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Note to Miley Cyrus: if you have to say you’re a role model, you’re probably not a role model.

In a new interview with MTV News, Cyrus says she empowers young women – or at least tries to. Referring to new songs such as “Can’t Be Tamed” and “Liberty Walk,” the 17-year who hates wearing pants says:

“It’s just about freeing yourself from anything you think is holding you back. And I think that’s really important, especially for girls, because so many people are told, ‘No, you can’t do something,’ or, ‘You need to be this because Mom and Dad say that, teachers say this.'”

Yes, Miles, sometimes mom, dad, teachers and grown-ups with actual life experiences know better than their 15-year old daughters. Almost at all times, in fact.

Miley’s truly profound, not remotely cliched advice for her young fans?

“Really think about what you want to do for the rest of your life. There’s a short amount of time, when you think about it, and no day needs to go by wasted.”

It’s true. Why bother wasting that time by putting on clothing, right, Miley?

THG’s feelings on Cyrus are quite well-known. So let’s turn this over to our readers: Do you think Miley is an empowering figure for young girls?