Miley Cyrus: You think I’m a ‘rachet white girl,’ I’m living ‘everyone’s dream’

Miley Cyrus

I like to think I have a high tolerance of shenanigans from certain celebrities, but Miley Cyrus’ antics are starting to wear thin in more ways than one. Like Justin Bieber (who is nothing like Miley), Miley has just acquired a new tattoo (from artist Kat Von D), but she’s keeping it under wraps. Hopefully, it’s not another bizarre Da Vinci heart, but I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

At any rate, my hope for Miley is that she will take some time off from the eternal press tour because she’s starting to make herself sound incredibly unwise and very entitled. Soon, she’ll be promoting an actual album, and she needs people to forget about how she bragged about her empire building at age 11, instructed parents on how their kids are watching pr0n, and claimed she’s so very grown up because she makes lyrical drug references now. Yet Miley is not quite done because I guess she did a million interviews that are filtering out like mini-time bombs, including this photoshoot and talk with Notion magazine:

Miley Cyrus

You don’t know Miley: “People have this misconception of me that I’m just one of these kids on TV and that now I go off and party and I’m just this ratchet white girl, and I’m not. I work really, really hard, I’m just in a different environment.”

Why do people hate her? “I’m young and living and in L.A., which is everyone’s dream, you know. I’m living it to the fullest.”

On her famous surname: “Rather than taking a blessing and making it a curse, it’s just like this is what this name is now. But I think my name means something — it represents something more than just what the media tries to make of it. I was thinking about dropping the Cyrus and just being Miley, but there’s something powerful about the fact that my name now is like a household name.”.

[From Notion magazine]

We’re all just jealous … seriously? Whatever. Would I enjoy having as much money as Miley? Obviously. But would I want to live her lifestyle and feel like an imposter, which she probably secretly does as well? Never. As for Miley’s assertions that she’s not a party girl, well, that’s the image she herself has been putting forth with her new video and constant popping in and out of nightclubs. Just saying.

Here’s a pic from Kat Von D’s Instagram that shows evidence of “inking up” (or whatever tattoo artists call it — help me out here), and Miley retweeted the tweet. That would be kind of cool if this was the actual tattoo.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Photos courtesy of Notion magazine and Instagram

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  1. Bubbling says:

    uum… no we don’t, but you sure as hell are trying to convince us of it, and we need a brake
    People to Miley

  2. Arjuna says:

    Ugh…it’s the same thing, over and over….her needle is skipping. Give it a rest, child.

  3. aang says:

    Too bad her brain is not as spectacular as her legs.

  4. Tapioca says:

    She has great legs, great shoes and lots of money. Beyond that I’d rather be comfortable in my own anonymous “uncool” skin. I’m too old to be trying so hard!

    • sirsnarksalot says:

      I agree completely, there’s something to be said for enjoying your private life and being confortable in your own skin which she clearly isn’t. What Miley doesn’t realize is that being the next big thing and living in the public eye comes with an expiration date. No one is going to care about her when she’s the next Lilo in and out of rehab with a derailed career no one is interested in. And the money won’t last forever when you party with fools and shop non stop.

    • Di says:

      Can I ask an honest question, why are people so gaga over Miley’s legs? They’re in shape and they’re nice but they are average length. It’s just an illusion created by the fact that she’s always wearing heels and very rarely wears anything long enough to cover her butt cheeks. If half the people she posed with dressed similarly Miley’s legs would look very average.

      Anyone with slim legs, booty shorts, and high heels would appear to have long legs. Hell look at how many people praised Jessica Simpson back in the day for her long legs.

      I have a theory, because I very rarely see people going gaga over the legs of WOC, that the unbroken color of the legs on white people tends to add to the illusion of long legs. Like average WOC have slightly darker skin on their knees and that breaks up the length of the legs visually. I don’t know, I just don’t get it. But the praise is definitely going to her already large head.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @Di, are you kidding? I was just commenting to my husband the other day how almost every black woman I see has beautiful legs!

      • Hakura says:

        @MorticiansDoItDeader – I actually noticed a few black ladies’ legs (in particular) while at the mall last weekend. They had *gorgeous* legs, & they were all on the darker end of the spectrum.

        @Di – “Anyone with slim legs, booty shorts, and high heels would appear to have long legs.

        That’s sort of the whole *point* of that combination, to create illusion. (Beyonce is especially fond of it). It works better for some body types than others. My legs are average length in proportion to my small 5’1 frame. But where Miley can pull off the illusion, my… more ‘generous’ backseat… means my shorts can only climb so far before butt-cheek would hang out & not only ruin said illusion, but look tacky/slutastic as hell xD (Though honestly, I’d take my bubble-backseat over long legs, any day ;) ).

        So some girls can pull it off. Miley’s legs are fit, a nice shape, & stiletto heels exaggerate it quite a bit. But she also usually has her torso showing, of-late, & since she’s slim, her midsection just adds to her leg length in a lot of photos.

      • Jarredsgirl says:

        So what you are saying is that only people with long legs have good legs? F- you.

        Miley is really annoying. Guess what Miley! Not everybody wants to live in LA… LA is a freakin dump and there’s more to life than being photographed… wouldn’t expect YOU to know that though #Vapidgirl. Also what’s with her “you think i’m just a white girl” comment — she does realise that most of her audience is white? It’s not like white people go around saying “oh she’s just a white girl” LOL

        ANd she sounds so defensive, she must be unhappy

      • Di says:

        @Jarredsgirl. There’s no need to get insulting I never said you need long legs to have great legs. I said Miley’s legs are average and that attire is what creates the illusion on HER. Like women who have no ass but have a deep scope in their back so it gives the illusion of ass. In that case I would also be in comments pointing out that they don’t really have a big butt.

      • Di says:

        Also I decided to back and watch her “Party in the USA” music video and I didn’t see a single POC in the video. That is her audience. All of sudden she’s street and all her friends are all black. I’ve never seen a bigger try-hard and Gaga is still alive so that’s saying something.

    • Gretchen says:

      “I’m too old to be trying so hard!”

      ….unless you’re Madonna, in which case you’re never too old to try so hard.

      I’m not yet in my thirties and I can’t be arsed, I’d imagine (and hope) by my 50′s and 60′s I’ll really be out of fucks to give :)

  5. Alexandria says:

    I’d prefer to be rich and anonymous vs rich and famous. I would hate to be famous but I’d love to be filthy rich.

  6. HH says:

    “People have this misconception… I’m just this ratchet white girl and I’m not.” Hahahahahahaha! So says Twerky McTwerkerson, selfie extraordinaire.

  7. Jane says:

    Here dream? My nightmare. I could not live her life, nor would I want to. At her age I was a he** of a lot more respectable and responsible; going to college, getting and education and actually doing something to help society. If I did 1/8 of the things she did at this age, I would be kicked out of the house, disowned and lose literally every friend I had.

    • Remember The '80s says:

      This^ Thank you Jane because I know girls my neices’ age look at this “lifestyle” like it is something to emulate. Ridiculous. Money, fame and your stupid haircut doesn’t make you any more “real” than the rest of us, Miley. Working toward an education, getting a job that contributes something to our society, and having the freedom and anonymity to go wherever you want in peace is a much more valuable way of living life.

      • Jane says:

        I hear you. Try years of teaching with girls loving this creature. I cringe every time I see a Miley back-pack or Miley notebook. Her name is not allowed to be mentioned in my classroom. Same goes for the Beiber entity.

      • Christin says:

        Each time I think she’s just harmless and clueless, I realize the impact she may be having on younger people. She is far from wise and clearly does not understand many things outside her insular former child star world.

      • MaiGirl says:

        @Jane–I love “the Beiber Entity”, so consider it stolen. I taught during the time when Hanna Montana was ubiquitous, so no hope in banning her then. BUT, I got those slutty bobblehead tanorexic Bratz dolls out of my classroom. It was a fairly conservative Catholic school, so I had to act like a prude to do it, but I was victorious.

    • DesertPoppy says:

      A lot of the popular culture on TV and the media in general makes me think that if I had kids I’d just cancel cable and not let them watch much tv at all. I hate that they seem to promote lets get famous as if that is a goal you should strive for, the celebration of idiocy and they trashiness of their cloths, actions and behaviors. I am not a prude, or maybe I am becoming one in my old age, but I don’t see showing off all that skin as empowering, I think its the opposite actually. Of course I don’t have any kids so who know what I’d really do if I did.

  8. stellalovejoydiver says:

    God, she is such an ignorant dumbass.

    She is the last celebrity I would be jealous of.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    Yeah, that’s it- I’ve always wanted to be a try hard desperate for attention, who can never find her pants. Yup, jealous!

  10. Eleonor says:

    I’ll say something nice: I like those sandals.

  11. lisa2 says:

    She is what 20 years old. So she is talking to well her peers; or her fanbase or the peers that talk about her. I’m almost old enough to be her mother. My friends don’t talk about Miley.. LOL..

    so her behavior is well not a topic of conversation. She is doing what girls her age do; talking from that self important standpoint. She only knows what she knows. All that talk just makes me smile and shake my head.

    She is still very very young.

  12. Naomi says:

    Sorry Miley my dreams never included transforming myself into a trashy, uneducated, desperate-to-make-myself-relevant mockery. You persist in covering up whatever talent you possess with your shenanigans. You are not cool because you twerk and show your ass. You are being used because of publicity. YOU ARE OVEREXPOSED! That is why everyone SEEMS to want to work with you. You are everywhere and seem to say and do anything just to get attention. You look a fool and that person gets promotion. You need to shut it down. I mean what exactly are you promoting? A couple of crappy movies that no one has watched and one song and a video?

    If you are working so hard where is your product? Rihanna is a major hot mess and also WAY overexposed but she actually has a product and body of work to show for it. No respect for her behavior nor am I recommending you follow her choices but like it or not she is working her ass off. At least until she keels over from her excesses.

    Miley, you need to STFU AND SIT DOWN. The 20 year olds I know do not act like you nor do they respect you or what you consider to be your hard work. They appreciate that you have wealth and access to opportunities they do not. That is not respect it is an understanding of reality. They also seem to have self respect which seems to be in short supply for you. For most people I could see them being able to get that from their families but based on the public airing and threatened airing of your family’s personal business by yourself I think self respect is something that runs in short supply in yours.

    Thank you for allowing me to rant. I really enjoy the commenters here and don’t wish to put anyone off so early in the morning.

    Miley until you actually have something to show your time might be better spent working on something rather than giving ENDLESS interviews promoting….? Now what IS it you are promoting?

  13. blue marie says:

    oh, shut the f’up already.. damnit, I b-tch but keep commenting, such a DA..

    edit: @ j. I think from now on, it should be a Miley requirement. Put some pants on!

  14. j.eyre says:

    I am not too sure what a “rachet” girl is (someone who works with cars?) but wouldn’t her point be better made if said while she was wearing pants?

  15. SmokeyBlues says:

    I love that second pic of her.
    But she continues to be straight cray. My dream is to find an old farmhouse in PA to rent so my hubby and I can start having babies. I would hate to have her life, I really would. She does not have any perspective.
    BUT I have to say, people need to chill on her. She is 20, she is overly-famous, an she sounds delusional. But I think people are taking the hate too far. Calm down, everybody! Just roll your eyes as step away…

  16. Christin says:

    One can be a household name, but that doesn’t mean it’s viewed in a positive way. Lohan is a household name too…and Manson…the list goes on.

  17. Bijlee says:

    Those first two photos are just awful. So much photoshop. Just really really bad.

  18. Annemarie says:

    I went from hating this girl, to liking her, to hating her again. If she uses the word “ratchet” one more time, I’ll be tempted to throw a ratchet at her face.

  19. Annie says:

    Who’s jealous of someone being ~young. Like she’s the only young person around or that ever existed. And jealous of LA? Bitch needs to get out more and see the amazing cities the world has to offer. LA is a cesspool in every sense of the word, but it is mostly a cesspool because of all the wannabes doing nothing with their lives, so obsessed with fame and celebrities they will do nothing but hang out with anyone famous if they let them.

    Sad how she thinks the most superficial, fake and dangerous city (for the mind) is the place everyone wants to be.

  20. Laura says:

    I agree with a poster above. I may want her money, but I sure as hell don’t want all that fame (tho I am certain I would handle it splendidly and be a Celebitchy favourite). Seriously tho she need to stop with all the ‘rachet’ and ‘urban’ BS.

  21. HK9 says:

    So I’m supposed to be thinking about her now??!!??**eyeroll** She’s such an asshat.

  22. grabbyhands says:

    The only who thinks she’s ratchet is her because she insists on trying to sell this idea that she is somehow “urban”. And sorry, maybe being young and in LA is a good fantasy to sell to tween dumb shits, but it is by no means everyone’s dream. In fact, I would severely side eye anyone who thought it was the pinnacle destination. (No offense to Angelenos-I just hated it when I lived there, so I have a bias against it)

    • Bijlee says:

      See she’s surrounded by people in LA who HAVE to live there in order to become famous actors or singers. They live there because that’s where the jobs and everything are. She’s surrounded by so many of them that she’s come to believe that it’s just a universal dream. What else are you gonna think when the sample population she interacts with always seems to express the same thing? Her world is way to insular. She needs to get out of LA. Move to Colorado. That way she can still do all that weed and maybe learn something new about the world.

    • Relli says:

      Growing up in the middle of the midwest everyone always dreamed of moving to LA and making it, except me. Because when I was 15 I lived there for a month with my dance teacher taking classes while some of the kids tried to get auditions and agents. I think at 15 I was still young enough to see everything and everyone for what it really was and I knew that it was not the place for me.

  23. eliza says:

    I cannot stand this hideous woodchuck. I wish she would shut up and disappear. Just because you run around with no pants on, dumb grillz, and a spikey haircut does not mean anyone envies you or finds you edgy.

  24. Lucybelle says:

    I live off a dirt road on 5 acres surrounded by cornfields and woods in a tiny Midwestern town. I raise chickens for eggs and meat, soon a couple of hogs to eat and goats for fun. I have 4 women I consider very close friends and 2 of them are my sisters. I live in a smaller than average but still plenty big enough house with my husband and our dog. I have a big garden I love to spend time in. I’m very close with my parents and grandmother and spend time with them several times a week. My favorite hobby is clog dancing. I got very excited a couple days ago because I got a new red egg basket from Tractor Supply.
    And I love my life. Love, love, love it. Living in LA is my nightmare. Like it seriously depresses me to imagine living there. So Miley, take that “I’m living everyone’s dream” and shove it. You’re an idiot. Shut your pie-hole, not only because you look disgusting in pictures with it hanging open like that, but also so we don’t have to hear your ridiculous ramblings.

  25. DebraSam says:

    Miley, please put on your pants.

  26. Lulu86 says:

    i think Liam will soon start promoting something so i am sure there will try to get him to speak about his gf. He just seems incredibly mature for her, i can’t imagine what they talk about.

  27. msw says:

    Someday in the next couple years, she’s going to look back at these quotes and be horribly embarrassed. I hope.

    At least she isn’t spitting on people and urinating in public.

  28. Mar says:

    She really needs to go away for a while. It’s just too much Miley with no substance. Right now she seems like she’s on a crash and burn path- she needs to slow down and go travel the world.

  29. Shauna says:

    She mentions that she’s a white girl in almost every interview. Um, congrats? What does her skin color have to do with anything??

    Also, I know a lot of people really like LA, but I’m a small town woman and find LA overwhelming. I like knowing half the people when going to the grocery store.

    • jwoolman says:

      The “white girl” is just an identifying phrase. Nobody would think twice if someone referred to themselves as “black girl” or “Irish girl” or “Chinese girl” or “Mexican girl” or even the general “Asian girl” in the same context. Calling herself a “white girl” isn’t any more racist than that, it’s especially common among people of mainly British ancestry whose ancestors immigrated so long ago they tend not to even think of themselves as immigrants. A lot of people think of “white” and “black” as equivalent to ethnic groups in the USA even though they’re not terribly informative about actual ethnic origins, and you have to check off such boxes on various forms.. But when you’re a mix without any particular connection to your ancestors’ “old countries”, as often happens since specific ethnicity gets lost over the generations- I can see that “white” might be your only real ethnic identifier. Me, I don’t consider white an ethnic group and just fill in forms with “Irish”. But I’m 3/4 Irish, other people may not have any group in their ancestry that is a large enough fraction to identify with and may not even know much of their ancestry. Even for Europeans, names got changed on immigration and quite a few people really have no idea. We’re not really a melting pot, but some of us just don’t know our origins very far back.

  30. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Being a meat puppet for corporate America isn’t everyone’s dream; Yes, Eliza, the more she splutters, the more vacant she appears.

  31. Nicolette says:

    Tick-tock, tick-tock. Is her fifteen minutes up yet?

  32. HouseofBeatrix says:

    I don’t believe anyone thinks she is ratchet, even though that is the image she is trying so hard to sell to us.

  33. paranormalgirl says:

    She’s not living the life I want. I like my life, thank you very much. Correction: I LOVE my life. And I wouldn’t want to be young again for all the tea in China.

  34. palermo says:

    If it weren’t for her Dad getting her started she’d be working at a fast food restaurant. The girl is an idiot

  35. Mima says:

    She is really gross

    She thinks she is so edgy and she is just really boring

  36. Madriani's Girl says:

    I have no desire to ever visit, never mind live in L.A. so right there she’s an idiot. Secondly, what does this mean “ratchet”??????

  37. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    You are ratchet Miley, your race has no bearing on your level of ratchetness, that’s just you all by yourself, sis.

  38. lisa says:

    her legs are pretty

    every singe other thing needs to be buried in the sand

  39. Shannon says:

    Ratchet white girl…. Yeah more like try-hard annoyance. And where the F are her pants? She never wears any.

  40. janie says:

    Miley is a nasty little sleeze ball! The female version of Justin Beiber…. Too much & no idea how to be thankful for anything! Check statistics.. It can flee as easily as it came!

  41. Jenna says:

    Girl, please just stop. That statement is arrogance at it’s finest. Like previous commentators, I’d like the money. Sure. Would I want the fame or life in LA? Not really. I want to travel the world, get my master’s degree, come back to NYC and maybe work in a museum if I can. And hey, I’m working my way there. It may seem like a novel idea, but not everything circles around her.

  42. Bodhi says:

    I actually really like that Da Vinci hart tattoo. It makes more sense than 99% of Beiber’s tattoos.

    As for what you call it when some is getting a tattoo: its “getting a tattoo” and tattooers are “doing a tattoo” or “working:


  43. Louisa says:

    Who are her fans? It can’t be the 6 and 7 year old girls who liked her as Hannah Montanna and I can’t imagine any teen or adult listening to her. I just don’t get who she is appealing to.

  44. Emily C. says:

    Miley Cyrus is getting quite annoying, but she’s not like Justin Bieber. I’ve never heard of her speeding in residential areas, spitting on people, or peeing in a mop bucket. She might be shallow and irritating, but she’s not vile.

  45. Ginger says:

    WTF is a “ratchet white girl” A tool??? (All I could think of) sorry I’m showing my age I guess.

  46. Relli says:

    Today as I am reflecting on attending my college homecoming in a few months and reading this story about “molly,” I am incredibly grateful that no one not even myspace was around at the time I was 20 to capture what a total moron I was then. Because cheese’n'rice this girl is beyond ignorant.

  47. Nerd Alert says:

    It makes me giggle that she thinks her fans are her peers. It is already uncool to like Miley by 15, my cousin informs me. You get made fun of at her school for liking her OR Biebs. That shit is strictly middle school, yo.

    Know what this reminds me of? When I was in college I knew a white girl who got a ratchet tattooed on her neck. She wasn’t a student; mechanic by day, stripper by night. Only she was looking over one shoulder to get it done so when her haid faced forward it looked…um…limp. That’s right, a limp tool on her neck, but a very beautiful shade of blue.

    In irrelevant conclusion, but to echo the sentiments of so many others here: I do not want Miley’s life. My life is not perfect, but I’m just 28 and it’s getting there. I’m still writing my first novel, so I have to work full time in addition to writing a lot in my free time. I have a couple (dozen…okay, 25) more lbs to lose, a few debts to pay off, and don’t have my dream job just yet, but you know what? Nobody bothers me when I walk down the street or photographs me smoking weed, and my self worth isn’t based on what strangers think of me. People genuinely like, even love me because of who I am and how I treat them, which is something Miley will probably never have.

  48. diva says:

    But she is a ratchet white girl. An untalented one at that

  49. Jane says:

    @ MaiGirl–no problem. The Bieber Entity is a term I have always used to describe that little pr***. I put Miley and him in the same category.

  50. UsedToBeLulu says:

    Keep telling yourself that sweetie.

  51. jwoolman says:

    I wouldn’t blame Miley- blame the ones who keep interviewing people who don’t really have much to say either because of their age or spending the last ten years drunk and drugged (Oprah, are you listening? Why didn’t you just promise Lohan an interview if she stayed sober for two years straight and got off probation without getting arrested again?!?). Anyway, Miley is known to be a hard worker and doesn’t run around endangering the public. No DUIs that I know of. Doesn’t have sticky fingers. Doesn’t spit on people. Doesn’t get into bar fights. Doesn’t seem to be high all the time. Looks like she practices good hygiene. I don’t understand all the dislike. So you’re annoyed by a youngster who hasn’t had much life experience but keeps getting asked all these questions and feels obliged to answer. Her answers will probably be quite different when she’s 40.

  52. Samtha says:

    I don’t think she has enough self-awareness to feel like an impostor.

  53. homegrrl says:

    we all care cuz she’s rich skinny and saturating the media.

    video killed the radio star.

    in this era there are too many good looking music starz whose music jus plain ol sux.


  54. Meaux says:

    Ratchet? No, Miley, I said I thought you were a batsh*t white girl. As in batsh*t crazy.

  55. Str8Shooter says:

    Her and the ‘Biebs’ will be bunking together at Promises in Malibu any day now.

    Tick Tock, child. Tick Tock.

  56. LaurieH says:

    Oh good grief. Self-involved much?? Yes, Miley – we all wish we were living the life in LA just like you. First, Miley created her own hype. Then she became a major stockholder in it. Blah…I’m chucking her in the pile with Bieber and all the other people I wish would just Go. Away.

  57. jess says:

    No. No way does she get excused because she’s 20 and “everybody in their 20s thinks they know everything.” We don’t. I don’t and neither do my friends. I live in the UK but I assume a lot of American twentysomethings also deal with debt, unemployment, long working hours, working two jobs just to pay the rent. I’m well aware I know sweet FA about the world and don’t think I’m hot shit. I may be stru=ggling financially and living in student housing that smells like garbage, but I definitely don’t envy Miley’s life. She’s young? Cool, no wrinkles, but thats it. Living in LA? Cool, surrounded by people who hang around you because of your name. Rich? Damn, you’re so lucky, everybody knows money makes you happy! Yeah, no.
    Girl needs to take a look at real life values and get her priorities straight.

  58. Vera says:

    “Ratchet White Girl” She really should put that on t-shirt or, perhaps, it’s her new tat.

  59. jess says:

    Also, she’s a hard worker? Is the definition of “hard work” in her field doing tons of dickish interviews and staying up late autotuning her voice until it sounds just annoying enough?

  60. Leslie says:

    Yes, I’m jealous of her ignorance. She has no clue how ignorant she is, so she’s living a blissful life thinking she’s the smartest thing that’s ever come down the pike. I wonder if she’ll ever wise up and look back with regret.

  61. blaize says:

    LOL, living their dreams?

    Miley, Miley, Miley. That’s not the real reason why people dislike this girl dislike her. Sure, a lot of women and girls who got very mad and jealous when Liam got engaged to her, spread rumors about her, and started being really nasty about it. (“He’s mine! What does Liam see in her? I’m way hotter and classier than this [insert misogynistic slur]!”) And there are some girls (and even boys) who are jealous of her fame and decide to express that jealousy through nastiness.

    But that’s not most of it. The two main reasons why people hate Miley Cyrus so much is because:

    1. She’s on the ‘whore’ side of the dichotomy. She wears whatever the hell she wants, ‘sexual modesty’ be damned, and doesn’t adhere to the socialized idea that nudity is disgusting and wrong. The majority of our society decided long ago that such a female is, at best, a defect, and at worst, nothing but garbage in human skin (hence descriptors like ‘trash’). A corruptive Jezebel who must be punished. Because good, decent, worthy, respectable females are ‘careful’ how they dress and dance. Only a disgusting, society-corroding skank would brazenly defy the unwritten rules about clothing, nudity, and dance moves. Every famous female who has ever done this has gotten massive hate for it, with the exception of maybe Pink and Shakira. The fact that Miley was once a 14-year-old Disney child promoting wholesomeness only increases the public’s pearl-clutching.

    2. The second reason why people dislike her is because of the delusional, obnoxious things she’s been saying in interviews lately. To some people these things read as not only delusional, but they also make her sound like she’s a brat or arrogant. That’s not how they come off to me. To me they just come off as a pop star trying oh-so-hard to be taken seriously. They also come off as whiny in some parts.

    I don’t dislike Miley, even though I liked her a lot better last year and the year before. I guess there are two things I truly envy about her life: her money, and the fact that she can pretty much hook up with/date any Hollywood hottie she wants, male or female. I would like that. If I were a wealthy starlet, I would like to open up and run an animal shelter on my property.

    But I would not want to be famous. I used to want to be famous when I was a preteen. But now? I would not want to have to give up almost all of my privacy, have all that pressure to look ‘perfect’, or be told by the world that I’m somehow a damaged and shitty human being because I like to party and I unapologetically play by my own rules when it comes to clothing. I wouldn’t want rumors spread about me. I wouldn’t want people to judge every outfit that I wore, every dance move that I did, every lyric that I sang, every career move that I made, and every problem that I ever had based on the fact that I was once a child star at a certain company. No thanks, Miley, Selena, Demi, and the rest can keep all those problems. And if I had the world telling me at 15, 16, and 17 the messed-up things that they were telling Miley at 15, 16, and 17, I would have been depressed and suicidal. This girl’s life is not my dream.

    • Ash says:

      You’re really set on trying to define and defend this girl, aren’t you? May I ask why?

      • blaize says:

        I don’t really know. :) Part of it is because of the stuff that I said on the Taylor Swift and Pink threads about the whole good girl thing. And I can totally empathize with a girl who has issues with authority and being told what to do, who wants to have fun, and who doesn’t want to be put on a dress code. All my life, there’s always been some strong desire in me to route for the ‘bad’ girl, or the kid who just doesn’t follow all the rules. It’s also because based on things I’ve heard about her from a lot of people, she really doesn’t seem so bad. She could stand to be more mature and less try-hard with this image she’s been pushing for the past few months, but that’s forgivable to me. I don’t think it will last.