Miley Cyrus is perhaps best known as 2014’s pop culture provocateur. Her recent life choices have thrust her name into a sea of front-page headlines and online anti-Miley petitions. First her engagement with Liam Hemsworth is called off, then one raunchy music video after the other flooded YouTube (don’t pretend you haven’t watched the Wrecking Ball music video), followed by the infamous VMA performance with Robin Thicke, which was considered so scandalous that it was replayed by major news channels for weeks.
She isn’t 13-year-old Hannah Montana anymore. But is she really the tongue out-twerker she portrays herself to be? She is a 20-something year old trying to find herself and her place in the world. Maybe all of the high-cut leotards and unflattering haircuts are just pieces of a publicity stunt. Because lets be honest, whether you love her or hate her, you have definitely talked about her.
The debate of Miley Cyrus is an ongoing one; with rebellious teens and worried parents anticipating the new fuel that will inevitably be added to the Miley fire. Her wild ways, though undeniably entertaining, are rumored to be threatening her tour these days…
It has been speculated that certain venues of her latest Bangerz tour are in jeopardy of being cancelled due to complaints. Most complaints are coming from parents who call the concert a “porn show.” But have these parents not been paying attention to Cyrus the last 12 months!? This isn’t the first outrageous or overly sexual thing she has done, and we would be fools to think it is going to be the last! Why would parents expect the show to be MORE tame then her previous performances?
Imagine a big, flashy circus—throw in a few girl-on-girl moments, mascot animal heads, and a Bill Clinton mask and you have Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour. Did we really imagine anything else from her? Of course not!
Miley’s transition from Disney tween star to dirty little sex kitten has been bumpy at times, but then again, she seems to be enjoying the ride. Cyrus gets off at pushing other people’s buttons, and the latest outrage of parents is just stroking her (bizarre) new ego.
Is it fair for her venues to cancel because a few moms have their panties in a bunch? Maybe if they went to a few more concerts, they would leave their panties at home. I’m not saying Miley isn’t pushing the envelope, I just think it is important for us to remember that she isn’t doing anything that her predecessors didn’t do before her. She is coming into her own as an artist and as a woman. If you don’t like what she does, or what she represents then don’t buy tickets to her world tour…because I have a hunch that Miley’s dry-humping weed-smoking ways are here to stay.
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