Jamie Foxx vs. Miley Cyrus: What Hath Movieline Wrought?
As much as it was a pleasure to introduce this site yesterday, it came as even more of a thrill to be the first! Site! Anywhere! to point out Jamie Foxx's charming Easter rant against poor, defenseless Miley Cyrus. Now that the story (and the corresponding soundtrack from Foxx's radio show) are slathered from Hell to Creation, the last 24 hours have provoked a period of intense reflection. But not too much reflection.
It was just a matter of time before the word and reaction spread, much of it critical of Foxx, 41, for joking on-air that the 16-year-old sensation should "do heroin," "make a sex tape" and/or "catch chlamydia on a bicycle seat." The Oscar-winner himself is the father of a teenage girl, after all, and had a white comic made similar remarks about her (or any African-American teen), it probably would have cost him/her a lot more than an apology.
Not that Foxx is likely to offer as much to Miley any time soon, if some recently recirculated comments to Parade are any indication:
"I'm a comedian at heart," he said. "What's funny is that some people were trying to get me to rethink my act. They were like, 'You're an Oscar winner now. Maybe you shouldn't push the envelope with your jokes.' A black artist can't worry about white folks digging him. The minute you say, 'I want people in South Dakota to like me,' that's when you lose it. You just have to do your thing."
Consider it done, I guess. And how.
· Is Jamie Foxx Free to Diss Miley Cyrus? [Parade]