One of the little people who manned the dancing stuffed bears in Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance is speaking out. Hollis Jane says she felt horribly degraded and embarrassed and a bunch of other powerfully evocative terms after being forced to dance around and be spanked and treated like a toy during the show. Well, she wasn’t so much forced as she did try out for the gig, but only because it’s impossible for midgets to get real work in Hollywood.
I was a bear in Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance and it was my first time doing anything like that…anything where I was being used because of my height, not because of my talent.
Yes, you are the first performer to ever be typecast because of your looks. Oh, your talents are being wasted. Shut the fuck up and be glad you’re not a girl with a slightly messed up face and big cans who is directed into the ass-to-mouth porn line. I can’t wait until bumbling comedy sidekick Melissa McCarthy sits on you for being such a stupid idealistic sod.
Of course, it turns out that even after the extreme shame of VMA night and all the little person tears, Hollis tried out for a bear spot on Miley’s roadshow but she later backed out when she realized being treated like a sideshow freak for money just wasn’t worth it. However, every other female midget dancer felt differently it seems because they all fought over the gig. It turns out, people have to compromise to pay the rent. This world is so unfair! Start a blog.
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