One of her dancer who refers to herself as a “little person” took to her blog to air out her experience in taking part in the performance that night. Saying that she was one of the bears on stage, the Los Angeles-based performer Hollis Jane says:
“I was a bear in Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance and. . . for the first time I felt truly ashamed of being a little person”
‘I will be the first one to tell you that standing on that stage, in that costume was one of the most degrading things I felt like I could ever do,’
But the pay was good. Hollis goes on:
‘The money was great and I would have gotten a free trip to Las Vegas,’ she admitted. ‘My computer had recently broken and my car needed (and still needs) multiple repairs. I could have fixed a lot of that with the Miley money. So, I sent in my audition tape.’
Apparently the whole dance routine was too much to handle as Hollis left the Barclays Center in tears and shaking. She says:
‘I had never been in a performance where I was purely meant to be gawked or laughed at. I will never forget that performance because it is what forced me to draw my personal line in the sand,’
‘After our first dress rehearsal in the costumes with the crew, publicists, performers etc watching us, I walked out of the Barclay Center shaking and crying.
‘I love being the center of attention, but that was something different. I was being stared and laughed at for all of the wrong reasons. I was being looked at as a prop…as something less than human.’
Mmm…? Does Hollis have a point? Was she Miley mocking “little people?” Sound off in the comment section below!
SOURCE: Hollis Jane Blog PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter