Here Is A Thing That Happened: I Accidentally Went Viral // Miley-Gate 2013


On Monday 26th August, 2013, I published an article entitled Solidarity Is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications Of Her VMA Performance. The article quickly went viral, accumulating over one million views, 700 comments, and 100K facebook shares in a little over 24 hours. That does not include the traffic that this blog received from cross-posting the article.

Response was divided, but largely positive, with many people emailing me personally to thank me for the piece, and a number of influential people reposting and discussing the article. This is a summary of the events that led up to my writing the article.




This is a non-comprehensive list of some the websites and blogs that either picked up the story, linked to the post, or quoted me in their articles:

BLOGS
WEBSITES
INTERVIEWS
Feminist Magazine

TWEETS