Miley Cyrus: A”Little White”What?!

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According to People Magazine (here), Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx expressed some pretty negative opinions about various female performers on his Sirius radio show, advising actor Miley Cyrus to “make a sex tape and grow up. Get like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan … and get some crack in your pipe.”(Source here.) This has some asking, “Can you remember when Imus was thrown off the radio?”  

As a believer in free speech (even speech I don’t like), I wouldn’t want to see Foxx pulled from his radio show. Like Imus, he has apologized.   And maybe it matters, too, that the women he dissed are not exactly a college basketball team. In any case, it is perhaps some consolation that comments like Foxx’s perform at least the service of lending insight into the way some people are thinking, even though (thankfully) most would not utter them in public.

-John Humbach

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