Miley Cyrus: A Colossal Disappointment

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Over the past couple weeks, THG has been harsher than usual when it comes to Miley Cyrus. We've referred to her scantily-clad European performances as pathetic and desperate.

To their credit, Miley fans have stuck up for their gal. They've argued that she isn't acting any differently than past artists who have wanted to reach an older audience by shedding their clothing or grinding with girls.

So, why has THG singled out Cyrus in such a manner? Simply put: because she's wasted an opportunity to be a different kind of role model to young women around the world.

The second we met Britney Spears as a professional singer, she was wearing a Catholic schoolgirl's outfit and singing about sex. She made it clear from day one that she was a provocative artist, one whose lack of true singing ability meant she'd be relying on raunchy acts to remain relevant.

It's similar for Lady GaGa. She's openly admitted that she was a floundering artist until she came up with a unique name and look.

Miley Performance

But Miley is different. Thanks to Hannah Montana, she already has an established fan base of millions. Unlike Britney and GaGa, there's no need for Cyrus to shock and scintillate in order to make headlines and sell albums.

That's what makes this transformation so disappointing. This is a Nashville resident that says she hates pop music. She had an opportunity to sing the kind of songs she actually likes, taking her extremely loyal followers along for the ride. They'll follow her anywhere, so why not take them down an original, creative path, as opposed to this lame, redundant schtick?

In Billboard, Miley says she's "grown up a lot," but wouldn't that have been the grown-up thing to do? To have branched out and actually been her own woman, tackling the kind of singles she claims to believe in?

Instead, Miley Cyrus has become just another generic, booty-shaking, scantily-clad, same-sex kissing act.

Miley's fans defend her by saying to "leave her alone" because she's "only 17." But do these people even listen to the artist herself?

Cyrus has gone to great lengths to talk about her maturity and how profound her music is. She even refers to it as art.

Putting aside how incredibly pompous she often sounds when she makes these statements, Miley clearly has a message when giving interviews and (especially) when wearing certain outfits: I'm not only 17!

It's obvious that Miley would be more offended than anyone when compared to an average teenager. She sees herself as A LOT more than that.

Limo Riding

In the interest of full disclosure, I have a little sister and I was hoping to see Miley as a lot more than that, too. My sister grew up worshiping Hannah Montana. Her room is still adorned with Miley posters.

So, what exactly am I supposed to tell her when she asks why Cyrus "got to first base" with another dancer last week? Should I sit my sister down and explain it was all just a marketing ploy, and, see, Miley didn't actually kiss the girl because that technicality gave her the chance to jump online and thumb her nose at those that dared to accuse her of such an act?

It's depressing that I need to even consider this question. When making her career transformation, Miley had a choice: Be like Taylor Swift or be like Britney. She chose the latter and that's where my disappointment stems from.

I have a feeling many Miley defenders may even join me in the near future. After all, look where Britney is now. If that's Miley in a few years, I'll try my hardest not to say "I told you so."


Back in the late 60's all acts had to do to shock the "grown ups" was grow their hair long and sit in a mud filled field for a weekend playing music. Today it takes a lot more to shock people. I think it is kind of funny that a lot of the criticism is being directed at Miley by people who don't seem to have a clue about respect. I think Miley is just fine, and is going up in a unrelenting media fish bowel which seems to be caught in its own paradigm that the only news that is fit to report is either negative or has a negative bent to it.


I used to be a fan a while back, her singing wasn't great - but I got past it because I liked Hannah Montana. Now I absolutely loathe her.


I like how you can easily tell which comments were made by the younger generation, lots of exclamation points, and "shut up!" and "leave her alone!", "you don't know this or that" words thrown in. Before you all go acting all deep you ALL might want to consider seeing a psychologist cause a good portion of you have some deep rooted issues you have no idea you possess and they will only get worse as time goes on.


I'm from Belgium and she's not famous around nor do we care. I have to admit, it is entertaining to read stuff about her.


I think Miley is really really pathetic. You cannot call your music art if you're stripping on a podium or sing phoney things that don't matter crap. It's sad that she'll do anything do get attention, that's not mature, that's just a disturbed teenager. I suggest she'd stop singing and acting...and go get professional help.


Miley says she is being older and more mature,she wants to branch out as someone other than Hannah Montana,but to be mature you don't have to show alot of skin and (almost)kiss girls.Miley if you want to be mature and older, act that way,not like a girl who says shes an adult


You do realize that if she took the path of Taylor Swift that she still wouldn't be being original, right?


I just wanna point out that Miley didn't actually kiss the backup dancer. This has made clear to most people. Either THG hasn't been paying very close attention, or they just like to make things sound worse than they are, much like most of the paparazzi idiots in the world.


she is really dissapointing yes. i don't like her voice, i don't think it has a nice tone to it, and i deff don't appreciate her skankyness. the world really doesn't need another semi-talented preformer who is a bad influence and uses sex to sell reccords. deffinately not a fan anymore. sorry if that was harsh, i'm just a bit steamed at tashy hollywood girls these days


Please pardon me, but the *reality is Miley Cyrus is no longer the wholesome Hannah Montana that we were introduced to just a few ago.Parents reacted to Miley like parents responded to a young Patty Duke with her hit show back in the 60's. Patty grew up
and her life took on a different path for a while,and by all indications she has found happiness. Miley Cyrus is not our daughter,and it is up to her (own)parents to instill an attitude adjustment while she is living and learning in the *goldfish bowl
of fame.Evidently Miley no longer want the responsiblity of living in the image of Hannah Montana,and at some point she will figure out what her fans expect out of her performances. PEACE!!


Miley Cyrus Biography

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Miley Cyrus has evolved tremendously over the years. Initially known for portraying Hannah Montana, the singer/actress made an effort to... More »
Franklin, Tennessee
Full Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Quotes

Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

Miley Cyrus [at a concert, soon after photo scandal broke]

I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

Miley Cyrus [on lewd photos]