Hey Miley Cyrus, what's wrong with being wholesome?

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  • Brent T. Aurora CO Aurora, CO
    Sept. 13, 2013 7:15 p.m.

    Mr Plate -- I'll just add that when the name Janet Jackson comes up... got that image? It is what everyone thinks of first and not anything else in her career. Now the same for Miley Cyrus. Good news is that Hanna Montana was an image built in disguise. Thank goodness for that.

  • Jane B Portland / Clackamas, OR
    Aug. 29, 2013 7:38 p.m.

    I wouldn't assume that Cyrus damaged her popularity at all. That is the sad part.

  • MrPlate Lindon, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    @jp3 - and don't forget about all the creeps who make baseless accusations against others, anonymously through message boards like this. As you say, there seem to be a lot of them in this state.

  • jp3 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    At least we know who she is now...unlike a lot of creeps out there who sit on the bench at church on Sunday and then do all sorts of unsavory things behind closed doors--and there are a lot of those, especially in this state, where appearance is everything.

    Aug. 29, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Those of you that think she "is laughing all the way to the bank" are clueless. Yes, people are talking about her and her terrible performance. But the talk is definitely not positive, it won't last for long, and she is definitely not going to be making any money off of it. The article gave several examples of this not working for people in the past. And it certainly didn't help Miley in the least. It's only creating a bigger wedge between her and those that supported her in the past.

    I think people, even though talking now, will distance themselves from her as far as they can, and she, like the others, will lose out in the end. Most people don't want to be associated with a person that pulls these types of stunts, unless they are on the same low level of maturity.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 12:59 p.m.


    hit the nail on the head

  • MrPlate Lindon, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    @Hutterite - yes, and Esau's belly was filled when he sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. That wasn't a very good trade, and neither were the trades made by George Michaels and Julie Andrews as pointed out in the article, or Lindsey Lohan, Amanda Bynes, and many others. Pretty weird that you think Miley Cyrus' trade will work out better for her just because people will talk about her for a couple of weeks. Unless she works hard to turn herself back around, this stunt will probably be the singular iconic and shameful moment for which she will always be remembered.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 29, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    There seems to be nothing more destructive to a young person than fame at an early age. Yet, there are parents who seek that for their children. How sad!

  • Anonyme Orem, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 10:05 p.m.

    Mike W., it's not just the conservatives who are "up in arms." I think Miley Cyrus has managed to bring together people of all political persuasions in a common cause: Make it stop. Other than Miley's mom, is there anyone who watched that and thought, "Now that is a talented young woman"? What bank is she laughing all the way to? There's not a lot of money in making people nauseous.

    Whatever anyone thinks of Mr. Bennett's viewpoint, you have to agree that this is a funny, well written article. "Twerked a message to the tweens"? Yes!

  • USA Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    Makes one cringe to think she was the featured performer, as Hannah Montana, a few years ago at the Stadium of Fire. Sad how she has chosen to live her life in recent years.

  • Love skiing Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 4:50 p.m.

    I was always told by my mother and father that, only you, are responsible for your life. Anyone, and I mean anyone, who look to a Total stranger to be a rolemodel for their kids should not be having kids at all. You are their role model. They look to you for guidance and leadership. Expecting someone else to do so is wrong. Can't raise them, don't have them.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 4:29 p.m.

    Ask Lindsay Lohan. After years of being a "girl gone wild" Lindsay is finally recognizing all of her false fun and the devastating consequences. Poor Billy Ray must be crying himself to sleep every night seeing his daughter self destruct like this.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    Is everyone repeating her name today? Is she all over the news? Would 'wholesome' have had the same effect? It was a means to an end, and it provided more for her than her meagre store of talent and intelligence ever could have.

  • Mike W Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    Ha Ha... the conservatives are still up in arms over this? It's been three days and it's still on the front page of Deseret News, front page of Fox News... all this press has to have Miley laughing all the way to the bank!

  • ParkCityAggie Park City, Ut
    Aug. 28, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    She got what she was after, people are talking about her. The media gave here everything she wanted and more. She knew people would flip out, that was the point.