In the fall-out of Miley Cyrus‘ twerking and the dialogue of slut-shaming / culture appropriation / has the media gone too far? / endless think-pieces filled with outrage porn by troll-baiting blogs, we’ve all forgotten the real victim in all of this: Robin Thicke, the twerkee to Miley’s twerker at the VMAs. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Robin pretty much told O that Miley basically just used him as a sexual prop for her own performance, or to put that into context, Miley treated Robin the way Robin treated the girls from “Blurred Lines.” Interpret that as you may. Us Weekly reports …
“People ask me if I twerk, and I’m like, Listen, I’m the twerkee. I don’t twerk,” the “Blurred Lines” singer told Oprah Winfrey in a recent interview. “I’m just twerked upon.”
“This is funny to me, it’s silly,” Thicke, 36, said of the backlash that followed their performance. “Well, I was onstage, [so] I didn’t see it,” Thicke said. “So to me, I’m walking out toward Miley, I’m not thinking sex, I’m thinking fun. …I’m singing my butt off. I’m singing and I’m looking at the sky and I’m singing and I’m not really paying attention to all that. That’s on her.”
Granted, Miley got exactly what she want — assloads of attention, the chance to shed her Disney persona — and Robin got what he wanted — people remembering him as something other than “Jason Seaver’s kid” — So really, is it worth it to expend any more time on this? Miley twerked, Robin Thicke got twerked on … I’m just saying, it’s been almost two months now. Let it go already.