Not only was Miley Cyrus the talk of almost every morning show Monday, but the 20-year-old's name was mentioned 306 times per minute on Twitter Sunday night.
Whether the media frenzy around Cyrus' performance on the MTV Video Music Awards will boost her music sales or not, many parents could care less. Rather, some have responded online with advice for their children and Cyrus.
One mom's blog about Cyrus' performance has gone viral, with more than 1,000 comments on her blog and more than 10,000 shares on Facebook.
The author, Kim Keller, expresses her concerns in a letter titled "Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you."
Keller begins by explaining what may have prompted Cyrus' performance.
"Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo.
"This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word 'no,' made you change your clothes before leaving the house, or never spanked your butt for deliberate defiance," Keller wrote on her blog.
She continues to warn her daughter that if she were to ever act in such a way that she would regret every second.
"I promise you that I will run up and twerk so you will see how ridiculous twerking looks. I will duct tape your mouth shut so your tongue doesn’t hang out like an overheated hound dog," Keller wrote on her blog.
"Why would I do that? Because I love you and I want you to respect yourself."
Keller recognized that many friends may think these actions are cool or sexy. However, she ultimately referred to Cyrus as a "desperate girl screaming for attention."
"You probably know girls who will emulate this behavior at the next school dance. Don’t do it with them. You are far too valuable to sell yourself so cheaply," Keller wrote on her blog. "Walk away. Let the boys gawk and know in your heart that they see only a body that can be used for their pleasure and then forgotten."
In conclusion, Keller apologized to her daughter if she has ever felt sad because her mother hasn't praised her every accomplishment. She then apologized for being a mother first before a friend. But she expressed that one day her daughter will know she did what was best.
"Dear daughter, I am going to fight or die trying to keep you from becoming like the Miley Cyruses of the world," Keller wrote. "You can thank me later."
Many have reacted to Keller's work, including talk radio host Glenn Beck, who referred to Keller as a "super mom."
"I think that’s one of the best letters," Beck said during his radio show. "That is a super mom. That is a super mom. And that is a mom we need to have on the program, because I think if that daughter does not appreciate her mom now or won’t in the immediate future, she will in the end."
Beck discussed his latest thoughts, pointing out the important role of parents in their children's lives.
"We're not going to be able to solve the problems of the world, we're just not," Beck said. "But we can rescue our own children from being sucked into it. And in the end, if enough of us rescue our own children and our own families, there will be enough of us to be able to set the example when the reset button is hit, and we will lead the way out of real darkness."
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