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Monday, April 19, 2010

Manic Music Monday!

Former Disney Channel star and Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams just released her first single as a solo artist called “Spectacular” which is quite frankly anything but.

This song, which is also sadly written by Williams, documents her having a night on the town and apparently blacking out and having sex with a stranger. As if that main concept of the song isn’t horrifying enough, she goes on to say that she doesn’t even know the man’s name. Some horrifying lyrics include:

“Last I remember I was face down

Ass up, clothes off, broke off, dozed off

Even though I’m not sure of his name

He could get it again if he wanted.

Cause the sex was spectacular”

I just thinks its horrible the way that Kiely Williams is trying to make assault sexy. She was apparently at such a state of intoxication that she was losing consciousness and therefore was not able to consent. To make it worse, Kiely later states that she doesn’t know if her partner wore a condom, joking as if there are no consequences to her actions.

“Spectacular” itself is bad enough, but the fact that a star with so many young fans is putting it out makes it even worse. I understand the fact that Kiely might want to separate herself from her Disney Channel image, but doing such a provocative (and I would say disturbing) piece so quickly after being on the Disney Channel is too much too fast. I don’t think anyone should be performing this song, but especially a Disney Channel star. What do you think of Kiely Williams performing this song?

Think about it.

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