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Hollis Jane, who was one of the dancers on stage alongside Miley Cyrus for her controversial MTV Video Music Awards performance is talking out about feeling degraded.
Jane is a little person who wore the bear costume on stage. When she participated in a Reddit AMA chat, she admitted she regrets participating.
“I was a bear in Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance and it was my first time doing anything like that… anything where I was being used because of my height, not because of my talent,” she wrote.
“And I will be the first one to tell you that standing on that stage, in that costume was one of the most degrading things I felt like I could ever do. I realize not everyone shares my opinion and I might just be young and naive, but I feel like the acceptance of this kind of treatment has got to stop,” she added.
She also wrote about her experience on her blogged and said she thought she had been put on stage to “be gawked or laughed at.”
After the performance, she said it gave her the tools she needed to draw her “personal line in the sand.”