Miley’s Backup Bear Dancer Speaks Out: ‘Most Degrading Thing Ever’

October 11, 2013 By:
Miley’s Backup Bear Dancer Speaks Out: ‘Most Degrading Thing Ever’
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Miley Cyrus and all her minions (Robin Thicke, Billy Ray Cyrus, daytime talk show hosts, basically every contemporary artist who currently has a single on iTunes) have been sharing their moralistic points of view on her controversial VMA performance non-stop. Non. Stop.

Now one of her backup dancer bears is speaking out and it’s the most telling of all.

The 24-year-old performer, who’s also a little person, wrote about the dehumanizing experience as it relates to how little people are hired in Hollywood.

“Most of the time, getting a job purely because you’re a little person (in my opinion) is not a good thing,” she wrote. “It is further fulfilling society’s idea that we are something to laugh at; that our value is simply to shock. We can all agree that right now all Miley Cyrus wants to do is make society’s jaw drop. So what’s more ‘weird’ or ‘freaky’ than having little people parading around in your show?”

She goes on to recount the performance and what it was like from her perspective, saying that being in that costume “was one of the most degrading things I felt like I could ever do.”

The whole post is worth a read to gain a better understanding of why this particular dancer felt like “I was being looked at as a prop…something less than human.”