There are many things that Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance could have used more of. Clothes, for one. Some might add the input of a responsible parent or the go-ahead from the now-blighted foam finger’s creator. But more twerking shots? According to LA stylist and pink teddy bear enthusiast Lisa Katnic, that’s what was really missing. Speaking to The Cut, Katnic laments:
“[MTV viewers] didn’t really get to see [seven-foot-tall burlesque dancer] Amazon Ashley’s butt twerking — which is an amazing sight. I feel bad for people who had to watch the performance on-camera. It was a spectacle in person.”
It wasn’t exactly boring on-screen, though we do agree that having the cameras focused on someone who could actually twerk, especially during this part, would have enhanced the performance’s artistic merit.
Of ‘ratchet‘ culture and the backlash the show copped from critics who called it racist, the stylist says:
“That’s so demeaning to [the dancers] for somebody to say that. Here they are doing something that’s awesome and fun, and [people] shit on it.”
Katnic, who is also responsible for accessorizing Miley’s ‘We Can’t Stop‘ video, the uncensored version of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ and Rihanna’s upcoming ‘Pour It Up’, calls the VMA aesthetic ‘camp’ rather than ratchet.
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