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Twenty-something White Girls Shaking that Ass

August 28, 2013

Yesterday I read at least three “open letters” regarding the twerkarific performance on the VMAs. One to Miley, one to a daughter about Miley, and one to Miley’s mom.

I read an article that blamed the performance on feminism.

I read an article that called it out for what it was, terribly executed.

I saw Mika Whatshername say that we have an expectation [of wholesomeness] when we turn on MTV programming. Okaaaayyy.

I saw Mika Whatshername spin totally out of control and get adjective diarrhea. Irritable Thesaurus Syndrome?

Then I saw the Country Music Somethingorother on Facebook ask for fans’ two cents. And boy did they pay up.

Ummmmmmm …. y’all.

How many open letters did you write to the Purrfect Angelz or their mothers regarding their disgusting-drug-induced-satan-possessed-slutastic-mentally-ill-spectacle when this came out EIGHT YEARS AGO? (VIDEO)

Honky Tonk Badonkadonk

How many synonyms for degrading did you use to describe it? It was on the charts for about eight months and made it all the way to the number 2 spot in 2006. Right behind Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood. It was nominated for CMT Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, and Hottest Video of the Year.

And if public ass shaking is a result of feminism, why did feminist groups write letters opposing the video?

And how about the inspiration behind it? Offensive?

We were hanging out at the Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville, and my buddy Rob was bartending. We were poor songwriters, so we’d go in there and get free beer. [laughs] Me, Dallas and Randy were hanging out there just cutting up and cracking jokes, watching this girl on the dancefloor who had this huge butt. [laughs] It looked like somebody stuffed a beach ball in her pants. So we got to laughing at this girl — she was drunk as hell, just completely wasted and having the time of her life. She didn’t care who was looking; she didn’t care who she bumped into. So we started popping one-liners, and we threw out this word, ‘badonkadonk.’ And a minute later, we said, ‘Honky tonk badonkadonk — hell yeah, we’ve gotta write that!’ So we wrote that song in just about an hour but spent half that time just laughing. And it turned out to be the best damn joke any of us had ever told!

I can’t really find any of your objections from back then, so maybe you could link me up.

But thanks for the hundreds of YouTube videos of your children singing and and dancing to the tune.  Adorable.

There’s a lesson in Miley’s performance for our daughters, but it has little to do with objectification and everything to do with double standards.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2013 9:24 am

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is all.

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