lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

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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. 

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. 

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ihmaiw2d:

p00pindaisies:

zannablack:

superlockedinthephandom:

sarajust:

taggedbooty:

offlcer:

♫ it’s going down, i’m yelling Simba ♫

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TOO SOON

IT’S BEEN 20 YEARS

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ITS BEEN 20 YEARS

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oh my god…

that’s 10 years but ok.

^I didn’t know it was 2004

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me: *sees dog*
me: *forgets what im talking about and points out dog*

fuckyeahjonathanquick:

fiveforfisticuffs:

The King interviews Quick during All-Star Skills in 2012

This is so adorable everyone watch

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prongsmydeer:

Harry Potter AU where someone sees Harry in his cousin’s over-sized clothing with his underfed body and hears him casually mention the cupboard in which he sleeps and calls the fucking police

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topshelfthinmints:

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imageThe LA Kings celebrating winning the Cup in their locker room.

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awwww-cute:

Took my cat to the Vet

awwww-cute:

Took my cat to the Vet

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losangelesgooaal:

that-70s-line:

La Kings and dogs

I never realized how much i needed this post until now.

I don’t know why, but Richards and his doggie Arnold make me so happy.

For real, though, how could you not find that adorable?


modanos:

would anyone even know the sens existed if it weren’t for erik karlsson

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canadianprimeminister:

gps: *says something*
everyone in car: *mocks gps pronunciation*

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iamtallandthin:

iamtallandthin:

iamtallandthin:

iamtallandthin:

there is a car called the wiener mobile right outside my car righ thits second

please look at htis i’m going to get a picture with it righ tnow

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thsi is the best day of my life

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this is the best day of my life

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british people: better stop off at the next motorway services since i've been driving for 3 hours, which is 1 hour more than the highway code recommends!!
americans: yeah it's a pretty short drive only like 47 hours if i don't stop

lordtoews:

guess who’s calling them the colorado avenues from now on

lordtoews:

guess who’s calling them the colorado avenues from now on

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happiness-is-a-chase:

Go Kings Go!!!

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