Recently, a picture of Miley Cyrus on the cover of Vanity Fair was released and caused a stir for parents and Miley fans alike. This didn't bother me as much as the pictures that were released of her lying across a teenaged guy with her bra showing. The reason this all surprises me? Guess which picture I hear the most trash about?
Now, I don’t want to pass judgment on Miss Cyrus. What she does in her free time, and what article of clothing is showing is certainly none of my business. I'll be honest, I think she's stupid for letting this all happen – but she's a teenager, and I know from first hand experience that teenagers do stupid things. However, wouldn't you expect more people to be mad about the pictures with her bra showing than the Vanity Fair ones? I mean, which one do you think is going to have a more negative effect on your pre-teen daughter?
I don't even really see what's wrong with the Vanity Fair one. She was covered in a revealing, yet modest way, and she wasn't showing anything big. The biggest thing I have against it was that her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, let it happen. He probably wasn't even there. It can't be easy to be a celebrity and have your daughter be one, too. I'm sure he can't be with her all the time. I don't know if that justifies what happened, but I've certainly seen worse parenting.
Then we have the picture of her and the guy, no doubt a private photo revealed to the public by so-called friends. This one bothers me the most. As a star, you take on a certain responsibility to the public. You have to keep your personality, work with others, and look good for the public, understanding that there will be a few incidents. We're all going to make mistakes, and though in our eyes celebrities are gods, they're actually only human.
Yes, the pictures were private, but, she shouldn't have taken them in the first place. This isn't the first time a picture like this has leaked through, if you all recall the Vanessa Hudgens incident. It's not as if all teenage girls take pictures of themselves in their underwear either, I wouldn't be caught dead doing it, and I know plenty of other girls who wouldn't, either. She could have gone without taking the pictures, but once again, she's a teenager. She's going to do stupid stuff.
Besides, how can she not get in trouble when she's constantly being compared to Britney Spears? People are just looking for the bad stuff about her. I know that most artists and actors hate being compared to someone no matter how true it is, and to face facts, Britney Spears is not the best person to be compared to. Sure, they're similar — they're both young, blonde, original Disney girls. However, does that automatically mean every girl that comes through is going to be like Britney? I haven't heard of anyone comparing Ashley Tisdale to her. Miley seems to be the only one cursed with that. If they keep pushing that reputation on her, eventually Miley's going to follow it.
Do I think this whole incident will ruin Miley's career? Not really. Vanessa seemed to bounce from it well, and hers was worse. However, I just have to wonder if this is the last incident. It better be — Disney is still upset about this one.