We feel bad for Miley Cyrus, we really do. The Disney machine cranks out kid stars when they’re barely pubescent, then expects them to function in an adult world while maintaining their childhood innocence. A look at past Disney teen queens (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Lindsay Lohan, Vanessa Hudgens) proves that this formula simply doesn’t work for extended periods of time. So, were we really surprised when scandalous Miley Cyrus pics starting cropping up? Not so much! Now that Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato are poised to take her place, maybe Miley can take a breath.
(Pics are said to be of Miley but we can’t vouch for authenticity)
Yes, her pictures look like she was trying to be sexy (though it’s hard for a 15 year old to really look sexy for real), and yes, they show her “cavorting and canoodling”. But like most 15 year old girls, Miley is discovering herself, her sexuality, and her interest in boys. Thank goodness the rest of us didn’t have cameras following us 24/7 during those hormonal years!
(Pic is said to be Miley Cyrus wearing a “Nick J” necklace, but we can’t vouch for authenticity)
All this being said, Miley (and her family) don’t seem to be managing the media circus very well. Another round of risque photos were released – someone hacked into her phone, according to internet rumors – and they came right on the tail of her Vanity Fairphoto shoot, and her last set of leaked pics. After all of this, Miley’s recent interview with TV Guide just seemed…a bit wrong. US magazine reports:
Move over, Carrie Bradshaw.
“I’d love to do a younger, cleaner version of Sex and the City,” Miley Cyrus, 15, tells TV Guide.
(She previously told Vanity Fair that the HBO series is her favorite show. She later issued a statement clarifying that she only watches the edited, TBS version).
Still, she says she won’t be having sex anytime soon.
“I like to think of myself as the girl that no one can get, that no one can keep in their hand,” Cyrus goes on.
Like her pals the Jonas Brothers, Cyrus wears a purity ring.
“Even at my age, a lot of girls are starting to fall,” she says, “and I think if [abstaining] is a commitment girls make, that’s great.”
As for her controversial Vanity Fair cover, she says, “I don’t dwell on the negativity.
“I want to be a positive role model,” she adds.
What do you think – can Miley still be a role model, or is she losing her grip on the pre-teen fan base?