Why outrage sells
A year ago, Miley Cyrus, a 20-year-old pop star with the body of a teenaged boy, came onto the VMAs in a skimpy outfit, rubbed herself against butts and crotches and became the lightning rod for every discussion of sexual and racial tropes in pop culture for the next month.
This year, Beyoncé, a singer, dancer, mother and wife, came out and gave a career defining performance while proclaiming herself a feminist and quoting feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on how society restricts girls thinking while still showing she loved her family.
According to Google, which do you think got more attention?
Must try harder.