Miley Cyrus: ‘You know, I built an entire empire for myself by the time I was 11′

Miley Cyrus

Bless Larry Rudolph’s heart. The man has such a talent for smoke and mirrors that I keep forgetting that he has created the monster that is now the Miley Cyrus publicity machine. After all, Miley signed on with him way back in March, and ever since then, she’s been a fuzzy-diaper twerking force of unnatural proportions. Now get ready for this: Miley will soon appear on the Mike WiLL Made It “23″ single (along with Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa), and Miley will be “kind of rapping.” I can’t wait to hear this one and to talk with you all about it.

For now though, Miley has settled back stateside after her whirlwind European press tour, and she has spoken to the Washington Post about — what else — growing up:

Miley Cyrus’ transformation from a sweet-faced child star into a twerking, wild-child sensation has garnered plenty of debate, but she says it’s not really all that deep – she just grew up, y’all.

“I think people forget what it feels like to be 20,” she said in a recent interview. “People just evolve and that’s all that’s happened to me. But people think a mad scientist somehow cooked up this potion and turned me in to a different human, which it wasn’t. All I did was get a haircut and buy some clothes and everyone thinks that I am made into a robot that changes with what’s popular every 10 years.”

Cyrus has raised eyebrows as she continues to distance herself from her former life as the star of the Disney show “Hannah Montana.” Now engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus is concentrating on her musical career and due to release an album in the fall.

Cyrus has one of the summer’s biggest hits with “We Can’t Stop”; it’s now No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. In the song’s video, which has reached 100 million views on YouTube, Cyrus dances suggestively amid bizarre imagery, including a skull made of french fries. Cyrus says the video was inspired by her own life and the wild parties she’s been at.

Besides, Cyrus says acting a little crazy can actually be good for the soul.

“That’s why I think some people kind of fall off and they end up going crazy because you don’t give yourself time to go crazy,” she said. “That’s what you’re supposed to do; you are 20, you are supposed to be a mess because you haven’t figured it out yet, and 10 years from now I am supposed to have it all together.”

[From Washington Post]

I actually don’t have a problem with Miley’s acting out other than her endorsement of illegal drugs as her proof of adulthood. The skimpy outfits and the try-hard behavior are just silly to me, but I see where she’s going with her argument about how she should be allowed to be a mess at age 20. However, there are millions of 20-year-old people out there who are attending college, holding down full-time jobs, and/or even risking their lives while defending their country. Miley has absolutely no concept of what pressures most 20-year-olds face.

Miley also talked to the Chicago Tribune about how she’s not “going off the rails at all: “I’m selling records and that’s all I’m here to do. I don’t care if people don’t like my haircut or think I dress too this way or my video’s too provocative.” She also cops an attitude about her past again: “You know, I built an entire empire for myself by the time that I was 11, but now I’m just the twerk queen.” Oh, really? Because the Disney Channel is the true builder of Miley’s empire. Sure, she was the cute kid who scored the role (never forget that Billy Ray was an attraction for producers as well) and put in the hours to film “Hannah Montana,” but Disney financed, produced, marketed, and otherwise built that “empire” that has allowed Miley to “twerk” to her heart’s content these days (and get paid for it). Damn, it’s getting difficult to even see where Miley’s coming from anymore. She doesn’t even write her own songs now but acts like she’s so authentic and hardcore about her “urban” music. It just doesn’t wash. I really miss the old Miley from as little as a year ago.

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  1. bowers says:

    She was a rich white girl that Disney made richer. It’s ok if she wants to act out–she obviously doesn’t think she needs an education–these kids of celebrities never go to college for their minds, do they?

    • SmokeyBlues says:

      What does her race have to do with anything?

      • bns says:

        White actors have more opportunities in Hollywood than black, asian and latina actors.

      • jelynn says:

        Because we live in a racist country. Black girls twerk and get called ratchet hos. Miley twerks and makes a few more million for being ‘edgy.’

        When it’s a black girl, it’s trashy. When it’s a white girl, it’s avant garde. And it’s bullshit.

      • SmokeyBlues says:

        OK, I see what you guys are saying. Especially about Hollywood. I guess we all live in our own bubble. I’m from Southern New Jersey which is verrry diverse (an aspect I love) and I grew up a poor white girl with plenty of examples of spoiled princesses who were black, Asian, Indian, etc all around me. Sometimes the assumption that white = privileged rubs me the wrong way because I have had to struggle to get where I am and am from an underprivileged, white family.

      • Tapioca says:

        @jelynn:

        I would respectfully disagree with you there.

        When black girls twerk it’s called “twerking”, when Miley twerks it’s called “a laugh out loud hilarious fail.”

      • Wed says:

        In the words of M J, “it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white” – nobody needs to be twerking.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        LMAO @ Tapioca :)

      • Hakura says:

        @SmokeyBlues – “Sometimes the assumption that white = privileged rubs me the wrong way because I have had to struggle to get where I am and am from an underprivileged, white family.

        This is my issue. I’ve always been ‘middle-class’, myself, but my parents worked their asses off to achieve that. I’m white as they come, but that doesn’t say *anything* about where I come from, how much money I have, or how successful I am. (Hell, I live in Baltimore. I’m surrounded by all different nationalities/races).

        I’d never make those assumptions about anyone else, based on their race. It’s just frustrating.

      • pretty says:

        @SmokeyBlues / why are you comparing your self to asian /black “spoiled princesses” and think being a white person doesn’t have that much privilege? You should compare yourself to blacks, latinos,asians with same classes. I mean, just because someone is white doesn’t mean they have magically better life than Beyonce/JayZ. But if you’re a low class white person, i think you’re way more privileged than low class latino blacks asians whatever.

      • bns says:

        @Hakura

        But there are still certain struggles that you will never have to go through because you are white. White privilege doesn’t mean that you’re privileged in general, but you do have an upperhand in society because of the color of your skin.

      • Marty says:

        What Bns said. Two people from the same economic level can go out for the same job, but the white person isn’t going to get told they don’t get the job because their name is “too ethinic sounding”. This has happened to me before.
        Saying white privledge doesn’t exsist is dismissing all those who’ve fallen victim to it in their lives.

      • Lucinda says:

        To be fair to those of us who benefit from white privilege, it’s not something you are automatically aware of because you haven’t witnessed firsthand what happens when you aren’t white. All you have is your own experiences and you can still be discriminated against due to gender and social standing. In that sense, I can appreciate what underprivileged white people are saying.

        The challenge is to acknowledge the hardships of others (regardless of race) instead of dismissing them because they haven’t experienced what you have experienced. My husband and I go round and round about this all the time and I finally realized that I was completely dismissing the challenges he does truly face as a white male. Yes, he has more privilege but he also has challenges I do not have.

        When we can get to that point, validating instead of dismissing, than maybe we can finally find common ground.

      • nc_magnolia says:

        @ jeylynn -

        Gosh, that’s a pretty broad and harsh generalization, don’t you think? I was really hoping militant comments like this would just quietly go away. Most thinking, feeling people don’t factor in the color of someone’s skin in 2013, for real?

      • bns says:

        @Lucinda

        In what world do men have it harder than women? White men are at the top of the food chain. If your husband has gone through challenges in life I doubt it’s simply because he is a white man. Or maybe I misunderstood you.

        I do agree that no one should dismiss anyone’s problems in life because we all struggle in one way or another, some more than others, but we’re talking about race and white people will not face adversities in life because of the color of their skin. It just doesn’t work that way.

      • Nymeria says:

        @ pretty – You said: “…if you’re a low class white person, i [sic] think you’re way more privileged than low class latino [sic] blacks asians [sic] whatever.”

        Is that so? In the years I spent in dirt poor, abject poverty, was I supposed to feel privileged during the many stretches of days I went without food, clean water, electricity, transportation, and health care? Was I supposed to feel privileged whenever people treated me appallingly – as though I were dirt under their feet – just because I was poor? But at least I wasn’t black, Latino, or Asian, right?

        Was I supposed to feel privileged when I swallowed my pride and applied for food stamps, only to be told by the person behind the desk that if only I were black and had kids, he could help me? There I was, in desperate need of a dentist and a doctor, unable to pay my rent (thank goodness my landlady was as kind as she was – I wasn’t able to pay her for almost a year), clueless as to whence the next meal would come (if it would come at all), and confronted with filthy water every time I opened the tap – and I was completely oblivious to my privilege!

        Listen, nobody who has to live this way is privileged, regardless of her skin colour. Nobody.

      • bns says:

        @Nymeria

        You’re missing the point.

      • Nymeria says:

        @ bns – The point that only people who aren’t white suffer? Ah, got it.

      • bns says:

        @Nymeria

        LOL that’s not what we’re saying at all. White people can suffer, but how often do they suffer from racism?

      • Mia says:

        This is white privilege: Questlove from the Roots writing an entire article in New York magazine about still experiencing racism despite being wealthy and famous. And that the only reason he hasn’t been arrested or killed for looking like a big “threatening” black man in some instances is because after stopping him the police recognized him. No white person of any economic class will ever have that happen to them because of the color of their skin. Why do people think that Jay-Z and Beyonce were walking in that Trayvon Martin march? Because even though they are richer then god they have and will still experience racism. Oprah has talked about experiencing racism. There are still places in this country where black people are not allowed. Period.

      • Lucinda says:

        @bns–First, I didn’t say he wasn’t privileged. I acknowledged that and point it out to him on a regular basis. I simply said he faces challenges I do not.

        I live in a very liberal state. My father as a police officer could score the highest on an advancement test and would be passed over if there was a minority with a passing score. My husband is self-employed and hasn’t had to deal with that but pretty much every white male friend I have who works for a government agency in my state has.

        When I taught, male teachers I worked with were extremely careful about being alone with female students to the point of ridiculousness, something I NEVER had to worry about.

        If a white male is accused of racism or sexual assault, he is much more likely to be assumed guilty rather than innocent than if a woman is accused of those things even though a woman, white or of color, could commit either of these crimes. Yes, it is less likely, but not out of the realm of possibilities.

        My husband was pulled over by police more than I was in college because he was a man. It happened to my male friends too.

        Whether I want to admit it or not, those are real challenges. Not just hardships but things my husband does actually live in fear of and chooses his words and actions very carefully as a result so he is not misunderstood.

        So again, I am not denying white privilege. I am simply saying we should acknowledge everyone’s hardships and challenges instead of simply dismissing people because their hardships are different than yours. Validation goes a long way toward cooperation. It’s human nature.

      • Mia says:

        Hey Nymeria, it’s really simple: get over yourself and do some research on white privilege and RACISM, not classism. Just because you don’t believe white privilege exists doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. The world will still turn if you don’t believe in the sociological FACTS that people are trying impart to you, but it doesn’t make you any less insensitive and rude for (badly) attempting to diminish something that negatively effects people’s everyday lives. You growing up poor doesn’t negate the concept white privilege. Nothing does. Okay? Do you think what happened to Trayvon Martin would happen to a poor white kid? No, it wouldn’t. But it damn sure could happen to Jay-z and Beyonce’s son. Stop and frisk would be more likely to happen to Jay-Z and Beyonce’s son then a poor white kid. That’s white privilege.

      • Mia says:

        bns- Thank you for all your comments! Sometimes I get so tired dealing with these people who refuse to get it. Seriously.

        Tapioca- L.O.L!!!!

      • Mia says:

        Lucinda- If the point of your comments aren’t formulated to negate the impact of white privilege then what are they? Look at what you are writing. It sounds like one long “I acknowledge what you are saying but this is what I really think” statement which often comes off as ignore everything I’ve said before “but”. The problems that your husband encounters do not equate to SYSTEMATIC discrimination. I repeat, his problems as a white male do not equate to systematic racism or sexism or homophobia. Period. It just does not compute. I mean do you really want to bring up your husband’s negative experiences with the police? Do you really want to talk about how your husband can’t be alone with his students, when people thinking that black men are rapists has routinely gotten them LYNCHED, executed, and imprisoned for hundreds of years? Please. Everyone faces personal challenges and personal issues, but equating them with systematic discrimination and prejudice that has negatively effected people for generations is patently absurd.

        And btw, your comment about the police force is absurd as well. Affirmative action exists for a reason. That’s because white men have had something like affirmative action for generations, with mediocre white men getting far ahead of excellent and mediocre minorities. Would I feel sorry for your father? Nope. Because otherwise that police force might continue to be what it’s been for generations: all white and all male. And btw, the group that benefits the most from affirmative action is women like yourself: white women. I don’t know if I would be complaining about it if I were you. You might have benefitted from it already.

      • bns says:

        @Mia

        Anytime! I’m always up for a good debate :)

      • Side-Eye says:

        I’m getting real tired of people acting like poor white people who have gone through the sh-t Nymeria has gone through don’t matter, because they’re somehow privileged. As a black woman, I totally get what Nymeria and Lucinda are saying. If anything, it’s the people claiming that you’re forever privileged no matter what your economic class is, that are contributing to the problem, by making this into some kind of “who has it worse” contest, instead of focusing on the classism issue. This race divide and ignoring of the class issue is what makes it so easy for racism to occur in the first place, and in fact, is exactly how it started back in the day. Hell, there were times where I felt I had more in common with lower class white people, than I did with upper class black folks.

        Get over yourselves. Classism and oppression isn’t a f—ing competition. What you guys should be worried about is the thieves in the freaking government that pit the lower classes against each other and screw us over constantly.

        And no, before any of you asshats jump all over me claiming that I don’t think racism exists–I do, and I’m not denying that it does, nor have I ever.

      • Mia says:

        Side-eye- What?!? Is reading comprehension something that you have a problem with? Because no one here was negating that classism exists, so you really have no right to insist that anyone was. And while you’re sounding so blatantly ignorant about the topic you are speaking about, you might want to look in the mirror if you want to talk about someone being an asshat. Okay? Anyway, while I’m correcting you, I’ll explain the basics: The topic of discussion was white privilege, and Nymeria was denying it’s EXISTENCE because she was poor. Lucinda was equating the challenges that her white heterosexual husband has with the challenges of SYSTEMATIC and INGRAINED discrimination. That is not what allies do. You do not negate, nor do you go “that happens to me too” that is called derailing. http://www.derailingfordummies.com/derail-using-entitlement/

        And I’m tired of that tired phrase “oppression olympics”.http://freedominwickedness.tumblr.com/post/21987077502/definitions-intersectionality-and-oppression-olympics People have every right to talk about racism and white privilege and how it negatively affects them. We have every right to make that the sole topic of discussion without somebody derailing or completely ignoring the existence of racism and how it works IN THE REAL WORLD (meaning that rich and poor people of color are effected by RACISM, not classism, RACISM, and rich and poor white are NOT) because it hurts somebody’s feelings and because it’s not all about them. There are times in life when sh*t is not all about you. Children know this. There are times when it’s just appropriate to listen, sympathize, and learn. This is one of those times.

        To give you an example, there was a Melissa McCarthy post where the topic of thin privilege came up. Somebody started complaining about how much discrimination they face for being thin. Which is ridiculous. No one faces SYSTEMATIC discrimination for being thin. I am a black woman who is thin, but did I make the conversation about racism or sexism? Did I join the bandwagon to make it all about my problems as a thin woman? No. I told that person to stop derailing, to be real and face the fact that they are not being systematically discriminated because they are thin, and since I am informed about systems of discrimination that don’t effect I pointed out ways that overweight privilege are discriminated against on a societal level. THAT’S being a grown up, and being a compassionate ally.

      • Mia says:

        I meant: Did I join the bandwagon to make it all about my problems as a thin woman? No. I told that person to stop derailing, to be real and face the fact that they are not being systematically discriminated because they are thin, and since I am informed about systems of oppression that don’t effect ME I pointed out ways that overweight women are discriminated against on a SOCIETAL level. THAT’S being a grown up, and being a compassionate ally. Google exists for a reason. You can look up multitudes of information that don’t specifically pertain to you or your personal experiences and become a more compassionate and informed person in the process. Particularly, how to be a good ally to people in socially marginalized groups.

      • Jennipurrr says:

        I’m with you, irrelevant to this post. All this talk above about white privileged pisses me off. The fact of the matter is when you have a bunch of a$$holes from one ethnicity who think they are better than another ethnicity who happens to be a minority, in terms of numbers, you get racism. Historically, it’s been one way, the tables turn in regards to numbers, you bet your a$$ many people who denounce white people as all being racists would be more than happy to get theirs. Until the colour of a person’s skin is dropped from the conversation, this cycle will continue. Drop the generalizations, ladies. This constant harping on the race issue when it DOES NOT APPLY is contributing to the problem, not the solution.

      • Mia says:

        Jennipur- Who cares if talking about white privilege angers you? It actually HURTS and disadvantages other people, and that’s more important then if you get aggravated about it, so build a bridge and get over it. It deserves to be discussed, and white privilege is actually relevant to Miley’s success and thus this post but YOU just don’t care to see it after people explaining it OVER, and OVER, and OVER again. That’s called being willfully ignorant by the way. Good luck with that. I wish I had the PRIVILEGE to never really think about race, but I never have. I wonder why?

        And I really can’t believe you fixed your fingers to excuse systematic racism as a majority in population issue. Do you even KNOW the history of racism, as a system of oppression, particularly in America? Do you know that at certain times, in certain areas the black slave population exceeded that of the white population? But the black people took control and “got theirs”, right? Oh, ooops that never f**king happened, now did it? But don’t let reality disrupt your pathetic fantasies and justification for the existence of systematic racism. Racism was formulated as a way to justify inhumane, disgusting behavior such as keeping people ENSLAVED, considering them 3/5th s of a person, and consistently raping, mutilating, beating, selling, and murdering them.

        This is how you’re derailing this time:

        “It’s a conspiracy”

        “Anything You Can Do”

        http://www.derailingfordummies.com/derail-using-entitlement/

    • Veeeery Veerytas says:

      I remember her being interviewed with her daddy when she was 11. She was an annoying little shit who wouldn’t let him get a word in edgeways.

    • Lia says:

      Disney has made millionaires out of a whole bunch of no-talent celebrities, both black and white. They don’t limit their ridiculousness to only white folk. Check out the Disney Channel. LOTS of crap acting and singing coming from both white and black performers.

      • bns says:

        But how many of those black performers go on to be as famous and successful as Miley, Lindsay, Hilary, the Olsen twins, etc. have? With their own “empires” no less.

        And what about the asian, latina, and native american actors/singers? Race is not limited to just black and white.

    • blaize says:

      White privilege and racism are very real, and a person can be a victim of these things both inside and outside of Hollywood. On other popular websites any time you see an article about or a picture of a Hollywood couple that consists of a black male and a white or white-passing female, there will be deeply racist comments. Biracial children of celebrities are subjected to horrible, dehumanizing comments. A friend of mine told us about racial profiling at a store she used to work at: the employees were encouraged to watch black and Hispanic customers more than white customers, in case of shoplifting. I’ve seen a racist tirade on the internet about Asian women who date white men. A few months ago, a little boy was subjected to racist comments for singing the national anthem. When I was in school, these boys (all of them were white) said racist things about a substitute teacher with an accent- this was in 2006 or 2007. These weren’t little 6-year-olds who don’t know any better- these were 13-year-olds. And whenever a black person- especially a man- does something bad in this country, bigots make it about the whole race.

      This is why it annoys me when people (I’m not talking about anyone here) say that real racism isn’t still alive and well. It doesn’t have to be murder, slavery, or segregation in order to be racism.

      But I find any type of slur or dismissive, condescending comment that gets a persons race, skin color, or nationality problematic. (For example: it makes me feel quite stabby when people call a woman ‘trash’ and decide to put white-, Mexican-, or any other skin color or nationality in front of it). It’s racism and sexism combined. I’m Indian, Irish, and Native American and I come from a big, multi-racial family. Why do we have to use ethnicity, nationality, or skin color when we insult people?

      • bns says:

        +infinity

        Weren’t you the one standing up for women and our breasts in the Rihanna post? If so I think I love you!

      • Mia says:

        @bns- I love blaize too! It’s great to come across such an informed, educated, and open minded commenter on the internet. It’s rare. She always has something insightful to say.

        @blaize- ;-)

      • Jennipurrr says:

        I do not find you at all open-minded. Are you 100% sure none of these Internet comments re: mixed race couples are from non-whites? I’ve seen many instances of non-whites being very disturbed and offended by a white person “stealing” someone of their ethnicity. That is somehow okay? I am sick to death of people screaming racism and refusing to see that it can come from anyone, regardless of their ethnicity. It’s all brutal and ugly and it does not belong to white people alone, regardless of history. There needs to come a point when skin colour is left the hell out of it or it will never stop. Hell, look at the Hutus and Tutsis, all that over the width of a person’s nose. Quit focusing on what makes us different, somebody bloody well has to start, BE open-minded.

      • Mia says:

        Wow, Jennipurr you are veritable Derailing Dummy!(And I mean that literally)

        Here are the combination of ways you are ignorantly derailing this time:

        *Aren’t You Treating Each Other Worse Anyway
        *But That Happens To Me Too!
        *Anything You Can Do
        *But I’m Not Like That – Stop Stereotying!
        *Who Wins Gold in the Oppression Olympics?

        http://www.derailingfordummies.com/

    • Nclark6 says:

      @Mia Your comment was exactly how I wanted to respond to Lucinda. However she also overplays the impact of affirmative action. To be blunt it’s on life support and probably won’t last longer. Her story about how her dad would be denied a job over a black applicant is not true. That is simply not allowed any more in the law. She should read up on Ricci v. Stefano(2009) where the Supreme Court actually ruled no you can’t deny promotions simply because black firefighters didn’t score high enough on an exam. If you want to rail against affirmative action for something it does do then fine, but don’t attack it for something it doesn’t do. Quotas have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court so this notion that currently Black Americans are simply being given positions because of their skin color is untrue(they may have in the past but you can’t legally do it now just because of their skin color). To get a job/promotion they had to have at least met some type of qualification threshhold. Secondly affirmative action was in place for about 17 years before it was essentially dismantled with the Bakke decision by removing quotas(I’m counting from when President Kennedy signed it into law). Current affirmative action mechanisms are very weak because there’s a slippery legal slope to support them( I think affirmative action will probably be struck down in the next 5 years unless there’s a change in the Supreme Court composition). The U.S. government decided to make up for 300 plus years of systematic disenfranchisement with 17 years of quotas and people want to assume oh great everybody is on the same playing field. Yeah, no. Yet I wish people would stop misconstruing affirmative action, and how it denies them opportunity, especially in 2013 because legally it doesn’t. The girl in Fisher vs. UT looked like an idiot because she tried to single out minority applicants over a uniform top 10 % rule that was applied uniformly denied her admission. She could have saved herself time and energy by looking in the mirror and stopped blaming others for her inadequacy, but no it was the minority’s fault, not her own that she couldn’t get into UT. The crowd that says the best way to end discrimination is to stop discriminating isn’t equitable when you’ve run the gauntlet on doing so for centuries and wants to now say oh let’s all treat each other equally. Equity isn’t equality and people should stop confusing the two.

  2. blue marie says:

    oh shut the f-k up already. she is really starting to annoy me lately. It’s possible I was, but I don’t remember being this full of myself at 20.

    • Gabriella says:

      It’s very annoying when people excuse this kind of behaviour with their age. “She’s just 20!” Well, I’m also 20 and none of the 20 year-olds that I know are like this.
      Oh, no, wait. I know one girl who used to be my friend when we were 15-18 (around the time we were ‘giving ourselves time to be crazy’) who never grew out of her crazy days. Miley reminds me A LOT of her, both physically and intelectually. This ex-friend of mine is now making big money as a stripper is Las Vegas, living the same lifestyle as Miley’s and sharing the same excuses.
      But she does NOT represent the 20 year-olds out there!

      • Andrew says:

        Agreed. I mean, I understand her wanting to grow away from HM, but there is a way to do that without drugs and wearing diaper pants. Ugh

      • akua says:

        AMEN, when I was 20 I was living on my own, putting myself through college. Working as a waitress 30+ hours a week while going to school full time, like millions of other ‘real’ people, and lucky even to have that opportunity/ability. As the article says, she didn’t build anything, disney did and she just filled a slot, if not her, it would’ve been someone else.

      • Hakura says:

        @akua – And I have my doubts she would’ve even gotten anywhere near said ‘slot’ if not for her dad. -__-

      • Gabs says:

        I’m 20 years old and at the moment, my only mess is how I’ll organize myself for this upcoming fall semester at the university. She’s not the poster child for 20 year old!!!

      • Lucinda says:

        I disagree. I am 41 and I was a very responsible 20 year old (college while working nearly full-time). I also did a lot of stupid stuff I would NEVER do today because I was 20 and stupid and consequences were different. I don’t think she is being outrageous. She shows up to her work commitments on time. She is healthy and fit (or appears to be). She has hired people to help her advance her career. That’s a lot for 20.

    • choppersann 13 says:

      @pretty first… economically challenged equates to ‘low class’????
      second…so!! over the argument that blacks/ Asians ect. in this country don’t have the same opportunities as whites..i see examples of it everyday.. you are what you make of yourself… and while I dont think just anyone can raise up to the 1% anyone can raise up above the level of poverty… Being of a different race/ethnicity has little to do with it unless you allow it to be or you use it as an excuse… and I see THAT everyday too…

      and before you start snarking…..i too am from a judged ethnicity.. and born poor… but made my life better through military service followed by college… it’s each individuals choice

      • Mia says:

        Lol, damn you are ignorant! Who cares if black unemployment is double that of white unemployment?Forget systematic racism makes it less likely to even get hired for legitimate jobs or get paid the same salary for doing the same exact job as a white male! It doesn’t matter! Anyone can rise above poverty because social mobility is SO great these days! And wages these days have TOTALLY risen to meet the cost of living. People can totally support themselves on the average minimum wage salary, right? What is wrong with you and why are you bothering to even open your mouth about a topic you are obviously PAINFULLY uneducated about on every single level. I would be humiliated and embarrassed about how dumb, unrealistic, and insensitive I sounded if was you. Seriously, quit while you are way, way, way behind.

    • Kcaia says:

      I, unfortunately, was a lot like Miley when I was 20. I was wild, unpredictable, and probably more irresponsible than her since I had no where to go or be than where I wanted. I literally supported myself off of my friends and by sometimes taking advantage of older men’s wallets, just by flirting and letting them think they had a chance. I rationalized it by saying they were just trying to use me anyways. I thought I was so intellegent and philosiphical(sp?), especially after certain drug induced highs. But I did grow out of it.

    • Kcaia says:

      I, unfortunately, was a lot like Miley when I was 20. I was wild, unpredictable, and probably more irresponsible than her since I had no where to go or be than where I wanted. I literally supported myself off of my friends and by sometimes taking advantage of older men’s wallets, just by flirting and letting them think they had a chance. I rationalized it by saying they were just trying to use me anyways. I thought I was so intellegent and philosiphical(sp?), especially after certain drug-induced highs. But I did grow out of it.

    • Jenn says:

      I was living on my own in a low-income apartment with a baby when I was 20. I suppose that was my empire. Financially she’s better off than I was with my crappy part-time job, but I kept it together. I had to.

      My kid is her age, and she’s miles ahead of her one time idol, mentally and otherwise. Miley’s head is so far up her own ass she can kiss the back of her tonsils.

  3. brin says:

    Empire? Really? Delusion runs deep in this one.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Yeah, Disney built that empire. She was just a piece of the machine.
    It seems like she lives in a tiny little world, where a stupid haircut is the biggest and most important thing. It’s a shame she hasn’t used her money and free time to get out, see the world, learn about things beyond her own little bubble.

  5. Claudia says:

    Another manufactured pop artist who thinks she’s so individual and edgy. Blah. So boring. For pop artists, I have more respect/admiration and pay more attention to the triple threats that produce, write, and sing their own songs(e.g. Bruno Mars).

  6. emmie_a says:

    I used to like this girl. Now she has become an insufferable bitch. She didn’t build anything. I credit her dad for her success and her empire because if she didn’t have the connections and resources she has, she would be a fuzzy diaper wearing nobody.

    • Christin says:

      Agree. And she never seems to give him any credit. Does she really think that without her dad’s connection (and Dolly as her godmother) she would have landed that role?

      Some people know so very little that they don’t realize how little they know. She seems a prime example.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “I credit her dad for her success and her empire because if she didn’t have the connections and resources she has, she would be a fuzzy diaper wearing nobody.”

      This exactly.

    • Bijlee says:

      I think it was mostly her mom. Billy ray provided the connections and tish cyrus went to town on them. Billy ray seemed to just want to grow up on the farm. Tish handled her daughters career very well and made all these decisions. They’re following the formula and it’s so dull. Miley is trying way to hard of this image that she trips over herself. I don’t understand why she doesn’t actually take a break. She didn’t leave for 2 years she still promoted herself endlessly and did movies, pap shots etc.

  7. Willa says:

    Yeah. She built it all. All by herself. Shut your limited little mouth already.

  8. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    Oh gosh, this girl is literally EVERYWHERE right now, so insufferable. She just needs to shut up and keep “twerking” – that’s less annoying than her sad attempt at trying to be authentic.

  9. Gabriella says:

    I don’t understand. How do people buy this? Don’t her fans have a minimum of discernment? Don’t they ever question her stupidity? No, I’m sorry, I don’t think Miley is stupid, she just thinks her fans are stupid. And they most likely are?!

  10. Val says:

    Someone should shove a sandwich into her mouth so she can shut it.

  11. j.eyre says:

    Excellent point about Disney.
    “I think people forget what it feels like to be 20,” – apparently they forget what happened at 11 too.

    • Marty says:

      I just a read a post on tumblr that someone saw her two weeks ago and asked her to sign their Hanna Montanna CD. She refused saying “it’s not funny”.

      I’m all for moving forward you in life but I can’t stand people who are ungrateful about what got them to where they are today. She might hate her past Disney image, but she has no problem spending all that money it made her, does she?

      • Bijlee says:

        Well maybe they were making fun of her? Like “hey miley *snigger* will you sign my Hannah Montana cd??” I could see where that would be eyeroll inducing. She has every right to refuse to sign an autograph. It didn’t sound like she was being rude at the very least. I can’t say I blame her. She doesn’t seem ungrateful per say, she does seem to acknowledge HM and all the opportunity it gave her. But she’s very intent on retelling the past as if it were all intentional for her to get to be a big actor or singer.

        Even when I was 13-14 and noticed her as HM, when she was just starting out all I could think was “Girl you are gonna regret this cheesy stupid show one day.” I mean all I wondered was why would you want to be an adult one day and realize you were involved in this mess? (I wondered the same thing when I heard KStew and RPatz did Twilight. ) And it was a mess. There was NOTHING about this girl that wasn’t commercialized. Even her birthday was a day for her to make a bunch of money. That includes the stupid purity rings they all donned. Ugh.

        I blame Disney and their horrendous marketing machine. I loathe it. I also blame her parents. Her mother and father should have pulled the reins in on their daughter’s image and the excessive use of it everywhere. They didn’t. Walt Disney is rolling over a 1000 times in his grave because of the state of his company today and how they’ve tarnished the image of the mouse. Mickey is pure evil now.

  12. Sandy says:

    She hasn’t changed, she’s always been an idiot.

  13. Sixer says:

    You know, I generally have sympathy for older kids/young adults/whateveryoucallthem. I’m all for everyone being able to have a silly period before they properly grow up. I did. And I think I’m a reasonably responsible “proper” grown up. But as you say, everyone ISN’T able to do this and Miley grates because she’s so blinkin’ IGNORANT of anybody else but herself.

  14. amoi says:

    this girl learned how to twerk 3 months ago and she’s twerk queen? i just really resent the fact that she’s taking things that pre-date her by decades and acting like they’re a part of her persona overnight. all of a sudden Miley makes a twerk video and everyone and their mama wants to twerk…now it’s mainstream, now it’s “cool”. the juxtaposition of glutten-free miley twerking next to much larger black chicks in her video is annoying as hell to me.

    • Hakura says:

      @amoi – “ the juxtaposition of glutten-free miley twerking next to much larger black chicks in her video is annoying as hell to me.

      …I hadn’t even thought about it, but you’re right… It’s interesting that while she’s acting (self-described as acting) ‘urban‘, she’s the only white girl being shown doing so.(Re: Only in reference to what she calls ‘urban’.)

      Quoting Stellalovejoydiver @#17 below: “…in order to seem wordly when she is treating her friends like accessories.

      That’s the nail on the head. They’re just accessories.

  15. lenje says:

    If anything, the Olsen twins built their empire since they were toddlers.

  16. Eleonor says:

    Honey if it wasn’t for Larry Rudolf (damn that man is a pr genious) you would be in the “wherearetheynowland” in this moment.

  17. stellalovejoydiver says:

    She is a typical Hollywood product. Full of herself and of delusions of grandeur and grew up in a bubble.
    I partied a lot in the first 2 years of college, but it gets old pretty fast.
    I am annoyed by her try hardness, her edgy party attitude seems forced and I dislike her for saying things like “oh I love hanging out with my gays” in order to seem wordly when she is treating her friends like accessories .

    Considering she is so wild and trying to grow up, I would recommend to postpone if not cancel the wedding, she is clearly not in the right space for that.

  18. Becky says:

    I dont think shes so clueless. She was a child star, so when most kids were going to school, playing sports, hanging out and being kids, she was working long, long hours on a set every day. A lot of people’s jobs depended on her. I think she might have learned a thing or to about work ethic and professionalism back in her Hannah M days.

    • MaiGirl says:

      And had she actually said something like what you just described, no one would have a problem with that. Had she talked about having adult responsibilities, being depended upon to play her part professionally, and managing a demanding schedule successfully, fine. She had done all of those things within the structure that was already in place for her, so she deserves some credit. But she is taking credit for everything in her statement, which is ridiculous for any child celebrity, but especially ludicrous for a cog in the Disney Cha-Ching Machine.

      Having been a teacher, trust me when I say that Disney is the biggest pimp of all. Papa Walt gets all the money.

    • Naomi says:

      @Becky
      I have worked on several films, tv shows and commercials. There is no way Miley as a child actor worked “long, long hours on set” there are restrictions on the hours and when those hours are. She has been brought up in affluence and has built nothing. She is the embodiment of a child brought up with a silver spoon in her mouth. That child has only been working hard from what I have seen since she signed on with Britney’s former manager so what she’s worked hard for what six months?

      I’ll give her that she’s partied hard for a few years but then she’s 20 so…been there, done that. She should take some of her money and actually travel. Really travel not some press junket where she sees a luxury hotel, VIP clubs and first class or private plane travel.

      She is rich, uneducated and silly. And she needs to get over herself.

  19. Maria says:

    That girl didn’t build anything.

    The people on her life did. I don’t care about her change in style but she needs to quit with her delusions of grandeur.

    Privileged twat.

    • Sabrine says:

      She’s got $120 Million in her bank account at the age of 20 so she’s doing something right and she’s still on top. Her earning potential, movies and hit songs, is huge. I know she’s annoying to many but she also has a huge fan base, and she knows how to work it…so like her or not, she’s hugely successful.

      Too bad but that’s just the way it is…

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think we have to stop pretending that
        $$$ = Evidence of Hard Work.

        She did her Hannah Montana stuff, but as others have said, she wasn’t instrumental in it being a success. The marketing was brilliant, the concept the ultimate little girl fantasy.

        As far as future earning potential, I think her movie numbers show that she is not a golden goose in that area. Post HM, her box office numbers have been very poor. (Do you remember LOL with Demi Moore?)

        As with HM, her music career has little to do with her efforts, it will depend on the quality of producers and song writers that she can get to work with her.

      • Bijlee says:

        @Tiffany Huh. I didn’t think of it like that. That is true. LOL was horrific. My cousins and their friends all forced me to watch it. They said “Bijlee Didi! It’s such a good movie! You’ll love it! The guys are so cute!”

        Most mindnumbing two hours of my life with some guys I did not find appealing at all. Her voice was grating. And then because of that piece of crap I watched the French version. MUCH better. Still didn’t like it, but it was wayyy better than the American version. The english subtitles were word for word the american dialogue though so that may be why I still didn’t like it.

  20. lady mary. says:

    this is what happens if u let that tongue hang out so much ,it spills out uncontolled nonsense ‘miley’ and twerks to its own tune

  21. Anna says:

    This kid never got to rebel when regular teens do. It might not have been her ‘empire’ but it was a major job and responsibility, which she performed very professionally. Even in her off time she had to remain ‘in character’ – the Disney Star & Role Model. So now she’s being bratty and acting up a bit. Cut her some slack.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I never “rebelled” as a teen because I was too worried about disappointing my parents.
      I didn’t start to have fun until I got to college and even then, I still had to get my projects done, meet deadlines, take exams and stay above a B- in my courses or I would be kicked out of the program. I also worked 3 jobs during this time.

      I get that she’s only 20 and wanting to party and have fun but despite her insistence, she is NOT your average 20-year-old. Myself and others roll our eyes at the “I’ve worked so hard!” excuse when so many kids her age are busting their asses just to get through college. I appreciated it more when she said “karma was good to me” (her utter lack of understanding of that term notwithstanding) because at least she showed some gratitude for her incredibly privileged life.

      • Anna says:

        I agree that she IS uber-privileged, but it also is mostly a result of her money/work, and to be fair, neither of us had been in the Disney Starlet shoes.

        Btw my rebellion came in my mid-20s; in HS and college I was too obsessed with grades (I still remember the 4 A- that I got over the course of my Uni studies) to do anything wild and irresponsible. My parents were actually worried about my physical and mental health, bc any time they would try to start up a convo about boys or parties I would flip out and go OMG MOM ARE YOU CRAZY I WONT GET INTO HARVARD W THAT ATTITUDE! (and then go cry and do more calculus).

        Did not get into Harvard. But then I went totally nuts when I graduated college and moved to NYC.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Anna, I don’t think you can assume that she never got to rebel the way other kids did.

      Don’t forget that while Disney can be strict, the rest of the world is filled with enablers at every level. When people know a teen has fame and money, they will do ANYTHING to use that to their advantage: enable partying because it makes a good story, serve an underage person alcohol because they know they will get a great tip, not tell the parents if there is sex on a private plane, etc.

      I mean, her 18 year birthday party was in a bar…It isn’t as if she was living like a nun until she learned how to twerk.

    • Samtha says:

      I don’t know about that. There were lots of pictures of her at age 15 and 16, partying with friends. I used to see them at places like ONTD when she was still Hannah Montana. She never seemed to be as image controlled as the other kids.

  22. SmokeyBlues says:

    I think she just doesn’t have any perspective, and everyone around her has been kissing her butt since she was 11. I wonder what I would be like in that circumstance… Maybe just as delusional.
    I am getting tired of hearing about her haircut. EVERY time she opens her mouth she has to say at least one thing about her freakin haircut. No one is as obsessed with it as her!!

    • Hakura says:

      @SmokeyBlues – I really wish the media would stop harping on it, asking her questions about it. That’s NOT to say she wouldn’t bring it up on her own, but the interviews *do* ask her about it constantly, too.

      (But to be fair, I’m sure her PR team are the ones who dictate what questions the interviewers are going to ask, & seeing as her haircut got her so much press initially, they probably want to wring every last *drop* of interest from the public they can manage.)

  23. bns says:

    She forgot to mention nepotism thanks to her Achy Breaky father.

  24. Kate says:

    At 20 I was working 3 jobs and studying full time. But I’d had plenty of carefree years before that. Miley’s been working since she was 12, and yes, while it was Disney’s show, she was the star, and it would be silly to think that didn’t involve a ton of work and come with a lot of responsibility. She didn’t have a normal childhood and when she messed up as a young teen it was worldwide news, so it’s easy to see why she would be enjoying being an adult and being free of Disney. She spent her teenage years answering to Disney, now she can be her own person.

    She’s like the kids at college who come from really strict homes. They’re discovering everything a few years after the rest of their peers, which can make them annoying. But they’re harmless. When Miley starts spitting on her fans or urinating in cleaning supplies she’ll deserve all the shit she’s getting right now. She’s annoying, but she’s harmless.

  25. lisa says:

    disney could have easily found another kid who cant act or sing with poor diction and terrible teeth if they had kept looking.

  26. Shauna says:

    She mentions her hair in almost every interview. I think she really believes she invented short hair.

  27. Tessa says:

    SHE built an empire when she was 11? Is she flipping delusional? Did she write a single song or script for Hannah Montana? Did she have any input into a single piece of merchandise or any creative input at all? Absolutely not. She was about as useful as a trained dog, delivering lines and autotuning her way through songs. How someone implanted the idea in her brain that she did it is beyond me. Suits at Disney did it, honey, they just took you along for the ride.

  28. mata says:

    I don’t know if anyone remembers, but at the 2009 Grammys, Miley wanted to go into Radiohead’s dressing room to see them. When she was denied, I guess she got all foot-stompy about it.

    “I’m like, these are the people I really want to meet…I’d freak out. They’re my rock gods. These are the only people that I would cry over…My manager asked and said, “Miley’s really obsessed.” And they were like, “We don’t really do that.” …I left ’cause I was so upset…I wasn’t going to watch. Stinkin’ Radiohead! I’m gonna ruin them, I’m going to tell everyone.”

    The band’s spokesperson publicly responded with: “When Miley grows up, she’ll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement.”

    Sadly, I suspect their prediction was wrong.

  29. neelyo says:

    The five minutes of good will I had for this twit have ended and I’m back to wishing her gone.

  30. The Wizz says:

    She does have a job. Seriously just because someone runs their own business doesn’t mean they don’t work.

  31. OriginallyBlue says:

    Can we please stop calling what she does “twerking”
    Oh and she really needs to take a nap and just stop talking to anyone who will listen for 5 minutes

  32. eb says:

    Sounds like she was getting defensive during the interview. Of course she didn’t do all of the work of building all that Hannah Montana became, but she was crucial. And lets face it – she had the talent and charm and was the most hardworking of it all. She was still a kid when she hit super-stardom.

    There were the concerts, press junkets, commercials and she still was doing that show. With really little time left over to be normal.

    She was the little donkey that carried around that circus on her back and made them all pot-loads of money.

    I don’t see a lot of kids like her. And given the money she made them, I know they are desperate for the next Miley. And there hasn’t been one yet. So, she really wasn’t that common where just another girl could slot in and the same results would happen.

    She kind of has a right to be defensive. A little bit of a word stumble but I get her point.

  33. Faye says:

    To quote our president: “You didn’t build that, Miley!”

    What a moron. There are lots of 20 year olds who keep their mouths shut, can she try imitating them?

  34. Disney Channel Insider says:

    Also… when the announcement was made that she won the role and will begin portraying the character of Hannah Montana, she was 12!

  35. Madriani's Girl says:

    I think someone needs to clue her in that nail polish on the INSIDE of her nails is so incredibly low-rent, the mind is boggled. That is such a no-no, I can’t overstate it enough.

    • Hakura says:

      @Madriani’s GirlIs it painted on the underside? Or is it just the top-color showing through the fake nail?

      I just assumed the top-color was so bright, it was easy to see through the nail. Unless the fake nails were ‘pre-painted’ red on both sides.

  36. Micki says:

    If she obediently ate her vegitables when mama said so, she would have built her empire with 10! 11? too late, no points, sit down!

  37. JL says:

    Destiny Hope Cyrus is the daughter of a redneck who made it big. No more no less, I applaud her ‘work’ but lets not get all out of hand saying she did it ALL – no Destiny Hope, you rode daddies and Disney’s coat tails until you were old enough to shake your shit for the dollar.

  38. Jennifer12 says:

    She’s impossible to like. She hates Disney, is embarrassed by her past, but now claims she built an empire? It’s disgusting that she doesn’t get that at 20, others are growing up by putting themselves through college or going into the military. When did she get so obnoxiously full of herself?

  39. bumbleB says:

    Stop trying to be a Rihanna wannabe!!!!!!!
    GOD.

  40. Hakura says:

    I had just been finally warming up to her a bit, too. There are a lot of things I like about her, but they keep getting buried under the tidal wave of arrogance & entitlement that pour into every interview.

    She did no doubt work hard on HM, & I admire that. I admit that she was kept ‘under glass’ longer & more completely than most kids, especially with her dad micro-managing her every move w/his own role on the show. But she takes *ALL* the credit for *all* her success, which is delusional & arrogant.

    I’ll grant (from one girl to another) that she has a nice build, & even a ‘nice ass’(something she seems obsessed w/making us aware of). But I’m sure it’d be a whole lot nicer if her head weren’t blocking the view.

  41. tifzlan says:

    Twerk queen LOL suuuure Miley, whatever makes you sleep better at night

  42. Kiddo says:

    I’m one who is not particularly outraged over the majority of her antics, appearance, tweet farts and interviews, since she is a kid, doesn’t spit on people, drive like an asshole Andretti in her neighborhood, and so on, like Baby Biebs.

    However, delusions of grandeur are unattractive at any age, Miley.

  43. Mimi says:

    Which 20 yr olds would admit to liking her music?

  44. mar says:

    look, this girl’s face was PLASTERED all over Walmart and Target on hates, shirts, socks… you name it.

    You can not compare her to an average person. I think she is pretty normal for a kid that has had her past.

    At least she does not go around pretending to a goody goody.

  45. Laurenelizabeth says:

    All these comments are so judgy and annoying, there are worse things than doing Molly and coke. Stops clutching your pearls

    • Anon33 says:

      What an ignorant statement. coke completely destroys your body. even a casual user canexperience reduced cardiac function, kidney issues, nasal collapse, breathing problems, problems with other organs…but sure there are “worse things.”

    • Bijlee says:

      Miley has a heart problem no? I’m sure doing drugs is freaking dangerous for her.

    • blaize says:

      We don’t know if she’s tried coke, (she probably has tried it before) she probably has tried molly (unless the whole dancing with molly lyric was just her attempt at being edgy and controversial, ‘proving’ that she ‘has grown up’ as an artist).

      My attitude about drugs is this: It’s normal to be curious about what you’d be like if you were high, and I don’t care if someone smokes pot or experiments with another drug or two. I also think that in a society that claims to practice freedom of speech, a person should be allowed to express their opinions about drugs, whether those opinions are politically correct (drugs are bad) or politically incorrect (it’s a personal choice), and that people should be free to express those viewpoints in essays, commercials, or songs. But none of those things that I listed are the same as a person living a life of addiction, destruction, and crime.

  46. some bitch says:

    Oh, shut the f— up Miley.

    If it hadn’t been for nepotism, a PR team and deals to have her face/Hannah Montana plastered all over crap made in China she wouldn’t HAVE an empire.

  47. stay-cee says:

    She needs to sit the f*ck down growing up does not equal doing drugs and twerking

  48. stay-cee says:

    I’m not sure who’s more annoying her or the kardashians .

  49. moon says:

    The problem here is that she thinks she’s all grown up and people refuse to acknowledge that. Sorry Miley, the way you’re behaving is not grown up. But to be fair to her, we’ve been through that phase, so. At least she’s not doing a Bieber and refusing to grow up.

    • blaize says:

      Her attitude seems to be: Since I’m grown up now, why can’t people let me be free to do the same things that Madonna, Lady Gaga, and other pop stars have been doing.

      When she was younger she used to want to be Beyoncé, and it seemed like she was trying to copy her a little bit with the hair and the clothes. Now her image is like a weird, silly combination of Rihanna and Pink.

  50. Norman says:

    Yes!! I believe Miley, the eternal city (Rome) was literally built in one day and Christopher Wren had it all planed out on on how he would rebuild St. Paul’s and other churches while the great fire of 1666 was still burning in London. As Steven Tyler would say in that famous power ballad; Dream On.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      From the offices of The New Twerk Alliance:

      John Nash, you Regency-era broke down skank! Of course it was you playing the jack-a-nape night-fall last at Alvanley’s Portly And Profligate Gentleman’s Club. The fire of my genius still burned through with enough force to keep your staid little architectural deposits warmed over straight into your 19th century and my London literally rose out the ashes while the fire of your creation could never even imagine to cook a jugged hare past the ‘tartar’ stage. Is it my city plans that coax your brow and tears into revealing the sad truth of that which your mouth’s pride could never do, or did you just receive some splash-back from Beau’s boot champagne? Ta, and fare thee well!

      P.S. And as far as empires go, (yon knave), having gone to jazz college with Caligula doesn’t exactly count as consensus building.

      You are on Peroxide Watch.

      Regards,
      This has been
      The New Twerk Alliance

  51. Mia says:

    This girl is such an irritating, try hard attention whore. I cannot stand her phony self.

  52. Samtha says:

    ““That’s what you’re supposed to do; you are 20, you are supposed to be a mess because you haven’t figured it out yet…”

    That’s the exact stuff Lohan was saying when she was in her early twenties.

    Look how that turned out.

  53. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I’ve never been a fan of hers, was kind of on the fence, but now I’m sliding into the ‘can’t stand her’ territory. She really needs to shut up now. She is such an idiot.

  54. emma says:

    she is not a twerk queen and I don’t think most people have a problem with her damn hair. Stop talking about your hair!
    She definitely did not build that empire “by herself” for sure.

    I think she’s starting to annoy me not because of how she’s dressing, or her HAIRCUT, or her stupid dance moves – it’s how she’s constantly playing the victim in these interviews. A victim as in “haters gonna hate, but I do what I want”.

    And these rich kids should stop using the excuse “I’m just a kid”, no you’re rich, crazy, and have no sense of reality.

  55. randmanrandy says:

    Put a cheap wig and cheek piercings on this ditz and what you get? Amanda Bynes.

  56. Irishae says:

    I don’t care if Miley dresses terribly, does drugs, and write bad songs. I have no doubt that she has worked hard. It does annoy me in general when people shrug off “bad,” “rebellious” behavior as a result of being under 30. We certainly spend a loooooong time in what is considered the adolescent phase of life. That excuse reaks of not being willing to grow up emotionally. You can have fun, still meet responsibilities, and not make a fool out of yourself.

    • Asdfg says:

      Cute outfit here. Back when she had some meat on her bones and knew how to dress:

      http://audrey.buzznet.com/photos/streetstylefashionic/?id=68158994

    • blaize says:

      “…I don’t see how he puts up with her.”?

      I know, right? How does a guy who cheats (and, rumor has it, smokes weed himself) put up with a girl who cuts her hair short, has bad style, smokes weed, and has done ecstasy?

      That’s kind of like asking how Kristen Stewart puts up with RPattz.

    • Bijlee says:

      Liam’s a tool. He sounds like a gold digger too. He seems to love her money. He’s filmography is so unremarkable it’s embarrassing.

    • Asdfg says:

      @Blaize – You’re putting words in mouth. I’ve done drugs myself. My party years are OVER. I had my first drink when I was 13. I was “wild” through 13-18. Then I GREW UP. I’m only a year older than Miley and I don’t know anyone are age that conducts themselves the way Miley does. It’s kind of sad.

      Everytime Miley opens her mouth she sounds like a self entitled – wanna be – Rihanna bitch. Everything is ALWAYS and I repeat ALWAYS about her. She built her OWN empire, you hear?

      @Bijlee – I’ve only seen him in the Hunger Games. He didn’t have many lines. Which is not his fault. He doesn’t go around praising himself as if he walks on water that’s for damn sure.

  57. blaize says:

    I’ve always felt that the first few years of a person’s adult life should be about having fun. You have the whole rest of your life to be sophisticated. I kind of understand where she’s at in life (which is a big part of the reason why I usually defend her).

    We’re about the same age, and I feel that I worked my ass off through middle school and high school. So during my senior year, in order to push myself through, I got it set in my head that for the first few years of my newly adult life, I was going to have fun and enjoy my freedom. No more answering to adults. For just a few years, I want my life to be all about ME. So I’ve been pursuing my hobbies, partying, going to bed when I want to, and getting up when I want to, for most of the 3 years since I graduated (I do have a part-time job though). A lot of my older family members are not happy with how I’ve been spending my time, and it’s caused arguments. They wanted me to go straight to college, and they say things like: “You could be in an Ivy League right now!” and, “You need to find better ways to spend your time.” What I’ve said to them is: “Look. For years I did everything you and my teachers at school told me to, even though I didn’t want to. Now it’s my turn. For just a few years I want to what I want to do an be my own boss. I’m an adult now. (“Then you need to act like one,” they’ve said).

    Things have calmed down between us this year, since I have a regular job now (instead of just a summer one) and I don’t party as much. I agree with Miley about wanting to party and have fun while you’re young, and I don’t see her behavior as wrong or even as a symbol of her becoming the next Lilo. Pink and Angelina Jolie did just about everything Miley has done when they were young. They did drugs, they partied, and they wore revealing outfits. But look how they turned out. They’re not like Lindsay or Amanda.
    Obviously Miley isn’t as talented as Pink or Angie, but that doesn’t mean that she won’t turn out fine by the time she’s 30 as well. Only time will tell.

    • blaize says:

      And yeah, it’s true that lots of 20-year-olds are working, in college, or in the military, but that doesn’t mean that we/they are saints either. (And I don’t think the military is a reasonable standard to hold people to)

      I know very few 18-22 year olds outside of strict communities who have abstained from drugs and alcohol, who don’t do dance moves that Dad would disapprove of, and who always dress in a modest, conservative, elegant, or sophisticated way.

      • Cyndi says:

        Idk if it’s been changed since I came out of the Navy in the 90′s, but Navy personnel were allowed to drink in on-base clubs at 18. (off base was still 21 of course) could have just been only in San Diego. They tried everything to keep us out of TJ. (o:

    • Ash says:

      Yeah, not to snark but you’ve already said ALL of this before and the projection is noticeable. Though you honestly sound more aware, intelligent and responsible than Miley from certain posts I’ve encountered.

      People find Miley annoying for a multitude of reasons. It’s now far beyond her hair, or her stupidity about ‘twerking’, probable drug use (which I sincerely hope she has control over b/c drugs are NOT something to be so loosey-goosy with) and etc. That being said, I hope she does grow out of it. The ‘oh, she’s only 20′ excuse is invalid. You can be 20, party and do anything and everything under the sun and still come across as a responsible ‘adult’ in situations. At this point, I think it’s her attitude that grates people. And what will be the excuse IF she does turn into the next Lilo or is still doing this at age 37?

      • blaize says:

        I don’t care if people criticize the delusional, Take-me-seriously, I’m so controversial- things she says in interviews. But if you’ve paid attention to the criticism and attacks she’s gotten, that’s not what most of it has been about. Most of it has been about clothing and dance moves.

        If by the time she’s 30 Miley has been down the rehab/jail crazy path of Lilo, I will just admit that I was wrong, and that the people screaming trash and trainwreck over the past 3 years were right. :D

    • Bijlee says:

      Just out of curiosity when do you plan on going to college? Do you know what you want to study? Do you think about graduate studies? do you have a particular school in mind you want to attend? I’m always curious about these things. Right now I’m doing research and your life sounds like heaven. I’m exhausted and sitting on my butt all day programming…which is why I’m on here so often. I have to do something while the code runs.

      But at the end of it all, when I produce good results I’ll be okay/even happy with what I gave up for it, most of that is a good nights sleep. Don’t you worry that you won’t be able to handle the swing of things in college? The rising tuition costs? The dismissal of departments, programs, professors? Opportunities? The crappy job market? Anything? You don’t have that fear at all? I’m just wondering because I cannot fathom that position. I mean I can somewhat it makes sense, but I live in constant fear that the train will leave the station without me. I’m just trying to understand because apparently I dislike people of means…

      Anyways, here is why Miley Cyrus annoys me. I’ve always not liked the girl, I’ve never really cared for her. I NEVER understood why people did though. When people called her fat when she clearly wasn’t I was annoyed and appalled. But I also hated the crass commercialization she was pushed for and stood for as well (her, the jo bros, demi, selena, that other guy). It all just made me dislike her entire image. And this is what I dislike. None of it feels real to me. It all feels like manipulation on the masses.

      On top of that they sound so uneducated on many issues and with no substance whatsoever. Empty. I find that REALLY sad and I’m annoyed by their parents that they wouldn’t stress a proper education for their children. Or value it. The standard for star intelligence does not seem high at all. The worst part, they are surrounded by like minded people. No nuisance in their opinions, no careful thought, just following the zeigest on everything. It annoys me because these people are REALLY powerful. They are really wealthy, ubiquitous, and have the ability to change things and empower people on a level I probably will never be able to. That’s ME projecting onto them though. So I criticize them (and yes I gather it’s unfair to do that, but I also don’t like celebrity PR. It feels like manipulation.) Miley herself is very specific in what she’s doing. She’s just here to sell records. So all of her antics feel forced and yes try-hard, PR influenced. Sorry.

      Also you’re Indian, Irish, and Native American? I’ve never heard this combination before. How much of each? (is that an offensive question? because I’m honestly just curious).

      • blaize says:

        I haven’t really decided what I will focus on in college, although I’m interested in psychology. I wanted to wait until I was 24 or 25 to go to college, but because of family expectations, I’ll probably go within the next year. It’s not that I don’t care about learning or reading- reading is one of my hobbies, and I usually like learning when I get to choose the topic. It’s just the idea of committing to college that makes me want to avoid it.

        I do sort of worry about work and money, but not too much. Partially because I don’t want to think about it, and partially because all my life, my family members have always taken care of each other. If someone needed a place to stay, they had a place to stay. If a bill needed to be paid and for some reason they couldn’t pay it, money was borrowed. If somebody needed transportation, rides were given and sometimes cars were borrowed and shared. We’ve always gotten by this way.

        I know that my dad is Irish and Cherokee. My mom is Indian. I would have to ask them more and probably do some research into my family tree to find out more.

  58. Ming says:

    Age is just a number..actions prove your maturity.
    If you want to act a fool, go for it..but don’t expect others to say, oh look at her, being all adult like.

  59. Kathryn says:

    I like Miley a lot because we’re the exact same age so it’s an interesting parallel, but its undeniable she has major issues. She smokes cigarettes, admits she loves weed, takes Molly, most likely does coke, and it was leaked she takes Xanax, (who knows what other prescriptions she’s on), and its well documented that she is a cutter whether she admits it or not. I would even go so far as to say she has some kind of eating disorder because on her twitter she talks about food obsessively and how much she eats, but has been losing tons of weight the last year. I think her overconfidence is hiding a lot of insecurities and a sad, miserable person. The next Lindsay? Not to that delusional, narcissistic scale, but she will burn out eventually.

    • blaize says:

      Two pictures of someone with scratches or bruises on their wrist isn’t proof that they cut. And I’ve known people who smoke pot and/or have tried ecstasy before and turned out fine.

      Do you really think she has an eating disorder? I’ve only seen her tweet about food twice- one about gluten being crap, and one about a burger. If she gets any thinner though, something’s probably up.