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Postby locoporti » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:37 am

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Fan wrote:So this was directed by Terry Richardson? :o Wow, that has made me lose almost all of my respect for her. How on earth would you, as a woman, work with such a man in 2017!?!?
Read the article again
Uhm, I have. And why would that change my first comment?
the video was filmed in August, before the accusations were made public. Its in the article. Kinda obvious that she wouldn't choose him after the accusations.
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Postby Benjamin » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:39 am

73 Million views on YouTube by the way. 8-)
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Postby spiritboy » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:42 am

Fan wrote:So this was directed by Terry Richardson? :o Wow, that has made me lose almost all of my respect for her. How on earth would you, as a woman, work with such a man in 2017!?!?
Well, he was Gaga's very good friend and collaborator and even Madonna did a photo shoot with him. And those allegations were there all the time. So i think it's unfair to blame Anitta alone. All women who worked with him despite hearing the allegations are guilty.
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Postby Benjamin » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:42 am

Hit Brazilian music video touches nerve over race, sexist abuse and inequality

The video for the latest hit from the Brazilian pop sensation Anitta opens with a close-up of her sashaying buttocks before weaving through the streets of a Rio favela and eventually showing the star dancing in a tiny bikini on a flooded rooftop.

Since its release on Monday, Vai Malandra (Go Bad Girl) has been watched more than 30m times on YouTube – and become the first song in Portuguese to enter the Spotify Global top 20 chart.

But the hit has also unleashed fierce debate in Brazil, exposing the country’s social fault lines as it grapples with issues of inequality, racism, sexist abuse and cultural appropriation.

Black activists have accused Anitta of appropriating black styles like hairbraids. Others have praised her for filming the video in the Vidigal favela and for celebrating the sexuality of black women and women from low-income areas like these.

And while the singer won plaudits from some feminists for the video’s unflinching shots of her cellulite, she faced attacks for contracting Terry Richardson to direct the video – even though the fashion photographer was recently blacklisted by Vogue after repeated allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Juliana Borges, a researcher at the Foundation School of Sociology and Politics in São Paulo, wrote that Anitta should not have hired Richardson at a time when “women are raising their voices against abuse, harassment and sexist violence in cultural industries”.

In October, Richardson was dropped by Condé Nast – publishers of GQ, Vogue and Vanity Fair – and the Bulgari and Valentino fashion brands after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful male cultural figures prompted the worldwide #MeToo campaign to denounce abuse.

“The least we should do is guarantee that abusers are ostracised,” Borges wrote for the website of the women’s magazine Claudia.

In a statement, Anitta – who has won praise for her articulate ripostes to sexist criticisms – said that she had taken legal advice after discovering the accusations against Richardson.

“We studied all the possibilities,” she said. “This is not just one person’s work.”

The video was shot in August, but Richardson has faced allegations of abuse for more than a decade and has been denounced since 2013 by Caryn Franklin, a professor of diversity in fashion at the UK’s Kingston School of Art. He has repeatedly denied the accusations.

In her statement, Anitta said she had decided to keep her promises to the people of Vidigal. “As a woman I insist on reaffirming that I repudiate any kind of harassment and violence against us,” she said.

Brazilians have been unfazed by the heavily sexual imagery used in the clip, during which Anitta at one point wears a bikini made of insulation tape – a favela fashion designed to leave perfect tan lines.

Many saw the video’s use of brash favela style as a celebration of these marginalised, low-income communities – and noted that Anitta grew up in one of the city’s poorer neighbourhoods.

But others said the star was just dressing up.

“Anitta uses blackness when it suits her,” wrote Stephanie Ribeiro, an architect and activist, in a column for Marie Claire.

The singer – who normally sports wavy, flowing locks - was accused of cultural appropriation earlier this year after she shared pictures of herself tanned and wearing braids in Salvador, Brazil’s most African city.

“Nobody is totally white in Brazil,” the star told the Folha de S Paulo newspaper. Her father and his family is black, she has previously said.

Writing on the site Revistacult, the Rio academic Ivana Bentes argued that female stars of Baile Funk – the sexually explicit Rio-born rap style that Anitta started out performing and returned to for this song – were aligned with the openly sexual feminism propagated by protest movements such as SlutWalks.

“Anitta’s live ass with its cellulite, without photoshop, is a subject and not an object,” wrote Bentes.

“Anitta is part of an emergence of a feminine and virile feminism! Masculinity and virility can, yes, be appropriated and transformed by women.”

Bruna Aguiar, a university student and activist from Rio’s Acari favela, praised the star for showing the world the favela culture, which gave rise to funk.

“The favela is very rich in music, in colour, in life. It’s good that the world knows this – that it knows we are not just bleeding bodies, gunfights and tears,” she said.
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Postby Fan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:30 am

locoporti wrote:
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Fan wrote:So this was directed by Terry Richardson? :o Wow, that has made me lose almost all of my respect for her. How on earth would you, as a woman, work with such a man in 2017!?!?
Read the article again
Uhm, I have. And why would that change my first comment?
the video was filmed in August, before the accusations were made public. Its in the article. Kinda obvious that she wouldn't choose him after the accusations.
The allegations against Terry have been going on for YEARS now, not just the past few months. Especially since 2009/2010 there has been a lot of controversy and loads of brands stopped working with him. So saying this was filmed 'just in August' really is no excuse. Working with Terry has been not done ever since 2015/2016 I would say and magazines like Harpers Bazaar and brands like Valentino have been criticised a lot for still hiring him.

And spiritboy- totally agree. Never understood why the feminist crew like Miley, GaGa and Beyonce thought it was okay to work with him after 2010. So it's definitely not only Anitta I would blame.
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:55 am

She said she wasn't aware of the Terry situation, but I agree they (the label) should have probably picked another director.
The video is good though, I'm happy it got released the way as it is. Plus, it causes a lot of controversy and actual debate - so maybe it's a good thing after all. She's really making statements.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:18 am

“Anitta is part of an emergence of a feminine and virile feminism! Masculinity and virility can, yes, be appropriated and transformed by women.”
If only this video didn't feature obnoxious males touching women seemingly without any permission. At least, it's questionable.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:19 am

Fan wrote:So this was directed by Terry Richardson? :o Wow, that has made me lose almost all of my respect for her. How on earth would you, as a woman, work with such a man in 2017!?!?
She desperately wants to be famous and will clearly work with anyone who is going to get her to stardom.
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Postby nekoocz » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:43 am

heppolo wrote:
Fan wrote:So this was directed by Terry Richardson? :o Wow, that has made me lose almost all of my respect for her. How on earth would you, as a woman, work with such a man in 2017!?!?
She desperately wants to be famous and will clearly work with anyone who is going to get her to stardom.
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:56 am

heppolo wrote:
Fan wrote:So this was directed by Terry Richardson? :o Wow, that has made me lose almost all of my respect for her. How on earth would you, as a woman, work with such a man in 2017!?!?
She desperately wants to be famous and will clearly work with anyone who is going to get her to stardom.
That's not true. In recent interviews she said she wants to make music she wants t make and would like to have an international breakthrough - but that staying to her Brazilian roots and fans is her priority.
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:56 am

Plus, she's already the Queen of Brazil, she really doesn't need Terry Richardson to upgrade her profile :lol:
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:23 am

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Fan wrote:So this was directed by Terry Richardson? :o Wow, that has made me lose almost all of my respect for her. How on earth would you, as a woman, work with such a man in 2017!?!?
She desperately wants to be famous and will clearly work with anyone who is going to get her to stardom.
:lol:
If it is not true, why she's doing so many features and collabs.
Can't she do it charts on her own, in portuguese? (preferably with a traditional fado sound as well :lol: )
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:28 am

Benjamin wrote:Plus, she's already the Queen of Brazil, she really doesn't need Terry Richardson to upgrade her profile :lol:
Queen of Brazil, no doubt about it. Her sales are good enough to dictate her own creative vision and not pander to trends.

But yes, any person with a slight showbiz knowledge was familiar with who Terry Richardson really was. Anitta should question her management.
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:47 am

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Fan wrote:So this was directed by Terry Richardson? :o Wow, that has made me lose almost all of my respect for her. How on earth would you, as a woman, work with such a man in 2017!?!?
She desperately wants to be famous and will clearly work with anyone who is going to get her to stardom.
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If it is not true, why she's doing so many features and collabs.
Can't she do it charts on her own, in portuguese? (preferably with a traditional fado sound as well :lol: )
You know she has many solo hits in Portuguese right? In Brazil of course :D
Fado sound.. she's pop/urban artist. She choose tro do Brazilian favela funk instead.

I really don't understand why you're so hard on her.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:55 am

I really don't understand why you're so hard on her.
By my stanards, it's a 5 star uber-light criticism. :D
Brazilian favela funk instead.
With a modern electro production, which is stellar in most cases.
I only wish Anitta stays away from rap/hip-hop male features, that's my biggest issue.
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:59 am

Haha okay, she won't though.
She has a new single with J Balvin coming out next year :wink:
Probably for the World Cup.
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Postby heppolo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:02 am

Benjamin wrote:Probably for the World Cup.
Since the World Cup is in Russia, they probably won't allow anything other than a classic Soviet song to be the official one. :lol:
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:09 am

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Benjamin wrote:Probably for the World Cup.
Since the World Cup is in Russia, they probably won't allow anything other than a classic Soviet song to be the official one. :lol:
Hahaha. t.A.T.u World Cup kissssss. :lol:
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Postby locoporti » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:10 pm

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Benjamin wrote:Probably for the World Cup.
Since the World Cup is in Russia, they probably won't allow anything other than a classic Soviet song to be the official one. :lol:
nah...fifa knows latin songs are really popular at the Wc, so don't expect a Russian pop song anytime soon. But some random Russian act feature is likely.

When they tried something different with Anastacia in the 2002 wc the results were terrible.
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Postby heppolo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:13 pm

locoporti wrote:
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Benjamin wrote:Probably for the World Cup.
Since the World Cup is in Russia, they probably won't allow anything other than a classic Soviet song to be the official one. :lol:
nah...fifa knows latin songs are really popular at the Wc, so don't expect a Russian pop song anytime soon. But some random Russian act feature is likely
Judging by the nature of FIFA-Putin friendship it is not going to be Anitta unless she'll sing something about the brave russian men. :D
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Postby locoporti » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:26 pm

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Benjamin wrote:Probably for the World Cup.
Since the World Cup is in Russia, they probably won't allow anything other than a classic Soviet song to be the official one. :lol:
nah...fifa knows latin songs are really popular at the Wc, so don't expect a Russian pop song anytime soon. But some random Russian act feature is likely
Judging by the nature of FIFA-Putin friendship it is not going to be Anitta unless she'll sing something about the brave russian men. :D
Either way, Anitta would only be featured in the J. Balvin song. There is a secret battle going on between J. Balvin & Maluma for the Wc song and nothing is official so far.
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Postby Serby » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:53 pm

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“Anitta is part of an emergence of a feminine and virile feminism! Masculinity and virility can, yes, be appropriated and transformed by women.”
If only this video didn't feature obnoxious males touching women seemingly without any permission. At least, it's questionable.
I'm sure it's all without permission. Please, it's a music video, not a phone recording of harassment.

This is my bop. She slays so hard. And those guys.....
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Postby Benjamin » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:24 pm

It's one hell of a bop and y'all will deal :lol:
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Postby DnBLover » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:53 pm

Fado is a Portuguese music genre, not Brazilian. Doesn't make any sense for her to do it nor it even remotely fits her :lol:

Bossa Nova would be the Brazilian equivalent, but clearly she is a Pop artist.
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Postby heppolo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:34 pm

Serby wrote:
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“Anitta is part of an emergence of a feminine and virile feminism! Masculinity and virility can, yes, be appropriated and transformed by women.”
If only this video didn't feature obnoxious males touching women seemingly without any permission. At least, it's questionable.
I'm sure it's all without permission. Please, it's a music video, not a phone recording of harassment.

This is my bop. She slays so hard. And those guys.....
Imagine young poorly educated heterosexual males looking at that music video thinking it's alright for guys to act the same way because girls do not object this behaviour but even seem to embrace it. In this case, we have to remember that art imitates life and vice versa.
Okay, I probably shouldn't go that hard on Anitta, because there are much worse examples. Anyway, those guys slay nothing, throwaway no-name features for Anitta.
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