Dear viewers of the Internets,
I am concerned about reactions regarding a musical performance at the 2013 VMA. I think Robin Thicke and MIley Cyrus’ duet was kick ass. The crowd seemed to enjoy it as well. Why the internets reactions state of shock and poor criticism is beyond me.
I guess my question is, what are you truly shocked about? Is it the over the top twerking or less than modest outfit? Is it the lyrics suggestive use of extra curricular medication or the twenty two Gene Simmons impersonations? Are you really that dumbfounded by Miss Montanas performance that you’re left agape?
All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars. -Rush, The Pass
You must be extremely disconnected with pop culture or you have the ignorance of a six year old. Where were you when Janet Jackson flashed her Super Bowl boob? Did you happen to see pictures of the pantiless Britney? Were you aware she shaved her head bald? Chers flat ass made its debut in the If I Could Turn Back Time music video. Also, there are two artist you might have heard about, Lady Gaga and Madonna. Are you truly that sensitive?
I am not shocked at provocative artists and their performances. I don’t consider them crazy nor do I see them losing their minds. I see them as exploring their respected medium, going from good to possibly great. Artists that pushes the boundaries of what is considered socially acceptable, sometimes produce memorable works of art. Look up the painter that cut off his hear.
I enjoy seeing the evolution of talented musicians. I enjoy brilliant performances. Thats why I remember Madonna more than I do Cyndi Lauper. Because the journey through the creative fringe stands outside the shadow of sanity. So get your shit together, Internets. Your need for great performances yet quick dismissal of the attempt to do so is completely asinine. If you really want something to cry about, watch Fox News.