Montreal comedian Jon Lajoie gave his take on Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s risqué VMA performance. Titled “Miley, You’re A Good Girl,” Lajoie raps about how everyone’s reactions may be a little hypocritical:
“We want topless women in our music videos,” he raps. “We want pop stars acting like they’re in a porno/ You know we want it and we gettin’ what we ask for/But when Miley does it we say “Oh my God No!!”
He also sings:
“So please go back to singing the Hannah Montana theme song/And we’ll go back to watching others do exactly what you did/ And we won’t be offended cause we can not picture them as kids / And we’ll be cool with videos with women prancing around naked / And it won’t be sexist as long as the song’s a number 1 hit.”
While many are arguing that the comedian is supports Miley’s actions during the performance, I think he’s just pointing out the fact that none of the stuff she did on stage was really new. To honestly say we haven’t seen female artists do this in the past would be a lie and maybe the reason everyone’s in an uproar is because Miley was a child star we all watched grow up in front of our eyes. I mean, no one seems to care that Lady Gaga performed then watched the whole award show in a thong.
Although I find myself agreeing with Jon’s message, I’m a bit torn because at the end, Miley has a massive fan base which includes young girls who look up to her as a role model. I won’t lie when I say I’ll be a little sad if she decides to shed this responsibility too.