Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams has divulged her feelings regarding Miley Cyrus‘ performance at the VMA’s this past weekend. During a radio interview, the singer indicated some discomfort with the unspoken-of racial aspect of Cyrus’ performance.
In the interview with Detroit’s 98.7 Amp Radio, Williams conceded that the 20-year-old’s rather jarring performance was “part of growing up” but that Cyrus and much of the mainstream media were ignoring the negative racial underpinnings of the performance, saying:
“It seems like more people are focusing on the trashiness or the dancing or the clothes, but I’m actually uncomfortable with the racial aspect of it. I feel like she’s sort of taking a culture that isn’t really hers and sort of using it as an accessory and that actually bothers me more.”
Williams clarified that she wasn’t condemning the pop star or implying any racist motivations, “I’m not going to be the artist throwing accusations that other artists are racist,” said Williams “but I do think it’s a little insensitive.” No word yet on Williams’ opinions of Elvis or The Rolling Stones.
(Via Under The Gun Review)
Listen: Hayley Williams On 98.7 Amp Radio