Good for you Miley - payback time for Robin Thicke

(42 Posts)
MCos Mon 02-Sep-13 00:05:17

Have you seen the Robin Thicke video for Blurred Lines? All those girls being so submissive and all over him?? Yuch!!!!! Girl Power, NOT.

Good for you Miley Cyrus - you took control and whooped his ass. You were no 'good girl' - that's for sure. And after watching that original Robin Thicke video again - THAT's A GOOD THING!!!


LegoAcupuncture Mon 02-Sep-13 00:06:38

Yes, YABU.

TylerHopkins Mon 02-Sep-13 00:08:10

Is this the performance at the VMA's?

YouTheCat Mon 02-Sep-13 00:08:33

It's all a load of pre-arranged, badly managed shite.

Good for none of them. They need to all bugger off and learn to play, write songs and sing without being auto-tuned to hell.

I know so many very talented young people doing small gigs, writing their own material and they are 100 times better than this crap.

dickiedavisthunderthighs Mon 02-Sep-13 00:08:38

That was the absolute complete opposite of girl power. YABVU

Faezy Mon 02-Sep-13 00:08:59

she did kinda humiliate him so in a way....

NotYoMomma Mon 02-Sep-13 00:11:01

he makes me feel sick

she makes me feel sick. put your tongue away!

raisah Mon 02-Sep-13 00:12:58

No she didn't humiliate him. She humiliated herself for dancing for her corporate masters, the ones actually in control of both of their careers.

how? I think she made a knob of herself.

LittleBearPad Mon 02-Sep-13 00:15:30

It's a foul song and her performance was horrible.

The only thing about it that made me smile was a mumsnetter saying he looked like a humbug

LittleBearPad Mon 02-Sep-13 00:16:07

Also girl power??

The spice girls were a long time ago

LeoandBoosmum Mon 02-Sep-13 00:17:23

One girl behaving in a slutty way as opposed to several... What did I miss exactly?
Miley was objectionable as is Thicke, the song and the girls in his video!

tethersend Mon 02-Sep-13 00:19:33

Emmeline Pankhurst would have been very proud.

It's this sort of thing suffragettes went under racehorses for. Probably.

MCos Mon 02-Sep-13 00:19:40

TylerHopkins - yes, performance at VMAs.

I did think 'Oh God' when I watched it first.
But I'm just after watching the original Robin Thicke video on MTV.

And I thought - I prefer Miley giving him the finger than all those simpering women...

BTW - I'm not saying Miley's performance IS Girl Power - but that the simpering women in the video is so NOT Girl Power. And for that, I appreciate Miley giving the finger. (Even it not in the usual sense of the word!)

YouTheCat Mon 02-Sep-13 00:20:45

But she isn't giving anyone the finger.

The only people getting the finger are the idiots that buy this shite.

MCos Mon 02-Sep-13 00:23:18

LittleBearPad - I'm old... But sentiment is still valid. What is a more up to date term?

noobieteacher Mon 02-Sep-13 00:23:58

This sounds like wishful thinking.

There are a million and one better ways to make a feminist statement.

MCos Mon 02-Sep-13 00:24:35

YouTheCat - she most definitely gave Robin Thicke the finger! A very large foam finger...

YouTheCat Mon 02-Sep-13 00:25:37

Yes but it was all orchestrated by their record label.

They're the one giving the finger.

noobieteacher Mon 02-Sep-13 00:25:39

Hmm I would have to watch the video again to check. But I can't bear to.

LittleBearPad Mon 02-Sep-13 00:26:04

I'm not sure there is one - how about feminism? At least that stands for something. Girl power was marketing crap.

MCos Mon 02-Sep-13 00:28:21

noobieteacher - I don't think it was a feminist statement. And not a real FU either.

But I appreciated how he was not so comfortable with an in-your-face female.

Montybojangles Mon 02-Sep-13 00:29:28

I prefer the finger this lot give him in the you tube clicky link in this AIBU conversation.

Miley is a sad, public train wreck happening in slo mo sad

YouTheCat Mon 02-Sep-13 00:29:33

You do know this isn't real?

It's like wrestling. hmm

thecatfromjapan Mon 02-Sep-13 00:29:44

Someone once told me that the Baader Meinhoff had some theory about "KonsumerTerror", where consumers would rise up, as consumers, and violently react against the crap they were being sold. As consumers, the way proles would rise up as proles, etc.

I find that this Thicke stuff, the next installment of the PR "story" (the Cyrus) stuff, really gives me the rage, as a consumer.

And, reading mumsnet, I realise I am not alone.

Obviously, some people think: "Oooh ... cool." but a lot of us are just really fucking enraged by the cynical shit that is being pumped in our direction.

noobieteacher Mon 02-Sep-13 00:32:07

Giving someone the proverbial finger because they are sexist IS a feminist statement, but that's not what she did. She waved her arse at him provocatively, that negates any upyourses from her to him many times over.

noobieteacher Mon 02-Sep-13 00:34:35

Absolutely "PublikrelationsTerror" is what we are having now. On mn anyway.

thecatfromjapan Mon 02-Sep-13 00:36:19

"PublikrelationsTerror" -noobieteacher

Ooh. i like that. I'm definitely putting that in my Cupboard of Useful Ideas.

Thank you.

MaMattoo Mon 02-Sep-13 00:37:02

Good for miltey as the publicity, both negative and positive has been huge.
Personally the whole tongue and twerking business makes me sick.
And yada yada but along with celebrity comes responsibility. That was not a family friendly music awards night!! Imagine a 15 yr old miley fan...
She does not win this one, And yabu to think she did..! She is a young person being played by a corporate power..

Waffling Mon 02-Sep-13 00:39:11

Op, are you Geri Halliwell?

MCos Mon 02-Sep-13 00:40:04

Ok - lets put it this way - the video is REALLY terrible.
Makes Miley look good.

Anyway, that's my take. I had a severe reaction to the video. So much so, that I appreciated a young girl getting in his crotch and making him feel uncomfortable. (Even if I thought 'Oh God' when I first say the Miley take)

Look at the video.

YIKES! - just found the unrated version - much worse! blurred-lines-unrated It even has that finger!

Just so you know, if you post links, people clink them, then advertisers make money so you have HELPED Robin Thicke. HTH.

MCos Mon 02-Sep-13 00:45:36

Waffling - no not GH - a few years older..

LessMissAbs Mon 02-Sep-13 00:47:38

YouTheCat You do know this isn't real? It's like wrestling

Not everyone does...

I find the style adopted for this one a bit Americanised, a bit too obvious. But then no-one takes Miley Cyrus seriously? Surely everyone is aware it is a sarcastic kind of performance?

BellaTheGooseIsDead Mon 02-Sep-13 00:48:12

He did look a bit uncomfortable good but I don't think she exploited him, far from it.

MCos Mon 02-Sep-13 00:50:53

MaMattoo - unfortunately, even thought 15 years olds are avid VMA/MTV fans, I think VMAs are aimed at the 18+ age group. They actively seek to be controversial.

thecatfromjapan Mon 02-Sep-13 00:54:59

Not "controversial", nontroversial. That is: it is a pretend, fake controversial that leaves embedded power structures in place (or more firmly entrenched).

Is there a word for things that generate a lot of media noise? There must be, I think. But I don't know it. Does anyone on mn know it?

softlysoftly Mon 02-Sep-13 00:55:17

Ok confused as fuck now someone help me out! I avoided any knowledge of any of this but have now watched original video (omg) and the miley cyrus thing (no idea who she was).

How is her song in any way negating his? She sang with him and simulated lots of sec with him. I'm missing something confused???

noobieteacher Mon 02-Sep-13 01:26:27

I like nontroversial, invented by Madonna.

A thing that generates a lot of media noise? Publicity stunt - a bit 1970s though, need something more 21st century.

Media noise - mediophony?

noobieteacher Mon 02-Sep-13 01:27:00

Oh softlysoftly where HAVE you been?

Faezy Mon 02-Sep-13 01:29:28

she humiliated the both of them.

noobieteacher Mon 02-Sep-13 01:31:40

Late night brainwave - I think actually this is all about dodgy videos being banned before a certain hour - this is relatively new but if probably just starting to affect the business. I can't think how, but I can imagine them all in the background saying 'yeah if the censors want to restrict our supreme but dodgy videos let's show them what they're missing - now who can we find that will do something really stupid and think it's cool? blablabla'.

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