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.
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