Holly Hatcher-Frazier revisits ‘stereotypical’ dance routine on ‘Dance Moms’

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Washington Post published this video item, entitled “Holly Hatcher-Frazier revisits ‘stereotypical’ dance routine on ‘Dance Moms'” – below is their description.

After two decades of contributions to the genre and the culture — and an ongoing reckoning around racism in entertainment — it’s time to ask: What does reality TV owe Black women?

Black women have appeared as some of the genre’s most iconic stars and are the subject of quotes and memes that fuel Internet culture and social media discourse. But Black women are also often stereotyped as angry or too sensitive or ill-informed. Then, they’re sidelined and villainized.

Holly Hatcher-Frazier and her daughter Nia appeared on the inaugural season of Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” in 2011. When Nia was given her first solo performance to the drag queen song “Call Me Laquifa,” her mother objected to the White instructor insisting on an Afro and cheetah print outfit.

“No, it’s not a life-or-death issue, but it still has a profound effect on a child’s development,” Hatcher-Frazier said. “It was the idea that someone else had the power and audacity to tell me this is what Black women — what Black girls — look like.” Read more: https://wapo.st/3j5y65a. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

Follow us:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Washington Post YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Similar Content

About This Source - Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. It is the most widely circulated newspaper within the Washington metropolitan area. Daily broadsheet editions are printed for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. The newspaper is owned by Amazon Inc. CEO, Jeff Bezos. It has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes.

Recent from Washington Post:

  • Biden’s news conference, in 4 minutes
  • Biden: ‘Russia will be held accountable’ if it invades Ukraine
  • Travel nurses who left staff jobs reflect on newfound freedom
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.