So, Miley Cyrus is set to star in a new film titled LOL, alongside Demi Moore. Miley’s character will be seen smoking pot, losing her virginity, kissing girls, drunk off of her ass, and flashing her Brazilian wax. Suburban mothers around the world are going to lose it, and shit is surely going to get crazy. I imagine Hannah Montana toys across the country will be set ablaze and millions of cheesy Montana-themed t-shirts will be donated to Goodwills nationwide. Pre-pubescent children everywhere will be sobbing. And to think that this phrase will be uttered in the film LOL by Demi Moore in regards to Cyrus’s character:
“You’re my daughter … and I won’t let you turn into a porn star!”
So, wait — remind me again why Miley Cyrus is supposed to be a role model to young children? Oh, yeah, that’s right, it’s because she is on a Disney TV show. If that doesn’t scream role model I don’t know what does. Enough said; consider me smited.
Little kids love and admire Hannah Montana for that awesome wig and her singing chops, and yet, I don’t think that qualifies her to have to behave like a robot. Why should she have to choose roles that are wholesome and Disneyesque? It’s like moving out of your parents house, but still trying to live under their rules and hoping that your bedroom passes their inspection. Honestly? I think it’s great that she is choosing to do what she wants as opposed to pleasing the masses. Besides, adults are able to filter what their children are exposed to. Therefore, the little people of the world can go on watching Hannah Montana and belting out The Climb without having to view Miley on the big screen drunk and flashing her vag. They can go right on loving the Disney version of her and remain blissfully unaware of the very grown up Miley Cyrus. It seems simple to me.
I have never understood why people think celebrities should be role models. I can understand thinking Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, and maybe on the celebrity front if you have to pick a role model perhaps Angelina Jolie, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah, or Ani Difranco but Miley Cyrus? Really, that’s the best people can do when seeking out role models for their children? She is a 17-year old girl on the cusp of adulthood trying to figure out who she is. Why should she be burdened with setting a good example for 6-year-olds?
If my life were on display as a teen, Miley would look like a saint in comparison. And realistically speaking, I think most people could say the same. So chill the fuck out people, and remember that you were once there, too. Let Miley be 17 years old without all of your baggage and demands. Part of growing up is expressing yourself, being independent, and figuring out who you are. And don’t we all have the right to be ourselves?