This Post Isn’t About Miley Cyrus…

… Well sort of. It’s about Robin Thicke’s mom, Gloria Loring.

“I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do,” Loring told The Insider after watching Cyrus and Thicke’s medley of We Can’t Stop, Blurred Lines and Give It 2 U.

I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this. Oh, Lord, have mercy,” she added. “…I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son. The problem is, now I can never ‘unsee’ it.” [SOURCE]

Seriously, lady?

Have you not seen the video for Blurred Lines or even listened to the lyrics? Let me break it down for you; your son is no gentleman. He wrote a song glorifying date rape, for crying out loud!

And Miley Cyrus’s terrible twerking is what you found degrading and insulting? Are you frigging kidding me, lady? You need to stop worrying about what Cyrus’s parents think and consider for a moment where you went wrong in your own child rearing.

Everyone wants to throw Miley under the bus for breaking some moral standard but last time I checked Mr. Thicke was a thirty-six year old grown ass married man and father. What’s his damn excuse?

What Ms. Loring should be commenting on is how she failed as a parent to teach her son that women aren’t meant for objectification. She should be mortified by her own son’s behavior and performance. Thirty six or not, if my son wrote a rape song and made a music video that was one pastie shy of a porno I would hit him with a purse full of bricks, not give an interview blaming the back up dancers.

For her to condemn Cyrus’s vulgarity and give her son a free pass for his is utterly, mind-blowingly asinine. As a mother of a son I emphatically do not appreciate Ms. Loring’s son telling our young men that his behavior is an acceptable form of entertainment.

This double standard of Ms. Loring’s is the very reason why certain judges think it’s OK for teachers to rape their students. From Simcha Fisher

Think I’m exaggerating? Cherice Morales was fourteen when her 49-year-old teacher began to rape her. Three years later, she killed herself. The reason her story is in the news is because her rapist, Stacey Rambold, got 30 days in jail for the rapes.

His sentencing judge, Judge G. Todd Baugh, who never met the victim, said that she was “as much in control of the situation” as Rambold was, and that she was “older than her chronological age.” “It was not a violent, forcible, beat-the-victim rape like you see in movies,” he said.

Miley Cyrus isn’t the problem. She is just a symptom of it. No, the Robin Thicke’s of the world, and the ones excusing his behavior, are the damn problem. So the next time Ms. Loring opens her mouth it should be to give society a big fat apology for failing so miserably as a parent. If she has nothing else to contribute than she should keep it shut.

/end rant.

About Katrina Fernandez

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  • AMoniqueOcampo

    Be careful. The left-wing feminists might actually think you’re on their side!

    • Elizabeth Powers Moore

      LOL my sister sent me (her left-wing, ex-Catholic sister) this article. I love it! Once again, if we women could find our similarities and work together, maybe we would have less to in-fight about! :)

  • Mrs. Chastity

    You point to a greater problem – striking a balance between personal responsibility and victimhood. Is Miley a victim or a dangerous slut set on corrupting our youth? In reality, the truth is probably a mix of the two – and thank goodness, discerning who is culpable for what does not lie in our purview.
    If that man’s mother actually had her decency radar properly calibrated to match her personal responsibility monitor, she would not be discussing Miley at all.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      “If that man’s mother actually had her decency radar properly calibrated to match her personal responsibility monitor, she would not be discussing Miley at all.”

  • Timothy

    Katrina,

    Thank you! We’re doing no favors to society by placing the blame on Miley. This event didn’t happen in a vacuum, and we are complicit. The Media just gives the masses what they want. We have tolerated little objectifications and immoralities in our favorite television shows, because… well… they’re our favorite television shows! The MTV awards were extreme to be sure, but like all hyperbole, it speaks to the truth across the board (in this case, the current state of entertainment).

    AMoniqueOcampo,
    In this case, I am with the left-wing feminists. Just because someone draws incorrect conclusions, and offer damaging solutions, doesn’t mean that they are incapable of correctly identifying a problem.

  • OldWorldSwine

    This new image of hers
    can not have happened but by the deliberate concerted effort of a small
    army of groomers and publicists, and was likely in the planning stages
    while she was still in braces.

    Somebody
    ought to investigate Disney and see what kind of perverted crap is
    going on over there in the handling of their young starlets. If you take
    your little girl to a Disney casting call, you are crazy.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      I agree. Disney grooms young girls for profit and public consumption like a pedophile grooms its victims.

  • D Minor

    What. She^. Said.
    –Mrs. D.

  • ve6

    So Katrina, you jump in with your little slice of media and give this perv circus the oxygen they crave and cannot live without. media exposure.

    • Colet C. Bostick

      I love Katrina and think she should be required reading and all, but I doubt this guy has been glued to his iphone, waiting for the oxygen of her post.

  • Sabrina Beach

    If you think Thicke’s video is one pastie away from being a porno, you obviously haven’t been “treated” to the uncensored version which qualifies as soft core pornography. I won’t do it the “service” of providing a link to, but it anyone wants to see completely naked women parading around while fully clothed men ogle them and sing about raping them, feel free to do the search on your own.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      I’ve seen it. It’s hideous.

    • Amy Washburn

      It’s on YouTube, which surprised me.

      • Dave Smith

        Only the censored version is on YouTube. That’s nothing compared to the uncensored version available on the internet.

        • Amy Washburn

          No, I’ve *seen* the full frontal nudity version on YouTube. It’s not censored in any way.

  • Steve

    Am I the only one who had no idea who Robert thicke was before this?

    • Neal

      I’m still not sure who he is….nor do I want to.

      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

        He’s Alan Thicke’s son, Kirk Cameron.

        • Lydia

          I’m sure you didn’t mean it, but it _looked_ like you just said that Robin Thicke is Kirk Cameron. That is not the case. The two couldn’t be more different.

  • luran

    Thank you for your brilliant post.

  • Nordog6561

    >>Miley Cyrus isn’t the problem.<<
    You want to declare that this Robin Thicke is a pig and moral pygmy you'll get nothing but agreement from me.
    I've said this before and will likely say it again…
    I think it misses the point to focus on whether or not Miley Cyrus is or is not the problem.
    It's important to recognize that Miley Cyrus HAS a problem.

    • BillyT92679

      Agreed. Cyrus/Amanda Bynes/LiLo

      Either there’s some Scientology-esque brainwashing going on by Disney/ Nickolodeon, or young people get warped by being in a bubble from being in the antechamber of hell from an early age
      Look at Reese Witherspon (another former child star)’s arrest earlier this year to show the incredible lack of self-awareness

      Robin Thicke might be a douchey, toolish, dickbag, but I even think his culpability is mitigated here by also seeping in this raw sewage filled teacup since his dad wrote the Diff’rent Strokes and Facts of Life theme songs

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      I agree. She does have a serious problem.

  • Guest

    Robin Thicke sings the song, but he did not write it. It was written by Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      That doesn’t make it any better.

    • Roseanna Hatke

      He didn’t write it. And your point is?

  • Cindy Young Walker

    AMEN!!!!

  • GoodCatholicGirl

    I have to assume that Gloria Loring is an idiot. Has she not seen the unrated video for this song? Perhaps her son’s publicity department put her up to it in order to deflect the attention from her son? Doesn’t matter – pretty blue eyes or not, he’s a pig. And what in the world does his wife think?!

  • Dave Smith

    Spot on Katrina. Robin Thicke gets a pass. He’s a real low life to have produced that video with the uncensored version showing bare breasted girls, barely out of their teens, prancing around in only a nude colored g-string in front of fully clothed men. Thicke clearly has a problem with how he views women. Mommy dearest has here head up up you know what. And daddy? Daddy is proud of his son’s success.

  • Christine Hebert

    Yup.
    That about sums it up.

  • kenofken

    Thicke and Cyrus and all the others like them do what they do because they can count on the moral outrage industry to sell their artistically unispired crap for them. They manufacture a bait for controversy, you go for it like a skunked dog, every time. They make tens of millions. They’d be fools not to do it. You, and more widely, the entertainment media and social media, have given them a license to print money. Thicke and Cyrus, their customer base and their detractors/benefactors, exist in a sick symbiosis because our society, in it’s main stream, still has no grown-up concept of open sexuality and eroticism. It has only two modes: Prudery and adolescent rebellion and idiot frat boy spring break vulgarity. The more you denounce it, the more they will make, and the more they will sell to a sexually stunted society which mistakes sad attention-seeking antics for erotic art.


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