Miley Cyrus: My tour is ‘educational for kids,’ they’ll be ‘exposed to art’

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is about to go on tour, y’all! Here’s a photo of her riding a giant hotdog during her Bangerz tour rehearsals. I still can’t believe she’s scoring $500,000 per show. Live Nation is going to lose so much money on this deal. Miley is selling this tour hard. She’s been worried whether people will show up, and she should be concerned. Miley already gave the cow away for free, you know? Not that she’s a cow. I meant she’s already shown her whole body for Uncle Terry and all of VEVO.

Miley hits Vancouver for her first tour date on Friday. I just checked some ticket sites, and there are plenty of tickets left for the taking. No one wants to spend their Valentine’s Day watching twerking teddy bears. Oh well. Miley is still pimping her wares. She did an interview with Fuse TV, which is now hosted by her sister, Brandi Cyrus. Yep. Here are some highlights:

Please buy tickets for your kids: “I want to make things look high-end, like something you would see on Madonna’s tour, but just make it feel a lot more young. Even though parents probably won’t think this, I think my show is educational for kids. [Brandi laughs.] They’re going to be exposed to art most people don’t know about. People are taught to look at things so black and white, especially in like small towns. I’m excited to take this tour to places where [art] like this wouldn’t be accepted, where kids wouldn’t learn about this different kind of art, so it’s really cool.”

She’s done with boyfriends: “So I’m like kind of nervous to perform in front of my friends and stuff. It’s dope that my friends actually want to come to my show and not just going to my show because they’re my friend, but it makes you like nervous. I’m not inviting any boys. Boys are banned from life.”

[From Fuse TV]

Miley also talks about how her show will feature an acoustic section “to make people look past the shock value.” Speaking as a semi-fan of Miley’s recent Unplugged episode, that’s a decent idea, but it won’t work in an arena setting. I do have to laugh at Miley thinking her show will be “educational” to young children. She’s trying to court her former Disney fans, but her argument is weak. Perhaps before the internet, Miley could make a case for small towns being less exposed to “art.” Now even the smallest crevices of Oklahoma have seen Miley riding her wrecking ball. I mention Oklahoma because I live here, and Miley probably doesn’t understand why she’s bothering to stop by Tulsa on her tour. She probably thinks we’re all rodeos and teepees.

Miley is also the latest star to field a viral prom invite. She politely declined the young man’s invitation but did invite him to visit her backstage when she hits his Arizona town.

Here’s a video clip of Miley’s Fuse TV interview. At one point, Tish walks in and goes groupie for the boys of Motley Crue. Watch out, Billy Ray.

Miley Cyrus

Photos courtesy of Miley Cyrus on Twitter & WENN

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  1. Tulip Garden says:

    Bwaaaahahahahahahah! *snickersnort* ART, ya’ll!!:)

  2. Kiddo says:

    Yeah, much in the same way that kids exposed to my comments on Celebitchy are exposed to literature..Bwahahaha!

  3. Soxfan says:

    The end is nigh…

    • Liv says:

      Hopefully. I can’t believe how delusional she is. What an uneducated brat.

      • Josephine says:

        And a nice dig at small towns. Yeesh. First rule of selling tickets is not offending people and telling them how stupid they are. She’s not selling art, she’s telling T&A, and that’s available for free in a lot of places (like every magazine spread she ever does).

  4. ldub says:


  5. Jaded says:

    I think all the molly she’s doing finally killed off both her brain cells.

  6. blue marie says:

    Humping teddy bears is art? My dog must be freakin Picasso then..

  7. Trillion says:

    I really like her speaking voice. Singing voice, not so much. But she’s so young. It may (or may not) be interesting to see what she has to offer as she matures.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      Really though? I mean, she’s 21, not 11. Let’s stop making excuses for her.

      • Trillion says:

        Just trying out open-mindedness. I couldn’t stand Madonna’s first songs, but then she hit us with some good shit about a decade later.

  8. Dutch says:

    So ‘Art’ is the nickname for her ladybits?

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Condescending. Pretentious. Delusional.

  10. elo says:

    Hahahahahahah omg! Hahahahahh! Really!?!?! She is such a dimwit, I am surprised that her people continue to let her speak. It’s just too easy with her, I can’t even pick on this it is like shooting fish in a barrel as is said in my West Texas small hometown.

  11. Tracy says:

    Oh my god!!! She is just precious. Hahahahahaha……..

  12. dizzylucy says:

    I think she bought into her own hype when the stupid media was all over her, and is now seeing that attention does not equal ticket sales. Overexposed so quickly, in more ways than one.

  13. S says:

    This was my exact reaction when I read that headline:

  14. Angie says:

    Oh… Just so much cringe..! I love her but ,bless her heart she’s dumb.
    Her hair looks cute like this though.

  15. JenniferJustice says:

    Can’t help but laugh at the justification and dillusions of these shock celebrities. First she calls exploiting herself as feminism, now it’s art. Um….no, honey, that’s just doing whatever you can to stay relevant and it’s not anything to be proud of or to be respected. Amoral, unsexy, and unequivocably non-talented.

    • Leila in Wunderland says:

      Nudity and sexuality aren’t exploitation. to exploit means to take unfair advantage of. Unless you always consider it exploitation when an actor, actress, or entertainer goes naked or takes on a sexual role in a movie, music video, tv show, or photoshoot. I don’t remember her ever saying that sex and nudity are feminism. I just remember her calling herself a feminist and basically saying that it feels empowering for her to be able to wear whatever she wants and be as sexual as she wants.

      And amoral? I think you need to look up that definition before using it, because whether or not a person has morals has NOTHING to do with sexual modesty.

  16. amanda says:


  17. swack says:

    Humping a hotdog and sticking out your tongue is neither art nor is it educational. Miley, when ticket sales go down the drain, go back and reflect on what the past year has been and that will tell you why no one is buying tickets to your concert. Or you can go the way of Kanye and give them away for free or buy them up yourself.

    • Nina W says:

      Sad thing is she may never be able to recover from this little adventure, she’s lost her Disney appeal and she’s not cutting it as sexy or controversial so what has she got left? She’s too young to realize she has squandered her golden opportunity by being stupid and short-sighted. This schtick was old in the 80’s and no body is jumping on board with sexualizing babies and teddy bears.

  18. Cecilia says:



  19. Paola says:

    Clearly her PR team sat her down and explained how bad she needs to sell tickets to her concerts. Money comes from concerts so they probably told her that her target audicence is between 8-13 years old. They told her the importance of showing some skin but not show the beav. Show some cleavage but not nipples. Some butt crack but not a full moon. She probably got the idea so she is now covering up SLIGHTLY MORE, she can keep her tongue in her mouth and she’s selling it out as ‘ART’. Like Gaga’s idea of ‘ART’. Like art for the blinds and the deafs (without disrespect for blind or deaf people). Educarional ‘ART’.
    I’ve been eyerolling so much that it gave me a migraine.
    Unbelievable how i was raised thinking that you can find art in a museum, in a painting, in a sculpture, in a movie, in a theatre or why music!
    Art was Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, Janice Joplin, The Beatles.
    Miley dear, have a seat and STFU.

  20. Nicolette says:

    So trash, cheap, and tasteless is considered art? Wow. Hopefully any parent with a working brain cell will keep their kids far away from this ‘educational’ opportunity.

  21. Eleonor says:

    I think is a good sign Lady Gaga decline started when she began talking about her “Art”.

  22. Belle Epoch says:

    Love these comments! This is the kind of “art education” NOBODY needs!!!

    I think the drugs are talking through her mouth. My husband went to art school and is a painter. Freshman year he brought in a drawing he’d done when he was stoned. The teacher refused to discuss it and told him never to work high again LOL. People on drugs aren’t the clearest thinkers – especially when they are dim-witted to begin with!

    • elo says:

      This! I am an artist too (a sculptor) and many of times I have tried drinking wine for inspiration only to wake the next day and see what utter crap I made. For art to be good, it needs to be intelligent and well thought out, most people do not get more intelligent or thoughtful while under the influence. I work in no way but sober now, amped up on coffee or sugar free red bull lol.

    • Jay says:

      I don’t know, many Nobel prize winners came up with their groundbreaking scientific discoveries while on acid and other drugs. I know that’s not quite the same as art, but I think sometimes drugs can get the creative juices flowing by altering the mind. Depends on the drug and the person.

      • gaggles says:

        I highly doubt a majority of the nobel prize winning scientists were able to come up with groundbreaking discoveries while on acid. they probably used acid to let loose. Science is a long drawn out process and it’s incredibly frustrating. That’s why a lot of scientists let their hair down and do activities other than science. Can’t tell you the number of hard science people I’ve met that love rock climbing or the outdoors. It’s a stress reliever. You’re not gonna look at a bunch of data and suddenly have an aha f-king brilliant moment while tripped on acid. maybe it happens sometimes, but i doubt it happens as often as you think. Sorry i just take this as a buncha bs to further support drug use and claim the magical powers it has on the human race. it’s dumb.

      • IzzyB says:

        With the incredible precision required (I work in picolitres – 1 picolitre being a trillionth of a litre) and and need to reproduce results before it will be accepted into a scientific journal, I can assure you that no scientist I know works whilst on drugs.

        After hours I can’t account for, but you can’t do this work without a clear head.

      • jwoolman says:

        I’m a scientist and never heard any such thing. Acid is hardly conducive to the kind of thinking required in the hard sciences. Sounds like an urban legend, promoted by those eager to sell you some.

        I was at a talk by the famous physicist Richard Feynman and he told us that part of the theory he was going to present was wrong, but he couldn’t remember which part. Seems that one time he talked about it, someone in the audience went with him to a bar and convinced him of that before they got entirely blotto. But he didn’t get the guy’s name and address and when hung over the next morning- he no longer had any memory of it! People feel they are ultra creative under the influence of such drugs (including alcohol), but they really aren’t as any cold sober observer can tell you. The drugs distort perception.

  23. greenmonster says:

    “…like something you would see on Madonna’s tour, but just make it feel a lot more young.” I don’t even care about the rest of the interview. Well Madonna, I guess someone just called you old 🙂

    • Eleonor says:

      She called old, but even now that Madonna is desperate for attention and struggles with aging, is still capable to put on an hell of a show.

    • AnneSB says:

      Why do all these artists feel the need to be Madonna? Sure she’s a music icon and all, but can’t they find their own brand? The “Ohh, I want to be just like Madonna” shtick is really annoying me.

  24. gg says:

    I don’t think anybody really wants this cow to teach sex education to kids …

  25. pleaseicu says:

    Guess the market-research is showing her concert tour demo audience is still 8-15 year olds and major PR backtracking is taking place to salvage this tour in some way.

    She openly and proudly sexualizes not just herself (which is entirely her right to do, if it was in fact her choice) but teddy bears, pacifiers and other things associated with babies/children for titillation, attention, and album sales.

    She exploits little people and other minorities during her performances and when called out she is clueless that others could see what she’s doing as problematic and exploitative and basically says she loves them and is basically doing them a favor.

    And now she has the audacity to tell the backward “small town” folk she’s going to educate the children in any possible positive, non-problematic manner? Clueless, clueless child who desperately needs some self-awareness.

  26. Bread and Circuses says:

    Lady Gaga can make an argument that what she does is art. There’s a fine line between stunt queen and performance artist, after all, and she’s arguably on the ‘art’ side of it. Sometimes.

    But Miley is nowhere close to that line. She has never cared about art. Her ego demands she be the centre of attention, and that’s all that’s driving her attempts to have a career.

  27. Tiffany says:

    Has her album hit a million units yet. Eminem came out the following week and then it was like she was forgotten sales wise.

  28. Jackie says:

    What a dumb little ninny. Someone needs to ground her from doing interviews and opening her mouth, and the sentence should last until she turns 25 or goes to rehab, whichever comes first.

  29. kitty duke says:

    Y’all just hate everythang, dang! She comes off so normal & likable to me. Her album is of quality, and fun, and unique considering today’s ultra-manufactured, soundalike kiddy pop. What is art if not self-expression? Such vitriol, geez.

  30. AnnieCL says:

    She doesn’t know how to spell ‘a-r-t’ – please put her back in a box!