Taylor Swift vs. Miley Cyrus: Are They Role Models?

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Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus have very different sounds (country vs. pop); different looks (blonde vs. brunette); and different philosophies on where they stand as celebrities.

Cyrus - who most recently came under fire for making a joke about marijuana - has made it clear that she just wants to be a typical teenager whose occupation happens to make her rich and famous.

“My job isn’t to tell your kids how to act or how not to act because I’m still figuring that out myself,” Miley told Harper’s Bazaar a few months ago. “To take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not.”

Photograph of Taylor Swift
Photograph of Miley Cyrus

Swift, conversely, is happy to embrace her status as a role model. She understands it comes with the territory.

At the Billboard Women of the Year Awards on Friday, Taylor referenced Faith Hill in an interview with Katie Couric, saying:

“For me, when Faith Hill performed on an awards show, everything mattered... everything she said said, did, wore I tried to copy it. That’s what little girls do, so there is a big responsibility and I take it very seriously.”

Two artists. Two contrasting points of view. On whose side do you fall? Do you believe Taylor and Miley are role models and should act as such?


i love miley n taylor. but i look up to miley more cuz she is real. she isnt trying to be a goody to shoes. girl she is being real. and i rather have a girl like miley who's being real than taylor. demi and miley are both real thats why i love them. love you miley and u looked great at the cnn hero awards and your voice has gotten better.


ROLE MODELS- Compaired to WHO? Kardashians- Kanye West- Madonna! I would rather watch Miley or Taylor take a DUMP on Stage Compaired to those others Singing!


Taylor is classy, clean and that kinda girl you want to be BFFs with, just the same as Selena Gomez, Emma Watson, Victoria Justice. They act mature and that takes severe self control. Now Miley is more outgoing, flashy and a tad bit trashy, she is the girl you wanted to be frenemies with in junior school. Though Miley lacks charisma and style and class one thing l like about her is she doesnt pretend or try to be beautiful and classy, she embraces her hillybillyness and doesnt try to be like Sel or Tay. They are both role models whether they like it or not. Taylor would be a good RM for rich princesses or the girl next door types while Miley would be a good one for the other kind. Though Miley oughta choose better friends l dnt trust that Osbourne chick, she seems like a fame whore to me, what happened to Mandy and Demi and Emily?


If a parent lets their child eat fast food 3 times a day and the child becomes obese, should the parent sue that restaraunt? Of course not. It's the parent's fault for allowing the kid to eat all that fast food. It's the same principle for the celebrity role model debate. Celebrities can not be held accountable for the actions of their younger fans. It's a parent's responsibility to give their child love, guidance, supervision, and discipline. If the parents fail in one or more of those areas and their 13-year-old gets pregnant, the parents can't blame it on one of the celebrities the kid likes. NEVER SEND A POP STAR TO DO A PARENT'S JOB!


Taylor Swift- we love u! Please remain humble and modest as you are. You dont act like a whore to proove that you are somthing special and this is evident in your character. You are really are growing into beautiful woman that shows "inner beauty"...somthing this world has forgotten. please dont change. You not afraid to be a good person and we love you for it.


Miley of coursee!!
I hate Taylor Swift XD


Miley has an old face


I think Taylor is the best image for young girls to imulate. She's so smart and down to earth. There needs to be more like her in the spot light for young girls to imulate. I've watched her interveiw and she does most of the work on her shows she's involved in everthing that she does. She doesn't have time to waste doing the drinking,drugs and misbehaiving. I'm proud to say that I'm very much a fan of this young lady and I'm almost 50 yrs old.


@heidi did you end up like Lindsay??? I doubt it she's probably prettier than you!!!
Btw ending up like Lilo is a good sign, it goes to show how much you enjoyed your childhood/teen years!!!!


Miley is not the worse role model. She has been in movies..and if i caught Sat. Night Live correct..she has a talk show, on cable somewhere i assume. i like Miley's song about her arrival in L.A.. True, Taylor Swift seems to be a class act. But Miley's just being Miley!!

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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
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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]