TO TWERK OR NOT TO TWERK
Unless you have been hiding under a rock the past couple of days, I'm assuming you have all witnessed the MILEY CYRUS VMAS episode. World wide coverage and it seems EVERYONE has an opinion..... most NOT favourable.
Social media is rife with unflattering picks of Miss Miley... from Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to name a few... EVEN the NEWS!!!!
GIRL GONE WILD?
"Shock! Horror!" seems to be the catch cry "knee jerk" reaction of the moment.
WHY? WHY? WHY?
Funny how no-one seemed to notice ROBIN THICKE, his lyrics, his song...... He has not been mentioned once!!!!!
Have we all forgotten the power media has over us as consumers????
The "powers that be" chose to show Miley in the most unflattering of poses and have continued to promote her in a negative way. Remember back to THOSE Beyonce picks at The Superbowl earlier this year????? She is a gorgeous woman and look what they did to her!!!!!
I'm not saying I particularly like what Miley did.... WAS IT UNFLATTERING? Yes..... DID SHE GO TOO FAR? Maybe...WILL SHE TONE IT DOWN A NOTCH NEXT TIME? Quite possibly... but I have to admit, I kind of agree with the comment made on the TODAY SHOW this morning by Karl Stefanovic (I generally feel he makes offhand comments for laughs at times & doesn't take stuff seriously, but I really think he hit the nail on the head). Karl made the comment that "Miley is simply a young girl exploring her sexuality". Plain and true. It just happens that she gets to do it in the public eye.
It reminded me of a couple of years ago when she toured Australia. I took my daughter. The concert was promoted as a Miley Cyrus concert.... but unfortunately for many.... they were expecting HANNAH MONTANA! Many walked out because the concert was "too raunchy".
Quite obviously she is desperately trying to shake off the old image of the wholesome country gal ..... to become an individual of her own making. She IS making mistakes ( just as we all do growing up - remember!!!) but instead of having mum or dad guiding you to "pull your head in" every now and then.... she has the pleasure of the WHOLE WORLD adding their two cents!!!!
I'm always amused that sexuality is still such a hush, hush event in this day and age. Maybe if women could express themselves as sexual beings (men too for that matter) without the fear of judgement, conformity, social expectations, harassment or rape.... EXTREMES like this would no longer be necessary.
Have you heard that old quote "ANY PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY"? For goodness sake... the WHOLE WORLD is discussing her. A new single and album being pumped out any day now - be honest - who wants to find out more?
Very soon someone else or something else will take over the headlines.... Miley will be laughing all the way to the bank.... and we will go about our lives totally forgetting anything ever happened.
WHAT HAVE I LEARNED?
I must admit that I have come away with the knowledge that I NEED TO KEEP MY TONGUE IN MY HEAD when a camera is around. My own tongue is not nearly as endowed in length as Mileys'....(TONGUE ENVY MUCH?) but I do admit that it is NOT such a good look. The thing is, it kind of slips out, to the point where I now bite my tongue with my teeth to keep it in - much more flattering though!
TWERK TIME ANYONE??????
What do you think? Let me know... comment below.