Over the past few years, one of the more common and prickly strains of internet controversy has been the one where white people—usually white women—are accused of positioning themselves within a group of black people—usually black women—allegedly in order to appear more… well, I don’t know, exactly. More in tune with a culture other than their own, thereby making certain no one accuses them of living a sheltered life of privilege? It happened last November with Lily Allen and her “Hard Out Here” video, in which she appeared, fully clothed, alongside a group of black women dancing and wearing not much of anything. And of course there was the Miley Cyrus twerking debacle, which started with the video for “We Can’t Stop” and became a national story after her VMA performance. Now joining those ranks is onetime Miley tour mate and darling of the pop-leaning indie set Sky Ferreira. 
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Over the past few years, one of the more common and prickly strains of internet controversy has been the one where white people—usually white women—are accused of positioning themselves within a group of black people—usually black women—allegedly in order to appear more… well, I don’t know, exactly. More in tune with a culture other than their own, thereby making certain no one accuses them of living a sheltered life of privilege? It happened last November with Lily Allen and her “Hard Out Here” video, in which she appeared, fully clothed, alongside a group of black women dancing and wearing not much of anything. And of course there was the Miley Cyrus twerking debacle, which started with the video for “We Can’t Stop” and became a national story after her VMA performance. Now joining those ranks is onetime Miley tour mate and darling of the pop-leaning indie set Sky Ferreira. 

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