The Pain of Fame: Miley Cyrus photo scandal

May 28, 2008

Fame outweighs youth. You have to grow up early when you have your face plastered everywhere. You are an icon in the industry at a young age, but to quote Aaliyah and (I guess R. Kelly), Age is Just a Number…especially in the business. I think that is the main reason why I am finding it hard to have any sympathy for Miley Cyrus and her alter ego, Hanna Montana and the problems that she has caused for herself.

TEEN star Miley Cyrus has spoken for the first time about the recent picture scandals which have beset her career, confiding in a friend she’s hurting inside.

Cyrus has lived most of her young life in the spotlight, but that hasn’t stopped criticism from sections of the US media and her fans from affecting her.

So says her pal Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, who plays Ashley Dewitt on Hannah Montana.

“Sometimes I’ll talk to her on the phone and she’ll be like, ‘It’s really hard’ or ‘I’m really tired. I can’t do this,’ ” Perez de Tagle said.

“But I’ll always say, ‘You do want to do this. You love your job.’ And she’s like, ‘Yeah.’ ”

Perez de Tagle said Cyrus’ friends avoid talking to her about the Vanity Fair controversy. “It really hurt her inside,” she said. “She didn’t know that people would look at it like that.”

Perez de Tagle insists Cyrus is no different than most other teens: “When she’s not busy, we usually go shopping, go bowling – do normal girl stuff.”

If she thought that this would get him sympathy from people, she was clearly mistaken. At least for Vanity Fair, you can claim that you were taking direction under the world famous photographer, Annie Lebowitz. In these pictures, you have nobody to blame but yourself. And who is the fool taking the pictures?

What is so hard? Not putting your skanky ass on the internet with some totally geeky looking loser friend? Plus, look at the look on this dweebs face. Write the caption that he is thinking. Mine is, “Damn, I can’t believe that I am about to get lucky…”

In these pictures you look like the proverbial myspace whore, a place for friends, I mean to hook up and act crazy

Now, sometimes it gets out of hand. The Daily Telegraph had this picture.

Here is how they labeled it…Miley Cyrus, engaged in risqué faux lesbian photo shoot with a friend. Seen on the Perez Hilton website.

What is risqué about this? Or what is so lesbian about this? It looks like two teenage girls mugging for the camera. Now, if her hand was on her in some way then, yes, I would say the same thing. But, for once, the media went too far…

wait, wait for it…

no they didn’t…

Miley Cyrus said in an interview with Z100 New York:

“They’re nothing bad!” she said. “At first, I was really upset. It really sucks. [The girl in the pictures] was a friend of mine that’s a normal girl. [Now] she has to go to school and deal with this crap. It’s two girls at a sleepover, and if all of a sudden that’s bad, then what is the world coming to?

“What I decided — before I came out to L.A. and started working — was the minute I didn’t have fun was the minute I go home,” she continued. “I don’t want to go home, and I don’t want to not do what I do, because I love it. But this … it’s Satan attacking. It’s not something I’m going to let slide. I’m really upset about it ’cause it was, like, not even a big deal.”

Maybe the bad thing that she (Miley’s friend) as to deal with is that she is a lesbian, and you might be too or at least bi-sexual… We are all for self-discovery and being whoever you want to be. But, first and foremost I am about the cake, a.k.a. the C.R.E.A.M. Your irresponsible behavior might cost a franchise where you can be as rich as the Olsen twins, maybe even richer. That is the problem that I have with you not thinking through the consequences of your actions. You are right. You are a girl, a teenager having fun. Did you ever stop to think, “Wow, I am having fun, but I don’t think that I need pictures to commemorate my lesbian moment…” Or, better yet, how did the media get a hold of my private pictures? Most people have pictures that they take that they don’t want other people to see. Many a girlfriend has sent me pictures to get me through the cold evenings. But, I don’t show them around, and I certainly do not allow them to be posted on the internet! I like those pictures and I am always trying to get more. Allowing others to see might decrease the possibility of future, more open pictures.

You have to keep it in perspective. Here is your audience

That’s right, teens and children. Yes, teens do stupid things, but you have to remember that YOU ARE A TEENAGER too! You have no business acting like the floozy that grown men are after. You need to remember that you are Hanna Montana, star to young girls and boys. You are only appealing to boys your own age, and dirty ass perverts. You are jeopardizing lots of money acting a fool. Wait until you’re older to become Lindsey Lohan. It’s funny with her, it’s sad and depressing with you…

UPDATE! Miley caught in new photo scandal!

9 Responses to “The Pain of Fame: Miley Cyrus photo scandal”

  1. mandapanda2002 said

    i feel like you people are being very sexist when it comes to girls in general, me, myself i have never done anything in my life but i do have friends who have done things they arent proud of. she aplologised for the photoz but she should not have to she is a teenage girl who is trying to figure out who she is. i understand completely about that kind of thing, and if it was a guy takeing nude pictures or screwing around with every girl and guy around you would think its cool. why is it cool for guys to act like fricken idiots but if a girl does anything other then act like a “proper young lady” she gets bashed, ive seen it over and over again where if a girl does drugs they are a whore if a guy does drugs its cool, if a girl is going through that time in their life where they are trying to figure out who they are then they are gay and they get bashed about everything they do. i have grown up listening people critisize over and over but do they have the guts to go out day after day and work 12 to 16 hour days on a tv show or put on concerts night after night putting their health on the line. its not fair. you find it so easy to critisize but you probly dont even work. so hows that fair. and the worst part of it is that you only critisize the girls and women for desisions they have made weather they are good or bad. im not saying that those pictures were right but i am saying she should have the right to do things and figure out who she is without assholes saying she a lesbian whore. she is a good kid who is makeing mistakes and learning from them. and that is the only way anyone can learn. is by makeing mistakes. and you can be angry with me but that is my opinion. and i feel you and all these damn magazines should lay off these kids and stars and let them live their lives and let them do their jobs.

    • Steve said

      First mandapanda,

      Isn’t your junior high still in school right now? It’s hard to take you seriously when you don’t have command of basic rules of grammar and punctuation. Capitalization is okay, and truly is not oppressive at all. Trust me, try it and you might like it. Now to the crux of your post.

      i feel like you people are being very sexist when it comes to girls in general, me, myself i have never done anything in my life but i do have friends who have done things they arent proud of. she aplologised for the photoz but she should not have to she is a teenage girl who is trying to figure out who she is.

      Normally, I would go off on a “you people” rant, but you wouldn’t get it, so why do it. I will start with get some help for your multiple personality issue. I bet you haven’t done anything like that. The difference is you are probably proud of them. The difference between you doing flashing and some lesbian style kissing is that you are not famous. No one cares what you do. Miley Cyrus is in charge of a multi million dollar enterprise that will grow to a BILLION dollars by the time she is 18. She can do whatever she wants ( and we here are rooting for lesbian or at least bi-sexual) but why take pictures? That doesn’t even include the Annie Lebowitz pictures which look like she just got done with letting someone (male or female) beat the stuffing out of the box. (for more information, read the Box lunch issue by us…)

      If it were a guy taking nude photos, you are right, we would not be having this discussion, because I wouldn’t want to see them or talk about them. If we had to talk about them, like if Zac Efron had some nude photos ( like his girl Vanessa Hudgens did) then I would call him a moron for threatening the High School Musical franchise. But it would be cool if a guy screwed around with a lot of girls. We would big up that, so you have us dead to rights on that one.

      i have grown up listening people critisize over and over but do they have the guts to go out day after day and work 12 to 16 hour days on a tv show or put on concerts night after night putting their health on the line. its not fair. you find it so easy to critisize but you probly dont even work. so hows that fair. and the worst part of it is that you only critisize the girls and women for desisions they have made weather they are good or bad.

      Well, that is why we blog, so that we can criticize. We are haters, that is what we do. I think that most girls and boys (or men and women) would trade places with her, because while she has some long days, she has weeks of not doing shit. “Us real world” people have to work the job each and every day. You fail to mention the spoils of being in the spotlight as well. It is a choice that she made for herself. She has a famous dad, so she clearly knew the trappings of fame.

      We all work, but I wish I didn’t have to. Life isn’t fair, since I am trapped to the desk that I have to sit at each and every day to get paid. Finally, i am really curious to find out how you know that she is a good kid? Are you the one in the blue sweater that she is making out with?

      You said “Blah, blah, blah…” and to that we just say, Thank you, come again. No one is angry with you, we are just laughing at your inability to form a coherent thought. Kids, this is reason number one to stay in school. If she (Hanna Montana) just did her job and stopped whoring around, we would lay off of her. But, that is just the opinion of one person.

      read here… we talk about the good things as well… there are just not as many of them…
      https://2oldformaxim.wordpress.com/2008/11/29/miley-cyrus-hanna-montana-photo-scandal-can-miley-cyrus-repair-her-damaged-credibility-with-bolt/

  2. dasgootgirl said

    Please, if you would, define what you mean when you say “do her job” and “stopped whoring around” in your last statement. I think if you went into what contingencies lay there you could stop seeming like a Misogynistic Capitalist and more like a Critic of some kind. You do know what the function of a critic is, don’t you?

  3. jellebear said

    I agree with the post. IMO, I think she should just quit Entertainment industry if she wants to have a normal teenage life.

  4. newwife1121 said

    If she really wants to pose looking like a slut than she needs to stop the shows movies and singing because kids look up to her and do u want your 10 year old girl looking up to a porn star??!!!?? yes she is not but she is getting close and this hole she is acting like a teen is bull. I’m a time i don’t pose looking like a whore 1/2 naked!! and it’s not because “I’m ugly” or “I’m fat” because that’s not true unless u think a girl that has long curly light brown hair and dark eyes and has a GPA of 3.99 on a 4.0 and just got married to a good christian guys that is next in line to run his church is ugly OK and. If 115 pounds at 5’6 is fat than OK and NO I’m not jealous either! and NO is is not “acting like a teen” because I’m 18 and i dont act like that

  5. Steve said

    Newwife,

    Congrats on the commitment to a life of unhappiness. Just kidding, may you have a long and enriching marriage. We totally agree with what you said. You could take those pictures ( and we would want to see, so share although I am sure that the #2 church husband would disapprove) but you are not in charge of a BILLION dollar franchise.

    When I was a teen, I may have thought about some things like this, but I was rubbing two nickels together working at Montgomery Ward. Acting like a teen is not an excuse…Acting like a slut is an excuse and it fits.

  6. scarletsmoon said

    ummmm….welll….

    i’m 16 at the momment and from the looks of it…

    it’s clearly her fault for taking pictures…i don’t wanna call her names like the others,but she really looks like a horny little slut…..in the eyes of teenagers her own age and mine too…she’s ready to do “it”…i’m sorry for critisizing but its utterly inexcusable for my part…in my own perspective she’s been raised by a good father…

    even if she’s just a teenage kid…

    she should’ve known how to think first than to move first…its common knowledge.isn’t it..?

    sure she can learn from her mistake but she didn’t consider the fact that the media is on her back and will never lay off her….

    i think the author of this blog is certainly right…since he/she is mature enough to think in this manner….

    in the entertainment industry ,she’s a feast for all reporters and blogmakers if she does one stupid little step…i really use to like her,but seeing her turn into “this”…it’s sad…now….i never let my little cousins watch her show since they know what sge’s been doing…(ummm…sorry for the wrong gramar and spelling…teeheehehehe)

  7. scarletsmoon said

    i wonder what her father or friends say’s behind her back…?

  8. Steve said

    Scarletsmoon,

    They probably (at least her so called “friends”) laugh at her. When you think about it, how do you think that the media go these pictures? Someone had to give them to the reporters, who published them. This is no different than the Michael Phelps picture of him smoking out of a bong. Your “friend” would never take a picture to put you in that position and if they did, then would not give it up to the media to make money off of.

    We would not make fun of your grammar and/or punctuation, since we can see your maturity coming out of your post. Its something we all make mistakes on…

    Billy Ray cringes everything one of his friends brings it up I bet. I really feel for him when she pulls the Lindsey Lohan and bares it all when she turns 18…

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