Miley’s Not The First, Nor The Last: 10 White Folks Who Turned Ratchet For Attention

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August 30, 2013 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines

Oh, ratchet white folks. Just this past Sunday, Miley Cyrus pissed off and scared a whole bunch of soccer moms all over the country when she dropped it low multiple times in skimpy costumes at the VMAs. And while I can admit that all that tongue sticking out and rubbing up on Robin Thicke (and herself) was obnoxious, baby girl isn’t the first white girl or guy to go completely buckwild in an attempt to be taken seriously or to simply get attention. Mother Madonna might have been the first to dry hump a stage on TV, and Miley might be just another to stick up a middle-foam finger to it, but they sure won’t be the last. Here are 10 famous white folks who got a little ratchet to get a little more famous.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Remember when Christina Aguilera was going by Xtina? Yeah, it was around the release of her second album, Stripped, and that’s exactly what she did–stripped down. A**less chaps became her favorite pants and she truly looked a tad bit “Dirrty” like her song every time we saw the star who once played innocent for “Genie In A Bottle.” She has since left the ratchetry behind and maintained great success, though she tried to bring it back around for the Bionic album when she was trying to push this random appreciation of that BDSM life. Unfortunately, the whole ratchet thing was a massive fail the second time around.

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  • Yvonne Watkins

    Got to the third pic and realized that I just don’t care.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526542046 Hel Mangs

    Why say “white folks”? Nicki Minaj does it everyday!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526542046 Hel Mangs

    Why say “white folks”? Nicki Minaj does it everyday!

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  • Jem

    J-Lo ain’t white, she’s Puert Riccan American.

  • Jem

    J-Lo ain’t white, she’s Puert Riccan American.

  • Creole Babbi

    Why is J -Lo on here she’s PR!!??!

  • NORTH WEST

    at least when Christina opens her mouth she can actually SING!
    that’s all!

  • Nia

    I’m offended for the other artists to be put in the same category as Miley is insulting. I don’t wtf Miley was doing. I’m sure even strippers were looking at like wtf?

    • bluekissess

      Haha yup. Strippers gave Miley the side eye

  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    *_____* @ Showgirls… Y’all KNOW that k1lled Jessie Spano’s career…okay I hope the sans applies for Hanna *evil laugh*

  • guest

    Not surprised anything for money fame power and control. Ppl eat this mess up and want to be just like them at any cost.

  • hollyw

    …Gaga twerked???

    Also, though Xtina def deserves to be on here due to her breaking-out-of-Disney phase, I can’t feeling that’s she’s so much better than Miley Cyrus though lol… One, her crisis could be partially contributed to her abandoned father; Miley has not this excuse. Also, I feel like the dapple in hiphop was just part of her transition to her more natural soulful sound, which she’s obviously meant for…

  • Clarke

    “10 ‘White Folks’ Who Have Turned Ratchet For Attention”…
    ___

    Oh my Goodness.

    I am, absolutely, sick and tired of the persistent implication, by various media outlets including this one, and even that of my own people – Black people, of whom seem to think, and have deluded themselves into believing, that being “Ratchet” is a proclamation of which only Black people are akin too. When did acting “Ghetto/Ratchet” become a protected, and universal, Black cultural expression?

    By connoting that it is ‘bizarre’ for a White person to adopt an image of which, in your minds, share a relation to ‘Urban (Black) culture’, we are fuelling the stance that ‘White people’ are, somehow indeed, the better, more courtly, refined and civilized race and that whenever they are to forsake this representation that may well place the ‘White/Western social reputation’ in jeopardy, automatically they are labelled as wanting to be ‘Black’. [Well, of course, - Black people are just crass, impertinent and uncultivated caricatures. Aren't we?]

    We live in a society of which Black people have been demeaned for centuries and have had negative stereotypes placed at the forefront of our acceptability for generations, thus I do not blame Miley Cyrus & co. for making the asinine presumption that in order for her to want to crate music in which carries a ‘Black/Urban’ sound, she therefore has to degrade herself and her entire persona because there are many Black people that do nothing but nourish this foul pattern.

    “Acting Ratchet” [I loathe that phrase] is not something that relates to my conceptions of Black culture, and never will. It is ‘Stripper culture’ that these, so-called, musicians are adopting and that is that.

    Also, Christina Aguilera is ‘White’ @Ladybug94:disqus. She is a ‘Latina’, ethnically speaking, of predominate (75-80%) European ancestry, born to an Ecuadorian (Central-American) Father of Spanish, West-African & Native-American descent and an American Mother of Irish, French, German, English and Scottish descent therefore, racially speaking, making her, more or less, ‘White’.

    • hollyw

      Fyi, not every celeb called ‘ratchet’ on here was associated with Black culture, I.e. Levi, Drew Barrymore…

      • Ladybug94

        A lot of Drew’s issues from the past had to do with her heavy drug use.

        • hollyw

          Right, drugs AND alcohol…as did Dustin Diamond’s…

      • ijs

        ok im like what article she read drew berrymore was considered ratchet because she was walkin around half naked so how was that aimed at black ppl plenty of ppl walk around half naked thats not black

      • ijs

        ok im like what article she read drew berrymore was considered ratchet because she was walkin around half naked so how was that aimed at black ppl plenty of ppl walk around half naked thats not black

    • Tasha

      AMEN. AMEN. AMEN.

    • bluekissess

      I totally agree

  • Ladybug94

    Christina Aguilera is Latina not white.

    • hollyw

      She’s both.

    • miss bae

      I live in europe the real latin descent are european portugese spanish italian and also some french are latin. Dats how we call them. To be latino isnt a skin color, its ur cultural heritage more the langage . And see all the european are white

      • Ladybug94

        LOL. Okay. Her dad is from Ecuador (South America), she is Latina not European. FYI Italians are not of latin heritage nor is French. I’ve lived in Europe as well.

        • Nia

          She didn’t have a relationship with her dad and was raised by her white mom.
          I know a lot of my mixed friends will say that their dad (or mom) is Japanese, or Brazilian, etc, but they don’t call themselves that ethnicity.
          She’s white.

          • Ladybug94

            Her not having a relationship doesn’t matter. She’s referred to herself as Latina on The Voice. It came from her own mouth plus she also has put out an album in Spanish.

            • Nia

              Yes it does.He wasn’t there to teach her his culture. She doesn’t speak Spanish and if you say that she referred to herself as Latina, that’s new.

          • hollyw

            I see what you’re saying, but an ethnicity doesn’t have to be what you identify as; it’s who you are. Also, Aguilera does claim her ethnic roots, regardless of her father’s abandonment…

            • Anona

              Since when? How long has she been an entertainer? She doesn’t speak Spanish, she’s been wearing blue contacts ever since she’s been out. If she’s calling herself a Latina, it’s in the past few years. I’ve seen interviews from back in the day where she talked about him but she has never claimed Latino. I guess it’s in now so maybe now she is. But in the past she never did.
              She’s always wanted to be a white girl.

              • hollyw

                Noooo I think you’ve missed a lot of her career, if that’s how you feel, and she actually can speak Spanish, fyi…plus, as I said before, the definition of an ethnicity has nothing to do with what a person would publicly identify themselves as, but what’s in their ancestral background. It don’t matter if she wore zebra contacts and thought she was an African animal, her mother’s still White (German/French/Irish, etc.) and her father Latino (Ecuadorian), which makes her both.

    • mac

      The two are not mutually exclusive.
      There’s a difference between ethnicity and race.

  • CrossWinds

    2 Thessalonians 2:7-8……..

    7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.