Had your share of reading about Miley Cyrus? Well, that’s too f*cking bad (as the wholesome singer might say).
Catharine Cody waxes poetic about the toxic twerker in today’s guest post. FYI, Ms. Cyrus is currently appearing (in the nude, of course) on the cover of Rolling Stone….
I’ll be the first to admit that I really liked Miley Cyrus back in the day (“the day” being sophomore year of college.) We JAMMED to her songs in the car, getting ready for class and at the bars. She was our Karaoke go-to, along with Lady Gaga, Britney Spears & the Spice Girls of course. One of my little cousins even told me once that I looked like Hannah Montana! #Winning!
One of her first songs after dropping her Disney Hannah Montana persona is “See You Again,” where Miley talks about the crazy things she does to get boys to notice her. Throughout the song she says, “My best friend Leslie says, ‘Oh she’s just being Miley.” But the second she shaved her head and forced the word “twerk” into our vocabulary, she stopped “just being Miley” and transformed into something or someone else.
I didn’t watch the VMAs live because Breaking Bad was on. Enough said. But, I did receive live text updates from my friends. I thought they were just messing around until my CNN push alerts started to come through. When I watched the YouTube video the next day, I was literally agog AND aghast. My sweet little Miley! What hath thou done???
“OK, OK,” I reasoned to myself, “it’s just Miley being Miley.” But then she released the “Wrecking Ball” music video where she’s licking a sledgehammer and gyrating on a wrecking ball- naked. Then she performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival wearing a white mesh dress and little else. Then she posed nude on the cover of the most recent issue of Rolling Stone.
No matter how good Miley’s new “Wrecking Ball” song sounds, I think of her stupid tongue and her general sleaziness every time I listen to it. Watching her transformation from Hannah Montana to the train wreck she is today is akin to Walter White’s transformation from a meek chemistry teacher to a psychopathic meth dealer. The only difference is I still root for Walt. Miley’s off my list now.
There may be hope left for Miley, though. As she says in “See You Again,” hopefully the next time we hang out, she will redeem herself. Only time will tell.