This poor girl can never "un-do" these images or what she's become
in the minds of so many people--a public prostitute. Even if she someday wakes
up to realize how horribly she's exploited herself, the damage is done, not
only to herself but to millions. If anyone still thinks Hollywood doesn't
destroy, may I present Exhibit A.No wonder we as a society
can't stop objectifying women, or fail to encourage girls to see themselves
as potentially powerful creatures in bringing great change and improvement to
the world. And actually, I didn't know MTV was still on the
air. Thank goodness we quit cable years ago.
She gives me flashbacks to the days of Madonna and people seem to still love her
despite continuing to this day to display nothing more than porn. It gets
attention and brings in big bucks.Until the audience pulls their heads out
of the gutter this will always draw a big audience.
She's due for the next steps, which are meltdown and rehab.
Sadly, I think she is reveling in all this attention. She is probably thinking
how funny it is that the whole world is talking about her never mind what
What is happening to Cyrus, happened to Spears, and many others, the drug, sex
and exploitation of Hollywood and the mentality of those in it continues. They
pull hundreds into this pig pen many end up in pornography when nothing is left.
We feed it because we keep spending on the entire industry. From Dish, Direct
TV, to movies and videos we keep spending regardless of ratings. Like other
consumer products we are in control but because they reflect us we still spend
the money. When we change so will they.
She's trying way to hard to be relevant.
Miley was raised amidst an entertainment culture that, above all else, values
attention and celebrity. And, as every student of marketing or anyone
who's lived more than even a few hours in our marketing-drenched society
knows, sex sells.So, if the goal of the majority of those one is
around is, above all else, attention and celebrity, then the most likely means
to that end is the most obvious, however demeaning. She is certainly not the
first to have used this device and, if the trend follows, will certainly be only
one of many, many more.This is just another, very illustrative
example of the saying that, "If you lie down with dogs, you get up with
fleas." An old story of degeneration that just keeps getting replayed by a
seemingly larger portion of each new, impressionable and stupid generation of
people. Something for every parent to consider when trying to determine the
kind of values they want their children to be absorbing.
Oh not to worry. In a few years this will become the "norm" and Miley
will be just the first of many. Unfortunately that is the direction in which
the morals of this country, no, the world is heading. Not too long ago, movie
stars lost their billing and popularity for experimenting with drugs. High
school girls who got pregnant were literally unheard of, and if it did happen,
they were taken out of school and even sent away by their parents. Rock stars
like Elvis Presley and the Beatles were considered evil and the downfall of a
generation. Actions which caused an uproar a few years ago are now completely
acceptable and normal. We are on a downward spiral and the actors and actresses
of Hollywood are anxiously promoting this degeneracy.
Haven't seen the YouTube clips but what a shame.I thought she
was great on "Hannah Montanna"....it was a good show, a clean show with
some decent writing and my kids and I enjoyed it. It wasn't
"great" but it was a good show. And then what did she do after that
exact same show made her SOOOOOOO rich and famous?She publicly said
she was "embarrased" by ever playing the character of Hannah
Montannah.How ironic...."embarassed" is how I feel for you,
Miley.In all seriousness, good luck figuring out your life.
I'd start with a long, private talk with your dad. He seems to have a lot
more sense than you do....
Madonna, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus all chose to go the route of shocking in order
to be famous and make money. It seems likely that there is a lack of confidence
in their performing abilities and obsession with being famous that leads them to
try to shock audiences. Unfortunately, this is a vicious cycle as it leads to
less self-esteem and the need to be more shocking and so on.And,
then there are the impressionable fans, some of whom will buy into and emulate
this behavior not realizing the end result.
Desperate People stoop to desperate acts.BTW -- even
'liberal' MSNBC ripped her performance
Shock entertainment is so 90's.God is the answer these days Miley.
Totally amazing what passes for "music" and "talent" and
"entertainment" these days. People seem to lap up anything that's
totally absurd, which must leave those with real talent wondering what they have
to do to be recognized. Ever watch "America's Got Talent?" You
have people on there moving right up the brackets who would have gotten laughed
off the stage back in my high school several decades ago.
I have to say that I agree with A Guy with a Brain. My family and I also used to
watch Miley on Hannah Montana. It was a clean show. I think she needs to have a
very serious father-daughter talk..she's going against all the advice he
gave her when she was a young teen. I am also glad that I don't have cable
or dish to watch any of this trash.
What disgusts me is all the media attention she is getting, it is one thing for
her to act like this, but it is very offensive to have it played over or photos
shown or even a discussion about it. So she wins, she acted stupid and stupid
media is not letting it go.
A former child star gone dirty is far more marketable than a girl that starts
her career that way, and show business IS a business. Hope it works out better
for her than it did for Dana Plato.
Here is my BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Loud and clear!She should have been
boooood off that stage.
She wanted media attention and the Deseret News obliged. Job accomplished.By the way, parents ought to block the Disney Channel. We do. I think
they're a bad influence and it shows. Their programs consist of a simple
formula: having spoiled brats act obnoxious.
Her father is the reason she is the way she is.
This isn't surprising for MTV. Garbage in garbage out. People need to stop
complaining and just turn this sleaze off. Actually just never turn it on in the
first place. Most of MTV is raunchy and most music video's ...like rap
...are the bottom of the barrel so what does it say about you if you are
watching it? This little Cyrus girl is lost in life ...much like Lindsay Lohan
and will continue to spiral downward just like Lindsay. The poor parents of
these girls have to be sick to their stomach to see their daughters mirroring
the lowest and the worst of society.
This wasn't pushing the envelope -- it was deranged. I believe even
Madonna and Gaga would be embarrassed by it. The villain is MTV for being such
a subversive nihilistic influence in our culture.
Her appearance looked more like a Saturday Night Live skit than a serious
performance. In an effort to shock the audience Miley's outfit and tongue
wagging was anything but sexy. It was just sad.
I vote for disgusting.
Makes me sick and worried what my little grandchildren are going to have to deal
with. I really worry about my little four year old who thinks that she is a
princess and is already exposed maybe to things that are going to influence her.
I pray everyday that I can help her see her self worth and that she is very
loved. To me this is what is going on with Miley and these other girls who think
that this is what people want. They have no self-esteem and mix that with money
and no morals then you have what people witnessed last night. Sad that our world
is going down the toilet like this. Very Very sad indeed.
A cautionary tale for fathers trying to raise daughter in this crazy world of
ours: Keep them grounded in reality, keep them close, and don't leave
anything to chance.
She was so disgusting. And she has no talent. So wrong on many levels. But,
the most unfortunate thing is Miley Cyrus's disgusting performance is
hogging the media. At the same MTV Award Show, Justin Timberlake performed one
of the best performances of our time. Now this guy is a true talent and we
should be talking about him.
What is it about little girls that become celebs, to then become completely
screwed up young adults? To make it worse their parents, in many cases, follow
suit? Lindsay Lohan, the Olsen twins, the list goes on and on. You make a
fortune for your parents to fight over, but you lose your soul in the process.
Oh, of course she knew her "act" was going to make people crazy, and
that was the point to attack an older market moving from the pre-teens to the
19-25 yr olds who could care less if she does something obscene. I'm sure
she and her team are thrilled to get so much ink, she's no longer a minor
child celeb, that's all over and it doesn't matter if she has a fair
to mediocre voice, she told adults and the media to kiss off, making her a hero
to her target audience. The more column inches she gets, mentions on TV news,
her fans just become that more enamored with her buying anything with her name
on it. Ignore her, and she goes away into obscurity.
It happened on MTV... no big shocker, they've been doing this since
inception. MTV should not be allowed within 200 yards of any teen. I know when I
was an overly hormonal teen and wanted to watch something illicit, that's
where I'd turn the tv tuner. It's a known quantity. If
this had been some more risque' singer like Lady Gaga, we would've all
relegated it to business as usual. Many child stars have started out innocent
and gone trampy. Janet Jackson, Brittany Spears, now Miley Cyrus--part of the
reason this happens is because once you get to be a woman in entertainment at a
certain age, you no longer can appeal to younger more innocent audiences. So
they try to remain relevant by doing something more mature, only to discover the
audiences don't like change. Honestly I think the dupes are
those that believed that a person was the role they played once upon a time. Why
do we give actors and actresses so much power over us? When will we turn our
gaze away from this meaningless box of shadows?
From an ascetic point of view the act wasn't even well done.It was
simply gyrating...followed by high-step marching around the front of the
stage...followed by more gyrating. She did manage to avoid head-on crashes with
the bears, but that is the extent of it. Had she been a 3-year-old in a
dance class I would have suggested to the parents that they try the piano.
Why do so many girls in show business think the way to show the world
they're not a little girl anymore is to behave provocatively? There are
more mature ways to show your audience that you've become a young woman.
@Morgan Duel & @Serenity: I agree completely.I have stated
before that I have lived long enough to have observed much of life. The EXTREME
spiral down of morality is heart stopping. The ONLY aspect of life that I see
that isn't obviously affected is religion(for the MOST part). I
haven't, nor will I, watch this much public display of yesteryear's
private strip club lewd garbage...
In the late 1980's everyone was worried about the effect of AIDS. A
sexually transmitted disease that we don't know how to control, spreading
all over the world, millions might die, etc. MTV kept pushing sex in the videos
they showed. At one point, Kiss came out with a video titled, "Put the XXX
back in Sex". Immediately thereafter there was a commercial for a Mars
candy bar. I didn't buy Mars candy bars for 20 years.
It's not surprising that this happened, but our societal standards have
fallen so far, it amazes me. I occasionally watch the Disney affiliate
ABCFamily and some of the show that are advertised on there are the worst. I
would not call them Family shows.
There is no integrity in this kind of business as they are only looking for
money in the long-run, not a 20-year old who has gone from Disneyland to public
display of non-affection.
One of these days people need to rise up and cancel MTV. It is nothing but
degrading porn for the young and stupid.
Folks... burlesque is hardly a new art form. That said...It is
actually quit comforting to see the level of condemnation her performance has
received across the board.... from just about every publication out there.
We've all seen this act before... from Madonna, to Britney, Lady Gaga to
now the latest performer trying to trade on something other than their talent.
But even Madonna eventually cleaned up her act. She keeps heading down this
road - her career will be a short lived as her dads... because what she is
selling is hardly anything unique.
The irony in all this is that there are many who express outrage or disapproval
of Myley, but are the first to defend abortion. As if there is no connection
between what is being seen on T.V. and in the movies and sexual immorality or
abortion. Democrats, figure it out!
SoCalChris - Madonna? Gaga? Embarrassed? They couldn't spell it.Are you forgetting the Madonna / Spears slobbery kiss?The bologna
dress?Shock culture was a main element in the fall of Rome. History
I had no problem with her performance - I did not watch it which is what
everyone else who has a problem with the performance should seriously consider
doing instead of endlessly writing about it in these columns - turn off the TV!
No audience - no performance!
Kinda like Lady Gaga, as she hopped in her BMW the next morning and sped down to
the bank. Lots and lots of $ generated for her to collect as she heads off on
some expensive, far away vacation,
The saddest thing is that she wasn't booed off the stage. This is an
illustration of how corrupted and desensitized our society has become. MTV will
continue to air this and even worse, until enough of us turn it off and stop
feeding them money.
This is what those so called "artists" have to pull off where there is
no talent. I just saw the pictures in the news and that was enough to say what a
low class act!
The question isn't what is wrong with Miley when in fact media attention is
the lifeblood of celebrity. Nor is the question why is a conservative newspaper
like the Deseret News adding to the notoriety by running this story. The
question is, why am I and others reading it and offering comments. Answer that
third question and first two answer themselves.
Hey Deseret News That "woman" who played Hannah Montana's mother is
Brooke Shields a star with decent values who grew up in the same Hollywood
environment that Miley did. She is not just a casual commenter on the current
event but, I am willing to bet, has a perspective that Miley Cyrus could benefit
@Serenity"High school girls who got pregnant were literally unheard
of, and if it did happen, they were taken out of school and even sent away by
their parents."The average age of someone having a first child
is increasing... teen pregnancy has pretty much dropped to its lowest levels.
typical mtv production.
@Serenity"High school girls who got pregnant were literally unheard
of, and if it did happen, they were taken out of school and even sent away by
their parents."Ummm.... I am the product of such a situation....
and I came into existence well before MTV was even a thought. What, you think
adoption and abortions are new. Please. Just because people had a smidge
more class and didn't talk about private matters back then, surely
doesn't mean these things didn't go on.We doing our family
genealogy last year found out my father in law was born 1 month after his
parents were married.... which no one at least ever spoke of up to that point.
The world biggest syphilis outbreak happened during WW1. Any ideas how that
And yet she got exactly what she wanted, everyone talking about her. She's
a business Woman and she's in the business of selling her image and her
music. She needs to generate talk and "buzz". You and other media
outlets fell right into her trap. Bravo!
Lindsay Lohan 2.0
Glenn Beck called her performance "A cry for help" on the radio this
morning, personally I think it's a "cry of laughter", as she and
her family are laughing all the way to the bank at all the attention this is
getting. Don't like it, turn it off and don't buy her music.
It's the MTV Video Music Awards - what kind of performances do you expect?
While I don't care for her music, and don't think she's
particularly attractive, she has a right to grow up and be an adult, even if
most of you want to keep her as wholesome (and fake) Hannah Montana forever. At
least she's not involved with drugs or driving drunk like Justin Bieber,
Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan, etc.What was more alarming is how much
of music today is all about "entertainment" and not truly music... not
one act that I saw included guitarists, drummers, keyboards, horns... the days
of "bands" making it big appears to be a thing of the past...
I like what she did. Good for her. The fact is she will be rolling in money,
that is the idea right? If the DMN is in an uproar about it, then it has to be
good. With her actions she shed her old look, and on with the new. Go
Even though MTV is part of my DirecTV package, that crap does not get on my TV.
Long ago I blocked MTV from the channels we can view. I'd prefer to not pay
for it, but since that's not a choice with DirecTV, I've done the next
best thing and blocked it from my channels.
TxYfan- So, your post is like hundreds I've read nationally. I too am fed
up with paying for a "package" that I don't watch or need. I want
to be able to pay for 10-15 channels that I actually watch. I don't need 5
shopping channels, the channels that show real housewives that aren't real,
MTV, all the lib media channels, etc. So, what do we do about it? If there are
enough people willing to send a message to the cable/sat companies, maybe things
will change. I just cancelled Dtv last week. When they called and asked for me
to re-consider, I told them I would love to, when they allowed the consumer to
pick the channels they want. The lady didn't know what to say on the other
end. If enough people did this, and sent a message that most Americans
don't like this crap on tv now days, maybe the networks would get smart and
listen. Until then, they don't have too, because most of us are too willing
to be lead along by the cable!
Mothers: Don't let your daughters be Disney girls!
Wow. I agree that Miley's performance was raunchy and inappropriate. But
she is one person. The music and entertainment business cannot be blamed.
People here are so quick to jump on the bandwagon and slam musicians to the
ground. But let's not forget those that have done so much for the music
business and are class acts. Phoebe Snow, Etta James, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie
Raitt, Laura Marling just to name a few. If you look for the good in the world
instead of focusing on the negative so much, you will find the good and there is
a lot of good out there.
I am actually more disappointed with the Will Smith family, who clearly showed
their shock and dismay, yet failed to take their kids and leave the venue.That one move would have made a huge difference.All it takes
for evil to win is for good men and / or good families to do NOTHING.
Isn't this typical for MTV? Weren't they the guys who came up with the
superbowl halftime show that featured a "wardrobe malfunction"?When this
whole thing dies down, people are going to forget all about her and thus begins
the viscious cycle of having to come up with newer and raunchier displays to
stay in the spotlight. Next come the drugs, booze...I'm with all you
guys who wish that they just pick and choose the cable channels they paid for.
It really is sick that we pay for cable, and have to blockat least half the
channels because we don't want to watch the smut. Has anyone noticed how
when a performer has real talent, keeps their nose clean and continually cranks
out quality material whether it be music, books or some kind of dramatic
performance, they are stared at in wonder as a miraculous genius? I'd
rather go to a Josh Groban concert anyway.
She accomplished exactly what the performance intended...to shock and get people
talking. Personally, I was more horrified at her huge tongue than anything
else....sadly, she does have talent (song writing skills and a nice voice), but
the selling of the sex bothers me....what is next for her? Between her and the
mindless Kardashian group....our youth are in trouble.
I am grateful for parents who takes the training of the daughters seriously and
help them to grow int beautiful young women,as I read through the comments i
come to appreciate my late mum for all the training and love she gave to us five
girls.This young lady needs help because i believe she is lost somewhere and is
crying to be saved,her behavior on the show shows this.
MTV isn’t that the same outfit that ran the series Skins and got in
trouble with the FCC because of underage nudity. Yeah that’s the one.