It seems that Miley Cyrus has, once again, entangled herself in a bit of controversy. The actress/singer was caught on video laughing about what a pothead she is, her second smoke-related offense in the last year (though last December, she insisted that she was inhaling the perfectly legal hallucinogen, salvia).
Cue the outrage! The anger! The shock! Coming soon will be all the parental dismay over the transgressions of a childhood icon, and while it's true that Miley remains a favorite of young girls, you have to admit that this latest event shouldn't be a surprise. Having turned 19 last week, Cyrus has been seemingly on a campaign the past few years to distance herself from her Disney Channel image, including making a number of career decisions that generated plenty of their own controversy.
The first step came in 2008, when a 15-year old Cyrus participated in a now-infamous photo shoot with Annie Liebovitz for Vanity Fair. She seemingly went topless (she had on a bedsheet) for that one, but when the public reacted less than favorably, she did an about face, apologized and said she was "embarrassed" by the photos.
Then, in 2009, controversy erupted after her performance of "Party in the USA," in which she wore very, very little and did a pole dance. The dirty dancing continued in 2010 at a wrap party for "The Last Song," which saw her rub up against much-older director Adam Shankman.
Cyrus then went sexy bird for her "Can't Be Tamed" video, though that was mostly a manufactured controversy as a reaction to her other work. Then, her video for "Who Owns My Heart" got the Parents Television Council all riled up, with its scantily clad bed moments and skin-revealing dancing.
Now, just like the salvia incident, Miley's inner-circle is coming to her rescue. Kelly Osbourne tweeted, "let me make something very clear after @MileyCyrus salvia incident we started calling her bob miley as a JOKE! the cake was also A JOKE! it makes me sick that @MileyCyrus so called 'friends' would sell her out and lead people 2 believe she is someone that she is not!"
Whether or not Miley actually is a stoner, well, we don't know. But either way, it's just another notch on her bad girl belt.