LizArnone
3 years ago5,000+ Views
Miley Cyrus has changed completely from her Hannah Montana days. Gone are the happy go lucky songs, blonde wig and teenie bopper fans. Miley has come into her own as an artist and I am here wondering why people have such a problem with her?
All the haters always have a select few words for our Miley, and every single thing they say makes absolutely no sense.

"She dresses so skanky."

WOWW are you really judging someone based off of their clothing? If you want to hate Miley for that, do you, just be aware that you are sexist and also an asshole. She has recently come into her own style for a young 22 year old. Nipple pasties, bright colors and very interesting fabrics make her the most interesting dressed most of the time. And yes, that isn't everyones style, but you can not judge her based on her outfits.
Especially because her male counterparts have posed a lot less dressed then she did.

"She's suppose to be a role model."

First off, shouldn't Miley being exactly who she is aka not bending and giving into societies pressure for her to "be normal" MAKE her a good role model? Besides that, all Miley does is dress crazy, stick out her tongue and sometimes dabbles in drugs. But lets be honest, kids are gonna experiment weather Miley does it or not and it's not like there has been any rehab scandal that most child artist have. Plus the only reason she is ever in the tabloids is because of her clothing so honestly she is one of the better super stars of Hollywood!
Miley is the spokesperson for body acceptance, sexuality acceptance and self love, but because she doesn't always wear a shirt she needs to be shamed? Nope didn't think so.

"All she does is stick out her tongue and look for attention."

Just please stop now. If you haven't already heard, Miley has done some pretty incredible things from taking a homeless youth as her date to the VMA's and lets him say a speech to raise awareness to starting and funding the Happy Hippie Foundation which help the tens of thousands homeless LBGTQ youth of America. She is using her fame, her reputation and her money to give back. If that isn't amazing I don't know what is.
So you may not like her music, (although if you actually listened to some of the less popular songs you would see how amazing she is) but people need to stop judging Miley because she refuses to conform to societies main steam ideals of beauty and ladylike behavior.

I mean really, what do you consider to be a positive influence?!

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Wow @johnpatrickhyde that's amazing. And so is this article. She's really cool. Don't hate her at all.
@LizArnone - Yes. But honestly, I was born in Nashville and it's a much smaller town than you'd think. The American Giving Awards were in LA - where I've lived the past 10 years. I have several connections with her. I was a consultant for a guitar company who worked with her dad, a member of his band, and a member of her band. So yeah... I've met her several times. She's actually much more grounded than you'd guess. I'm more her dad's age, BTW... I am old enough to be her dad... and I suppose I see things in a less judgmental way. We are not the clothes we wear. We are not qualified to judge others... to infer anyone's sexual habits solely from their clothes - this thinking should be done away with. There have been people who dress respectively who are wholly depraved and sick behind clothed doors and there have been people who have been labelled negatively who have hearts of gold. I truly believe that EVERYONE is far more complex than a public image or the news coverage of a single event could convey. There are MANY marketing people in the entertainment industry who believe that ANY talk about their client is good, it means they are occupying your thoughts and getting valuable mind-share. My personal opinion - and it's just that - an opinion and therefore it has no meaning or value to anyone but me really - is that there is no contract that comes with fame that says you have to be a role model. There's no contract that says you have to or should act a particular way. That being said I believe if you are truly self-aware you will realize - as I sure Miley has or eventually will - that regardless if you accept responsibility for being an influence - regardless if you ever cared or wanted to acknowledge that with fame comes influence - you do have influence and therefore how you choose to use that power says a lot about your character (or lack thereof). We each have our own paths - our own roads in life that we must travel... the path for one person may be the absolute wrong path for everyone else. That's the beauty of it... it's your path to discover and to embrace. I have respect and true affection for people who recognize that regardless of their own desires and intentions they've found themselves in a unique position to influence others - and in doing so they choose to lift others up, embrace the beauty and dignity that human beings can aspire to. These people are truly amazing and inspirational to me. Miley is a young woman who lives life under constant scrutiny while being pulled a 1000 different directions by people who all want a 1000 different things from her. She has made the choices she has. And regardless if they are right or wrong for any of us who may witness her public persona - they are the choices she made at the time and therefore part of her path - her personal journey. I think her story is far from being over and written. I think she has brought many people happiness through her music. And I hope that in the future she'll continue to use her influence to bring good things into the world for others to be moved and inspired by. Truly - it doesn't matter if any of us ever become famous or what have you... we can all make choices that bring good into the world around us. It just takes us making the choice to do so.
I walked behind her on the red carpet for the American Giving Awards a couple of years ago and she's actually very sweet. She was dressed in a very appropriate manner and she behaved like a perfect young lady. Here's the thing... when I got into college I had a lot of not-so-appropriate moments. Almost everyone does at some point or another. You mature by experimenting and making choices. Ironically few of us make great choices to start with. I've often believed that our early adulthood is defined by how well we handle making poor choices and our later adult years are defined by how well we handle making good choices - for both are opportunities for growth and for folly. I think, truly, the difference between Miley and most of us has to do with the fact that the majority of us didn't have 10 camera crews with HD cameras and 20 paparazzi with 500mm telephoto lenses following us when we made our poor young adult choices and she does.
first off. I like Miley as a singer, she's good, no dispute about that. But as a parent of a daughter myself, NO SHE DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO DRESS!!!!!!!! I would skin my daughters legal guardians alive if I saw her on the street in some of the outfits that Miley wears. what she wears sometimes is just barely legal in only a few states, it is illegal in most of them. Miley is so much smarter and prettier than that. I'm glad to hear that she's giving back to the public in the way of a help fund for a cause that she believes in, she just needs to remember that she is the face of that fund and people are going to take it seriously for very long if she doesn't start dressing the part.
You know what? I totally agree with you @LizArnone. In fact, I think he transformation is a crazy good example of someone using the spotlight for good. I like her Happy Hippie Foundation work, and I think it's good that she's contributing to the conversations on body positivity and slut shaming. Forget the haters. Go Miley!
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