Miley: Gone Too Far?


jchang212
on Dec 16, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

The 18 year-old (She's still 14 to me) teen star has recently been caught smoking salvia from a bong in a video that's been uploaded. 

According to her friends, she knew that the video would surface, and frankly, doesn't care and is moving on with her life. She says that she's young and just having fun. 

It really bothers me that young stars who are examples to children everywhere would take such disregard for their role in the world. I mean, yes, celebrities are human, but as part of being one, you have to understand what you're really getting into. This is especially horrible because she's not even legal yet and already getting wasted at parties and doing drugs.

yuck.

 

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mamaluv
and here I had high hopes for her... on Dec 16, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

As soon as I heard that her parents' marriage was in trouble, I knew there'd be fallout. Poor girl! At the same time, she is old enough to have some recognition that her actions will affect her young fans. She may not be quite mature enough to take full responsibility, but deep down she surely knows.
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cathy3087
Agreed on Dec 16, 2010 @ 01:09 pm

I'm sure she has had more than her share of media training so she must know that young girls are watching her every move. She probably is just so jaded by the spotlight that she doesn't even care anymore.

I just hope she doesn't go down Lindsay Lohan's path....
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jchang212
But on Dec 16, 2010 @ 01:13 pm

Looks like she is... to be perfectly honest, I never really liked Miley Cyrus, so I'm pretty biased... but it looks like it can only go down from here....
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cathy3087
well on Dec 16, 2010 @ 02:42 pm

In fairness, her only option isn't just to spiral out of control from here - but you're right, it's highly likely.

She probably wants to get rid of the Daddy's Girl image Disney gave her. But honestly, I think she's better off staying that way. The whole "good girl gone bad" thing is SUCH old news!
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spotty
britney spears in the mirror on Dec 16, 2010 @ 09:00 pm

I also have never cared for Miley Cyrus. Her acting is pretty atrocious and her singing ... ugh. Well, she can sing well in songs that emphasize percussion or the beat. But songs that highlight her singing, like "The Climb," make me cringe!

Anyway, personal opinion aside, she is following the same path as Britney Spears. They each had great good-girl images that they quickly grew tired of as they got older. While I think that is healthy, after all, they just want to do what other 18 year olds are doing, they have the extra burden of being a role model. You can't expect an 18 year to sustain a 13 year old image. In general its a really tough age regardless of your popularity and exposure. To go through the normal 18 year old temptations in the public eye has got to be harrowing. I forgive them for acting their age and experimenting. But I'm coming at it from an adult perspective and as a person who "knows better." I just hope their fans can understand that even role models are fallible.
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MaryD
tsk tsk on Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:52 am

Where are her parents in all this?! Have never been a fan of Miley's, and I will never be, but I feel bad for her because she seems to be going down a potentially destructive path.
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jchang212
Destruction lies deep... on Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:15 am

Like what mamaluv said, her parents are too busy fighting to have the time to care I suppose... but really, she's an adult now, and I'm sure she's more than capable of making decisions.
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emilykw
All wrong.. on Jan 02, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

About the bong video, it's not the fact that she was doing drugs that bothers me, it's the fact that she video taped it and doesn't care at all. She has an image to uphold, and young people will see it and think that perfectly acceptable to do it.

My friend and I were talking about this, and we think that Miley sees teenagers on TV and in movies doing crazy things and drinking and doing drugs and partying every night of the week, and she thinks that's how we really act. I think some normal teens fall into this delusion, but it's especially harmful for her since she really has no idea what it's like to be a normal kid.

it also seems like she's trying to "prove" she's a grown-up by doing all these things and dressing skimpy, because it's what she sees in the media and in movies. I'm the exact same age as Miley (I'm actually a month older, but it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things) and I feel like I want to dress more modestly, and I want to take on more responsibility, rather than shirk it and go out partying all the time.

It's really sad, and judging by her father's Twitter, there isn't much they can do.
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Ali de Bold
Good for you emilykw on Jan 04, 2011 @ 06:52 pm

You sound like a smart woman with a good head on your shoulders. That will get you far. You won't be one to regret your decisions later in life with that attitude. :)
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cathy3087
So true on Jan 05, 2011 @ 01:38 pm

That's a really intuitive observation Emilykw. She doesn't know what it's like to be a normal teenager, so she's trying really hard to create it for herself - makes sense.
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