I didn’t want to write about this. Everybody and their Facebook uncle has written about it. So against better judgment, here we go.
A twenty year old female danced like a trollop in front of millions.
What’s so surprising about this?
Is it because she’s so young?
No. I think it’s a safe bet there have been thousands of woman that age involved in x-rated pornography.
Is it because she came from what people thought (or still think) was a “nice family”?
No. See previous answer.
I think WHAT she did in no way caused the fuss because what she did is virtually ubiquitous.
I think it was all about the WHERE. She did it at the MTV Video Music Awards, a show traditionally targeted at young people.
Still, being shocked at the location is a stretch. My upstairs bathroom is directly above my downstairs kitchen. If I leave the bathtub running and it overflows, should I be surprised if water comes through the floor? No. Why? Because of where the bathtub is. As realtors like to say, “Location. Location. Location.”
The world (both real, media and cyber) is filled with vulgarity, licentiousness and pornography. This isn’t the first time it’s leaked into a place that, in naiveté, shocks many.
“But it’s always been this way. Lighten up.”
If you mean by “this way” that it has always been filled with this sort of thing, I agree. If you think that it doesn’t ebb and flow and increase, I don’t agree. All In The Family debuted on TV when I was a kid. It was frequently preceded by a mild warning that told viewers it dealt with adult topics. Now the show is on during the day with no warning and is thought of as family fare. (Please don’t misunderstand and think I’m indicting, or even evaluating, All In The Family. It’s simply a benchmark to make the next point.)
Fast forward thirty years. There’s a show on HBO called Cathouse. It’s a reality show about a Nevada brothel. It’s not a documentary. It’s a reality show. In other words, the real life (and, yes, no doubt very staged) ongoings of a real life brothel, or to use a less legal but more common term, whorehouse, are meant to entertainment …just like Miley Cyrus.
And so, the bathtub continues to leak. Don’t be surprised when the kitchen is flooded.