For some time now, Miley Cyrus has been desperate to shed her Disney good girl image. And I do mean desperate. After doing a poor Beyonce impression for her “Can’t Be Tamed” video, she’s back and trying even harder in her new “Who Owns My Heart” video.
The video, in which Miley Cyrus gyrates on her bed, gropes men and feels herself up while dancing, shows just how far she’s willing to go to appear to be all grown up. But while some of us think her attempts to look sexy are laughable, others don’t think it’s funny at all.
Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council is urging the 17-year-old pop star to think of the children.
It is unfortunate that she would participate in such a sexualized video like this one. It sends messages to her fan base that are diametrically opposed to everything she has done up to this point. Miley built her fame and fortune entirely on the backs of young girls, and it saddens us that she seems so eager to distance herself from that fan base so rapidly.
I agree that Cyrus is essentially blowing off the young fans who made her what she is today. But I disagree with Winter’s statement that what’s she doing is “diametrically opposed to everything she has done up to this point.” Miley Cyrus has been setting a bad example for quite some time now.
It started in 2008 with some racy cell phone photos and continued with a video in which she mocked her friends Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. After more inappropriate cell-phone photos, a creepy photo shoot for Vanity Fair, some pole dancing at the Teen Choice Awards and an icky lap dance, who could have possibly still believed that she was a positive role model for young girls?
Seriously. If you just now realized that Miley Cyrus is a self-centered, fame-hungry teenager who wouldn’t know a boundary if she tripped over it, then you just haven’t been paying attention.
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