When White people miss the racial connotations of this song…….. it just pisses me off. Sorry. It may be petty to you, but to me.. it’s just a minor detail on a very long list of offenses against me as a Black woman.
First, the Black woman’s body is demonized and sexualized… seen as inferior. Especially her butt and hips. Then SirMixALot makes a song denouncing Whiteness and White bodies as a standard for beauty .. it may not be the best way or even a good song, but its something, ya know?
And what do I see in 2013? White people all over the dance floor… singing all the words to the song yet still fucking clueless as far as race relations go… clueless to their own history and ideas about my body that are blasting out of the fucking speakers.
All on tumblr sticking books and balloons in their tights, tryna make their butt look bigger… making lil videos and shit… dancing around in their living rooms in suburbia. They think they’re cute.
It’s just kind of despicable to me.