Before we begin here, we’d just like to calmly draw attention to the fact that we’ve seen your numerous derisive comments aimed towards Iggy Azalea – about how she’s fake, over-sexualised, general comments directed towards her appearance, or how she performs with a put on American accent. We have seen, read and moderated all these comments, massaged away the tension headaches, and now offer the following talking points as rebuttal.
1) There have historically been far, far more Australian artists who have sung with at least a shade of an American accent than not. Seriously, we’re talking everyone from Michael Hutchence, Chrissie Amphlett, Daniel Johns, Chris Cheney, right through to the modern crop like Vance Joy, Sia and countless others have all held at least a tinge of an American accent in their singing. In fact, the list of notable artists who’ve stuck to their traditional Australian brogue starts at Paul Kelly and Peter Garrett, extends through to today via the likes of Courtney Barnett and Wil Wager from The Smith Street Band, and doesn’t go too much deeper than that. It’s not a product of being fake, it’s just endemic of the music that you grew up listening to. Neither way of singing is wrong, or misrepresentative. The Australian accent is not a national talisman that must be defended at all costs.
2) Making detrimental remarks about her appearance and sexualisation only serve as bizarre (unwitting) self-parody, and:
3) The continual howls of derision pointed in her direction will do absolutely nothing to change the fact that our girl from Mullumbimby is straight up fucking killing it right now, whether you like it or not.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, if you’ve gotten this far in the article we can make a fair assumption that one of your primary motivations is butts. And to be perfectly frank, who can blame you whatsoever. Butts are mad.
So without any further ado, we present to you a living testament to one of Tina Belcher‘s favourite pastimes – complete with a bonus little intro from Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull.
Again, to reiterate: Butts forever.
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