What happens when you try to be provocative and write about something that you obviously have no clue about? An article titled “We’re Officially in the Era of the Big Booty,” with references to Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea, Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus, happens.
Patricia Garcia writes in Vogue magazine, “For years it was exactly the opposite; a large butt was not something one aspired to, rather something one tried to tame in countless exercise classes. Even in fashion, that daring creative space where nothing is ever off limits, the booty has traditionally been shunned.”
Obviously Garcia hasn’t hung out around black people for much of her life. Or only knows three: Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Beyoncé, who are cited in the article.
As I’m sitting here—on my well-endowed derriere, as a matter of fact—I can’t help wondering why butts are now en vogue. Oh, wait, is it because there are nonblack women now carrying the extra baggage of Sarah Baartman?
Next thing you know, Rap and Hip-Hop will have been invented by 5th century monks along with southern cooking, the Playstation and Airsoft.......