has none of the same implications.

  • RobynRobotron

    It's problematic, because skin color, something that we are born with, has little bearing on character. A person's character is based on the choices they make, so hairstyle and fashion play into that. And likewise, a fictional character isn't well developed if we have to see their skin color to recognize them.

  • Ben

    That doesn't make sense. It's problematic because people don't have control of their skin colour?

    People not having control of something does not automatically make it problematic to imitate it.

    How is using make up to appear darker, different to say, someone using white face paint in a joker costume, or blue body paint if they are dressing as mystique? Or green for a poison Ivy costume?

    They're all well developed characters who have unique visual styles that could be done without the face/body paint. But their skin colour is part of who the characters are, just as much as someone being black is part of who other characters are.

    The only reason people get upset about the whole black face thing is the association with minstrel shows. Which apart from being pretty much a US thing, is also completely unrelated to dressing up in a costume of a specific character.

  • frozen01

    Actually, I wouldn't have recognized either of those costumes if you hadn't told me.
    Then again, I'm not sure "blackface" would've helped all that much either.

  • GDI

    My friend and I were discussing how Miley is playing the media game just right. She's gotta have some level of smarts (and bravado), given that she is winning.
    I hope she has an endgame or some grand transition play.

  • cgthegeek

    Here's your cookie, Miley!

  • John G.

    that cookie doesn't meet the standards of decent cookieness

  • emmalita

    I have some people to whom I need to show that cookie, and then not give it to them.

  • AvaLehra

    And you make sure you eat it right in front of them.

  • mlurve

    Another good example is Ellen Degeneres as Nicki Minaj in all her boobtastic glory

  • Guest

    Another good example: Ellen as Nikki Minaj in all her boobtastic glory: http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/stati...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Lavender is a lovely shade on Miley, and oddly, that's the most clothing she's worn in months.

    I think she looks fantastic. And should possibly consider purple hair for her next look.

  • Derek Skinner

    Bronzeface* FTFY.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Cyrus is continuing her trend of looking better dressed as anyone but herself.

    See...

  • bastich

    The second picture is damn hot....wait, how old is she in that pic?

    Now I just feel ill.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    She's so very, very tiny. I'd guess she was a well developed 12 year old in the photo if I didn't know better.

  • AvaLehra

    As you should!

  • oilybohunk7

    I think that her as slutty Michelle Bachman is the best she has EVER looked.

  • Miley's slutty Michele Bachmann looks kind of like Mae Whitman.

  • oilybohunk7

    Now that you mention it I can totally see that.

  • becks_

    That's because her hair now is an unholy amalgam of Jazz' Fresh Prince era fade and Zachery Ty Bryan's Home Improvement mullet. I mean, the 90s are back but they aren't that back.

  • Awoooga

    Dude. The butt padding, though.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I remember a lot of people bagging on her, but I freaking LOVED Miley's Nicki Minaj costume last year. I'm only jealous that I can't afford that amount of ass-padding and wigs.

  • axis2clusterB

    I think Julianna Hough kinda got exactly what she was looking for - when was the last time she was talked about this much?

  • dizzylucy

    That's a low bar you're setting there.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Can you even set a high bar for Miley Cyrus?

  • Tammy

    That Lil Kim costume is legit.

  • RenoGruber

    I'll say it. I kinda dig what Miley is doing right now. And its obviously working for her.

  • Jessie Soto

    Well to be fair, it doesn't take much to be smarter than Julianne Hough. Safe Haven, anyone?

  • AvaLehra

    I've always said a good alternate title to Safe Haven is "How I Met Your Mother."

  • Orbach

    Blackface and misogyny are wrong, ya'll. Pajiba!

  • Katylalala

    So am I to understand, then, that it is your assertion that blackface and misogyny are right?

  • John G.

    White male thinks non white male problems aren't real problems Y'all!

  • Orbach

    Glad that I have pictures of Miley to set me straight!

  • John G.

    Oh no one expects you to be set straight. White guys find other people's perspective incomprehensible. redneck girls like Miley, though, understanding the basics like this really puts it into perspective on how stupid white men are.

  • Jillian

    Blatant racism is a great way to make your point that racism is bad. I took this comment to be a critique of the fact that this article is basically an excuse to post cheesecake pictures of Miley under the guise of feminism. Maybe this site needs obvious articles like this if it is frequented by people like you.

  • John G.

    Your life will in no way be affected by "white guy" comments. It's not a systemic and deeply held belief that actually has power in society. It's disingenuous to pretend "white guy" type comments are anything like real racism.

  • Orbach

    If it doesn't effect John G it's not real racism, Y'all!

  • Jillian

    Making a generalization about another race (ie white men are stupid) is racist. You are a racist. Id hate to hear how you feel about Jews.

  • bastich

    * y'all

    (Just a friendly note from your local Texan)

  • FellSeasons

    actually must of us texans don't put the ' in yall.

  • emmalita

    Seconded y'all!

  • Mrs. Julien

    The Accuracy Police have been summoned. You will be receiving a commendation.

  • ruby

    Potentially a comission to join the force as well.

  • bastich

    Hooray! Do I get a badge and a gun?

  • ruby

    Unclear. @Mrs. Julien, thoughts on this one?

  • Gordon

    You're from Texas. Don't you already have a gun?

  • bastich

    Are...are you saying that I can't have more guns?!?

    Pardner, you will get the guns that I may potentially own at some point in the future when you pry them out of my cold. dead. hands!

    I KNOW MY RIGHTS!!! COME AND TAKE IT, COMMIE!!!

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