contemporary 20-somethings au where they’re all bffs and have little matching star tattoos
#they are also possibly all dating each other (via stonelions)
when u draw somethin really good outa no where like
wtf where did that come from hand? ?? ?
New back covers for the Harry Potter book series by Jonny Duddle
cheatswins this round’s Battle of Abstinence: Who gives in first, loses! My version of the ‘Kiss Me’ thing LoL
I thought I’d make a post summarizing Taylor Swifts video “Shake It Off” for the people who don’t want to give her more hate views on VEVO. Maybe instead of giving her 4,000 angry views on youtube we can just give her my one view and reblog this hella so no one else watches it out of irritable curiosity?
Anyways the video is basically just her dancing singing an anthem that every White person appropriating another culture says, “The haters gonna hate.” There’s no real content or plot to the video, just a lot of dance shots where she’s being really awkward. It’s actually amazing how someone could really pretend to be so innocent and naive yet still convey a very harmful message.
Above I posted some screen caps of the video and after only watching it once I got all I needed to know. Already from the beginning of the video you see a hard clash between the dancers. There are the prima ballerina types who are all white women, elegantly leaping and stretching and dancing. Then there are the faceless black women who are shaking their asses. Yes, faceless, literally every shot of the “twerkers” are only their asses. There’s also other groups of dancers which include some break dancers (which are all brown men,) and contemporary dancers (which is a group of white people and one girl with an afro.) Oh, yes, I forgot the cheerleading group which was all white cheerleaders and one black girl in the back. I just find it hard to believe that they couldn’t have a solid mixed group of people in each category. She pulled a Miley and Iggy and probably said something like “Well I want a more urban feel! But keep the safe ballerinas white!!” Literally the only group that had a saturation of black women was the twerking group. She even had them squat and shake their asses while she crawled through their legs! So edgy! So urban!
This is the problem I have with Taylor Swift. She’s always trying to convey herself as the innocent one who is “man worthy” (as if being man worthy is even important) while slut shaming other women for being sexual, or even just dressing in “short skirts” and “high heels.” All of the sudden now she wants to say, “To hell with the haters I can have as many problematic exes as I want! Now I’m going to be single and edgy! I’m going to shake it off! And to be single and edgy and sexual I have to
dance with a bunch of ass shaking black women!USE A BUNCH OF BLACK WOMEN AS PROPS"
Long story story, Taylor Swift is not only a slut shaming misogynist, she’s ignorant and has obviously racist/stereotypical views of brown and black people.
Can we also realise (I’m a neutral party - no defending just facts) that Swift isn’t the one who makes her videos, she hires people to do that for her. They will give her what they have and she will simply say yes or no and suggest a few things. I don’t think anyone would go ahead and say "no I want the ballerinas white and the twerkers black". She does not hire the actors and dancers, she literally goes to set and does what the director suggests.
Have you also taken into consideration that the director chose black women for the twerking because white girls don’t have the bum for it? All the twerkers aren’t even black (did you actually watch the video?).
The auditions are open to anybody, they chose the best for each spot. The best of the ballerina auditioners happened to be white and the best twerkers happened to be black.
Artists get a lot of hate for the things they do when 90% of the time it isn’t their fault. They probably don’t even think about it until they get the hate. It’s also the media’s fault for riling people up. People also take a lot of things to heart and do not look at the whole picture. Racism isn’t very common these days (yes it’s still around but it’s not publicly accepted any more), and Taylor has no reason to purposely be racist. If anything you should be blaming the director for what you are seeing, if not then blame yourself for taking unnecessary things to heart.
Man with suit made of Mentos is dunked in a tank full of Diet Coke.
you know he dead
Say no to caged books.
But they look so pretty!
Cops have been put on notice: Let the cameras roll.
Camera-shy cops across the city were reminded they can’t legally take action to stop someone from filming them while they’re on the beat, the Daily News has learned. The refresher was provided in a memo the chief of department’s office distributed to all police commands Wednesday.
“Members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions,” the memo states. “Intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person to cease constitutes censorship and also violates the First Amendment.”
Cops can take action if videographers and shutterbugs “interfere with police operations,” the memo notes.