Miley Cyrus talks about ‘not sexy’ VMA act: ‘I’ll probably never do that sh-t again’

Miley Cyrus

Sometimes I laugh at all the crap I cram into a single Miley Cyrus post. Don’t get me wrong — I love writing about Miley. On a daily basis, I thank Larry Rudolph for providing so much in-your-face weirdness to contemplate where Miley is concerned. She’s like my new Tom Cruise except she’s not dumb enough to hand over her money to a cult.

I had a post planned for today that involved Miley twerking with a monkey, but that’s been pushed down the line of imporance. You can see those photos at the bottom of this post. Miley covers this week’s issue of Rolling Stone. She’s topless in nearly every photo. I’ve included a few pics, but you can see all of Miley’s rack-clutching here. The interview is epic. She takes the journo to a tattoo parlor and skydiving. She says “sh-t” or “f—” about a thousand times. She tries so hard to be edgy. Oh and she makes sense while talking about her critics:

Miley Cyrus

Getting a tattoo during the interview: “I thought about going to play laser tag. But laser tag sucks. And we could have gone bowling, but what are we, 90? People get tattoos of the most f—ed-up sh-t. Did you know Alec Baldwin has Hannah Montana’s initials tattooed on him? No, wait – Stephen Baldwin. He said he was my biggest fan, and I told him my biggest fans have tattoos. So he got hm tattooed on his shoulder.” She shakes her head. “People do f—ed-up sh-t.”

Her neighbor Steve Carell hates her: “He always gives me the stank-eye because I drive so fast. The other day I was trying to reverse and I almost hit a thousand things, and I was getting nervous because I could see him going” – she crosses her arms and lets out a big, annoyed sigh. “I’m like, oh, my God, Dan in Real Life is watching me right now!”

The VMA act: “Honestly, that was our MTV version. We could have even gone further, but we didn’t. I thought that’s what the VMAs were all about! It’s not the Grammys or the Oscars. You’re not supposed to show up in a gown, Vanna White-style. It’s supposed to be fun! No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of ‘Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,’ but never, ‘Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.’ They’re only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there’s a double standard. America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong. Like, I was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It’s a how-to. And then they bleeped out the word ‘f—.’ And I’m like, really? They killed a guy, and disintegrated his body in acid, but you’re not allowed to say ‘f—’? It’s like when they bleeped ‘molly’ at the VMAs. Look what I’m doing up here right now, and you’re going to bleep out ‘molly’? Whatever.”

She wasn’t acting sexy: “I wasn’t trying to be sexy. If I was trying to be sexy, I could have been sexy. I can dance a lot better than I was dancing.” She knows sticking her tongue out isn’t hot and that those weird stubby pigtails aren’t flattering (“I look like a little creature”). And she even knows it’s ridiculous for her to twerk. “People are like, ‘Miley thinks she’s a black girl, but she’s got the flattest ass ever,’ I’m like, I’m 108 pounds! I know! Now people expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time. I’ll probably never do that sh-t again.”

Kanye loved her VMA act: “He said, ‘I still can’t quit thinking about your performance,’ Kanye is the sh-t. I kind of have a good relationship with him now. It’s good to have someone you can call and be like, ‘Yo, do you think I should wear this?’ ‘Do you think I should go in the studio with this guy?’ ‘Do you think this is cool?’ That’s what homies are supposed to do.”

She’s not racist: “The gays are getting married, we’re all collaborating. I would never think about the color of my dancers, like, ‘Ooh, that might be controversial.’ What do you mean? Times are changing. I think there’s a generation or two left, and then it’s gonna be a whole new world.”

On Bieber: “I’m not much older than him, so I never want it to feel like I’m mentoring him. But I do mentor him in a way. Because I’ve been doing this sh-t for a long time, and I already transitioned, and I don’t think he’s quite done it yet. He’s trying really hard. People don’t take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play guitar, he really can sing. I just don’t want to see him f— that up, to where people think he’s Vanilla Ice. I tell him that. Like, ‘You don’t want to become a joke. When you go out, don’t start sh-t. Don’t come in shirtless.’ But the thing is, I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he’s really, like, 12.”

She has no handlers? “I hung out with way too many adults when I was a kid. So now I don’t want to hang out with any adults. I’ve already done all the hard work. Now I can kind of f— off.”

After sky diving: “Holy sh-t!. That was awesome!” She calls her mom and tells her she’s alive. “One thing about sky diving, you really know who you love, based on who you call.” I ask her if she talked to Liam already. “Oh, sh-t!” she says, and takes her phone back out.”

[From Rolling Stone]

Hahaha. That last excerpt is so telling about her relationship with Liam. They weren’t even in each other’s lives for most of this year. They were basically roomies. I’m glad they’re done.

Miley Cyrus

Here’s more Miley tidbits worthy of mention.

* E! Online is making a big deal out of how Miley hasn’t returned her $100,000, 3.5 carat diamond engagement ring from Liam. For some reason, everyone thinks she’ll take it back to the jeweler, Neil Lane. Why should she?

* USA Today printed a hilarious column that declares “Cyrus’ recent bizarre antics are all a setup. They call her “a cute, young, female Andy Kaufman.” Well Miley hasn’t started wrestling onstage yet. We’ll see.

* Billy Ray appeared on Piers Morgan to talk about the VMA scandal: “She’s an artist. She’s real. She’s evolving as an artist. I think that all of what everyone is calling controversy now, that’s still my Miley. She could’ve went out and sang the song in a flannel shirt and a pair of jeans, and it would have still been just as strong.

* Finally, I acknowedge those of you who comment about how close Miley is to being Bieber. I’ve been ignoring it so far because it’s mean to compare anyone to Biebs. Yet there’s no denying the similarities with the hair, the attitude, and the white clothing (Biebs wears all-white whitebeater & diaper outfits during his concerts). Now they both have a mutual monkey fetish. Miley twerked last night with a monkey and posted these photos to her Instagram. Enjoy.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Photos courtesy of Rolling Stone and Miley Cyrus on Instagram

 

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  1. starrywonder says:

    I just shuddered at all of those pictures.

  2. Shelly says:

    Of course her tongue is hanging out on the RS cover. Of course.

  3. Grant says:

    I’m surprised to find a lot of truth in what Miley is saying. That being said, I hope we never have to see that tongue again.

  4. MollyB says:

    Anyone who thinks they can “literally” cook meth after watching a few episodes of Breaking Bad is an idiot.

    • stevie says:

      Truer words were never spoken.

    • Willa says:

      I was thinking the same! Oh really Miley? Will it be blue?

    • StormsMama says:

      If you can’t appreciate what she’s saying you’re being obtuse. If you don’t like her, move along. But don’t suggest she didn’t make a lot of sense. Bc she did. And she’s right. We have rape and ultra violence and drugs and murder all over tv and the word f-ck is the problem? Miley using the word Molly? Come on…

      • Willa says:

        Well I am suggesting she didn’t make sense. Cooking Meth from watching Breaking Bad? No. Just no.

      • loveisthecoal says:

        I rolled my eyes at the “I could literally cook meth” part (what is with the overuse of ‘literally’ lately? Really gets on my nerves) but otherwise, she definitely has a point. What’s acceptable and not acceptable to show on tv seems almost arbitrary and makes little sense to me.

      • bijlee says:

        I agree with her, but then again I also kind of like that bad word censor for other shows.

        Like The League has had to come up with their own insults to overcome the censors, and it’s a funnier show because of it. I doubt they would have done it if the censors hadn’t been there. But I think that people get annoyed that it is a standard on television. So you have to apply it “fairly” across the board so it ends up looking like we’re really hypocritical most of the time when we see what else is on tv. I feel like their should be some changes in how they do that though.

        People have complained about the violence on Breaking Bad, but it’s been shut down before. PTC complained about violence on The Walking Dead and everyone called them prudes, sissies, what not and said it’s the parents responsibility that the kids down watch etc etc etc. But it’s so much harder now with the internet that children will be exposed at some point and I don’t know but it’s all just weird and difficult. I do not envy parents these days. It’s a hard job.

    • bijlee says:

      For reals. The show wants to be good science and they try harder than a lot of shows to be “good science,” which I really appreciate but at the end of the day they do the best they can and the rest is artistic license.

      The show WAS careful in how they present the meth cooking, they’ve worked with DEA agents to make sure no one can literally cook meth. It’s not like they give you the recipe. They always take out crucial steps. But honestly anyone with a chemistry degree…could probably cook meth. I need to find me a chemist. So if she literally wants to learn to cook meth (would so fit in this whole edgy persona she’s trying) she needs to get a chemistry degree. I would be so freaking proud of her for it.

      But I do agree with her about the violence vs the f-word. That is weird. Also she is on point about the whole Robin Thicke not getting nearly enough criticism like he deserves for being so greasy and sleazy.

      But here’s the thing. I highly doubt this girl thinks for herself as much as this interview makes it seem like. Her people are clever in marketing her. She knows just what to say. But yes, I am cynical like that. Larry Rudolph is her manager, she wants us to pay attention…it’s hollywood. Sue me.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I rolled my eyes so hard at that.

      In fact, I think the show does a good job at emphasizing at how complex the process can be to make a good batch, particularly on a large scale.

    • Kim says:

      People with 2nd grade educations in trailer parks make it, sadly it isnt that difficult to make hence why its so popular.

    • Chibichichai says:

      Exactly. Even the actors have said on record that key steps are taken out so that it cannot be a how to guide. I did find it hilarious that the DEA taught them all of this.

  5. Andrea says:

    Well now we know for sure that it wasn’t the RS cover she lost. (not that i thought it was. )

    Why shouldn’t she return the ring?

  6. paranormalgirl says:

    She just needs to stop already. And getting “Rolling Stone” tattooed on your feet is ridiculous.

  7. atrain says:

    I think Miley is way more self-aware than we give her credit for, and she always has been. Every move, every outfit, every picture if carefully crafted to project the image she wants us to see. And it works, because we’re STILL talking about the VMA shenanigans.

  8. blue marie says:

    She needs to keep the ring, he owes her that much. and yes I said owes.. January Jones.

    Her answers sound good, and make good points but they kind of sound rehearsed? Like she has thought about how to answer for a while.

    • Anna says:

      If she didnt reference Kanye and Biebs (double-UGH), I would be all-over this interview. She sounds very much with it. And not boring. And not predictable.

    • Side--Eye says:

      Could we please stop acting like a couple of rumors and circumstanstial evidence is solid proof that Liam cheated on her. I know it’s cool to blame the man for everything and make him seem like a douchebag, but can we please wait for solid receipts a la Mini-coop before we start condemning people as the devil?

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I agree Side–Eye. All we know is that he and JJ shared a limo, presumably because they share the same management (or something like that). We haven’t seen him sneaking out of her house in a walk of shame, nor have they been seen together since. It’s the tabloids–and I’d go a step further and say that Miley (her manager at least) has been encouraging those stories. I might not’ve believed that when it first came out, but I think it makes sense. They haven’t been seen together, except a few times, since he shared that limo with JJ. I think they broke up then.

      • agita says:

        Well, one thing the article did indicate: she and Liam were still a couple after the VMAs, although not sure what was with the racks of clothes in a living room. And he’s a douchebag not only because he probably did cheat but because he is an insecure, controlling, narrow-minded, unsupportive, opportunistic putz who left his girl writhing in the wind alone for months and months. Don’t get me started again.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        I adore you SideEye.
        There was even proof Chris was in the same car with them. So they should get it right: There was either a threesome or Jones was really going after Thor, not his little brother.

        :P

    • emmie_a says:

      I agree with your point — but what does Miley owe Liam for putting up with her? Can you imagine having to put up with her desperate crazy need for attention? That’s got to be beyond grating and tiring. Not saying Liam is a saint but I don’t blame him for wanting out of that mess.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      Ooh, January Jones getting herself a Hemsworth sandwich has just elevated her in my book!

      Thanks for that image, Dommy Dearest!

  9. QQ says:

    UGH This Trollbucket, any validity to any commentary on sexuality or hypocrisy or double standard or race appropriation she Undoes when she continues doing EXACTLY what we now know she knows is gross/makes her look stupid/unflattering/presents her as a coked up rich white girl trying to be down

    • Brooke says:

      LOL at Trollbucket! Thank you!

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      Gawd, she IS a Trollbucket! I’ve sadly fallen victim (see below), but thank you for lifting the wool from my eyes, QQ!

    • A says:

      Please stop with the whole “apropriating” thing. We are individuals and I do not act like this just because my skin color happens to be black and media promotes these stereotypes.
      If we only saw white trash on TV and that became the representation of white people, and I started mimicking them, would I be apropriating white people/girls/culture!? No, hiphop is not black culture. No “ratchetness” is not black culture.

      • Tara says:

        Thank you! Hip hop is a facet of youth/urban culture invented by and derived from black culture. It is important and I am proud of it but no, it is not Black Culture. And the goofy shit Miley does is only a small, laughable part of hip hop anyway.
        So when people say Miley is acting black because she slaps some metal on her teeth, sings about big booties and drugs and wobbles her sandwich board on awards shows I am offended. I look at myself, my family and my friends and I say really? Miley acts like us??

      • Mia says:

        If she stops appropriating and apologizes for doing it instead of using the “I have black friends and they’re ok with it!” argument to excuse her racist appropriating behavior then people would probably stop bringing it up. As a black woman, ratchet culture doesn’t represent me either, but it DOES represent a black working class subculture, Miley literally said she wanted to do music that “sounded black”. WTF did that mean for Miley? Not Afrofuturism, like Janelle Monae. Not neo-soul, like Frank Ocean. No sounding and looking black to this dumb bitch is ratchet culture. That’s on her for being a myopic ignorant fool, searching for, trying on, and promoting the most obvious stereotypes about black women just to make herself look cool and rebellious. Worse she can’t even appropriate shit correctly. She can’t even twerk.

        Another reason it’s obvious that she’s appropriating is that her white clothing stylist spoke to New York Magazine and literally said that she thought the Ratchet culture is going out of style! Someone else’s CULTURE and way of life is literally a fad to this trick and her trick and a half stylist. When she is bored with ratchet culture and done being rebellious and edgy by using black women’s butts as accessories, she will pull a Marky Mark and go right back to mainstream white culture. Her backup dancers don’t have that option. They won’t be considered “edgy” for being themselves. They will always be called ghetto. They’ll be called hoodrats and welfare queens for doing what they do and looking how they look.

  10. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    That cover O.o

    Miley is no great beauty but she’s cute, how did they make her look so cringe-worthy?

  11. Rachel says:

    That is cruel. Live animals are not toys to be dressed up and led around on leashes for people’s entertainment. That alone is a testament to how completely selfish and self-centered she is.

    I had so many more other things to say about that trainwreck of an interview, but they’re all wiped out by my disgust of those photos.

  12. gg says:

    Getting tired of the adolph H. hairdo and the Uncle Terry mentality of all her presentations in 3, 2, 1 …

  13. Chicagogurl says:

    i still think she needs a hug.

  14. Merritt says:

    She is gross and not remotely sexy. And enough with the stupid tone hanging out.

  15. Elisabeth says:

    She reminds me of my baby nephew.
    ‘Don’t lick that…stop that…get your mouth off that”

  16. ldub says:

    “I’m like, oh, my God, Dan in Real Life is watching me right now!”

    the fact that she gets to say this makes up for the VMA’s….ALMOST.

    also, shes almost not that bad….again, ALMOST.

  17. paige says:

    I love that she said :
    SHE COULD HAVE BEEN SEXY IF SHE TRIED and SHE COULD HAVE DANCED BETTER IF SHE WANTED TO…
    hysterical.
    god she is so desperate.

  18. Tiffany says:

    Steve Carell has never been sexier, that is all.

  19. MrsBPitt says:

    Could someone tell Miley that getting naked and sticking your tongue out does not compensate for lack of talent…and personally, I think the “Biebs” actually has more talent than Miley…

  20. Relli says:

    Um, I pretty sure that this entire interview serves as a PSA to stay in school. Education saves you from sounding like a total moron.

  21. GreenieWeenie says:

    Eh. I don’t mind her. She’s challenging all the boxes we like to put our little girls into. I like it. Ain’t classy, but I’ll take it over hypersexualized, dim-witted Kartrashians any day.

  22. DenG says:

    I keep imagining her being interviewed and the entire time, her tongue is sticking out, except when she has to pull it in to say something or to keep from drooling.

  23. Eleonor says:

    ” I would never think about the color of my dancers, like, ‘Ooh, that might be controversial.’ ”
    Actually she looks at the size.

  24. Esmom says:

    She’s worried about Bieber becoming a joke? That’s rich.

    Also, poor Steve Carrell.

  25. emmie_a says:

    Grow the f*ck up already. Oh yeah it’s soo cool to speed through residential neighborhoods.
    The speeding, trying to be sexy/cool and the shirtless pictures all seem like she is the 2nd coming of Bieber. I’m waiting for the pictures if her spitting at her fans from a balcony.
    And seriously I cannot even look at her picture anymore. Her tongue is disgusting. She’s disgusting.
    And if she really CAN be sexy and dance, why haven’t we seen it???

  26. Cyndi says:

    If HE called off the engagement/wedding, then she is *supposed* to keep the ring. Same goes if SHE called it all off, he would get it back. People (other website articles, etc) trying to acting like he was doing her a big favor by *letting* her keep the ring as a “remembrance of their love”. Gak!!

  27. Kiddo says:

    Other than the dangerous driving, I can’t work myself up into a lather over Miley. In fact I find all the chatter and outrage over her entertaining. She’s pretty harmless.

  28. Yelly says:

    She’s white hillbilly Rihanna.

  29. Syko says:

    Somebody PLEASE make her keep her tongue in her mouth!!

  30. Amanda says:

    She makes a lot of good points. I love how angry she makes everyone. People who are completely boring, plain, and talentless love to verbally sh-t all over her. I’m not saying she’s EXTREMELY talented, and of course she’s young and dumb and not the best dancer, but she gets my applause for riling up the MiniVan Majority.

    • Nina W says:

      My eyes just can’t stop rolling over Miley defenders. She’s not controversial or interesting, she’s dull and derivative. I can recognize talentless self-promotion when I see it. You want to believe that she’s pushing buttons or boundaries but all she’s doing is acting like a spoiled child begging for attention. I’m riled up by how tasteless and tacky her faux act is not about how mature, sexy or provocative she’s trying so hard to be.

    • Mia says:

      Umm, first of all Miley is looking plain ugly right now. And she’s boring and talentless as hell for using the same old TIRED stereotypes about black culture to make herself look edgy and rebellious. Marky Mark and Vanilla Ice did this shit. It’s not rocket science, groupie. Second, I’m not a part of the minivan majority, I just want her ignorant ass to stop using black people and the most obvious stereotypes about black women and a black working class subculture to make herself look cool.

  31. j.eyre says:

    I call foul on her copping the double standards stance now. Obviously that has been fed to her. She defended herself, Robin Thicke and everything else about that performance but someone has found a way out for her and she using it. I don’t have a problem with her performance in that I don’t care what anyone does on the VMAs as a rule. But I was at least giving her credit for owning it. Now she is reduced to these company lines about purposefully not dancing well, looking foolish, etc.

  32. ParisPucker says:

    Please ENOUGH OF THIS TRIFLING LITTLE F*CKTARD! She is LOWERING culture…NOT elevating it! Which is what an artist is *supposed to do* – one worthy of attention, anyway. It’s beyond annoying/disappointing/horrendous that her stoopid antics are being validated of having any significance since people keep writing about it. ENOUGH. At lease Madonna provoked conversations that needed to be had, back in the day. And that whole ‘having an interview while getting a tattoo’?!??! WTF – she is trying SO SO Sooooo hard that it’s painful to watch. A whole set-up to share w the world that a movie star has a disney character’s name tatooed on his body…not Miley’s. She too famous and rich right now to realize that she’s a loser. Sorry to be so negative, but I can’t stand the fact that she’s lowered performance and art to ….that (-twerk-bamboo-ass-in-the-air-with-tongue-sticking-out) …argh.

  33. Zwella Ingrid says:

    Miley & Bieber= twins.

  34. Jessiebes says:

    So bored with her. Zzzzzzzz

  35. Tiffany :) says:

    I saw someone compare her cover to Michael Pitt from Boardwalk Empire…and now it is all I can see!

  36. judyjudy says:

    She’s got great skin.

    Poor monkey.

  37. tifzlan says:

    Steve Carrell is too good to be living next to this.
    AND I AM SO GLAD HE REALIZES IT TOO.

    If my neighbor drove super fast and knocked down stuff all the time, i would be annoyed as all hell too.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Sounds JUST like Bieber with his former NFL neighbor that drives the Prius. God, she talks about Bieber up there but I think she’s just referring to her alter-ego. It’s Hannah Montana for real though this time she’s cross dressing.

      On the other hand: I’d LOVE to live next to Steve Carrell! Love him!

  38. Irishae says:

    Butters is looking rough these days.

  39. s says:

    I think “technically” the only circumstances under which a woman should NOT return a ring are when the man unilaterally breaks it off. Otherwise you’re supposed to give it back.

  40. Dommy Dearest says:

    Trying to do damage control because she’s aware of how much she’s being slammed. It’s funny. But if she’s as edgy as she claims and how much she doesn’t give an eff then those white undies wouldn’t have been that thick for the shower shot. As much as I don’t want to see her lady bits only a hardcore, edgy artist would have gone all the way. I mean that’s what she’s projecting herself as right? If she’s going to complain about censorship on television and talk about how hard and real she is, why didn’t she do that extra little bit that totally makes her an artist? We’ve all soon her bewbs and the amount of a moose knuckle with her diaper outfits. Gosh Miley, Gaga would be so disappointed if she saw these pictures.

  41. Ruyana says:

    Does she know she looks like sh1t?

  42. skyler10 says:

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/pop_star
    This gave me a giggle or two…especially the cartoon image of Miley…

  43. Sloane Wyatt says:

    WTF, “They’re only talking about the one that bent over.”!? This HAS to be a Larry Randolph talking point. Otherwise, Miley can’t be so dense as to not realize she’s willingly bent herself over the barrel as the poster girl of bimbo feminism, with her perspective being less about female sexual liberation than fulfilling the male fantasy of unlimited female availableness. When women engage in performances of sexuality that are not expressions of their individual sexuality, but instead are designed for the pleasure of male observers, they appear as though they are trying to be pleasurable sex objects. Cyrus is perpetuating this raunch culture that has completely penetrated the music industry, art, fashion, our political life, and taste.

    I buy that Miley Cyrus is this cynical of a famewhore and is laughing at anyone gullible enough to think in any way that she represents the feminist fight against double standards and female objectification. She’s talking some Orwell trash that up is down and right is actually left. Miley, or her puppet masters, excel at doublespeak that makes the bad seem good, the negative seem positive, the unpleasant seem unattractive, or at least tolerable. It is language which avoids, shifts or denies responsibility; language which is at variance with its real or purported meaning. It is language which conceals or prevents thought.

    Don’t even get me started on her objectification of black women’s bodies. It’s so ugly that she treats black female bodies as a white amusement park. Cyrus acts out her fake bisexual performance for the white male gaze against a backdrop of dark, fat black female bodies and not slightly more normative cafe au lait slim bodies because the juxtaposition of her sexuality with theirs is meant to highlight Cyrus, not challenge her supremacy.

    Ending raunch culture requires us to take a jaundiced view of the way we regard gender. Objectification is rooted in disrespect, condescending views of the opposite gender, and power struggles. When men realize that they have the capability to fundamentally respect women, and women realize that they have the power to present themselves as empowered, fully capable people, raunch culture may moan its last and final faked orgasm.

    http://tressiemc.com/2013/08/27/when-your-brown-body-is-a-white-wonderland/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_Chauvinist_Pigs

    *climbs down off soapbox*

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      I’m just waiting for the headline that her and Kim are best friends now since they stand for women empowerment. As well as the stories of Kanye and Miley do the naked dance together.

      ‘Madonna you were cool and all back in the 80s and with your one rap song but Miley has the best white female rapper of all time!’

    • I Choose Me says:

      *Stands up and applauds.* I love a well thought out rant and yours is spectacularly on point.

    • Leila in Wunderland says:

      You’re a feminist too? :)

      I read the book female chauvinist pigs too, a few years ago, and had mixed feelings about it for a few reasons. I agreed with the author about topics like plastic surgery, the beauty standards, and Girls Gone Wild.

      But I strongly disagreed with her on other parts, where she came off as kind of condescending and slut-shaming. It seemed like she was telling women what clothes they couldn’t wear and what dance moves they couldn’t do. It also felt like she was saying that nudity is bad and that female models/actresses/celebs who posed nude are “bimbos”, and that if any woman DOES say that she feels sexually liberated or empowered by any of those things, that it’s not true, and that women only do those things to turn men on.

      Like I’ve said before, I don’t think
      Miley or any of these teen stars are feminists or know anything about feminism. But I think we need to find a balance between speaking about objectification without putting limits on how women dress and dance, telling them how they feel instead of listening to how they feel, and calling them sluts/bimbos/skanks for making choices that we personally disapprove of.

      That’s why I liked the book What You Really Really Want: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Shame-Free Sexuality, by Jaclyn Friedman. It was so much better, it was definitely an empowering read, and it’s really something that every woman and teenage girl should read.

      But I agree with everything else you said.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        Yeppers, Leila. I’m a card carrying, man lovin’ feminist. *heart swells as I proudly lift my chin to listen to our anthem ‘I am Woman’ in my head* :)

        I did not read Levy’s book, so to be clear, I don’t agree with cultural or legal bans on women’s sexuality, dress, or dance moves. Also, I could have said uninformed feminism instead of bimbo feminism, but, gosh darnit, it’s a catchy term. In no way am I calling Miley Cyrus anything other than a jaded child star completely lacking a moral compass of what she’s willing to do to make money off young women.

        (Thank you for turning me on to Jaclyn Friedman; I will read her book.)

    • Mia says:

      I just absolutely love everything you’ve said. That is all. ;-)

  44. Saffie says:

    If I were Steve Carrell, I’d probably would move. Miley is such a tarty simpleton but entertaining sort of like a constant three-ring circus.

  45. Jayna says:

    Almost hit like a thousand things? LOL I would freak as a parent with her in the neighborhood if she can’t back up.

  46. LaurieH says:

    I’m all for people reinventing themselves, although going from a Tennessee redneck girl to L’il Wayne is a little much. What’s next? Steampunk with a cockney accent? She’s just ridiculous and yet another person I have added to my growing list of Just Go Away.

  47. mzizkrizten says:

    Um… I don’t even know what to say. Kanye is her homie? And she doesn’t stand behind ANY of the antics she said make her so next level? I really expected a more fuck what anyone thinks attitude. Just proves she really IS a poser

  48. DogMom says:

    I don’t know if RS were already planning to put Miley on the cover but if not, then they have one incredibly agile publishing outfit as it’s my understanding ‘traditional’ media is scheduled months out.

    Also, I agree with judyjudy, Miley has fantastic skin. Even the creapy monkey pic she looks fabu.

  49. Nicolette says:

    Steve Carell hates her? Guess I have something in common with him. That stupid f***ing tongue. Put it away already.

  50. bettyrose says:

    ZOMG How great would a Steve Carrell/Miley Twitter fued be? It would be all comedic and ironic on his end but she’d play it off like she’s a misunderstood rebel.

    • Lark says:

      It would be the best. And I’m not a Miley fan (I have no issue with her horrible, whack dancing and style, it’s her weird fetishizing of black women that I find annoying (we are not ‘exotic creatures’ Miley, I want to screech lol)…but the Dan in Real Life comment made me lmao. I so want her and Steve to get in a twitter feud now like you said.

  51. Leila in Wunderland says:

    Miley Cyrus: “I would never think about the color of my dancers like, ‘Ooh, that might be controversial.’ What do you mean? Times are changing.”

    Then why did she use all black back-up dancers the way she did in her performance? Was it to promote diversity, or was she Othering them, using them as some kind of contrasting accessory? Or was that her classless, ignorant, and stereotypical way of briefly promoting an ‘urban image’? Or was it some delusional combo of the three?

    There’s a lot that I like and agree with in this interview, but she seems to be missing the point of why some people were offended by what she did, and I really, really wish that some non-ignorant person in her inner circle would explain it to her.

    I don’t really think Miley’s performance, or her image, are even about being sexy. I think it’s about a deep-seated need to publically rebel against everyone who told her to be pure and dress modestly, while at the same time marketing herself as this wild, ‘badass’, edgy teen artist. That’s what all her antics are about.

  52. rep says:

    If she can dance better, why would she choose not to? If she was not going for sexy, what the Hell was her message about? Why would you look and act like a nasty animal to display your music? And how does she think Bieber is the joke?

  53. Meggin says:

    LOL. That bit about Steve Carrell getting annoyed by her and watching her pull out is hilarious. I can picture it in my head.

  54. JennyJustice says:

    I didn’t see Thicke grinding on her and he looked uncomfortable – definitely not into it let alone all over her. I especially like the part where she says she wasn’t trying to be sexy and if she wanted to be, she could be. whatever.

  55. Asdfg says:

    Some of those poses would require her to pose for seconds right? If she was to move they’d be blurry, right? AWKWARD.

    She’s posing on the floor with her legs spread eagle, has her dirty fingers in her mouth, there’s a leashed monkey on her back and she has her ass in the face of the dude who’s face palming sitting directly behind her…. AWKWARD.

    *face palm*

    She makes me so uncomfortable sometimes. It’s a whole lot of awkwardness with her.

  56. Michele says:

    Backpeddle, backpeddle, backpeddle.

    What happened to all the “everyone can F off if they didn’t like it” comments she made immediately after this horrid performance?

  57. bettyrose says:

    That cover is clearly making fun of her. RS is hardly a fanzine. How does she not realize that?

  58. MisJes says:

    This whole idea that she “deserves” to keep the engagement ring really sets me off.

    An engagement ring is not a “gift” per se, but a representative of the agreement or promise between two parties to marry. Once the marriage has taken place, the contract, as such, is complete. In any case, the ring is the legal property of whomever purchased it. Without intimate knowledge of the situation, we must assume it was Liam.

    At this point, to not give it back is vindictive, spiteful and pathetic.

  59. Evie Rose says:

    I will never understand white girls acting ‘hood’. Ever. She’s not the slightest bit shocking. Just try hard and annoying. And all these black rapper clamoring to work with her that she’s says she’s ‘cool’ with are just using her because she has massive mainstream success from her Hannah Montana days. She needs image rehab otherwise she’ll be over within a year. . . She doesn’t seem to get that people are laughing at her.

  60. Zelle says:

    anyone else surprised that she knew who Vanna White is?

  61. missy says:

    This is what happens when a Disney star tries too hard to transition and has people around her telling her she’s an artist. That’s not art.

  62. Madpoe says:

    from the cover of rolling stones to the cover of adult movies….and somehow she’s managing to make the cracken and amanda bynes seem normal.

  63. Amy says:

    I cannot WAIT for the day this girl gains some perspective, 5 or 10 years down the line. All these pictures will make her cringe. She does make some good points about the double standard on women with all the focus on Miley during the VMA performance and Robin essentially escaping scrutiny scot-free (it was the same thing with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake at the Superbowl with Jackson’s “wardrobe malfuction” Justin didn’t really get blamed for it, Janet was the one who had to apologize). But she is trying way too hard!

    And someone needs to get Steve Carrell to dish about the antics he has witnessed, I’m sure he could start a whole Tumblr.

  64. Maria says:

    Crud! Was there an Eddie Vedder interview/article in that same issue too?! Blast! Damn you, Miley! Because you were on the cover I missed on Eddie Vedder (and Pearl Jam too most likely) in Rolling Stone.
    Rats!