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“But she was a role model for my daughter!” cried every mother who supported their daughter’s love for the Disney pop sensation Hannah Montana. Miley Cyrus twerked her way onto the social media feed last month, and not in a good way.
For those of you who missed Miley’s performance at the Video Music Awards, here’s what you missed out on: twerking, tongues, a skin-tight nude bikini, and lots of pelvic thrusting. As Gloria Loring, Robin Thicke’s mother, put it, “I can’t unsee it.”
Don’t get me wrong, I love to push boundaries — I am a journalist. But there is a line, especially on national television. Miley Cyrus walked up to that line and twerked all over it.
Do you want to know the very worst part? She wants to be treated like an adult for this behavior and believes that this is what one does when they’ve matured. For me, that is the weirdest part of her downward spiral (even weirder than her bear fetish).
Usually when someone wants to be treated like an adult, they cover up their midriff and keep their tongue in their mouth. Maybe there is a group of people that watched the VMAs, thinking, “Wow! What a mature young woman! I respect her.” I just don’t know who that group would be.
Mature adults can have intelligent conversations, are informed about current world events, and can discuss things civilly.
Immature adults use sex for attention, wear skanky clothing and party as if they haven’t reached their expiration date. Which is Miley? I think that’s an easy question to answer.
You can’t fake maturity. Go to college and grow up, Miley.
Tess Fox is photo editor on The Apple Leaf staff.