MILEY CYRUS: ART OR DEBAUCHERY?

Miley Cyrus is a classic example of what has gone wrong in America.  For more reasons than one.    

     In case you missed the latest performance of the “matured” Miley Cyrus at the 2013 VMA Award show, take a few seconds to check out the video.  It’s video #2, scroll down, (after the 30 second commercial, sorry):

Click here: Miley Cyrus VMA Performance Of ‘We Can’t Stop’ Hits MTV; Network Censors ‘Molly’ Lyric (VIDEO)

     Just what we want for our impressionable kids, an American role model feigning dry sex on stage with some male stud, holding an oversized suggestive finger, slinging her tongue around like a whip and prancing half naked to what some people think is music.

     I have a beautiful 9 year-old great-granddaughter, who might think that Miley Cyrus is a cool lady. It worries me. I hope she never sees this performance, because it shatters the purity of youth and everything we don’t want in terms of values for our kids as they grow up. Yet, announcers delight in the extremism and praise her performance as though it had anything to do with talent.

     I may be an old fogey, but I consider myself fairly open and liberal in trying to adjust to modernization. I know all the arguments about Elvis and his Pelvis in the Ed Sullivan Show, but there must be a limit somewhere, sometime, somehow. What will it all become in another fifty years, naked orgies on stage in future music shows, no holds barred, showing our kids that unlimited drugs and sex is the way to go? Probably.

     And while we’re talking about the despicable Miley Cyrus, let’s talk drugs. This girl, who is an icon to millions of other girls who grew up loving her as Hannah Montana, openly and proudly announces the joys of pot, how great it is to get high and tacitly recommends drug use to kids. (See link below) Never mind that studies have proven that early and regular use of pot has many harmful effects, to an including; 1) reducing I.Q.  2) Lethargy, lack of ambition  3) Memory impairment 4) Paranoia and schizophrenia  5) Driving impairment and 6) Yes, it can be addictive to people prone to addiction which then make it 7) A gateway to other more dangerous drugs

     Good going Miley. Whatever the good parents in this country are trying to achieve by guiding their kids into a safe, moral and productive life, you work at tearing down. You have abandoned your role as an icon for young people in this country by endorsing immorality, indecency and the bottom of the values pool.

     At least Elvis Presley had talent and he worked his way to stardom on the bedrock of natural talent, neither of which Miley Cyrus knows anything about. If she were not born to a famous performer with a silver spoon in her mouth, she would just be another plan-Jane cheerleader in some school campus. Without her entourage, she’s nothing; she can’t sing, she can’t dance and she can’t act. She’s at her place in life thanks to her wealthy father.

     And while we’re at it, let’s talk about Billy Ray Cyrus for a moment, a mediocre country singer who rose to stardom as a one-hit wonder. Billy Ray was asked about his daughter’s actions on a recent talk show where – as a father – he basically excused, dismissed and endorsed his daughter’s public antics saying: “That’s my Miley. She’s an artist.”

     Good going Billy Ray. You just legitimized debauchery to a few million young people. You are not only gutless but a poor excuse of a father who should set and hold standards for your kids and their morals. A father’s (and mothers) role in life is not to be liked, but to be respected. It’s obvious Miley didn’t respect her parents nor does she care what he thinks or feels, she’s got him pegged and he cowers in the face of upholding standards.

     This was a father’s opportunity to say, “I don’t approve.”  That’s all it would take. The impression would be everlasting, and whatever damage it caused to their relationship would be repaired with the healing of time and maturity. At least he would have set a standard, that parents do not want to see and hear their kids like that. And when Miley Cyrus reaches age 30, 40 or 50, she’ll look back with disdain at her own actions.

     Entertainers, especially the rappers, the singers and the very young, implant a huge impression on the lifestyles of young kids, not just the upper teens, but the6, 9 and 11 year-old many of whom, these days, have unbridled access to the world of depravity through electronic media. Such is the challenge for good parents who work hard at guiding and loving their kids into safe, moral and productive lives.

     Too bad that didn’t work so good for Miley.

Click here: Miley Cyrus ‘Fesses Up: ‘Weed Is the Best Drug on Earth’ – Wrecking Ball, Rolling Stone, Miley Cyrus : People.com

Click here: Billy Ray Cyrus on his daughter: ‘That’s still my Miley’ – CNN.com

 

 

23 Responses to MILEY CYRUS: ART OR DEBAUCHERY?

  1. Christopher Jones September 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    She is a pig. Her father is an idiot defending her.

  2. Donald September 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Just another example of a generation that seems to have a perverse need for attention. Why else would so many young people stick needles everywhere, including places you can’t see, cover their bodies with tattoos, dye their hair outrageous colors, and wear bizarre clothes? They just scream “look at me.” It is more than slightly antisocial; it is borderline personality disorder that seems to have infected a huge percentage of the young generation. How could so many young people have such a bad self image that they have to resort to these bizarre behaviors to get the kind of attention they should have gotten at home?

  3. Theresa September 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    I agree with you Marshall. It was trash and that’s the road she is choosing because she is so desperate to be somebody. She thinks shock is the way. I can’t believe she even gets any air time. She is not even entertaining. Very disgraceful. It tells me that Hollywood just has lost their minds. They have no rules, no standards. Pure garbage.

  4. Fran of 57 September 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    AGREE!! Good article.

    This is the level our next generation is lowering themselves to!

    Doesn’t bode well for our country’s future!

  5. Marty September 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Right on, MF! But, how about dear old Madonna’s latest actions? This is nothing new — just more of the same but
    increased further. AND, I don’t think it will take another
    50 years! Try 10?

  6. marc W September 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    she is a sad excuse for “entertainment” to say the least.

  7. Eileen September 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    Forgive me, Marshall, that I’ve scrolled right to the end of this one without reading it. This young woman’s performance(s) can in NO WAY be seen as art in my eyes; and she is, no doubt, attempting to gain attention (which she has certainly succeeded in doing). She has gone from being a role model for little girls to her current new image as porn star.

  8. mike September 28, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    if it had been cute and funny and half way in good taste– but it was a B grade movie at best– not even good– she was a mess

  9. Ron Fischer September 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    When Rome began to enter its own decline, Miley Cyrus would have been a very common occurrence. I have to believe she is a product of a growing drug culture in America and that her performance probably seems worthwhile to her.

  10. Rico September 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Despite all the hoopla, all one had to do was change the channel or turn it off. Millions of people, mostly young and a few old lechers loved this trash.

  11. Karen September 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    Debauchery. Disgraceful, shameful, degrading debauchery.

    I wonder what her parents have to say.

    karen

  12. Snake Hunter September 28, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    One For The Money, Two For The Show,
    Three To Get Ready, And Sleaze Wins Sum Mo!
    >>
    Want To See A Good Hollywood Flick?
    >>
    Try Turner Classic Movies On Your TV Screen!
    Get Revenge… Boycott The Smut Peddlers! – reb
    ___ ___

  13. Tina (Lil Sis) September 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Oh so right, she was worse than disgusting. I love some of todays music until I watch the videos. Lady GaGa is pure porn too. Years ago when Madonna did her video with the nuns outfit and a cross was when I stopped watching music videos. When I slip every now and then I remember why I stopped. Feels so old and glad to be old! Don’t want to see the future for our grandkids. Talent is a lost art.

  14. Phil September 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    debauchery

  15. 40 Charley September 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Why do we even talk about low lifes like this?

  16. Darrel September 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    She’s a POS.

  17. Tom September 29, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    Very, very little that is wholesome and good comes out of Hollywood. It is about 90 percent trash now, and I think it all started with Marilyn Monroe, and has been degenerating at a faster and faster rate every year! Think about it.
    May it never happen, but if one of our nuclear armed enemies ever drops an atomic bomb on the USA, let it be on Hollywood. Hollywood is the downfall of our once-great country and culture (in addition to our current “President” and his administration).

  18. Bill Solen September 29, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    In my opinion I see her as starving for attention or telling daddy “I’ve made it bigger than you did”. I don’t defend her trashy display of behavior but I do defend her right to express herself.

  19. Snake Hunter September 29, 2013 at 2:43 am #

    Hollywood Folks Will Be Judged Not Just By Their Public Behavior…
    But Also By The Content Of Their Character Off Camera
    >>
    If you spend your coin on lewdness and porn, it displays immaturity. – reb
    ___ ___

  20. Bahia Abrams September 29, 2013 at 3:24 am #

    Marshall,

    I could not agree with you more. If Miley Cyrus is who our young people hold as an example to

    follow, and the media give her so much publicity, then God help the future of our country.

  21. Frank Mina September 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    They are people without character, unfortunately she has benefited from the publicity,
    SNL is having her on as host in the coming weeks.

  22. Larry Epstein September 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    It is not art, nor is it debauchery. It is crass commercialism. Prohibition did not work. Railing against bad taste will not work. Children will wallow in bad taste. It is up to parents to teach and enforce. Some are more successful at this than others. I was not the most successful parent. I know some others of my age who were better. Do the best job you can, or more importantly, be willing to put in the hard work necessary to do it better.

    I weary of hearing how we survived the relatively suggestive presentations of Elvis and of Jerry Lee Lewis and others, when we were young enough to be impressed. Yes, I believe that they were more talented than Miley or many of her contemporaries. How could they not be?

    For most of these adoring kid fans, all of this brouhaha will fade under the weight of college, marriage, divorce, and mortgages. It will be no more than sitting in an old Chevy behind a deserted shopping mall, each trying to finish a six pack of ever warming cheap beer, bought by three boys too young to lawfully drink them.

    My grandmother railed against the danger of Clara Bow to her daughters in 1925. The names and years may change, but fogeys don’t . Miley is just a creature of the zeitgeist. She will pass and be forgotten with the rest. Yes, and she will take tens of millions of dollars with her along the way. Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.

  23. Ima J. Pastula Phd September 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    A reply to the behavior of our youthful performers of today?

    “Seems to me there is a new species! The older species were demure, well trained, drug free children that we took to heart and gave excellent training to and respected their gifts; This new Species? Are we, perhaps, responsible for ignoring them, pushing them aside forcing them to crave more attention? Or is it their urge to outdo many of their famious parents? What a waste of great talent!