What's so bad about the preceding video is, of course, nothing. Other than the fact that it is performed by Miley Cyrus. Otherwise, it would have attracted scant notice. Frankly, I like it. Cyrus is a talented singer and performer, even if the music backing her is a little on the plastic pop side. But that's really beside the point, which is that this video is another excuse for the hordes of Cyrus detractors to pretend at ripping out yet more of their already thinning hair. So what is this bullshit all about?
A young girl grows up to engage in adult behavior, and a vocal minority goes ape shit over the supposed loss of "innocence" and the "bad influence" this might exert over Miley Cyrus's youthful idolators-er, I mean fans. One stupid fuck even suggested a massive bonfire for anything that featured Miley Cyrius and/or her former alter-ego, Hannah Montana. You have to wonder, did these morons not see this shit coming down the road? Did they think the packaged version of Miley Cyrus, or Hannah Montana, was going to go on forever?
photo-shoot she did for Vanity Fair, which included this provocative pose she did with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus. Yep, that's right folks, her right arm is on, or dangerously, sensuously close to her daddy's COCK! And yes, she was fifteen at the time.
And in the same photo-shoot, she contributed this "topless" photo, although her teenage mammmaries were actually covered quite sufficiently, as one can plainly discern.-if you can just bring yourself to look closely enough. No offense intended towards Miss Cyrus, but, well, there's nothing there.
Yet, this did not ease the massive storms of outrage that poured out from the terrified parents of Hannah Montana fans, outraged at the prospect that Miley Cyrus was sure to lead their young daughters into the throes of whoredom..
It seems in retrospect to have only been a matter of time before she was revealed as a budding party girl, and sure enough, here she is smoking salvia for her eighteenth birthday, while a "friend" encourages her to bare her soul, doubtless hoping for an outpouring of repressed filth and debauchery. Ironically, while she was in this state, obviously high, Cyrus acted in a relatively benign manner, compared to what was to come.
Should we have really been shocked, then, to find out that she smoked a joint during her acceptance speech at the MTV European Music Awards? That should have been a sure fire indication this whole schtick is one big act geared to stir up controversy, as well as ticket and album sales. I mean, really. Who smokes a joint in public, before an audience?
More recently, there was the atrocious performance at the VMA Awards with Robin Thicke, which was so horrendous, especially on an artistic level, that I won't deign to pollute this blog by embedding the recorded video, although here is the link if you insist on being "entertained" by what has got to be the most shamelessly exploitative act in the history of televised awards shows, which is definitey an accomplishment in it's own right. The most controversial aspect of this song-and-dance, in which she grinds her ass into the crotch of Robin Thicke, is just the most notable segment of a truly sickening act of debauchery, with no real point other than to shock, and if the truth were known, to outrage and disgust.
So why does she do it? It's easy to whine and scream that she is a young girl who is being taken advantage of by unscrupulous jackals, and there is a great deal of truth to this, but the hard and sad truth is, this has probably been planned out from the very beginning of the Hannah Montana fiasco. And that is exactly what it was, a fiasco, a show about a pure, innocent, and naive young girl who had a dual identity, one as the daughter of loving father Billy Ray Cyrus, former country music star, and the other as Hannah Montana, teen idol and pop star.
Good wholesome, all-American fun. But it seems to me that her subsequent debauchery has been mapped out from at least the age of fifteen (and probably from the beginning of her career). And the real truth of the matter is, she has been a willing participant in her own prostitution. And she is laughing all the way to the bank, believe me. And who the hell can blame her? While she is criticzed, the sickening Robin Thicke is hardly mentioned at all for his part in this debacle, even though he is a grown man about twenty years her senior. Unbelievably,, even Alan Thicke's mother criticized not him, but Cyrus.
Of course, Miley does have her defenders, foremost among them being father Billy Ray, who expressed his unconditional love for her, explaining that she "would always be his little girl".
But now, remember, Miley happens to BE his little girl. To the rest of us, we need to start seeing her what she is, a grown woman. People who fear for their daughter's morals are actually loathe to face the idea that their little girls are going to grow up one day. They are going to date. They re going to make some mistakes.
They are going to fuck.
All of this seems to be nothing more than an exercise by some parents looking for a way to exorcise their demons by using Miley Cyrus as a scapegoat And you have manipulative scoundrels and nut such as Piers Morgan playing it for all it is worth in ratings and advertising revenue. Nothing more, nothing less..
Yet, to be fair to her detractors, Miley would be well-advised to follow the advice of Sinead O'Connor, of all people, and stop prostituting herself.
That would be for the good of nobody but herself.
And by the way-yes, I would do her.