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Angel Haze Rips Washington Post's Miley Cyrus Coverage As 'Terrible Journalism' And 'Complete Idiocy'

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Angel Haze ripped the Washington Post for publishing a Richard Cohen article linking Miley Cyrus to Steubenville. | Getty

Angel Haze is tired of being asked what she thinks about Miley Cyrus. In a series of tweets posted Friday, the rapper unloaded on those who expect her to comment on Cyrus' provocative Video Music Awards performance and took aim at the Washington Post over a Richard Cohen column that attempted to connect Cyrus' performance with a culture of misogyny Cohen blames for the Steubenville rape case.

"I run the risk of old-fogeyness for suggesting the girl’s a tasteless twit — especially that bit with the foam finger," Cohen wrote. "(Look it up, if you must.) But let me also suggest that acts such as hers not only objectify women but debase them. They encourage a teenage culture that has set the women’s movement back on its heels. What is being celebrated is not sexuality but sexual exploitation, a mean casualness that deprives intimacy of all intimacy. Cyrus taught me a word. Now let me teach her one: She’s a twerk."

The article did not go unnoticed, with writers at Wonkette, Slate and plenty of other websites blasting Cohen's controversial argument. On Friday, Haze approached the topic with the trademark clarity that has made her one of the most promising rappers of her generation:

Ala$ka Yxxng
Recently been asked about way too much. Was particularly perturbed by the whole washington post thing. Let me just vocalize

Ala$ka Yxxng
How utterly fucking stupid I think it is for a national news publication to post that her dancing is why things like Steubenville happen.

Ala$ka Yxxng
That is terrible journalism, slut shaming, and complete and total idiocy all at once. If wants to dance, let her.

Ala$ka Yxxng
A female dancing doesn’t mean she’s “asking to be raped.” Quite frankly, if she is not doing it on you, it is not for you.

Ala$ka Yxxng
Women are allowed to not feel enslaved by any opinion that suggests that the display of any sort of sexuality is wrong.

Ala$ka Yxxng
Die, you are what’s wrong with the world, it’s 2013.

Ala$ka Yxxng
You should know by now that the word “no” does not have various meanings and is not to be taken as anything but no.

Ala$ka Yxxng
I just don’t get it.

Haze did not comment on the complicated racial implications of Cyrus' performance or the 20-year-old's repeated references to drug use. Cyrus, who has been firing back at critics (including singer Skylar Grey) and generally advocating an "it's our party we can do what we want" attitude, is sure to appreciate Haze's tweets.

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