Ready for an intellectual discourse on race with Miley Cyrus?
The former Disney star clashed with Instagram and Twitter users last night, August 12, even resorting to some pretty nasty name-calling.
It all started when Miley posted this Instagram video of herself and rapper French Montana — no relation to Hannah — rocking out to her vocals on his "Ain't' Worried About Nothin" remix.
But something about the post — whether it be her music, her diction, her style, or something else — seems to have rubbed the social media universe the wrong way.
One recent comment on the video reads, "You ain't hood. Stop."
So Miley blasted the critics on Twitter:
Gotta love those hashtags, huh?
As Huffington Post points out, her recent "We Can't Stop" music video came under racial scrutiny, especially when the songwriting duo behind the hit, Planet IV, recounted Miley's instructions to Vibe: "She was like, 'I want urban. I just want something that just feels black.'"
In response, Vice associate editor Wilbert L. Cooper writes, "Given her statements about wanting to achieve a 'black sound' during the production of the record — and considering the drug-referencing, butt-bouncing, gold-teeth-laden final project — it's hard not to come to the conclusion that Miley has a problematic view of what 'black' is."
What do you think? Is Miley appropriating black culture in a troublesome way? Or is this just a sexualized evolution of the continuing "Party in the U.S.A."? Let us know via those big blue buttons below.