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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. 

Look Like a Disney Princess: Makeup & Hair Tips

disneyfansonly:

factsbrain:

Your Dreams Come True

How To Look Like a Disney Princess

if you’ve always wanted to look like Ariel or maybe Rapunzel, well now you can.

i will always want this look

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thateventuality:

George Harrison at The Beatles’ press conference, Vancouver, 22 August 1964
Photo: Vancouver Sun


"George [Harrison] was one of the most unaffected people I’ve ever met, in showbusiness or out." - Larry Kane, Ticket To Ride

"I’ve been the same all along. I talk when I feel like it. I shut up when I don’t feel like talking." - George Harrison to Larry Kane, quoted in Ticket To Ride
psyducked:

the royal council has assembled

tastefullyoffensive:

Money Art by SingsInKitchens

Previously: Artist Adds Monsters to Thrift Store Paintings

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marauders4evr:

This show was pure gold and nobody can convince me otherwise.

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footmeetsface:

spoon-party-of-bombur:

multipack:

amyeatfeast:

stopthatitssilly:

alexkisu:

multipack:

f is for friends who do stuff without you

u is for uninvited

c is for clinging onto hope that you wont keep getting forgotten

k is for krispy kreme yum

this is not what i wanted this post to turn out like

one time i got in the shower and came out and no one was home and the lights were off, my entire family went bowling and forgot about me 

DOWN HERE IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA

(Source: ihaveremade, via that-one-theatre-kid)

bellsket:

"This is why you can’t trust women! They’re so good at makeup and wear it to fool guys into thinking they’re hot!"

shit. girls he’s on to us *washes off makeup to reveal lizard face and climbs up a wall* we will return with a new disguise. soon the power of earthly men will fall

(Source: busket, via that-one-theatre-kid)

stephenhawqueen:

the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”

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thevampirequeen:

Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests

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