Cindy Crawford’s kids aren’t allowed to watch Hannah Montana

This is a boycott I can get behind. Supermodel and mom Cindy Crawford recently said that she’s implemented a ban on Disney’s hit show “Hannah Montana” because she says it’s been teaching her seven-year-old some bad habits- namely, talking back to her mom.

Cindy Crawford has banned her daughter from watching Hannah Montana.

The supermodel believes Kaya, 7, will become “sassy” if she starts watching the Miley Cyrus-starring Disney show.

Cindy says, “I love Hannah Montana, but she (daughter) learns to be sassy from that show.

“I’ll say to her, ‘I don’t let anyone talk to me like that. I’ll certainly not take it from a seven year old in my own house.’”

[From ShowbizSpy]

My daughter has been banned from watching the show too – but for different reasons. First, it’s the most annoying children’s show on TV. Not since “Barney and Friends” has a show tortured me so much. Second, I just can’t stand all the hype and commercialism surrounding the show. Hannah Montana has become a public commodity – her toothy grin is on everything from cereal boxes and backpacks to string cheese and toothpaste- and it doesn’t stop there. There are dolls, CDs, and that 3D movie. I just don’t want my daughter getting sucked into that and becoming a consumer slave to the Hannah Montana Empire. Every time she asked me for some Hannah merchandise, all I could think was, “This is contributing to the Billy Ray Cyrus Hair Weave Fund!”

I really don’t think Miley Cyrus is much of a role model for my kid. I’d rather have her idolize someone who isn’t a phony. I think we all know where “little miss innocent” is heading with the 20-year-old boyfriend, slutty photos and massive bank account, don’t we? Yeah. Destination: Britney.

Cindy Crawford, Kaya and Presley are shown at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon awards on 9/14/08. Credit: Fame


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  1. Larissa says:

    Couldn´t agree more MSat.

    p.s.: Cindy´s children are just too gorgeous for words!

  2. Heather says:

    Not that I’m surprised, but man does she have gorgeous kids!

    And I totally agree with the ban on Hannah Montana. I can think of a few other shows to add to that list.

  3. Tess says:

    Cindy always struck me as a smart woman.

    I have 4 granddaughters and I don’t let them watch Hannah Montana, either.

  4. Codzilla says:

    Cindy’s daughter looks EXACTLY like her. Lucky little girl.

  5. Wif says:

    In fact, we don’t have cable at home at all so that the kids don’t get sucked into the ads/styles/fads/etc. and lose their childhood too early. Instead, we play a lot of boardgames (that’s right, I’m raising super-geeks. Super-geeks who will rule the world!)

  6. Dorothy says:

    Cindy Crawfords kids are ALMOST as cute as my own!

  7. Tia C says:

    Good for her for not letting her beautiful children get influenced by the white trash-fest that is Hannah Montana.

  8. Joolzz says:

    wif: I don`t have kids YET but they are gonna be super geeks too!!! :)

  9. california angel says:

    I cannot even tell you how much of my brain’s memory space was taken up with jingles and commercialistic crap when I was a child.
    I wish my parents had not let me watch T.V. at all.
    Hilarious write up MSat!

  10. Rhianna says:

    HSM, Hannah Montana, and most other Disney trash is banned in my house. Of course my kids are old school and like Dr. Who, Kim Possible and She-Ra (yeah, a 20 year-old cartoon for toys). Got to love ‘em, the worst thing they’ve got is Littlest Pet Shop. I aim to keep it that way. :)

  11. Alarmjaguar says:

    Cheers for supergeeks!

  12. Sauronsarmy says:

    If I had children I sure as hell wouldn’t let them watch that crap either. Like someone else said I wouldn’t even have cable. Pick up a book, hell encourge them to write their own stories/books. When I was a kid I would write “stories” in my diary.

  13. Mavis says:

    Yay Cindy Crawford! When I go in my daughter’s nursery school, it seems like we’re the only family on earth that doesn’t worship at the altar of Hannah Montana. I don’t want my daughter to end up at age 7 or 10 with long hair, tight jeans, painted nails, thinking that’s the only way little girls should look.

  14. Jmac says:

    I cut off the sattelite when my kids got too old for Treehouse. Once they started being bombarded by the advertising that takes up half the airtime, it was time to quit.
    We have movies, and a tv for the Wii, but that’s it.

  15. pam says:

    I agree with cindy one thousand percent. my seventeen year old son and myself are absolutely yanking our hair out and wondering WHY is this girl so famous. she can’t sing, she’s not the least bit pretty and yeah, she’s gonna be in rehab or pregnancy crisis mode VERY shortly. God, what’s wrong with the parents, are they that broke they have to prostitute a daughter that has the voice of a damn doberman pincher. lindsay lohan dont look that bad when you look at big smiley miley. she needs to get the teeth fixed asap!!

  16. Because I Say So says:

    Go supermom!
    Her kids are ridiculously, ridiculously good-looking. They should open a center one day for kids who can’t read good

  17. Aspen says:

    Good for her! I took serious crap for banning Spongebob in my home for the same reason. We think Spongebob is hilarious, but my daughter began to repeat things and be REALLY smartass and inappropriate by copying some of the wit in the show.

    Silly as it is…I feel kinda validated when I hear about other moms doing the same sort of thing.

  18. Judy says:

    My 7 yr olf Grand Daughter has been banned from watching this show too after getting smart mouthed with her dad. I watched it and see nothing cute about a smart mouthed kid.

  19. buenavissta says:

    Yay, Supermom! ditto @ Jmac& Aspen….my poor 7 year old is well past treehouse, but it’s still all she gets besides movies from the library. I feel like the sole minority at our schools, so I too appreciate the validation from other parents making similar choices.
    Supergeeks galore!

  20. Gigohead says:

    I have the SAME exact problem with my 8 year old. I have told her repeatedly that she is not on the set of Hanna Montana, Icarly nor Wizards of Waverly Place. This is real life and I will not allow that kind of back talk.

    I have implemented bans too.

  21. Annie says:

    Gorgeous AND smart. It’s why Cindy Crawford is so badass.

    Man those kids have some lucky genes.

    Because beauty fades and Cindy knew that. That’s why she was not only a supermodel, but a valedictorian. You ask me, the latter is a much more impressive accomplishment. :)

  22. Darlene says:

    I agree completely. I have a five-year old daughter and I am shocked at how moms I meet that let their preschool and K kids watch this show. There is no way I will let her watch it. It’s just not appropriate.

  23. Ha! My sisters and I had limited exposure to Clarissa Explains It All after one too many “Ferg-breaths” thrown around at the dinner table. Memories . . .

    Seriously though, I think that it’s great that Cindy Crawford is an actively involved parent who doesn’t take Disney’s tripe at face value. A rare commodity in Hollywood. JLo, take note.

  24. GimmeABreak says:

    A celebrity with brains! FINALLY!! WOW, those are some gorgeous kids!

  25. Ateamgirls says:

    Yes, the kids are GORGEOUS! Anyone take notice to Cindy’s knees? YIKES!

  26. Bodhi says:

    lol @ JMac! I LOVED Clarissa! She had the coolest phone… But I think my mom wasn’t real keen on it either. She HATED My So-Called Life! She thought it gave me “ideas”.

    Anyhoodle, Go Cindy & hubby! Mouthy prostitots are awful role models.

  27. Vern says:

    Thank you all for banning the Montana Machine! It does my cynical heart good to hear!
    Wif: Board games are really great-they make the brain work on so many levels.

  28. cowbulls says:

    I always knew that Cindy was the sexiest woman of all time. I had only heard her spouting the Liberal Hollywood garbage in the past. What a delight to hear her growing up and talking like the smart woman that she is in banning that Hannah crap.

  29. JH says:

    Sorry, but hasn’t Cindy endorsed everything from Jones New York to Diet Pepsi? Sounds like she’s a bit hypocritical (ala Madonna not letting her kids watch TV while she’s been a fixture on MTV and gossip shows for the past 25 years). Sheesh!

  30. Christina X says:

    Yeah…I think this is a tad ridiculous. I’m sorry, but really.

    My little 8 year old cousin watches Hannah Montana and knows absolutely nothing about Miley Cyrus’ personal life. Nor does she care.

    She’s also in the gifted program at school. Believe it or not, I don’t think that Hannah Montana has any significant influence on her behavior, because no, she isn’t buying g-strings, she isn’t getting in fights, she makes good grades, and she isn’t *gasp* promiscuous.

    Don’t get me wrong. While I don’t like Miley Cyrus, I think it’s fashionable to blame your children’s behavior on the media. She’s not a role model. She just happens to be young and famous. I’ve personally never watched Hannah Montana, but when someone indicates what’s so corrupt about the program (NOT Miley’s personal life!), maybe I’ll retract my statement.

  31. Larissa says:

    Christina X – Some kids are more influencable than others, yet this is a poorly writed show, bad acted, full of crap and if parents don´t want their kids watching, they have more than enough reasons(and the given right) to boycot it,period.
    When you become a parent yourself, you might understand that concept!

  32. snappyfish says:

    loved the Zoolander reference. Cindy has never been a favorite of mine, a little to stuck on herself but she was an adult when she chose to endorse specific products.

    The Cyrus’ are whoring their kid for cash.

  33. Mandy says:

    I do see why some parents might object to Hannah Montana, aside from it being annoying. The main character talks, dresses, and generally acts like a normal teen girl, and I don’t have a problem with that. However, such behavior is definitely inappropriate for the show’s target audience of girls under 10 or 12. Still, if I had kids, I’d let them watch whatever they wanted, but stress to them that TV and reality are quite different. That was my parents’ approach, and to this day, people still compliment them for having raised well-mannered and respectful children.

  34. Kim says:

    I ban Hannah Montana for purely selfish reasons. It is so annoying in every aspect. Whenever it is on TV, I suddenly get into a bad mood. I only realised that that show was responsible when it is over. So now it is a no go area.

  35. The Old KC says:

    I noticed the knees, too, ATeam – Cindy is still really gorgeous but I was holding out hope that she would be proof that the sagging thing doesn’t happen to everyone. Sadly, I guess I will have to face facts that it does. I’m in my mid-thirties and can deal with wrinkles, but the sagging thing really freaks me out. I guess I will start using wrinkle cream on my knees tonight. Cindy, you still look amazing though – just saying. And your kids are really beautiful (however, to everyone else’s credit it doesn’t take a supermodel to produce beautiful kids).

  36. SNS says:

    OMG ive honestly never had more respect for a celebrity in my entire life!

  37. Whitey Fisk says:

    I’m raising a couple of super-geeks too!

  38. Sickitten says:

    Love the 1st pic on top. I have those shin splints, too! A field hockey player. Leaves bumps on your shins. Too funny.

  39. sweetzy says:

    Cindy’s kids is surely cute and beautiful.

  40. Dave says:

    So only one daughter can watch Hannah the other girl can’t thats weird

  41. far says:

    My kids 2 girls 12 &9 are not allowed to watch tv any more, for 2 months now. First they hated the idea and everything that had to do with it and were wining for a few days, now they are used to it. They read and learn something useful such as programming with “Alice” for kids(you can google it) and creating their own website learing how to make stuff and how things work…. they are calmmer and are better listenners. We realized you can not feed garbage into their little heads for 2-3 hours a day then expect them to behaive normal. Give them something usesful you it that to the lights of your house.

  42. mMm says:

    Mavis….. what’s wrong with a little girl having long hair? I get the tight jeans, make-up, etc… but long hair?? Did I miss something?

  43. jb says:

    I think Hannah Montana has ruined her image and now appears to be a trashy little slut!! I wouldn’t allow my children to watch her either, what kind of a role model is she and the pics that have been out of her and Billy Ray are little too intimate looking for my taste! She should be banned from Disney all together!!

  44. dovesgate says:

    I think its probably the extensions to get instant long hair she is objecting to.

    I’m guiding my kids away from Hannah Montana since I think Miley’s going to end up going the Zoey 101 route. My kids are banned from Hannah, Zoey, and anything to do with Bratz. I feel kinda sorry for my 7 year old since shes a big fan of Hannah’s but after the pictures and the 20 year old boyfriend, I just can’t be ok with it. iCarly is marginally better without stories of Miranda Cosgrove pouring into the media so we’ll go with that for now.

  45. Mavis says:

    mMm – I’m totally fine with long hair, in itself. It’s just the fact that I’ve never seen a tween role model who had a short haircut. All these girls (Hanna Montana, iCarley, the HSM girls, etc.) have the exact same Barbie-doll look, and I want my daughter to be aware that she can look any way she wants and still be beautiful. Variety = good.

  46. danielle A.K.A danii bby says:

    i think all of u r trash 4 talkin about a 16 yr. old girl she has not done anything wrong and yall r dawging her out 4 no reason so one day wen ur kids grow up and have kids i hope they dont treat their kids like you treat them.

  47. Christina X says:

    Larissa, people act like shows like this have never been on television. There’s really no need to get all defensive about it.

    Every which way you turn, “corruption” is readily available to children.

  48. Ally says:

    I don’t think it’s productive in the long run to censor your kids’ cultural interests (I know I use the word loosely for Hannah Montana). We all have Saved by the Bell, 90210, New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson or Britney Spears types for that matter in our past. They’re part of growing up.

    A more useful and generally applicable exercise is to talk about the media and commercialism with your kids generally. There’s a difference between watching a show and buying the merch. I remember when I told my niece that the Olsens didn’t wear the stuff they sold in big box stores… that cooled them off big time. Discuss how ads work, etc. One of the best habits you can encourage is telling your kids to mute commercials — empower them to resist the onslaught.

    You should avoid getting into controlling your children’s interests. You’re needlessly challenging the development of their personality. I know my nieces watched a lot of those dopey shows only to keep up with the water fountain talk at school, so they already had perspective there. You don’t want to cripple their cafeteria conversation, do you? :-)

  49. Aspen says:


    It’s obvious that you are a teenager or a very young post-adolescent with no children of your own.

    Someday…you will understand why mothers don’t want their daughters to emulate the likes of Miley Cyrus. Until then…with all due respect…your opinion doesn’t matter much.

    Good mothers aren’t trying to be friends with their daughters and sons. They are trying to lead, nurture, and present a moral compass for their children. Doing these tasks well means that, sometimes, judgment calls have to be made and children have to be temporarily disappointed.

    My daughter is not suffering because she can’t watch a set of specific programs on television.

    And I don’t CARE how Miley Cyrus feels about all this. She is conducting herself like a trollop, and public misbehavior leads to public criticism. There are real-life CONSEQUENCES to misbehaving.

    Walks like a duck. Quacks like a duck. Looks like a duck. Must be a duck.


    And, Ally, I am not controlling her interests. She’s a five year-old child, and she has many interests. I am guiding her moral development. It does not follow that because she is not allowed to WATCH Spongebob and emulate the behavior and language she sees there that I didn’t talk to her about it. I still talk to her about it.

    And you know what? I don’t care if I’m “crippling” her water fountain talk. I’m far more concerned about her self-esteem and moral center than I am about her placement on the social pecking order with little girls who are going to be obnoxious and slutty by age 12 because their moms didn’t want to damage their social status by actually PARENTING them.

    She’s not my little friend and she’s not my “2nd chance” to be in the in-crowd. She’s a flesh and blood human being for whom it is my responsibility to demonstrate leadership, morality, and strong, decisive, good judgment in daily life.

    I won’t get any do-overs. I don’t get any “get out of jail free” cards. She is only a small child once. I have a very short number of years to influence the direction she gets pointed in and the basic set of guiding principles she will carry into adolescence and adulthood.

    If that sounds controlling…that’s because it’s the nature of parenthood to be just that.

  50. drm says:

    Oh for s***’s sake. Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana is simply a variation on a cultural construct, a theme if you will that’s been around for a very long time, in variations of one kind and another. David Cassidy anyone? Leif Garrett? Those were some pretty sexual young men in their heyday…and not much effort was made to hide it. I remember the insanity around The Simpsons when it first came out. When I was growing up my mum banned shows like The Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, Dukes of Hazzard you name it. And I grew up just fine, I even went off and got a doctorate so it can’t havce stunted my brain that badly. ;)

    My 14 yr old twin boys watch Hannah Montana and I have no objections. Even they know women and young girls dont look like that, they were discussing between them how Miley Cyrus would have lots of ‘people’ working with her to make her look so good…kids aren’t dumb and I agree with the poster who said that it was more productive to talk about media influence, social stereotypes and mores with your children than vilify one show, muscian or fad after another.

  51. Wif says:

    I think Ally and Aspen are both right here, even though their viewpoints are so different. Aspen is talking about her 5 year old daughter, and these young years are critical to developing their sense of identity and esteem. It’s the right time to pick your role-models. When they are 12, I’d agree with you, Ally, that censoring can blow up in your face. But while they’re young, keep ‘em young. And be the best parent you can, by doing what Aspen says, parent them.

  52. Christina X says:

    I do actually see things from Aspen’s point of view and that she wants her children to grow up emotionally and mentally happy, and that is respectable.

    However, I disagree with the people on here debating that a TV show on the Disney Channel will “corrupt” children and cause them to become destructive brats.

  53. Wif says:

    You haven’t seen that happen Christina X? My friend can’t let her child watch Max and Ruby because as soon as her 3 yr old watches an episode she recites Rubyisms all day and tries to tell everyone what to do (the way Ruby does with Max). Granted, that’s at 3, not 7 like Crawford’s daughter, but I think all kids love to imitate what they think is cool.

    I don’t know if you’re a parent yet or not, but there’s two things to consider, what you think is right for their long-term moral development (which I think is what you’re debating here) and what you can live with on a day-to-day basis without going crazy. I think Crawford is talking about the latter. Which is powerful stuff; ooweee is it ever.

  54. Christina X says:

    No, I am not a parent.

    I’m just speaking in terms of my childhood and how I grew up watching Lizzie McGuire…similar to Hannah Montana.

  55. Gina says:

    Wow, Cindy’s children are absolutely beautiful.. just like their parents. The son looks like he’ll grow up to be a surfer dude and the daughter, probably an actress. Good looks definitely run in that family.

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  57. Allison says:

    Are all ya’ll people crazy? Let the kids watch the show, but when they get cocky remind them who the parent is and who the kid is, with that being a first and last time warning. The next time they decide to get cocky… BEAT that ass off!!!! That’s what God gave it to us for. Don’t spare the rod. Get control of ur kids. I do on mine. Even with a little help from the belt.

  58. lexy9836 says:

    her kids a soo cute!!!! her son is very very handsome! and daughter looks just like her mom!!!……….(lucky kid)i agree on banning hannah montana its not appropriate for kids at age 7

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  60. khaveman says:

    Love her and her kids are stunning. She and Randy seem to be very involved, hands-on, caring parents. Great examples in this world of horrible parents.

  61. Beneficial article. I believe the fundamental part of owning along with young children is talking to them the appropriate way.

  62. Lilly says:

    Oh my god. Are you serious.. Banning kids from watching Hannah Monatana, ITS A KIDS SHOW!! I can’t believe it.. Parents controlling kids lives a little TOO MUCH..? Leave them alone, they’re humans too. They can make decisions too. I sometimes watch Hannah Montana ( I’m 12 ) You’re being a little to over protective. My parent’s never banned me from watching anything. I remember watching south park when I was 7, I didn’t like it back then, it scared me. But now I like it, even though im under the age where im not supposed to watch it, but what are you gonna do about it.
    Plus slapping children is wrong. Gosh. I turned out very well, I’m a good kid.

    My parents never forced me to do anything they never gave me rules. Their pretty nice. But I knew what was right from wrong. I think you should worry about your children’s friends, and who they’re hanging out with at school. I really couldn’t stand having parents that were extremely over-protective. I didn’t watch tv much, I just played with barbies and my DS. I don’t remember watching anything on tv much when I was 7, I don’t even remember being that age.

  63. Not Impressed says:

    Cindy used to be beautiful, but the posted photo is really showing her age. Her kids look very average, and are probably going to grow up to be unappreciative spoiled brats who whine if they don’t get the brand name crap. I’m not a Miley fan, but who the hell are any of you to judge her as if you are SO much more moral? I’m sure you all have a long list of crap that you do that some would find (gasp) socially sinful. Get off your pedestals!