Miley Cyrus Really Won’t Stop
I’m pretty certain that the entire world has heard at least one thing about Miley Cyrus and her recent performances [Ed.Note: Behaviours?]. From the VMA’s to her two very “out there” music videos, Miley has definitely left a stark mark on the entertainment world in a very short amount of time.
Playing Against Type
This mark, however, isn’t exactly the impression that most of the viewing population expected. Miley entered Hollywood as Hannah Montana. I remember watching the very first commercial for her show on the Disney Channel. Yes, I am that young. She was bubbly, southern, loud, and about as innocent as any other middle schooler. [Ed.Note: I shudder to think of what the modern average middle schooler could teach me.] The show established her reputation immediately. She was considered a “role model” to young girls.
Post-Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus went on to produce more music, appear in a couple movies, and entered into a quick relationship which culminated with an engagement. A couple stand out events, but nothing compared to the evolution in character she has taken on the past year.
Miley’s Doing Miley
The former tween vixen has been rocking a blonde mohawk, singing songs with more risqué subject matter, dressing far edgier than she has in the past, and working with artists that most of the world would have never anticipated she’d collaborate with. Most recently, she has received major criticism on her VMA performance, semi-nude appearance in her Wrecking Ball video, and talk about drug use.
Yes, Miley2k13 is different than the Miley we were all introduced to about eight years ago. She’s doing things that many parents wouldn’t want their daughters to view. I even hold my own personal opinion about Miley’s recent decisions. What I don’t hold is a hatred towards her like the majority of the society claims to have.
Why You Mad?
It’s rather insensitive to expect a 20 year old to live up to society’s expectations based on her past reputation. I think people are forgetting that this girl is having to grow up under the microscope of the world. Of course her appearance is going to change, as well as her views, her taste, and her own persona. She’s an artist, and above all, a person. What sets Miley apart from the most of the population is that her shift from childhood to adultood was exploited. No matter what she does, she will always have her past following along behind her, and many people will hold that against her.
I don’t necessarily agree with how Miley is presenting herself with such intensity, but I hold a high amount of respect for her. It is difficult enough to grow up and break away from what you “used to be.” I cannot even imagine having over a million people watch me do so. I’m sure most would have a difficult time with it as well.
It’s only fair to stop considering her the “role model gone bad” and look to her like you would your own child, your own friend, or any other person you watch grow up. Accept that you won’t agree with all of the things they become, and accept that they are becoming their own person.