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Queen's University music professor reacts to Miley Cyrus

2013-11-12

Queen’s University popular music expert and School of Music professor Kip Pegley can comment on Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Ms. Cyrus has been criticized and lauded for her performance with Robin Thicke.

Dr. Pegley has her own opinion on the much talked about performance.

“I find the ‘critique’ of her appropriating black culture to be the most problematic: many white male artists have done so before her with no critique,” says Dr. Pegley. “Do we have a double standard for white female artists? And especially for pop female artists?  It's like they have no right to borrow from the more 'authentic' black musicians, but this music is for the taking from more deserving male artists.”

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