The ‘Little Person’ Who Dressed As A Bear For Miley Cyrus’s VMA Performance Regrets Her Decision

“Was the money worth it?” “No.” That’s the current top response in a Reddit AMA with bluest_blue, “an actress who just happens to be a little person.” She played one of the bears in Miley’s disastrous VMA performance, a decision that the Los Angeles-native sincerely regrets. On her blog, bluest_blue, real name Hollis Jane, wrote:

However, I have been presented with many other opportunities. I was in Miley Cyrus’ 2013 VMA performance as one of the background bears. I had never done anything in a costume with a mask like that before. I mean, I dressed up as a Pink Power Ranger when I was in Kindergarten and I had a mask on but, I digress…I had never been in a performance where I was purely meant to be gawked or laughed at. I will never forget that performance because it is what forced me to draw my personal line in the sand. After our first dress rehearsal in the costumes with the crew, publicists, performers etc watching us, I walked out of the Barclay Center shaking and crying. Thankfully, my best friends, Kelly and Kerri, happened to be NYC to visit me. They were waiting for me and I walked up to them and broke down. I love being the center of attention, but that was something different. I was being stared and laughed at for all of the wrong reasons. I was being looked at as a prop…as something less than human. (Via)

Read the rest of “On Being a Little Person” here, and guess how long it took until someone mentioned Dinklage there.

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