26 August 2013

Leave Miley Alone

Anyone with the internet has by now heard about Miley Cyrus's sexual ridden performance at the VMA's last night, and oh my goodness has it sparked merciless ridicule.

A few jokes here and there I thought were funny, but holy fuck, can people let it go already? Really. I've seen link after link on social media to articles about how her "twerking" and "grinding" is affecting the physiology of young girls who "look up to her as a role model".

I've got a few things to say about this whole thing.

1. This is not the first time she's done something bat shit crazy. If parent's are still letting their daughters who watched Hannah Montana back in the day idolized this now 20 year old, then there is a serious lack of adult supervision going on in that household.

2. We don't know this girl personally. We don't know the pressure she faced growing up as a Disney star. And yes, she did sign up for the fame but still, it doesn't mean she didn't get screwed up along the way. You can't tell me you never dreamed about being rich and famous when you were young and still had a soul.

3. I don't agree with the way she acted, not at all, but she is a "musician," a "performer," an "artist," if you will. This is not the first time a woman had acted provocatively for the sake of entertainment. Has everyone forgotten the time three women made out with each other live on stage to grab the attention of the audience and then received a standing ovation? I personally think that was way more over the top than this.

No, I'm not a fan of hers. Before Youtubing her performance after all the backlash, I had never heard a song she's sang. Yes, the things she did were trashy and tasteless, but if people are genuinely concerned about her setting an example for the youth then they are completely screwed for that very reason. If morals and values exist within a household and family, then this shouldn't even be a topic of conversation.

The same way I don't worry about Barbie having any influence on my toddler girl is the same way good parent's of adolescent's should feel about the way celebrities are perceived by their children.

3 Thoughts :

Shannon August 27, 2013 at 11:19 AM  

What if Miley just wanted to get back in the spotlight and wanted the attention of people and the media? If that was the case, she gets a gold star.

I was pretty disgusted by her routine and if my 20 year old daughter was using a foam finger as male genitalia (on stage - b/c I'm sure I did the same thing at 20 not on stage), I'd be utterly embarrassed, but by putting her in the spotlight like this just glamorizes the event.

I think we should just talk about the brief Nysnc reunion. <3 <3 <3

Nessa August 27, 2013 at 1:32 PM  

I've seen pictures floating around the internet but I'm glad I missed it. I miss the Hannah Montanna days. I was a huge Miley fan back then. Now she just seems to be getting crazier and crazier.

Marjorie August 28, 2013 at 9:20 PM  

I'm just sick of hearing about it too! I didn't watch the VMAs, so I don't want to hear about it if I chose not to watch it.