Kiely Williams Defends “Spectacular” Song & Music VIDEO
When Slut Shit Goes Wrong: Kiely Williams has hit out at critics (that includes us) who cried “EPIC FAIL!” over the former 3LW and Cheetah Girl’s sex-charged single and music video “Spectacular.” The ex-Disney star has been the laughing stock of the blogosphere ever since the official video for her first solo single hit the Interwebs on Monday.
The video for “Spectacular” features Williams — decked out for The Ho Stroll in fishnet leggings, a faux fur jacket, and handcuffs as a bracelet — sodomizing a brick wall and crooning about getting wasted at some dive and going home for an unprotected roll in the hay with a dreadlocked stranger.
You know, a typically Saturday night. (Insert eye-rolling here….)
While many a digested YouTuber has argued that the rave-inspired dance track promotes ideals of unprotected sex and even date rape, Kiely argues that her Not Safe For Work, Life, or While Eating “Spectacular” was written and produced to raise awareness about such serious issues — not encourage them. The 23-year-old insists she only filmed the promo to draw attention to the number of people who fail to use protection during casual sexual encounters. The phrase “Lame Excuse” springs to mind. If you truly want to encourage people to stop hooking up for drunken trysts, how about appearing in a PSA or something? If you are an entertainer, write a “made for TV special” about date rape. Don’t sing a song about it and except the world to think you are just “playing a character.” Artists — particularly ones with a young fanbase — need to be responsible and think about who could be listening to their music:
In a message accompanying the video on her YouTube.com page, Kiely wrote, “I am playing a character in the music video for the song Spectacular, as I did in the Cheetah Girl movies. Young women across the country get intoxicated and have unprotected sex. That’s a fact. I recorded the song to bring attention to this frighteningly prevalent activity. It is absurd to infer or suggest that I am condoning this behavior,” she added.
“Are Lady Gaga and Beyonce advocating murder with the Telephone video? Of course not. Was Rihanna encouraging suicide with Russian Roulette? No. Was Madonna suggesting that young unmarried girls get pregnant with Papa Don’t Preach? I don’t think so. Is Academy Award winner Monique a proponent of incest because of her portrayal of Mary in the movie Precious? Clearly, the answer is no,” the singer continued.
“I wrote Spectacular and made the video to bring attention to a serious women’s health and safety issue. Please don’t shoot the messenger.”