So MTV is airing an episode of Made right now. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a show where some loser kid decides they want to do something they’ve never done before and then they whine and yell at their trainer for the next 22 minutes because they can’t do it and they don’t want to learn. Then, at the 25 minute mark they decide that oh yes, they can do this, and they perform at a school talent show where they inevitably impress their friends and cry a lot.
This particular episode features a girl who wants to learn to dance hip hop style. After 20 minutes of screaming the same lines screamed in every other episode in the history of this show (I can’t do it! This is too hard! I’m dumb! They’ll laugh at me!), this aspiring train wreck finally got her confidence and determination and strongly made a great statement. She didn’t say it to be humorous or ironic. She was trying to be strong and show off her new self.
“I’m a dancer now. I don’t get to call myself not one anymore.”
You don’t not go, girl.