I call bullshit on the whole thing. When a woman of color gets handed a release form for participating in a video like this, is she left without a choice to twerk for the video or not? Furthermore, if the artist wants to express her frustration with not being able to twerk and be grandiose, even for parody’s sake, she’s born with that right. On top of that, a chick who has twerking on her list of skills in boldface should be parodied anyway.
We don’t want to be censored, but we want artists to exercise restraint. Now it’s society that needs to grow up. Uncle Luke has been setting booties in motion since the late-80s, perpetuating a not-so-great image of the black woman. You mean to tell me that it takes for a white artist to parody it, for it to be inappropriate?
My little sister doesn’t twerk to Lily Allen. Or Macklemore. Or Lorde. What is it that these artists need to stop? Hating consumerism and hypersexuality? I think the general public actually moves in this direction as a result of social change, not a music video.
Youth consumers don’t want the rap star lifestyle anymore. Rap videos hardly look like they did in the late 90s-early 2000s. The days of swiping black cards down girls asses are over. Well maybe not OVER, but it tends to stay in the gentlemen’s club, where it belongs. We are getting more sensitive and in touch with our people without being afraid of racial stigma. I think people who live their life acting like we live in a contemporary Jim Crow era are racist themselves.
Racism is still alive as long as we are different. It doesn’t mean everyone who pokes fun at corny rap culture is bastardizing it.
And one more thing, I can’t stand hearing black people talk crazy about Macklemore. He’s bastardizing black culture because he raps about thrift shops and accepting homosexuality?You don’t even know what you’re saying anymore, so just THOP it.