Looks like someone needs to be grounded! Seventeen-year-old Miley Cyrus has upset a parents group with her latest video, which was deemed too racy and damaging to her young fans.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Parents Television Council disapproves of Cyrus's "Who Owns My Heart?" video, which features the former "Hannah Montana" star writhing in bed in lingerie, seductively applying makeup in her underwear, wearing a revealing top, showing lots of leg in the back of a limo and dancing suggestively with both men and women at a club.
"It is unfortunate that she would participate in such a sexualized video like this one," PTC president Tim Winter told TMZ of the Disney star, who previously posed for Vanity Fair in nothing but a bedsheet, pole-danced at the Teen Choice Awards and steamed things up in her "Can't Be Tamed" video.
"It sends messages to her fan base that are diametrically opposed to everything she has done up to this point," Winter said of the video. "Miley built her fame and fortune entirely on the backs of young girls, and it saddens us that she seems so eager to distance herself from that fan base so rapidly."
For her part, Cyrus, who turns 18 on November 23, has told MTV that her new image is simply part of her development as an artist and an adult, and that she's learned to shrug off her critics. "You gotta do what you gotta do," she said. "That's life for you. That's life in the spotlight. It's never gonna change."
couldn't she at least wait until she was 18?
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shutup who ever make fun of miley cyrus is a jack rabbit
If i had kids i would not let them watch anything with her in it or listen to her music.I would be scared that they will do the same thing that she is doing.I am 18 and i am not out there doing anything like she is.
To all the parents who have their panties in a twist – I'd be more worried about what YOUR child is doing, than what Miley is doing. Don't want them to have her as a role model? Don't let them watch. She's growing up, she's not your child. Your child will grow up – good luck to you.
You want a wholesome role model for your child? Sesame Street – they never grow up.
it's so stupid that this is what people are worried about in today's society. this is just a music video. move on. she's just living her life. don't like it? don't watch/listen. simple. she can't keep doing all the stuff she was doing for little kids anymore. she's done with hannah montana. it's over. she wants to be able to live her life and have fun. not please little kids and their parents. she's doing what she does to make herself happy. nobody else. she's trying to get an older audience. just like she said, your kids will make mistakes regardless of what she does.
Trying to post a response to all the "Miley Haters" out there. CNN keeps blocking my attempts. Guess I will just have to post it elsewhere.
Hey, Nick who posted a few hours ago saying he'd like to see my picture, thinking I'm an "ugly chick" because I had other suggestions as to how a seventeen year old could show herself to be grown up rather than release nude or semi-nude photos ... setting up a foundation, starting up a semi-pro sports team for a previously unknown or not-yet-popular sport, et cetera ... gosh, Nick, thank you for your interest in me ... I won't be posting a photo but I'm kind of nice looking ... my husband thinks so and so did all the boyfriends prior ... I spend lots of time with kiddies (room mother, Sunday School teacher) and they don't run away in fear ... I'm past my absolute prime but I'm holding up well ... didn't respond to you earlier because I was busy cleaning the house, baking, working part time, reading to my child ... and watching the Chilean miners emerge from underground ... even though those 33 guys and Miley are all people I never expect to meet, somehow the miners' story seems more important ... going to check on dinner now ... Nick, if you are still reading, you might consider working on your manners ... remember CNN expects us to be "lively and courteous" ... oh, and call your mama.
If Miley and her parents feel she was mature enough to make this kind of video, then it is only fair game that they should also be mature enough to handle the criticism of her video. Miley chooses to be a celebrity and is fully aware she is in the public eye to be judged on her decisions, both good or bad ones. Asking the question, is it time to back off Miley? No.
Judgement will always be there, as long as she chooses to be in the spot light, it comes with the territory.
This is something any child star has to deal with. At some point, all outgrow their audiences. I'm with the guy on this one. Not a big deal...there are more pressing issues in the world for sure.
I agree with both sides of this. I just think that there are better ways to show that you are growing up and becoming a mature adult (if that is what she is going for). If rolling around on a bed in scandelous underwear and bumpin' and grindin' at the club is the requirment for girls to become women, somebody please remind me never to have any little girls that will grow up and follow suite. There are so many more productive things Miley could be doing with her time/money/influence.
What is this discussion about.. As if american kids have anything to learn from this.. Common.. This is everywhere.. internet tv has much worst
Miley is STILL associated with Disney Channel. Anyone who has kids knows that "Hannah Montana Forever" is a new series. Miley is almost 18 and I agree that if she wants more provocative videos- it's her choice- BUT it is also Disney Channel's choice to condone her behavior or to stand up for what's right and pull the show off the air. I'll boycott Disney Channel & Disney vacations if they put money ahead of morals.
and the world keeps turning...
This is something I was waiting to become news. First and foremost, I want to point out Miley Cyrus NO LONGER has ties with Disney. Therefore what she does, doesn't reflect back on Disney nor the audience their programming targets. She has been with the station since she was a young child and made a debut as a star at thirteen. That was almost five years ago, and like all of us, she has grown up. Yes, she's still a child and she's seventeen. But what if this discussion was taking place in six weeks when she turns eighteen? She no longer does Hannah Montana and therefore no longer targets a child audience. There are many people who have targeted youth in their younger years then changed audiences as they mature. She is no exception to this. You can't force someone to stay young and not grow up. The bottom line is the path in HER career that SHE wants to take isn't one that she can take working with Disney and targeting the same young audience she did just a couple years ago.
It's a shame that it's come to this, yes. And I see a lot of people who compare her to Lindsay Lohan, and you're absolutely right. She's starting out on the same destructive path however that's not anyone's concern but her's, and her family's. Clearly there is, at a bare minimum that is, some approval from her parents or she wouldn't be shooting these videos before turning eighteen. The fact that a parents group, none of which know this girl personally, are targeting her and trying to say "You need to go back to entertaining our kids" is sheer ignorance. You can't force her to stay young, just like you can't force your kids to stay young. In time all kids will grow up, they'll involve themselves in the same provocative activities that are portrayed in the media and it's not your place to try and control that. Especially of someone who's not even your child. When she calls these people her parents, you'll have every right in the world to attack what she's doing.
So I feel as though I'm playing the Devil's Advocate here. I think it's horrible what she's coming to, and I know what it's going to lead to, as do most of us. However it's no one's place to tell her how she can act or what audience she can target. She's almost eighteen, she had a good run with kids and is now maturing herself. Your kids will one day too. And she wants to take her career a different route, stop trying to control the world and let her be. You aren't helping your kids by attacking her. Kids will move on, and they'll find new idols. Now it's become nothing more than an attention grabber and not a good one, considering online polls show well over 70% of viewers of major news stations think it's ridiculous that parents are behaving in such a manner.
My advice to everyone, grow up and let her as well. Don't expose your children to her if you're unhappy with the route she's taking by choice. But don't criticize her and throw attacks at her because you're unhappy. That's no different than me throwing attacks at YOU because I'm not happy with how YOU'RE acting. See the pattern?
Well now, got to love the hypocrites who come out and remind us how the country was founded by a group called the 'Puritans'... Why is it alright for an 18 year old to fight in politically motivated wars for profit and possibly lose his limbs or life? Its also alright for young boys ( pre-teens) to engage in video games that promote war and death.. But funny, it's not okay for an 18 year old to dance, sing, put on make up and stretch her boundaries?
It's a sad state of affairs which is only getting worse.
I think it's all much ado about nothing. I've seen the video. She doesn't show off that much skin. '80s music videos featuring girls and women in bikinis showed far more. Also, as pointed out by someone else, she turns 18 next month. This is just a lot of hubub over nothing.
Who watches music videos anymore anyways? I'm sure this certainly isn't being played on the Disney Channel, so children would have to conciously look for other ways to view it. If parents don't want their children watching it, it shouldn't be hard for them to restrict them.
If you don't like it, don't let you kids watch her music videos.
That would be too easy right?
She considers her singing and dancing ART? Ok, then. I'll draw a stick fiigure and change my name to Van Gogh.
*farts into a microphone* Call me Verdi!
Not a fan of her writhing around in her underwear either, but I guess she has to make the cash. Too bad the age at which girls do this gets younger and younger.
I hate Miley Cyrus but I still think all of you are morons if you think she is somehow endebted to her fan base in the sense that she can never attempt to change the target audience.
Newsflash – she's NOT Hannah Montana anymore so it's time to stop harping on that bandwagon and get on with the show. She's not talented to begin with, but if you were/are a Hannah Montana fan for years, that means you (and your kids) have grown up – much like Ms. Cyrus) and it's time to loosen the leash on your kids.
Was this video on Disney?
If not, then shut up.
Oh for Heaven's sake people get over it!!! Miley is not the first teenybopper to grow up! Please keep in mind that Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christinia Aguleira all got their start on DISNEY!! They have all grown up too, and our children have moved on as well!
This girl tries so hard to be "edgy" it's ridiculous. She deserves a slap (and a singing lesson or two).
I see another train wreck coming like Lindsay Lohan. And if you listen to either of her parents, they deny there's anything wrong with her behavior. They all need a reality check.
By the way... All of those people OBSESSED with her age.. How old was she when she was forced to be a child star? Obviously people under 18 can't make ANY decisions at all, so she was forced to be Hannah Montana, right? Well, as an adult she's choosing her own way. And there you go.
17 is 17. This video is completely inappropriate. She should be ashamed.
She is not nude. She broke no laws in this video. Everything, no matter how much it treads the boundaries of the law, was WITHIN the law. Should she be ashamed? I certainly wouldn't want one of my female relatives prancing around like that at any age. Not ANY age. But regardless, she did nothing wrong. Seventeen or not.
When are people going to realize that Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus are not "one in the same"?? One is real one is a character.......my child loves and watches Hannah Montana, but by my choice she does not watch nor know anything about Miley Cyrus. ITS CALLED BEING A PARENT! YOU make the decisions for your child......not anyone else!
The parents that should be upset are her parents ! ! It's time they started acting like parents and not buddies.
Chill out parents! She is an artist, who cares how old she is? Isn't America a free country? Doesn't one have the right to express themselves? Teen behavior starts in the home, stop blaming celebrities, parents, and be role models yourselves! Communicate with your children about morals, right and wrong and start accepting accountability for your own families.
So far I have read all these comments. Both sides state good points in the matter. I stopped caring about what Miley did after I saw that she was a bleep bleep bleeping bleep bleep bleep bleep. Of course, that is my personal opinion. I also think the same thing about Ke$ha, Rihanna, and the other female pop stars. I do point out an exception to Lady Gaga because I think she is creative, but also might have a slight chance of mental illness. The point is, I can't even find any good music on itunes anymore. I hate hip hop/rap, pop, country, RB and soul, etc. I just can't believe that no one is making good music anymore. Anyway, back to Miley. I think it's a waste of time even writing about her. If you don't want your kids to see the brain numbing shows on tv, get rid of it. I didn't grow up with a tv, and I'm a lot healthier than most adults. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely hate miley to the core. All she has in her head is a bunch of air, she's a horrible singer, and she's probably influencing girls the wrong way. But honestly, it's not worth my time to hate her. I've got much better things to do.
This naughty little girl is just another Jezebel. Shame on her for making Jesus blush!
Why is it seemingly inevitable that girls feel like the step that will show the world that they are grown up is to public pictures with little or no clothes? ... why not start a charitable foundation? ... how about running for office and "cleaning up" your town? ... writing The Great American Novel? ... training for and competing in the Olympics or the Commonwealth Games? ... start up a semi-professional team of a little-kinown sport? ... invent something? ... taking off your clothes seems like a much quicker and lazier way of getting noticed.
You always get these reply from some ugly chicks. I'd pay to have your photo posted under that comment.
Why don't you post your picture, Nicky? Let's see how hot your flesh is.
Think before you insult women who don't agree with young girls degrading themselves, jack@ss!
Thanks, Frank ... as I always say, "A lot can happen during school hours." ... guess I'm going to have to find a very cute poster with puppies and/or kittens now.
Hey, I'm with you all the way.
I wish I could help you in terms of finding a good public figure for your child – I have no children and I was a depressed morbid child. :/ But I think you're on the right track. Maybe go with classics in terms of music, film and literature. Introduce her to the things you enjoyed as a child, if you haven't already. Of course there's plenty of good kid's flicks coming out today.
So what public figure is my 9 year old girl supposed to find interesting? ... we're too old for Elmo, Dora, Disney princesses or Strawberry Shortcake ... we're working our way through the Little House On The Prairie DVDs and Santa might bring the books ... she's recently discovered some old shows like Bewitched, I Dream Of Jeannie, The Flintstones ... long ago we watched Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap and Herbie, but I'd rather she not be familiar with Lindsay's face, reach for a magazine while we're waiting in the doctor's lobby, see her drunk ... I do like Bindi Irwin ... will hold up Bindi Irwin and Laura Ingalls as good examples ... can't think of anyone else offhand ... any suggestions? ... good luck to everyone trying to keep their kids' lives G-rated!
My 9 year old girl was given a couple of Hannah Montana DVDs a couple of years ago and enjoys watching them .from time to time.. but she doesn't keep up with what Miley Cyrus is doing since she doesn't watch music video channels or read teen magazines, doesn't wander around the Internet ... I'll let her keep watching those DVDs until she's tired of them, might be pretty soon ... but we won't automatically "follow' Miley ... for example, we have all the High School Musical DVDs but do not let her see Zac Efron in his more recent movies ... we never really had much Hannah Montana merchandise, 90 percent came as gifts, but that Hannah Montana pencil case might "accidentally" get lost, the scotch tape on the Hannah Montana poster lose stick-um and the poster fall down!
"but that Hannah Montana pencil case might "accidentally" get lost, the scotch tape on the Hannah Montana poster lose stick-um and the poster fall down!"
Lol. Love it.
That is what you parents get for encouraging your kids to worship these people on TV. Didn't learn from Brittany Spears, how stupid. You waste all your money buying their merchadise and expect them to care about what you think. They are now in the spell of making money and will do whatever they need to do to get it. Try to learn from this now, and put your money in a college fund, to raise smart educated daughters.
You goody goody idiots! You and your little brat kids and the child star parents are the ones who put these child stars by watching them, buying their products etc.. She has grown up in an adult world her whole life and she is 17 for God sake! You can't tell me that you Mom's were not throwin' your booty around at 17 because if you do you lie and all statistics are wrong. IDIOTS!
"and it saddens us that she seems so eager to distance herself from that fan base so rapidly."
So, basically, they're mad that she's not selling out?
Why do these young Hollywood girls all seem to think that they prove themselves as adults by turning inappropriate and raunchy? Yes, she's almost an adult and thus, we should see mature behavior from her, not this. This is just disappointing and unimpressive, in my opinion. Generally, today's culture is.
umm, Miley is growing up. Maybe these parents groups should learn that kids don't always stay kids. I think that they should know these things by now.
Follow the money... nudity sells. A 17 yr old girl singing in underwear sells.
Vanity Fair sold more copies b/c of her bedroom shots (under her dad's "vigilant" eye)
Do you think Daddy is going to supervise at a Playboy cover shoot when his little girl turns 18?
Ask your daughters if they would love to parade for their dads & the world in their underwear. That will give them some food for thought & a opportunity for family conversation.
Sure, she's sending a message. "I want a new fan base, people!" Leave her alone. She's trying to move on from the teeny bopper fans to more mature ones. Rihanna's done it, Britney's done it, Mariah's done it. Why pick on Miley...she's an adult in a matter of days.
WE are not amused!
If she's only 17, she's a minor...not an adult. Like any teen she apparently thinks she's an adult. Perhaps the adults in her life should be charged with exploitation of a minor.
I understand Miley is growing up. They merchandiser should not be trying to sell Hannah Montana merchandise. I work at a big retail store, and her merchandise is all over. You can't have it both ways...
Miley is going just fine. Sound business decision ... more importantly good personal decision to protect her right to learn about herself, and to develop and grow as a person – surely with a lot of love and good guidance from her parents and family. As for the critics, whether right-wing puritans or left-wing wingnuts – I suggest you each look in the mirror first and take accountability for parenting and example setting on your own. Not passing off and blaming others for your weaknesses or laziness on others, whether public figures or not.
I'm sorry, but: Hahahahahahaha! Please.
And your point is.... ? Do defend a BUSINESS WOMAN who makes a SOUND BUSINESS DECISION?
I don't think she needs your help with that....
I know what I was doing with girls Miley Cyrus's age when I was that age, it was in the back seat of a car and not for all the world to judge. All these oh so reichous mothers and fathers were most likely doing the same things. Did I want my daughter doing the same thing, NO but kids will be kids and there is not much you can do about it. Parents should be ashamed to bring their children into a world where a couple of years of physical pleasure followed by a lifetime of drudgery and war are the only options. When are parents going to take responsibility for the world they bring children into.
"Did I want my daughter doing the same thing, NO"
Feeling the stings of conscious, Terry? Sometime inside of you tells you it's wrong but you're parroting the culture's propaganda so as not to seem 'unhip' and, Lord forbid, 'uncool'.
Did that just happen? I just vom'd all over.
She doesn't need anyone approval. People, she's all about CD sales now. She sucked your kids in when she was younger and now she's sucking the older crowd into parting with their money. It's called business.
Parents needs to take back the control in their families instead of letting the kids and the media call the shots...it's really simple, just explain to your kids that Miley has crossed the line of decency. Then explain to your kids what decency is.
Three words: Next Lindsay Lohan
That one was neglected by her parents. This one is promoted by them. Makes me wonder which is worse... they all coast on their kid's $$'s... Billy Ray Cyrus gets publicity every time his daughter sells anything & thus promotes his music... its a symbiotic greed thing. I'm over her & so are my kids... she's just another pop-tart now whom old pedophiles lust over. Yuck
Dear PTC [STOP]
Nobody cares what you think or say [STOP]
You have no weigh, authority, or impact on anything [STOP]
Please F- off and go back to reading your bibles
"go back to reading your bibles"
Maybe if Billy Ray was as Christian as he pretends to be, he wouldn't have let this happen to his child.
While some old geezer is drooling over this 17 yr old "business woman" other girls will want to emulate this & post their photos or videos up online. Her parents & the other adults who promote her are clearly ok with grown men fantasizing over their daughter's image. Weird that they think her talent lies in being provocative
She is spoil from her parent... That is shame to show for her age....She should go to see physical...
Gross. This girl is just dumb for doing these things. I have no respect, and fortunately my kids are too smart to fall for it also. She's not even cool to the kids around here anymore.
Whatever this stupid council is against, I am for. I hope Miley Cyrus stars next in a Basic Instinct remake, but with more nudity.
When are people going to let her grow up? Let me ask the parent groups something here – how many of your kids listen to, watch and idolize Lady Gaga? Do you just shield your child from every influence and not let them live? Miley is not a child anymore and has outgrown the so-called Disney image. She should not be chained to portray the DIsney Image. Britney was a Mouseketeer and so was Chirstina Aquilera at one time. Were they ever tied them to the Disney image? No.
What's the difference? Lady Gaga is a grown 20-something year old woman, not a child pop tart. I love Gaga but she's really not for children. They wouldn't get it, anyway.
And if you think Disney didn't create her and doesn't still own her, you need to do some research into that corporation.
You guys kill me with the unnecessary name calling and labels kinda speaks a lot about ur character no wonder u choose to let tv raise them your to busy name calling its funny actually its like being n school again...maybe I'm on the wrong page this is the page where parents are expressing concern hmmmm I thought was facebook for a sec....continue children lol
"its like being n school again"
Which you obviously didn't spend too much time in.
By the way, guys: Ol' Billy Ray himself is on the PTC. Talk about controlled 'opposition'.
Can I bend her over?
Duh people. If it wasn't for her dad being "famous" she'd be living in some trailer someplace in Middle Tennessee. Heroes shouldn't be "celebs."
Who the hell is that jack@ss talking about she has the mentality of someone twice her age?! A 'businesswoman'? Does he honestly think that this GIRL is in control of her image? Seriously?! She has a team of handlers that tell her what to do, write her songs, tell her what to wear, what to say and who come up with her photo and video shoot concepts for her! She's is not in control of anything. She is a fictional industry creation – same as teenaged Britney and Christina 12 years ago. They went through the same deal of being paraded around like wh0res to appease the appet!tes of the perverted sicko older men in the industry (such as Lou Pearlman) and in the audience. (Ms. Spears went on to have a nervous breakdown.) Let's face it: Teenage boys are not the ones paying attention to and drooling over this stuff. And then the naive young girls who look up to them mimic what they see, tart themselves up and go get used and abused.
This is just an example of how our society breeds s#xual a$$ault and the denigration of women (and men). These teen pop sensations are pretty much mind controlled drones who have probably been subjected to severe s#xual abuse (they're not where they are because they're actually talented). I would not be surprised if a great number of them have multiple personality disorder, a la Anna Nicole Smith.
Our 'culture' is definitely in the process of imploding.
Well Frank, it is a good thing you're here to give your pop psychology take on things. We'd never survive without you. Go away.
Why so angry at me? It's not my problem that you apparently don't know anything about how the entertainment industry really works. Hell, some of the biggest names have let slip the truth from time to time (Dave Chappelle, Michael Jackson, for example).
You can continue to live in your fantasy, but don't be surprised when it comes crashing down like a house of cards.
Now go put on your mouse ears and drool infront of the idiot box.
Okay, I think people need to wake up to reality and realize that Miley isn't a little kid anymore. She's going to be a legel adult in less than a year. Geez. Leave her alone.
Her Videos aren't on Disney so quit complaining
I think people are over reacting , if we rewind the same objections came up with Britney,christina, and most young ladies from Nickalodeon and Disney that grew up.they will not be young forever they are going to grow up like any other person just in the spot light, so why are people judging her and others like her for being normal. Times have changed , it is time society catches up.
"if we rewind the same objections came up with Britney,christina, and most young ladies from Nickalodeon and Disney that grew up."
Same script, different face (although they REALLY don't look all that different and that's on purpose). Disney is very dark, indeed. They're doing the same thing with girls all over the world.
Umm...just wanted to remind everyone that Hannah Montana is a CHARACTER, and Miley Cyrus is a HUMAN BEING. Hannah isn't real, but Miley is. Disapproving of Miley not being like Hannah is like disapproving Jim Caviezel for not being like Jesus....they're playing a character.
OK people wake up am face reality. Miley is not that sweet little 12-13 year old she was when she started filming Hannah Montana. I work in a high school and people she is no different from any other 17 going on 18 year old, except the has way more money. You should see what the girls wear at our school to ball games, skin tight, extra short, and extremely low cut clothing. At prom last year some girls had on dresses so sort when they sat down there was no way their bottom had anything on it except underwear, if they were wearing any.
It is time parents stop letting celebrities raise their children and do it themselves. If you want a role model for them let it yourself.
I think miley cyrus is one frie short of a happy meal to tell you the truth. She doesn't seem to have an ounce of commen sense. But then neither does her daddy or he would have let her be a little girl.
Her 'father' is basically a p!mp. To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if he m0lested her himself, or allowed others to do it.
Yes, there is a very dark side to the entertainment industry.
Seriously...parents need to get over it! It is your responsibility to control what your kids see. I think parents are always looking to place blame outside of the home instead of looking inside their own home to determine why their kids do what they do. I have 2 school age kids that love to watch Miley Cyrus however, they are not allowed to watch MTV, BET, etc. Entertainers are just that...ENTERTAINERS! Leave them be...they aren't hurting anyone but are simply making a living. Kudo's to Miley! You have grown up!
So true couldn't have said it better
"I have 2 school age kids that love to watch Miley Cyrus however, they are not allowed to watch MTV, BET, etc."
Miley is a representation of 90% of what is shown on 'MTV, BET, etc', smart one.
And since when does acting slu_tty mean you're 'grown up'?
Dang it ppl quit judging the way folk get their money have u ever heard of change. I'm not saying her stuff is gud for those who let the tv parent, I mean its quite simple stop viewing her as a rolemodel take life for what it is and find another rol model dang it as much time some of u took blogging 3 nd four times u cud have found another role model. Quit dwelling because at the end of the day ur not perfect either regardless the level imprefection is imperfection.
until u have viewed every avenue of ur life plz dnt b so quick to judge....she chooses her destiny not u.....point blank ur the adult u can step n at n e time parents dnt blame n e thing on her....I personally wouldn't allow her as my daughter to do this sort of thing but she isn't mine.
It is so sad to see a young woman with such potential become just another low-class fool.
This is what you do when you don't really have talent. You wear less and less clothing and act like a ho. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
What a waste. Another fairly decent looking young girl turned into a teenage trollop. You can thank her parents for this happening.
She is an untalented floozy. In a few years she will no longer be in and just be another washed up child star. I really wonder what her parents are thinking letting their 17 year participate in a music video like that. She has the rest of her life to be a tramp, why let her start now?
Am I the only person on the face of the planet that finds her unbelievably annoying? Her voice is irritating and she's not really that good-looking. I want to jump off a bridge everytime I hear her sing....ughhhhh!!!
Miley's latest performances show that her parents have not done their best to be responsible parents. Evidently their careers have prevented them from providing and instilling the best moral standards for a young girl to become a lady.
That seems to be a major problem in society today. Parents need to become more involved as parents and not business managers of their kids. Financially, she has possibly outdistanced her parents successes combined. That also does not make Miley qualified as an adult.
I personally thought that the only wrong here is that jacket she is wearing. For parents who think their sweet little girls are going to copy this image you really need to wake up and teach your daughters some confidence. loved the song and the video was fun. makes me want to dance
Ok people here's the deal... She is growing up. Hannah Montanta will be on tv Disney for as long as it makes money for Disney. Miley Cyrus is NOT Hannah Montana. She was ACTING (theoretically). Explain to your kids that what they see on tv is NOT REAL. And if you don't approve of her music/videos for your kids, don't let them watch it.
Perhaps this parent group didn't notice but this "singer" moved away from the kid pop scene a while a go. She has even stated as such. Of course there aren't young adults that want to listen to no talent twit so she has no audience now.
Gimme a break. There is nothing wrong with this video. Don't you remember being 17? I see nothing more than a young woman indulging in a hormonal fantasy while getting ready for a dance.
According to my 11 year old daughter Miley Cyrus or her Hanna Montana alter ego no longer appeal to the young audience.
Parents still hate Elvis. Some things will never change.
50+ year olds like me are her biggest fans.
Bunch of pedophile perverts.
They need to lower the minimum age. These 17 year olds act 18 and they know what they're doing. The innocence went out in the 1950's!
The young girls aren't buying her music anymore, and this means it's grownup time! Send the kids to bed, because little girls do grow up to be women.
Isn't she being a role model even with this new video? She feels confident and beautiful enough to do some of the more racy things which is more than I can say about most 17 year olds. Give her a freakin break, she aint your babysitter, shes an actress\singer. Raise you're own dam kids.
What do you expect from the offspring of garbage? The filthy apple doesn't fall far from the filthy tree...remember this is the same girl who "ounged seductively" across her fathers lap in a Vanity Fair shoot.
Sick family all the way around. I can't believe Disney still has her under contract.
OMG, she ounged? That's . . . horrible. No one should EVER ounge.
DONT WATCH IT IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM MORONS =] no ones forcing you or ur children..shut the television off and play outside
I solved the problem of what my children watch and listen...I took control, I have no television or radio and as I have the only internet connection in my room, they cannot have uncontrolled access. I screen everything my children watch and listen to. I also control how much they watch and listen to...the youngest at 4 gets an hour a week and the oldest at 8 gets a little over 2 hours a week. I also control their reading material, but as both prefer books of facts and such that is not so difficult. I also have a larger range to select from as both of my children know several languages (reading, writing and speaking). It is not up to the so called stars to raise my children it is up to me, if Miley and others what to do these sort of things, I am not going to let my children see it, but I am not going to condemn someone for going through the process of growing up...we all grow through it in our own ways.
Me thinks you will pay for sheltering your children so much but only time will tell.
I hope she poses for play boy.
These are probably the same bozos that tried to shut down the strip club near the loading docks. Mind your OWN business people.
The censorship group says: "It sends messages to her fan base that are diametrically opposed to everything she has done up to this point,", ya the message it sends is that she's 18 and growing up. Heck I lost my virginity at 14. How did that happen? Get a clue people. Celebrities and athletes are NOT role models, Parents are.
Ted, you're either a troll or a brainwashed idiot. I'm so SURE you have such a meaningful emotionally and spiritually fulfilling romantic life.
I stopped letting my daughter watch Disney channel when she was 10 and didn't encourage any other television program (movie or video) that reflected it was the parent's who were the idiots in the house and needed their kids to "fix" life. Keep your eyes open – there are a lot of programs like this available to families – dumbing down the parents. Watch television WITH YOUR KIDS – Don't be afraid to tell your kids that you don't agree with media or the messages – follow through with turning off the idiot tube if you have to. They DO listen! My daughter is now 21 and makes her own choices, hopefully we gave her a good life base.
Wow, you sound like a really fun parent.
I stopped watching Disney on my own. My mom didn't need to tell me. Lol.
Good on you.
All you morons saying its okay are the problems. This nation is being systemically dumbed down.
What scares me is that people rely on a celebrity to be their child's role model....I am sorry but shouldn't you as a parent be their role model?? She is 17 , almost 18, is this a little to racy, maybe but who are we to say. She is growing up and has ever right to do so. Parent your children...don't rely on her to do it....!
Really? I watched the video and didn't see anything racy. Just another example of the news media creating drama where there is none. Get a Life!
Guys, don't you get it? If we all stopped caring about what Madonna, Miley, and all the rest of them do to gain attention, they'd stop. They WANT to cause a fuss because they have this desperate need to be the center of attention. Want to do the world a favor? Stop caring about what these idiots do, take responsibility for what your kids watch and do, and the rest will take care of itself.
You're kidding, right? It's so obvious what Miley Cyrus is doing....... she's trying to separate and distance herself from her character, Hannah Montana. Personally, I think it's a brilliant move. She's on the verge of becoming an adult, and wants to be seen and recognized as an adult!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Miley, you are a beautiful and talented young woman!!!! Keep the amazing music coming our way.
If you put less emphasis on entertainers and athletes in this country and treat school teachers as heroes, then the video would be null and void. The only reason why entertainers and athletes are considered role models is because of the money. Just another way of "wagging the dog" in this country.
britney did the same, it nothing shocking
you wanna see something shocking go see a video by the band rammstein called; pu....y that is shocking.
What's the difference? Rammstein are a group of 40-something year old men, not TEENAGERS! Their music, their 'brand' is not marketed to children.
Oh my goodness, just leave the girl alone. Parents you be the role modle for your daughters don't rely on someone else to show them how to be!!!
Here's a thought, instead of being mad at some celebrity who has no control over her career, be mad at yourself as a parent for letting your child view things they shouldn't.
Why are parents so upset? It's Miley's career so let her be. If you don't want your child watching her video then don't let them.
Isn't it funny, or just ironic, that a "parents group" wants someone else to control what their kids watch? They're the same ones that when a child does something or is missing they scream "where were the parents?"
Make up your minds! Either you can control your kids enough to tell them to not watch it or you need everyone else to make sure they can't see it. Can you say "hypocrites?"
What do you expect? Mr. Rogers? You hunt where the animals are, and after a point it's hard to make a fortune being a good girl selling product to teens and tweens. She's an entertainer, and if being racy & provacative is where the money is at, that's what actors do. As others have said: be a parent. If it's too much for your kids, manage what they watch and see rather than complain about it after see her performance.
You are too permissive a parent if your little girls have seen this video or anything else on the media outlets showing it. Little children SHOULD NOT be watching these channels to begin with.
Miley is almost 18 for heaven's sake, she is no longer 12 and whether you like it or not allowing your children to have these Hollywood stars as role models is not going to go well in their adult life. Have them find other role models.
Role models should be parents, teachers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and people they KNOW.
Personally I think shes stupid, not because shes in skimpy clothes or whatever, but she built her whole career on hannah montanta, her fan base is KIDS they still love her. I think shes going to realize that just because you want to 'be an adult' now doesnt mean your fans will follow, especially not when most of her fans are still in elementary school. I think this marks the end of miley cirus's career.
get over it, she is no longer a little girl. She is a grown women.
You misspelled woman – that which she is not. Even a lady would not behave before a camera at her age as Miley has done. No class what-so-ever.
I understand perfectly that Miley is almost 18 and wants to leave her Disney image behind, but I think she transitioned too quickly. There are ways to show that you are growing up and maturing without making racy music videos, dressing in barely-there clothing, etc. What happened to being classy? My issue is, Miley claims to be a Christian and talks about how her faith plays into her life, yet her actions (at least the ones we get to see) don't reflect her faith at all. I am a Christian as well and I think she should at least act as though she lives out her beliefs.
why does it seem that society and upthight women contine to attack female actors or singers about their lyrics or the way the dress. last week katie perry this week miley. why are only girls that are forced to follow norms. double standards alive and well
This video and all her others as Miley Cyrus are not even being played on Disney. They are being played on MTV, VH1 and the web. So if these young girls are watching MTV, VH1 and going on the web to this sites they are seeing far worst stuff then this video.
Very good point Erica. Let's hope it got across to all these people who expect Miley to stay as Hannah Montana.
Agree with a lot of the posts – YOU are the parents. How about turning the channel, or better yet, turning the TV off!
I don't have an issue with Miley going the $lut route. If she feels she has to, more power to her. She'll have no one to blame but herself (Oh, and her own parents!) later on. The issue I have is the idiot on the news talking about how she is not like other 17-year-olds, she's more like an adult, and that she is a media mogul and should be treated as such!
Unfortunately, she IS a 17-yr-old and is just as intelligent and (im)mature as any of them. She and her handlers have proven many times over that she is not ready for the pressures that come with the fame she has – and she shouldn't be yet!
Live and let Live, I say. But if you are going to become "rich and famous" off of the money of the parents of the little girls that look up to you, you have to be ready and able to take the public beating that she is taking when you make the mistakes and decisions that she is making!!!
@Unbelievable I'm pretty sure jpip was attemting to be sarcastic. I thought it was pretty funny comment.
Shes "ONLY" 17? Thats legal in Texas...and as far as im concerned she makes enough money to be considered a successful adult.
Growing up, right! Make way for the next Lindsay Lohan/Paris Hilton! Disney should distance themselves from her as fast as they can.
The PTC are a bunch of socially conservative idiots who think big government needs to parent children. If you don't like TV don't watch it!
does no one want to blame hollywood and the producers?
Hannah Montant is a chacter on a tv show that is not who she is in real life. She started that show when she was 14 years old and she is going on 18. No where in this video or her other songs as Miley Cyrus is she promothing Hannah Montana. I think people need to think back to when they were 17 going on 18 years old and the stuff they were doing. She is getting older and finding out who she is. I think people need to give her a break.
Sheesh. Where is the parent's culpability in all this? It's okay to blame a scantily clad starlet for you kid's behavior, but the parent can't own up for, uh, I don't turning, turning the fricking TV off, or not allowing your kid to follow girls like this? I swear, parents are getting more lazy over the generations.
They need to stop showing her stuff on tv if thats the case because she is "getting older." Young kids will watch her shows and try to still relate to her when she is tramping around on tv.
why did she never fix her teeth? they're all snaggley.
Miley's message to young girls everywhere: It is cool to be the victim of pedophiles.
no it's to be trashy and tra*py
Hater, you and Fred are both correct.
Another "artist" that has to go provocative to get noticed. Today's "artists" are nothing but no talent slags. Madonna started this crap and people still haven't gotten it. Glad I'm old.
@jpip, I certainly hope that was tongue in cheek, because if you were serious, someone ought to take your kids away from you, and have you sterilized so you can't have any more.
To all those concerned parents, just explain to your kids that Hanna Montana is a character and Myley is another one. They admire a characyer, not a person. Don't be so naïve and use your imagination. Your kids love Hanna... Don't take that away from them only because Miley grew up, it is not Miley's fault, it is you guys who still want tolive in the past.
The real problem here is that this young lady can not sing, if you watch Hanna Montana you already know this. All the machines it must require to make her sound good. So what has she got left but to show off her other abilities, like dancing, and she is quite pretty, as a child in disney productions for children she was ok, but now she is about to come into her own, what will she do next?
Let the girl grow up! Gone are the days that Disney actors go from micky mouse clubs and tv series to beach movies. Raise ur own kids and stop looking for Hollywood to raise or baby sit them. Get a life and let her live hers. Be a role model for your own children. Is that asking too
much of her critics????
OK, i read all you comments and i would like to say that I agree on both sides, however, this is to remind you that no where in this video or her other songs as MILEY CYRUS is she promothing Hannah Montana. Let me remind you of a certain singer that started out as a micky mouse club, did pop (Genie in a Bottle sound familiar) went on the riskier songs did way more outrageous risky videos, got "Dirty", wore revealing clothes while growing up establishing herself, now she is a mother and still has a career. who am i talking about? Christina Aguilera.
If parents have a problem with what their kids are seeing or watching, then limit what they see or hear.
just because this is how she bulit her career doesnt mean this where she has to stay. She is a young woman now and wants a more adult audience. Good for her! If you don't like it...don't let your kids watch her. Plain and simple. You are the adults, you dictate what your children see. I am a mother also, if I dont want my son exposed to it then I do not allow him to be exposed to it. And the things I cant control I explain to him, as any good mother would. The way she dresses in the video is the way you see teenage girls and women dressed all over the world...you cant stop your children from walking past someone on the street. Dont blame other people, talk to your children and teach them better!
LEAVE this poor gal alone. If you have issues with MC, then keep your kids away. I can assure you that your kids already know all of this stuff. NO! They are NOT as innocent as you this.(I have two teens so u know). Bottom line, raise your own kids. Miley is not their mom or dad..
She's a terrible role model for a girl who's 17, let alone 8. Yes, it's a parents responsibility to monitor what media their kids are exposed to, but these images and merchandise are so pervasive that's it's like trying to hold back the ocean with a thimble. And so many girls receive such viscious bullying if they don't have the right "look" that as a parent it's hard not to cave. I think the best response is, as a culture, to find and support the women and men who can be the best role models for our children. Facebook them, write blogs, visit their websites, etc ... and ignore the rest. Ironically. the Internet may be the best way for parents to fight back.
Parents, do your job and make sure you know what your young children are listening to and watching. And as far as the video goes, it is age appropriate for 17-18 yrs olds. There are far worse things in this world to worry about. Miley is a decent girl and is growing up. Let her!!!
I can't believe I'm sticking up for her, but this isn't her fault. The "Big 6" (EMI, CBS, BMG, PolyGram, WEA and MCA) music industry is responsible for this, not her. If she wants to work it's their way or no way. She's under contract and if she doesn't want to get sued she has to do what they tell her to do. They control everything. Why do you think so many musicians are starting to shy away from them and start independent companies? If you want to blame someone, blame them. If you want them to change, you will have to force them to with court orders. But be forewarned, if you plan to do that you will have to be prepared to go all the way to the Supreme Court because they have tons of money and lawyers and will fight every step of the way to keep doing things their own greedy way. As an example, look at what all had to be done to make them just put warning labels on albums with explicit lyrics. And even that system is not very effective. It is said to be "Standardized labels with no standards". Nothing (that I am aware of at least) prevents these albums from being made by or sold to children.
You're right on the money. Miley is just yet another child victim. I wouldn't be surprised if she 'matures' into a train wreck of an adult.
6 more weeks and she's legal!!!
Parents stop letting the tv raise your kids. You as a parent should be the role model for your kids. Spend time with you my learn a thing or two your kids.
This is what's wrong with this country today !!!! To many groups trying to dictate to the masses what morals you should and shouldn't have. Who are you to say what she should be doing, or wearing, or how she should be acting ???? In fact the main reason so many parents have problems with their young girls and boys is because they refuse to allow them to grow up !!!!! Guide your child, DO NOT RULE OVER THEM WITH A DICTAITORSHIP, TOTALITARIAN, IRON FIST !!!!
Its called celebrities are not there to parent your kids, its you who is responsible for parenting your kids. A lot of the celebrities out there, including ones who are not adults yet do not want to be role models, its you who has to be their top role model. Its time to step up to the plate and stop allowing these pop tarts, tv shows, cell phones, and the internet to babysit your children.
Yeah Miley! You gotta do what you gotta do and so do us parents who allowed our children to make you who you are!We say NO MORE! Hope your adult stunts prove to be worth it for you! Obviously, your dad never taught you that you don't bite the hand that feeds you! Guess like most children, you will have to learn this lesson for yourself!
ANY parent who relies on the media, or music to form discipline or set the standards for raising a child-is insane! YOU should be setting your own rules and what your child should be doing, and not letting the music industry or song lyrics dictate how your children dress, act or base their daily lifes after. This failure to not be able to tell fantasy of a TV show character from reality is the real issue here. Too bad I wasn't able to do it or I could have been Judy Jetson!
Really, what else do expect from someone who really has no talent? She needs to do this to generate publicity. Doesn't hurt that she is trailer trash either. Another Lindsay Lohan in the making
what's the over/under on how long it will take her to end up in jail/rehab?
Stop HATING and just turn the damn T.V OFF..yall dumb as hell!!! GO MILEY!!! MAKE DAT MONEY GIRL!!! WE LUV YA!!!
This is shameful. These media companies are responsible for the messages my children see. How am I supposed to parent when my kids see hours of this on television every day?
Parent your children by not letting them watch hours of television every day.
That's easy. Throw the TV out the window....or unplug it from the cable/satelite. Why pay $125 plus per month for 10,000 channels of crap?
Just because she is turning 18 does not mean she is mature and has good judgement. Like most celebrities – here today, gone tomorrow.
I'm just wondering if these complaints would be just as loud if Miss. Cyris was 18 instead of being 17 at the moment???
Miley cyrus is 21.
Ok first off. everyone needs to take a step back and look at this from a totally different perspective. Yes, she originially started out as Hannah Montana. Yes, she has moved on to being herself. Yes, her dad is a little weird. BUT with that being said.... Hannah Montana is owned by Disney. THEY are the ones making the merchandise and selling the Hannah Montana persona. As for her moving on, cuddos to her. So are we to expect her to continue to reach out to the young fanbase just because that's where she started??umm I say no. She has to be free to expand herself in whatever way she feels is necessary. If I really wanted to I could easily and very quickly go to Facebook or Myspace and show you MANY young girls who dress more provacatively on any given day. If you listen to her in interviews she actually has a head on her shoulders unlike previous tartlets turns trainwrecks. AS for her dad, he was on the weird side when he chose to record that stupid "achy breaky heart" crap. I don't see that as anyone's business.
I would just to point out to the parents that are freaking out about the message that Miley Cyrus is sending – you should be telling your children how to behave, not some celebrity.
Well unfortunately ....little girls grow up ...Everyone with kids should know that....Anyway, why blame Miley for being trashy and wrong if parents screened what the kids were watching instead of making Miley the video babysitter ...Maybe the parent should be blamed after all doing that makes the parent wrong and trashy leave little Miley alone and let her parents disapline her.....
Parents r to blame for allowing this trash i their home. miley is trash...lol...what kinda name is hanna montanna...parents should have known this from the word go...miley is trash has been all her life just like her dad...lmmfao
It's always humorous when someone who can't write a coherent sentence calls successful people 'trash'.
How many of these no-talent hobags do people really need to see do this before they realize they are bad news for the music insudstry AND for your kids. Get a clue people. They suck you in looking wholesome with crap music, and then they turn into adult movie fodder once they have you hooked so that they can turn your little girl into one, too. There are lots of good role models and musicians out there, just not on the radio, or Nickelodeon!
Awwwww they guy is like miley is not like a 17 year old and we need to look at her like she isnt one but 35. Right the day i look at a 17 year old as a 35 year old is the day hell freezes over. Thats why our society is crumblings apart. People that try to find reason for things that are wrong to make them right. Why must we do this. Its not right nor will it ever be right.
Its hard to believe that all this whining is real. I agree with the sentiments of many who accuse the parents on this blog of using Miley as a crutch to raise their children. Disney produced a product and you bought it. That product is Hannah Montana. If you dont like the product, stop buying it. Miley is producing a new product. If you like it, buy it. if you dont, then dont. But trashing this young lady's name and ridiculing her because she is not what you want her to be is called bullying. If she was your child and not famous, you would be completely out of your mind angry if someone said the mean things you are saying about your kid. Stop attacking this young woman. She doesnt deserve it. She didnt BETRAY you. She is moving on. And Hef, if you are out there buddy, it doesnt matter how much it costs, she needs to be Miss December!
Miley always stated she had deep christian values. It seems she is losing her values and choosing to display "worldy" values to her fans. My daughter lost respect for Miley when she first appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair. We realize Miley has to grow up, but in growing up she also needs to decide what her true values are and what she really wants to convey to the world as to who she is.
Yup. Miley has 'Christian' values like the US is a 'Christian' nation. I do not think that word means what they think it means...
she does have them, she's a hypocrite and loves money... too bad she's not old enough to molest underage kids yet.... christian values indeed.
Why doesn't miley leave kids alone ...She a pervert....another paris hilton...miley is trash...people need to take huge control of this crap like miley.
Miley Cyrus is a singer. Its what they do , follow other stars to reach higher fame. She will do anything to be at the top , and this is pretty much the way to go,or at least thats what she think. And bull to what she says about shrugging it off, no star "shruggs it of" , its an act , and she knows it , that why she put that tattoo on her ear , or goes on tv and says she doesn't. I can't stand her , but I know that she does this to keep fame , its what she has to do. To me, she's not a singer( she really can't sing ) , she's a performer. If people have a problem, do what I do . I forbid my little sister to listen to her, until she is old enough to understand what she does , and then ill let her choose what she wants to listen to . Thats what my parents did to me , and thats what I'm doing to my sister.
I look at all these comments n I'm like wow both sides have a point. Guys look for those who loved hannah continue to love hannah, only let the children see the hannah u like for them to view if its reruns fine do it...I agree the vid is a bit much but my niece loves herso rather than delete hannah I view it first....it wud b like a parent leaving the home because of separation the child doesn't fully understand they jus want mommy n daddy back together forget that daddy hurt mommy lol not funny but u get what I'm sayin? So parents there r solutions become that interfrance n ur childs lifeshe don't have to see daddy (hannah) hurt mommy.
If you don't like her, then don't watch her. It is about time parents start raising their own kids. YOU(the parent) should be your own kid's role model. Don't leave it up to ANY entertainer for that. Get real!
Brittany all over again
LEAVE MILEY ALONE! YOU SHOULD BE GLAD SHE EVEN PERFORMED FOR YOU B@STARDS! LEAVE MILEY ALONE! LEAVE HER ALONE! PUHLLLLEEEEZE!!! LEAVE MILEY CYRUS ALONE!
PERSONALLY I DO NOT BELIEVE IN SHRINKS. I THINK ITS A SCAM
BUT I WOULD STRONGLY SUGEST THAT YOU GO AND SEE ONE.
Am I the only one who thinks Miley Cyrus sounds a lot like Justin Bieber??
She kinda looks like him too. Ugly.
I've already started using Hannah Montana as a "don't go there" warning for my daughter. Disney or not the "gotta have a boyfriend" message is not what I want to send. But then the Disney princess meme is all about that as well? All of the tween and pre-tween geared programs have gotten to be teengers dating and relationship crisis themed programs. Two of the Wizards of Waverly place and one of the Suite life twins have found/lost the love of their life. Seriously!!? They've got another 70-90 years to live unless they destroy their bodies with drugs and wild living. I don't forbid the shows but I do use them as talking points, which has the effect of getting her to change the channel on her own. It amy be jsut to get me to shut up but it works.
When will people get it? She is not Hannah Montana anymore. She does not care about your kid she's in it for money and fame. It's not Miley's job to set a good example for your kids and teach them right from wrong, it's your job as a parent to do that. You dont like what you see? Then censor it from your kids, and stop letting the television and media outlets raise them for you. There would be no concern if you taught your kids to read a book and think for themselves instead of letting them run rampant as impressionable zombies!
She's growing up whether you parents like it or not. She's allowed to do that at whatever pace she likes. You parents that complain need to either monitor your childrens tv time, find another child star for them, or simply remove all tvs from your home. #3 is the easiest. I've managed to go w/0 a tv from 18-28 years old you can do it too
Why are you letting your kids watch racy videos? Don't let them watch and you'll be just fine.
Miley does not need parents approval for her actions. If you don't like her videos, then don't let your kids watch it.
Actually she is still underage, but what she is doing , makes her look older
Last time I checked 17 was still not old enough to sign the contract stating what she's paid for this "performance".
the video is no big deal, but she obviously is selling one thing and living something else. Too bad she feels she has to go down this road to perpetuate her career, it's only one of many choices available to her. Anyhow i suspect her idiotic father is putting her up to this, he should be investigated for child exploitation or something. Usually the worst happens right under our noses.
So one and a half months and we get to see her COMPLETELY. Hee heeee. 18!!
What she is doing is the norm for her industry. If you allow your kids to watch it, then that's your decision. Maybe get off the facebook, put down the latte and big mac, lose the TV and try spending time with that precious family you think you love.
She's heading down the Britney path. She'll be a has been in a couple years.
She has cheapened herself and her reputation. It is clear her parents have not set boundaries and are fine with letting her go past the point of no return. And to listen to her in interviews – not much upstairs beyond that which is scripted for her. I believe we may be seeing a preview of a future "has been"...
Please... the only places your kids will see this video would be MTV... um why are they watching this channel if you think stuff like this is so inappropriate? And... the internet... why are you not monitoring what your kids are doing, watching and looking for then?
Parents need to stop blaming the artists and start blaming themselves if it influences your children. You are the ones in control over when, where and what your children watch and see. The lyrics arent even for children... she is growing up and so is her music.
Exactly. If you are letting your pre-teens and elem-school kids watch MTV (which isn't even music anymore), you should be concerned about a lot more than just this video.
I think people are confusing the TV show Hanna Montana with the singer/actress Miley Cyrus. If the character Hanna Montana was making videos like this then I'd have a problem. My nine year-old likes the show but doesn't like Miley Cyrus's music. If she can distinguish the two, why can't a bunch of over-sensitive moms?
You said it perfectly.
I agree. Just because our daughters watch Hannah Montana, it doesn't mean we would let them watch these videos. These videos are not on Disney, so how and why would your kids be exposed to them unless you're letting them? If Miley Cyrus wants to have trashy videos, let her, it's for a completely different audience. My daughter doesn't even know they exist. The only exposure she gets to Miley is Disney. Period.
Finally!!!!! Some common sense!!!! THANK YOU STEPH!!
excellent post, thank you from a rational mom of 2 tween girls...
17 in the States is STILL considered a child sorry guys.
And children are driving cars. How idiotic is that?
WUT? here in beautiful South Carolina 17 IS legal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey Miley, come on down!
You people are so silly. Check the library archives. There was this chick named Madonna. You'll see many parallels. Now she wasn't out there at 17 because she didn't have a really famous dad. And of course she didn't have the level of mass communication that exists today at her disposal. But I think that reading up on her will put everything in perspective.
Did Madonna have a mass following of elementary-school girls? Was her face on every other backpack and ring binder? Did she have Disney doing the mass PR push? Did she have a gold-digging dad flogging per career?
Really, looking trashy is the only resemblance between Miley and Madonna.
So when you are "grown-up" your value is how much you are paid to be physical for a camera? When are young women going to value themselves as a total person, for their body, their brain and their heart? Class, dignity and self-respect get sold for fame and fortune. Sad.
Sometimes I really with this forum had a 'like' button! I'd be pushing it repeatedly!
Women will begin to see value within themselves when society ceases to place such a priority on it. Turn on the TV, every commercial break there's wrinkle cream, hair dye for gray hair, "age-defying make-up", etc. We are a direct reflection of the expectations placed upon us by society as a whole. Young women more than ever are being told very conflicting things, one group says "be yourself, empower yourself", but then the other side says but if you don't do this or wear this or whatever then you will never find that job, you will never find your future partner, etc.
It's very sad and until people are held accountable from a young age then this trend will never change.
Maybe if Miley Cyrus could sing, no one would notice her clothing or lack thereof.
Oh, I'm sure someone would notice alright, but probably with obscene thoughts on their minds. Especially other young males and maybe even a lot of older perverts (male or female). What? You thought only the male population would notice? You're naive.
her parents are proud! Her dad's got his hand in her back pocket. (Just calln it like I sees it.)
Hannah "does" montana
Her parents should be proud. :P
maybe she is an abuse victim and that is why she is acting this way.
wow a 17 year old interested in se x and being seen as se xy..... what a surprise,
I was aroud in the 60's and 70's. Had a lot of fun...but still felt and practiced responsibily when it came to my words and my actions in public....Seems alot of the 20 and 30 somthins don't have any sense of responsibility. It is a do as you want, say what you want and the hell with anyone who doesn't like it. Personally I find absulutly nothing "artistic" about Mily's music and her video is more appropriate for an "Adult Services" site....Just sayin.
I as A parent believe if the parents are so concerned about Miley and her mature video or videos put parental blocks DONT and I repeat DONT blame Miley :)
Have parents learned nothing from Brittany Spears??????? Just because they are a 'clean' tween sensation, doesn't mean they don't grow up and turn into 'adult' entertainment! Parents who are shocked by this, should know this was coming. Tween stars are no ones to look up to!!!!
WORDS OF WISDOM SUE
THOSE WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR – LET THEM HEAR
THOSE WHO HAVE EYES TO SEE – LET THEM SEE
THERE IS NONE SO DEAF AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT HEAR
THERE IS NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT SEE.
@sharon.. She was on GMA or Today or one of those am shows, and it was so obvious the host had absolutely no idea what she was saying. Funny, but awkward.
I get the whole "she's growing up thing" However I am proud to say that my 10 year old daughter has said on her own that her new songs are inappropriate and has switched her focus to Selena Gomez! Yeah!!! It does make me sad to see the direction she is taking as it definitely alienating the fan base she was seeking just a short time ago, but rather than bashing Miley (which is CLEARLY not going to change anything) I suggest that as parents...well we should parent and use it as a teachable moment. All of our girls outgrew Dora on their own and there was no public outrage there, in fact there was more outrage when they talked about a teenage Dora to have her grow with our kids....
Seriously people we don't like live in the 1960s old people quit complaining. She's almost 18 let her do her and if your daughters are into her change the channel and spend time with them it's not that serious. Get over it =]
Her dad is weird... l'd be mortified to watch my daughter act that way. l watched an interview of him after the VF picture was published and we was quite happy with it. eww.
I heard BIlly Ray say he wanted to be friends with his kids, OK, if they are adults, but she was 12 or 13 at the time. She didn't need any more friends, she needed a father. Looks like Dad is having a mid-life crisis or trying to live through or live off of his underage daughter.
She has no talent, I saw her on David Letterman show and she not very intellegent, so this is all she's got. She'll be the next LL or BS. None of my Grandchildren were allowed to watch her on Disney because they all have parents who care what their children watch.
"she not very intellgent" HA! neither are you!
Loser88, your reply is less intelligent than Sharon's remark. Try using proper punctuation and capitalization, and then we might be impressed that you noticed one dropped apostrophe.
The same people complaining about this are the same ones that let their little kids watch Jersey Shore and complain about how 23 y.o snooki is being a bad role model. This is laughable, let her grow up, stop being an overprotective parent to someome who's not even your child
While the media is pervasive, Parent should be more concern about the values they instill in their children. It seems as if we are so caught up with the influence Movie/pop stars have on our children, We have taken little responsibility for our influence. The media does not raise children, parents do. If miley dressedt too provocatively, her parent are the ones that should be concerned about her image, not us. Focus on Great parenting.
Although I think Miley is being a little too provacative, I believe that she has the power to choose what she wants to do with her career. I am so happy that there are some parents out there that believe in their power to influence their children to have the right values. It is naive of parents to depend on a 17 year old to show good values to their children. Miley is a 17 year old just like all the other 17 year olds. Nothing is different other than money and celebrity status. Parents need to take the reigns on what they want their children to watch and if they allow their children to watch shows that don't reinforce their values, then parents should take the time to talk to their children about what they are watching.
My apologies for comparing the two.
the Vanity Fair bedsheet pose was really odd. lt reminded me of the Les Miserable playbill.
I cannot agrue with her statement, but she is still a minor until she is 18! If lettle girls look up to her and find her new image shocking, then it is up to their parents to restrict their children from viewing or listenting to the material in question.
I used to love her songs, but now when she's on TV I just change the channel. My best friend used to be addicted to her, but now she doesn't like her as well. She was better off as Hannah Montana, she lost my respect and many others as well. She's stooping as low as to do pole-dancing and all this trash, yet she acts all happy about this. She goes down to the level of Lindsey Lohan and Brittney Spears (whom I don't have any respect for neither). The sad thing is, she doesn't know how many little children she's taking down with her.
Parents and their kids to move on...she is no longer Hanna Montana. Kids can still watch the reruns of the show and music prior to this new era in Miley's life is available. Her video is no different than any other young singers coming out. The issue is that most of you can't let her Disney past go... As for age, she is not a typical 17 year old going to prom and walking down the high school halls. Her life has always been surrounded around adults,. Disney is the one still profiting from Hanna Montana, Miley getting the royalties.
Yes, but if I can't depend on Miley Cyrus' videos to raise my children and teach them how to behave, then who's can I use??? What is a parent to do? Can someone please tell me? I have two daughters and I don't know where to turn from here! HELP!!!!
Too funny. No, I don't have children. But my mom did, and she stood her ground and didn't buy into every fad. So what if all of your daughter's friends and their parents buy into Hannah Montana, Inc? Perish the thought that you teach your child to have an individual voice.
Yes, this very true. As a parent, we must continue to let mass media do the parenting for us. As parents, we simply don't have time for such trivial things. With any luck, we'll see Miley cyrus not only pole dancing, but smoking a pole as well, if you know whay I'm saying. This is the best message we can send young girls. Thank you Hannah Montana.
Dresses like a ho, acts like a ho..... miley cyrus = trash. Yes she's 17 but she's been dressing trashy for a couple of years now her parents should be ashamed for letting her do this. Hopefully her "fame" as an adult will be short lived like her daddy's
Can anyone say Brittany Spears??? Her parents should be ashamed!
I wonder if she is being encouraged to act this way by those making money through her. $ex sells, and she has a lot of people on the payroll.
I agree with you MailesMom.
I have news for all you parents out there that are in denial, this is nothing that your 15 and up daughters arent already doing on their own.
The parent group is mad because, like your own children, you dont realize she is grwoing up because you watched her grow.
And if you dont like it, great, dont watch it and actually raise your children rather than expect the radio, television and internet do it
@ kage Thank you!!! I think that people fail to realize that she is a teenager and she is not eleven years old any longer. Grow up already!!!! She is 17, not 11 wearing and doing these things. Let her develop!!! She is not a little girl anymore!!!!
First of all, who's talking about 15+? Hannah Montana wasn't meant to appeal to that age group. We're talking about YOUNG girls here, who aren't old enough to understand the difference between the oh so innocent Hannah and the trashy Miley. She wants to "grow up"? She doesn't want to be a "role model"? That's fine, but lose the Hannah Montana image – period! No more backpacks, lunch boxes, little girls clothing lines, etc., etc.
her fan base is not 15 and up....if it were, it would not be so bad....her fan base is more like 3-12
I love how everyone says don't let the internet, radio, and television raise your children. Are you supposed to ban your children from turning on the radio or TV or access the internet? I mean they are going to be exposed to lots of things weather you like it or not. I am constantly battling what my child sees in the media and what I am trying to teach her. It would be nice if for once a female pop artist didn't have to take off her clothes or be provacative in order to "grow-up". When did this become a rite of passage to adulthood?
Miley wants to leave her Disney image behind, she doesn't want to be a "role model" and says its parent's responsibility, not hers to control what their kids watch. That's all fine and good. I've never let my 5 year old daughter watch Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana. But if Miley doesn't want to be a role model for little girls, then she needs to get her image off of all the backpacks, lunch boxes, party invitations, dolls etc that my daughter is exposed to and I have no control over. I don't buy her any of that stuff but she still loves Hannah Montana cause all her friends are into it. If Miley wants to distance herself from the little girl image, then she should quit making tons of money off of little girls!
You are absolutely right on the money! It's amazing the amount of merchandise out there targeting young girls. Since she wants to play grown up then, I agree, all that stuff should be pulled from the shelves. Since she doesn't want the role model responsibility anymore (after all, she's made her money) and has passed it back to the parents, then I say we take that responsibility and ban anything Hannah Montana from our homes, including television programming and merchandise.
Yes, I totally agree!!! If she doesn't want to have anything to do with "little" girls anymore then she should completely distance herself from them and pull all her products and gear them toward adults......
The only issue with your statement (I do agree) is that Disney owns Hannah Montana and the likeness not Ms. Cyrus. She does profit from it but the majority of the money goes to Disney.
I completely agree! My daughter grew up watching the "Hannah Montana" show and still sees her as that. But how can I continue to let her watch Hannah Montana if all you gotta do is change the channel and see her dancing on poles? It's sad that she thinks that's the only way she can "grow" her business and stay successful. You disgust me, Miley Cyrus!!!!!!
Our daughter loved Hannah and we did too. We still enjoy watching the older episodes but really, Miley Cyrus has distanced herself as much as she can. Disney owns the Hannah Montana trademark so they are the ones you should be whining to. As for "dancing on poles" that just tells me that you have never actually see the Teen Choice Awards performance since the piece that so offends everyone lasted for all of 1.5 seconds.
I keep hearing about her making money off the "backs of little girls." Just how long is she supposed to wait before she is allowed to do something else? If any of you have watched Disney, you know they play reruns for years. They'll make a profit off merchandise as long as they can. Is she supposed to wait until Disney is completely done with the Hannah brand? That could take years! She could be in her late twenties. And what is she supposed to do in the mean time? Keep making Hannah Montana appearances? She goes by Miley, she's changed her look, and she's said her goodbyes to the "little girls." Let her go already!
I have news for you–Miley doesn't put herself on all the merchandise–DISNEY does!!!! They are the ones making the most money off of her image! If you don't like her "new image" and refuse to accept she has grown up then stick to the Disney reruns!!! I have a daughter that LOVES Miley or Hannah but she doesn't know the grown up version because I don't let her watch MTV and neither should you–enough said!!!
It's Disney selling the images on your lunch pails and backpacks – Disney owns Hannah Montana. Just like they own the Mouseketeers. Disney won't stop selling this images because there is money to be made. It's always about the money.
I think to all the upset parents out there you need to get a life and actually do something with your daughters and sons because you see miley as the 11 year old that started out on hanna montana but you failed to realize that she has grown up. Her style of dress is not like it used to be and she could be britney or lindsey but she is not and nor is she seen doing any of the things they did at her age so to all you upset parents out there back off.
Seems you're the one who needs to get a life. Somehow, I don't think you're a parent or you'd be a little more concerned. Ms. Cyrus built her "career" as Hannah Montana and became a household name and role model for young girls. Sure, she's grown up. We get that. But, she needs to be a little more conscious of the fact that Hannah made her a millionaire and, quite frankly, without her, she'd be nothing! Her lack of concern and downright trashy new videos show who she really is, and it isn't pretty.
I have a daughter that enjoyed watching Hannah Montana. I realize that Miley has grown into a WOMAN...not a little girl. She has changed and so must her image. If the parents are so worried about this than don't let your children watch it. What is the difference between her and Justin Bieber?? This guy dresses like a girl and sounds like a girl so you are telling your children it's okay to fool your fans? My tip to all parents.....become the parent, not the friend, if you don't like what the artist is doing then stop supporting them!!! Don't buy their album, don't buy their clothes, don't buy their movies, don't buy their hair products, don't buy their perfume, don't buy their makeup....etc. Become the parent and control what you let your kids watch/listen.
She is far from grown up. She's acting like trash– where are her parents? Better to be classy than trashy.
Grown up??? She's only 17! That's far from grown up. The only thing "grown up" about her is her trashy behavior!!
I totally agree. the girl is growing up!! Give her a break.
I have two young daughters who loved watching hannah montana and i let them now with this new image she wants to project, I will NOT buy, rent or let them see anything she has done. Her role model in my house just came to an end.
If you are parent – you should be more concerned that your kids have idols of any sort. There shouldn't be any – you are supposed to be the idol for your kids. Teach them critical thinking !!
I have 2 girls and they will not blindly follow any starlet or "star" or any other stupid mass media craze.
Teach your kids what's important – don't let them be brainwashed by TV and they will be OK.
And yes, that's hard .... its much easier to blame someone else for your failures as a parent.....
Miley Cyrus will be Britney Spears and/or Linsday Lohan pretty soon. She's well on her way.
I have a 10 year old her likes both Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus. I think for parents who have a problem with her videos (which I haven't seen) they should just not let their children watch them. Pretty simple.
When I was younger, my friend used to be addicted to Hannah Montana. My friend would collect all Hannah Montana stuff and get her video games. But I watched her show and I noticed how little respect she shows her father (in the show) and her friends (in the show). Yes it may just be a show, but my friend's little sister began to copy Miley Cyrus's behaviour and now she is the rudest little 7 year old I have ever seen in my life. Miley used to be a good girl, I used to enjoy her songs. But now her show has a lot of mature meaning, and these videos are an example of how she's stooping to the level of Lindsey Lohan and Brittney Spears. I would never let my children even look at her. She thinks that she is the best think on earth, but she is too dense to realize that she's taking small childen down with her. Their minds are still developing and are in the stage of absorbing what they see. I hope that she saves herself from the trouble that she's heading to. Her parents are probably very ashamed of what she did. I hope they ground her.
this music video is WAY to provocative, most little girls look up to her. and if i had a kid i know for damn sure i wouldnt let them watch ANY of her shows. no matter what, she is putting herself out there.
A word of caution to all of you mothers who blame starlets like Miley Cyrus for whatever bad influence your girls (or boys) may be getting. YOU ARE THE PARENTS, for Pete's sake! Own up. You should be teaching your kids to choose by themselves which idols to follow and which ones to shrug off.
Do you know if Disney is showing this video, or just MTV?
well gee guys...she turns 18 in a lil over a month. come on! this is the same stuff that britney spears went thru...tastes change, shes gonna be 18! I seriously think we are being a lil prudish here...this single isnt even the american single, its the EUROPEAN single. and because shes gonna be 18 shes gonna wanna start experimenting with things...like most 18 yr olds do...and her fanbase that she started out with has grown up along with her...but seriously...come on guys...really...this video is so PG that its not funny...ive seen and done worse...people need to grow up...thats all i gotta say...
I think you mean, "too" provocative. Maybe you SHOULD leave it to Miley to educate your kids.
She'll be 18 soon. Like a boy under 18 would know what to do with that. Lmao!
Eighteen years of age does not make a person an adult. While boys and girls may be allowed to do certain things at eighteen, twenty-one years of age is the minimum age to become an adult within the legal framework of our nations laws. Even then many individuals don't or won't behave as an adult. As for Miley, her own comment regarding her actions don't amount to a hill of beans. Her actions have demeaned her credibility to be considered an adult.
Seriously people come on. She is allowed to grow up. That is why Disney has new people for the younger kids to look up to. Everyone grows up and moves on. I would not want my 8 year old daughter to be looking up to an 18 year old anyway. Leave her alone and let her discover herself. She will make mistakes in life but who hasn't. Everyone needs to get off their high and mighty horses and just be a parent to your own kids. Then you dont have to worry about it.
Looks like Paris and Lindsay have a new BFF in the making. I'll be the oddsmakers in Vegas are already taking bets on how long it takes her to land in rehab.
You have got to be kidding? There is absolutely nothing wrong with this video. America really needs to get a grip.
Just a word to mariosphere – all those parents who are complaining about this video are doing exactly what you said, they are being parents. They are voicing their opinions and stating that they won't let their children watch this video and in some cases, won't let their children watch anything with Miley Cyrus.
"ive seen and done worse"
How old are you? 14? That's just very sad.
Seriously people!! If you are letting your children be absorbed into the Hollywood society with the naivety that these girls will never grow older, you should re-evaluate your parenting skills and wonder why your children don't look to their own parents as role models!! GET A GRIP!!
its the next Lindsey Lohan ... start early – crash early... shame, that a 17 year old girl needs to flaunt her body to feel she's on top of her art
Since WHEN has parental approval of something had any influence on the acceptance and success of anything associated with teenagers? In fact, by objecting to this, they're probably making it even "cooler".
I am SOOOOO tired of people blaming and pointing fingers at others. YOU are the parent and ultimately responsible for choices that you make for your children. If you don't like the video then don't watch it. Do you honestly think that she's going to "hannah montana" forever or do you think that she is moving on with her life "after Disney"? I don't worry about Miley Cyrus influencing your kids as much as I worry about stupid people calling themselves "parents".
As a parent with a child that loved Hannah Montana, Miley has crossed the line. I am totally cool with her wanting to cross into main stream music and leave her childhood character in the past. But I wish she would have waited until the final season of HM plays out. There are still alot of kids out there who think that Miley/Hannah is really cool. She just should have waited, she has plenty of time to try and be a pop diva.
MORALS...............That's what this is all about. Since our country has lost all of them, this is not unexpected. Liberal views have distroyed us from the inside like it did the Greek and Roman empires. Only a matter of time before we go they way of these empires. You're right on the button with your post, Madison. Anyone who tries to justify this with their "She's gonna be an adult" garbage, needs their heads looked at. Probably liberals.
Miley is an adult. If little kids are looking up to her and mimicing her, that's THE PARENT'S FAULT. Nothing more. nothing less. plain. simple. period. end of story. game over. thanks for playing. do not pass go, do not collect $200. these are not the droids you are looking for... GET THE FNCK OUT!
I dont see a problem with it,.. We've seen worse from other artist,.. Oh wait, what was that word I just used?! Artist! OMG,.. Not like shes going around town in her underwear like some chicks,..
While I agree with the sentiment that parents are responsible for their kids, I see a part of that being parents actively seeking to shut down negative influence. If a parent found out that a child's teacher was dealing drugs, do you suggest that the parent not speak up against the teacher and just tell the parent to work with their kids to counter the influence of that teacher? Yes, patents need to steer kids away, but they also should be actively negating those influences from being present.
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