gymleaderkyle:

if youre in a heterosexual relationship like who gets to be the man and who gets to be the other man?

shavingryansprivates:

i was just posing sensually when the camera turned on by itself i am not a model

We will not stand by as evil wipes out billions of innocent lives.

Know that I can’t get over you 
'Cause everything I see is you 
And I don’t want no substitute 
Baby I swear it’s Deja Vu 

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

hulu:

Happy Birthday, Kristen Wiig! Hairs to you. Oh, sorry, we meant “Here’s to you.” Here are the wigs to you. 

gonna drive >300 miles in the next three days, by myself, the first time driving by myself l o l

bile7:

bile7:

What I do?

When that baby walks away with her hand in the air sayin “OKAY” is me

disasterarea:

As a small child, I was in love with Tony Bennet. I thought his voice was charming and his songs were innocent and pretty. Now, to see him hanging around with this trash (my former favorite pop singer) makes me feel personally violated and really is just a dark reminder that nothing is sacred in this world.

toeianimation:

drake came prepared for that boner with 2 shorts