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Hilary Duff: An Unlikely Source for a Multicultural Video May 7, 2007

Posted by jenniferlewk in Hilary Duff, Multiculturalism, music video.

While this song isn’t particularly profound, it is refreshing to see a whole range of races and ethnicities in this pop-star’s video. Although the video does speak about London, Paris, and Tokyo, race and ethnicity are not necessarily highlighted in response to the words in her song. Rather, her extras, the friends in her car, those on the dance floor, etc are of all different races, ethnicities, and “types.” After speaking in class yesterday about the Spice Girls’ multicultural phenomenon and what a huge deal it was, I thought it was exciting that Duff, blond pop-star extraordinaire, shows her young fans in a very casual manner that the world is in fact composed of people that do not necessarily look like her.


1. sindhub - May 10, 2007

ok this is really random and shows that I know too much about the Disney Channel, but I remember when the Lizzie McGuire show was still airing new episodes, and reading online about rumors that the reason that Lalaine (who plays Lizzie’s best friend Miranda, a Mexican-American character) left the show its final season was b/c Hilary Duff’s mom didn’t like her/approve of her as a friend for Hilary/Lizzie for racial reasons. just thought that was something interesting.

2. the phenomenon of multiculturalism « The Tween Scene - May 14, 2007

[…] dolls, I’d like to point out a trend in tween consumerism: multiculturalism.  (See also this post involving a Hilary Duff music […]

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