Greg Percifield

Beyonce Takes 2nd Place to GaGa in Camel Toe Award

beyonce_hands_up_super_bowl_2013An internal battle goes on through my mind when I consider whether it is ethical to post such an article.  Is it demeaning?  Is it inappropriate?  Is it sexist?  One thing I know for sure, is that it is not about lip-sync. Whoa… No pun intended.

Seriously, I know that we have all had enough news about the lip-sync "scandal" at the President's inauguration.  So much so, that I could not bring myself to write about the fact that she actually did sing live during the Super Bowl half-time show! 

She didn't just sing well, she danced well, and she nailed it! She gave a stellar performance.  It was energizing. The effects and pyrotechnics were amazing.  The entire game was great family entertainment, unless you have a 60" inch wide-screen high-def television with DVR and slow motion playback ability.  See anything? You can click the picture to enlarge it. The truth is, there may be nothing there, other than what is left to the imagination. But Beyonce does indeed leave much to the imagination.

Regardless of what you may or may not see, this is not another wardrobe malfunction. That is an award that goes to Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake.  In fact, this is not even close to the sorts of wardrobes that are censored these days.  Do you remember the 52nd Grammy Awards?  Lady Gaga wore a teal colored outfit that was pulled up so high, I had to change the channel because my kids were in the room. So congratulations to Laday GaGa for holding on to first place in the Camel Toe Awards. 

Pop music culture these days (specifically with women) seems to becoming more of a sexual nature.  This is not to say that there is not an abundance of talent that sustains the performers on their own.  But wearing less and moving your hips more seems to be more and more common.  Young kids are dancing more scantily than ever with moves that make many uncomfortable.  It has created controversy.  I have no doubt where the influence comes from. 

Because we've had several opportunities to see different sides of Beyonce (again no pun intended) I am going to hold to the opinion that Beyonce is classy.  Ke$ha, however… is trashy.  How do you feel?

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