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Cat Harris 1
02:25 PM on 08/27/2013
This whole "Miley" situation is getting so tiresome.

If you are the parents of a young girl, use this as an opportunity to discuss her behavior with your daughters.

She accomplished what she wanted. She got your attention. It's called MARKETING!
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Theosarus
I haven't seen an armored car at a funeral yet!
02:05 PM on 08/27/2013
Point taken, but I can't help but remember Jamie Foxx's now-prescient remark some years ago that one day Miley would one day end up on a stripper pole. Who would've thought such an image would be thought of as a good career move?
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Mr Hoodoo
"I Wish I Could Talk In Technicolor"
06:44 PM on 08/27/2013
Jamie's a sharp guy.
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02:03 PM on 08/27/2013
She wanted attention, she got the attention. Don't complain when the attention isn't positive.
02:00 PM on 08/27/2013
Good job mom and dad....NOT!!!
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AlexNYC
Roadrunner, Roadrunner, Going faster miles an hour
01:03 PM on 08/27/2013
All about Miley is the following:
1. She cannot sing
2. She cannot act
3. She is extremely spoiled, obviously the result of horrible upbringing by her parents
4. She is in desparate need of intervention
5. She is a trainwreck looking for a final desination
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deckard70
09:26 PM on 08/27/2013
An intervention for what? For brilliant marketing? For a spectacular stage show? Sorry, but she appears to be a very organized actor with a keen sense of how to become a multi-millionaire, not a "trainwreck".
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merger
12:52 PM on 08/27/2013
Her worldwide performance of bad burlesque negates the privacy factor. I don't bash her personally, but I do take issue with the number she performed, as well as others who choose such a very public simulation of a very private act--sex. She demeaned women by her very lewd performance. I was offended, but I find any such performance offensive and by any performer. I read her mother's pre performance interview where the mother praises the grown up number Miley would be performing. Her mother gave her daughter a standing ovation at the VMA's. That's just askew. I m not such a prude that I can't appreciate talent and maybe even a little sexiness, but Miley's performance was just very bad. She sang badly, she was gawky, her costumes were ugly, the music brainless, and the entire episode was artless. What was most painful about her performance and her mother's support was this girl is talented. She has a gift, but this performance was a complete miss on all levels.
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Lulo
01:55 AM on 08/28/2013
"worldwide"?

Uhn, easy now: England, maybe Australia. The rest of the world? Not even a bleep.

And in most places in Europe, this would not even register in the scale as "controversial". Not even closed.
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merger
11:12 AM on 08/28/2013
Uh, the point being, it was an extremely public performance.  On your other point, I'll let that speak for itself. 
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Mr Hoodoo
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12:14 PM on 08/27/2013
"Remember, Miley Cyrus Is Someone's Daughter"

Yeah, sorry, ms. Molina.

It's miley who should've remembered that BEFORE she did the VMA gig and other things prior.

Don't lay the blame on the Public.
11:21 AM on 08/27/2013
Wow, given that we are all someone's daughter (or son), that excuses alot of really bad behavior.
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wanglog
putting the, "mental" back into fundamentalism!
10:49 AM on 08/27/2013
regardless, she's a fine example of what happens when you never say, "NO" to your children.
10:47 AM on 08/27/2013
Now while I don't agree with all the Miley bashing, she did bring this upon herself. You don't rub up on someone else husband and not expect backlash. She made her choice and if people want to comment, it's their right. She wanted attention and now she's got it. To quote The Facts of Life " You take the good, you take the bad."
01:08 PM on 08/27/2013
Yeah but you're not commenting, you're whining and complaining. It's negative energy and nobody wants to hear it!
02:38 PM on 08/27/2013
Actually a complaint is a negative comment.
10:33 AM on 08/27/2013
People love to sit behind their keyboards and judge. I am no fan of Miley, I don't think she has any talent but the level of hysteria and faux outrage is laughable. She isn't doing anything many of us didn't do at her age. Ever been to a university? Try not to peak behind that curtain. You'll really get a taste of what young men and women do. Maybe this is who she is right now. Again, it doesn't make her a bad person because she enjoys her sexuality. So many male performers to far worse yet ONCE AGAIN gets a free pass from the public.
04:47 PM on 08/27/2013
I have no problem with people exploring who they are or young men and women wanting to show that they aren't little kids anymore but did you watch the performance? Because it was horrible. She was trying way too hard to be sexy and to me it came off goofy. She looked ridiculous. I went to a state university and no one at any party that I ever went too tried that hard and looked that odd.
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nov2rememberout
RIGHT IS BETTER THEN LEFT
06:20 PM on 08/27/2013
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06:26 PM on 08/27/2013
Yes I think the performance was awful and THAT should be the focus not on her twerking and grinding or whatever it is called. LOL
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nov2rememberout
RIGHT IS BETTER THEN LEFT
06:19 PM on 08/27/2013
That was not be sexual. That was plum crazy, and yes we know, but something should not be brought to the for front of a show that you know most teen kids will watch. I've never witness a young 20 year old with a foam finger between her legs on national TV humping a married man.
08:11 PM on 08/27/2013
I can't believe anyone watches that show. MTV giving out awards for videos is what everyone should be outraged about since they, you know, don't actually play videos anymore.
08:13 PM on 08/27/2013
Also, the MTV awards are notorious for being raunchy and wild. So this kind of thing should hardly come as a shock to people watching. I wouldn't let my nephew watch this junk if he was staying over with me that's for sure.
10:30 AM on 08/27/2013
While I appreciate the sentiment, telling haters not to hate, does not solve the problem.

Miley acted out, and is experiencing consequences of her choices. I agree, they are pretty harsh, and I can only imagine what it must feel like to her -- AND I truly hope that she does not get psychologically crushed under the flood of criticism. But, maybe she will look inward and decide if this is the person she wants to show the world.

There is a wonderful saying "Don't prepare the path for the child, prepare the child for the path". We cannot run around stopping every person from mean-spirited, harsh or even bully behavior.
BUT we can work to teach children how to be resilient. How to respect themselves and how to discern what choices are in their interest, and which ones are not.

And all this learning comes with many mistakes and failures. The trick is NOT, not falling down. Trick is knowing how to get up, when you do fall down.

I am praying for Miley. I want her to be happy and healthy, and I want her to thrive. Same goes for my daughter and all her friends. We are living in a world full of toxic opportunities, but thankfully, tomorrow is a new day.
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nov2rememberout
RIGHT IS BETTER THEN LEFT
06:21 PM on 08/27/2013
She has acted out before, she needs to pull it back.
10:46 PM on 08/27/2013
She doesn't feel bad. She is smoking weed and taking Molly.
09:54 AM on 08/27/2013
I'm so tired of all the "shocked reactions", bad mouthing, complaining, and blaming. I personally would have been shocked if she would have been dressed as a school teacher frolicking in a meadow like Julie Andrews, Miley has been acting like this for a while now. Remember the ice cream truck pole dancing performance? She is a performer. This is what she gets paid to do. Obviously her fans like it or she wouldn't be on these shows in the first place and be worth as much as she is. She is not a lost soul on the verge of a melt down. When you see her doing interviews, she acts like a composed intelligent young woman. I do not care to watch her or listen to her music because it's not what I'm into. Does that make me crazy or her crazy? No! It means we don't share the same taste. She is not a child anymore and she is not screaming for attention. She doesn't have to. And quit blaming her parents or Disney. If anything, you should applaud her parents for encouraging her to be herself despite what others think and for the simple fact that she's not making headlines for DUIs or being strung out on drugs. She is making headlines because she is a gutsy entertainer. Just because it's not your definition of entertaining doesn't make it wrong. Get over it.
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wanglog
putting the, "mental" back into fundamentalism!
11:02 AM on 08/27/2013
I like the fact that you've referred to her as a "performer" and as an "entertainer" rather than as a "musician". she isn't. she'd make a fine stripper though.
that said, suggesting that her parents "applaud" her type of behaviour is obscenely ridiculous! parents are there to offer sensible advice and role-modelling. they're there to lend proper, mature guidance i'm sick and tired of people celebrating others who, "are just being themselves"! -sick of it! should she or anyone else be applauded for behaving utterly obnoxiously? what if that is just how "they are"? she clearly is one who has been permitted to behave without discipline or consequence up until now. when parents opt to just let their kids be themselves you're suggesting that the parent throw discipline and consequence out the window...."what does it matter what my child is doing?" "she's just being herself"! come on!! that kind of parenting is akin to neglect and is a repugnant, nearly criminal method of parenting! it's lazy. it's "hands off" and results in children who think that they can do whatever it is that they feel like. drugs, teen pregnancy tend to be the end result of this horrid approach to parenting. if you are indeed a "mom" I certainly wouldn't want to have to be your child's teacher!
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deckard70
09:32 PM on 08/27/2013
"she clearly is one who has been permitted to behave without discipline or consequence up until now."

Unlikely. As a Disney actor, she would have had one of the most controlled childhoods imaginable. Now that she's an adult, she is displaying an uncanny business sense. Maybe she learned some of that from her parents and from Disney, maybe some of it she figured out for herself - in either case, people should be looking to her for advice, considering how much further ahead she will be compared to 98% of the rest of country.
11:22 AM on 08/28/2013
First of all, I did not say her parents should applaud her performance. I said her parents should BE APPLAUDED for encouraging their ADULT child to be her own person and not care what others think.

And yes, I am a mom to a 17, 13, and 4 year old. And yes, I do encourage them to express themselves and not conform just to be liked and popular. I want them to have confidence in themselves and their decisions. I do not want them to give into peer pressure just to fit in. You are wrong when you say letting your kids be themselves suggests throwing discipline and consequence out the window. Teaching them to be themselves is not the same as letting them do whatever they want.

As far as Miley goes, she is not a child and I don't recall her dancing half naked while grinding on a man and a foam finger when she was. Actually, when she was a child still under her parents' control, parents everywhere were praising her and selling their souls for her concert tickets. When you say she clearly has been premitted to behave without discipline or consequence, what are you basing this on?

At the end of the day, while you're judging and criticizing her, she's laughing all the way to the bank. Pretty smart if you ask me.

BTW... I wouldn't want you to teach my kids. It would be more beneficial if they were to teach you.
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Black Heisenburg
UN-politically correct and loving it.
09:17 AM on 08/27/2013
Everyone is someone's child. The difference is HOW you are raised. She wasn't raised she was friended.
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wanglog
putting the, "mental" back into fundamentalism!
11:05 AM on 08/27/2013
jeeze louise black heisenburg! you've absolutely reiterated my sentiments regarding the parenting of children - the raised vs. befriended styles that is. being your child's best friend is akin to parental neglect in my books. well said!
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Black Heisenburg
UN-politically correct and loving it.
01:02 PM on 08/27/2013
Thank you very much. These "new age helicopter" parents are doing such a disservice to their children. I told my kids when they were young when they grow up THEN we can become friends but until that time comes YOU WILL DO AS I SAY. Now that they are in their mid to late 20's we ARE friends, but I am and will always be their father.
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nov2rememberout
RIGHT IS BETTER THEN LEFT
06:22 PM on 08/27/2013
Bingo, raised that way, act that way, no to me and I'm no prude believe me, but that was just plain wrong and creepy.