Miley Cyrus has gotten a lot of heat for her recent behavior, which includes smoking marijuana, wearing provocative clothing, and releasing music and music videos with explicit content. Cyrus has responded to public criticism by saying that she is “an adult now” and that her behavior and new image are “part of growing up.” This is what she recently said in an interview with Daily Mail about her “We Can’t Stop” lyrics:
“It depends who’s doing what. If you’re aged ten [the lyric is] Miley, if you know what I’m talking about then you know. I just wanted it to be played on the radio and they’ve already had to edit it so much,” Cyrus explained. “I don’t think people have a hard time understanding that I’ve grown up. You can Google me and you know what I’m up to — you know what that lyric is saying.”
I’m sorry… I didn’t know that doing drugs, singing about doing drugs and lying to radio producers were examples of adult behavior. Anyway, the singer was recently interviewed by the Associated Press and held the same stance.
“I think people forget what it feels like to be 20,” Cyrus said. “People just evolve and that’s all that’s happened to me. But people think a mad scientist somehow cooked up this potion and turned me in to a different human, which it wasn’t. All I did was get a haircut and buy some clothes and everyone thinks that I am made into a robot that changes with what’s popular every 10 years.”
I’m not trying to beat up Cyrus here, but that’s NOT all she did that stirred up the public’s attention, and she knows that. She went on to say that you’re “supposed to be a mess” when you’re 20.
“I think some people kind of fall off and they end up going crazy because you don’t give yourself time to go crazy,” she explained. “That’s what you’re supposed to do; you are 20, you are supposed to be a mess because you haven’t figured it out yet, and 10 years from now I am supposed to have it all together.”
Ok… I think I understand what she is implying, however, does her point mean that if you’re not a “mess” at age 20 then you’re doing something wrong? The problem with this whole discussion is that Cyrus doesn’t seem to be taking responsibility for her position as a role model for young kids and teenagers, especially for her Disney fans.
There is no denying that she’s doing great as an artist. According to Us Magazine, her latest single “We Can’t Stop” is currently holding the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
via Us Magazine