Miley Cyrus won’t shop on Rodeo Drive: They treat me like ‘Pretty Woman’

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus follows in the footsteps of Ru Paul and Rihanna as spokesperson of her own MAC Viva Glam lipstick and gloss. All of the proceeds go to HIV and AIDS research. Miley doesn’t want people to buy the product because it’s nice to look at or comes with her name on it. She wants everyone to contribute to the cause.

Miley talks about makeup and feminism with the Daily Telegraph. Ever since her transformation into a rebel, Miley has talked about how she’s “one of the biggest feminists in the world” and “part of the evolution” of the issue. This remains interesting. Flashing the goods doesn’t qualify one as a feminist leader, and even Gloria Steinem side-eyed the thought. Miley is still Miley, and she has some thoughts:

On makeup: “I do my own because [otherwise] you sit in a chair and then, all of a sudden, you come out and you’re not you any more. That freaks me out. I’m a little bit of a control freak, I guess.”

She hates Rodeo Drive: “You’ve seen Pretty Woman, obviously. Well, they are actually like that. If you walk in, they give you the worst look you’ve ever seen, and I am too outspoken to deal with those kinds of people.”

On women: “Females, oh god! I f***ing love them. Someone came up to me last night and was like, ‘Women f***ing love you,’ and I was like, ‘I f***ing love women, trust me.’ They are something so beautiful. This kind of sounds cheesy, but girls just rule. We have a sensitivity and passion you can’t find in other people. Women are born complicated. We’re used to over-thinking everything. Like, physically, guys can just wake up in the morning and they throw on a T-shirt. We’ve been taught from the beginning that we have to think so much. But, that’s the thing about women! We don’t have to put in all this effort and time. We’re too complicated from the beginning. Even with little boys and little girls, we have so many thoughts and … we put so much pressure on.”

On feminism: “The world is in the prime of its feminine energy. I think women are starting to feel that. We were talking about women’s rights last night and [someone said], ‘Women are more suppressed right now than ever before.’ Well, I don’t think so — I think we’re more free than we’ve ever been. I’m seeing it everywhere; young women are totally ready to come out of their shells, to take on the world. There’s a lot of talk about feminism — people want to take that word and make it a bad thing, but it’s the greatest thing ever! Of course you’re a feminist, you know?”

[From Daily Telegraph]

There’s more in the full interview. Miley talks about the absurdity and privilege of celebrity. She understands that much about her position, but she doesn’t understand that she’s able to express her feminism for the same reason. Plenty of women around the world would love to express their “feminine energy,” but they remain oppressed for various reasons.

It’s nice to hear Miley dissing the Rodeo Drive experience. Salespeople can be really judgy, which is inexcusable. I was once scarred by a teenage department store makeup counter person. I asked her where they kept the Cover Girl, and she smirked, “Try Walmart.

P.S. Arrow‘s Stephen Amell may have called Miley an “overly sexualized velociraptor.

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  1. Someonestolemyname says:

    LOL. That’s funny.
    They may have missed some huge $$$$$ from Miley.

    I shop on Rodeo, no problem,but usually dressed in business attire from my job, a suit or conservatively.

    • BW says:

      Dear Miley,

      If the sales assistants on Rodeo Drive treat you like Pretty Woman, maybe it’s because you’re acting like a Ho.

      People who don’t get treated badly in nice stores.

      • Shambles says:

        Sales clerks can be snotty to all people, doesn’t make any person better than the next.

      • funcakes says:

        Best comment of the day!

      • Venuslotus says:

        Ahh because no sluts allowed?! F@ck those stores and salespeople.

      • Xtina says:

        That’s a rude statement. Sales associates at high end boutiques can be snots to everyone. I’m often casual and have tattoos, but I’m a super mellow person and super polite and I get the cold shoulder. People are just assholes. Thank goodness for online shopping 🙂

      • Otaku fairy says:

        person suffering from a terrible case of Internalized Misogyny and Sexual Puritanism Syndrome (I. M. S. P.). It’s a terrible disease to live with, HIGHLY contagious, and inconveniences every person who comes in contact with the disease without having it themselves. Anyone can be a carrier!

        Fixed it for you. 🙂

      • BW says:

        Thank you to the one person who got the joke.

        I’m sure the same store Miley was in would have treated me like shit, too.

      • funcakes says:

        I’ve learned the hard way that it can get uncomfortable when people misconstrue a comment.

  2. Applapoom says:

    Her tongue is so annoying but I do admire her pluckiness.

  3. JESUS says:

    “try walmart”. Rude as fuck.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, really. You should have told her manager.

      • LV says:

        Why? You can buy Cover Girl at Wal-Mart. You can’t buy it in a department store. If I worked at the Lancome counter and someone walked up to me and asked for Cover Girl, I would tell them to go to Wal-Mart or CVS. BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT. People who expect sales people to grovel shouldn’t be shocked when they speak to you as an equal.

      • BaeOnBoard says:

        @LV it’s more the attitude and smirking that’s obnoxious and condescending, not just the redirection to another store. Went WAY over your head…

  4. Jackie Jormp Jomp says:

    I call shenanegans. They would kiss her @ss–they know how much money she has. Stop trying to sound edgy, Miley: you were raised both recogniozable and richer than all of us.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Maybe they’re so used to serving rich people and famous people that they don’t feel the need to kiss the asses of celebrities they don’t care for. It is Rodeo Drive.

  5. maeliz says:

    She isn’t making anyone cry. Some girl who walks around with her tongue sticking out probably isn’t something anyone wants to see while shopping. She’s not the best dresser, and could probably get her everyday clothes at Kmart

  6. Joanne_S says:

    She said so many words. Words, words, words. Know what I mean? I don’t think it really amounts to much.

  7. InvaderTak says:

    She wishes. Cause if they did it would validate her somehow. i guess that’s what makes you a rebel these days; being judged by high end sales clerks. They were probably side eyeing her taste aand lack thereof rather than her. You’re still a try hard wannabe.

  8. Loopy says:

    Sales people at high end stores are super snobby and especially at MAC and perfume stores, they look at you like your carrying a smell. I mean look how rude they were to OPRAH for goodness sake.

    • maeliz says:

      Imagine how they’d treat a girl who swings on hotdogs

    • Kiki04 says:

      That’s crazy. Granted I don’t shop at any high end stores, but you would think they would be nice to anyone that has the money to shop there. But I guess you don’t have to be smart to work there, just snobby?

      • Loopy says:

        And get a good commission, I mean makes no sense to be rude to a potential customer.

      • theoriginalbellaluna says:

        Nordstrom may not be on Rodeo Drive, but they have some of the nicest people (to your face) working there.

    • sally says:

      What boggles my mind is that the store clerks are making minimum wage-ish (sometimes on commission but not always). Why be rude? It’s not like they’re the owners of the fashion line and are millionaires.

      • Loopy says:

        Yes Sally that is the irony they get paid peanuts but act so high and mighty, they probably can’t afford any of the items they are selling.

      • Maria says:

        if you had to work for minimum wage and deal wtih entitled women of rich men who drown their boredom in mindless shopping you would also be rude to people.

      • Aussie girl says:

        You work on commission..? Big mistake, huge mistake. I just had to do my pretty women line.

      • sula says:

        Not just that, aren’t they also, mainly, women? Miley’s ‘feminism’ is same old cliqueish stuff, in other words; ‘I like the women who are the same as me’.

    • funcakes says:

      That’s why the internet has taken over as the place to shop. Its also the reason why department stores are going out of business because people who are angry because their making minimum wage treat the customer like crap.

    • Josephine says:

      Apparently a study shows that when high-end clerks are rude, people buy more. I guess the customers are trying to prove that they really do belong in the store and have money to spend? I don’t get it, but then again I don’t spend that much money on clothes.

      • Insomniac says:

        Sure as heck doesn’t work on me. There are just too many shopping options (including online) for me to put up with a snot.

    • greenmonster says:

      I have the feeling that sales people can be snobby at all kinds of stores – not just high end. Sometimes it is enough that you don’t fit into their target audience. You do get a different, downright snobby treatment at times when you are over 30 and shop at places like Vero Moda, Stradivarius or even H&M. The sales people treat teenagers and twens like the next coming. If you are older than that, don’t expect them to be too nice.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        This! I had a snotty male sales clerk tell me at Aeropostale that my daughter would love everything I bought. I just smiled/smirked back. Not my fault squishy nerd boy was unhappy with his life. I pity miserable people who try to spread their misery.

        …. Obviously, there was no daughter. Since I came out of a fitting room, I’m pretty sure he knew I was shopping for myself. LOL.

    • MadMenluv says:

      sales people at MAC are snobby??? hard to imagine, it’s not even a high end store

      • Connie says:

        To everyone up thread ^^^ re high end department stores. I work at a high end store, it is comission based and we do get a range of customers coming through. I have never ONCE heard a coworker making fun of a customer based on appearance or what they were or weren’t wearing. I hate the stereotype of associates being snobby/bitchy/condescending/rude based on merchandise a store carries. I have friends that think they ‘couldn’t’ shop at a place like Nordstrom and it’s ridiculous! Most of my best customers (& favorite to work with) are very understated in their appearance. I would never approach, or not approach someone based on how they looked. I have helped a range of customers, a few I knew wouldn’t like the price ranges (simply for not being able to justify $15 for a headband) and they were given the same attention and service as someone with 1500 to spend…..
        Rant over. I just hate that people have had these experiences or assume all sales people are judgy. It isn’t always the case!

  9. Jayna says:

    Just a lot of bull and words that don’t amount to much in that interview. She’s not the most intelligent girl, but she thinks she is.

  10. Talie says:

    That’s why ecommerce has been such a godsend — so nice to avoid the hassle of salespeople and judgment. I was at a store called Boyd’s in Philadelphia not too long ago and the people were looking me up and down, clearly assessing whether I was worth wasting time on.

  11. Jay says:

    That whole paragraph “on women” … ehmmmm what? She’s painfully inarticulate. I hate that people like her get the biggest platforms to speak, and they almost always spew incomprehensible crap.

    • Anastasia says:

      Thank you! I swear that was the ramblings of someone VERY high on something or some things.

    • michelleb says:

      Right. That word salad had nothing comprehensible in it.

      I agree with Anastasia, Miley sounds high has f***

      • Jay says:

        That’s almost an insult to stoners. I like to think I sound a little more put together than this when I’m toking up 😉

    • Maria says:

      she sounded like the typical stoner dude being high and trying to talk a woman into bed. “YOU ARE MAGICAL”

    • lucy2 says:

      I know, I read it in the voice of the SNL impression of her, all nasaly and mile a minute rambling.

  12. anabellelee says:

    I just can’t with her anymore. And there are about a hundred other celebs who could be doing the MAC promotion other than Miley.The idea of her shilling lip gloss makes me think of giant, oozing cold sores….I hope her color comes with a free sample of antibiotics. It’s really time for Miley to keep straddling that giant hot dog of hers and fly off into the good night for a very long time.

  13. LaurieH says:

    I would take Miley’s comments on feminism more seriously if she actually knew who she was as a person (much less a woman). I realize that “finding yourself” is a process and that it can sometimes take a lifetime. But in Miley’s case, she seems to “be” the product of what others decided she should be in order to make money. It’s been this way with her since childhood. First Disney, now the music world. They create “acts” and personas and schticks and images. Lance Bass recently said that he didn’t come out sooner (and only came out when he did after Perez Hilton bullied him) because he was afraid it would hurt the image of N’Sync. It’s not that I disagree with anything she said, it’s just that there’s a certain hypocrisy there. What’s the difference between being what your husband expects you to be and what a bunch of male record producers want you to be?

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Few celebrities are in complete control of every single thing they do, but I do think a lot of them have more control then we think they do sometimes. I also think we as viewers are more likely to judge an artist as not in control of her image if it’s not what we want someone to be doing, we don’t actually approve of it, we don’t personally understand how someone could want to do it so we assume that thing is not their choice, or if it just doesn’t sit well with us sometimes. That’s very sad, but not very surprising, about what happened with Lance Bass. A lot of times with young artists who are just starting out, there people very much want to shape this image of ‘safe’ ‘palatable’ sexuality and sex appeal on them so they’ll have mass approval- whether it’s holding back a young gay celebrity from coming out, pushing a wholesome pretty boy image on a guy that isn’t at all who they are, or pushing a virginal innocent image on a teenage girl who really doesn’t have her own personal beliefs about sexuality down yet and is just trying to grow up and discover who she is. That’s why we see a lot of artists talk years later about how they weren’t in control then, felt pushed around, maybe felt pressure to live up to someone else’s ‘perfect’ image, and then later decided to make a change to their music or image later that feels more like them. That seems to be the stage she’s in now. We’ve heard these kinds of things from other artists like Pink, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, and more recently Nick Jonas. Miley has been saying the same kinds of things, so that kind of applies to her too. It seems like a lot of times young artists don’t have very much control of their images right when they start out, and only get it when they finally decide to take control a little later on after hitting it big or making an album or movie or two.

      I don’t doubt for one second that she and the others have had help from their people with changing their images from something completely controlled by others to something that’s more true to them, but I don’t really think any of them are or were just blindly and helplessly being led and controlled by ‘male record execs’ either and being made to do something they don’t really want to do anymore. All of them have seemed passionate about and very involved with their transformations and seemed to open up more afterward. It’s clear that she actually wants to be raunchy and rebellious.

  14. Jessica says:

    “The world is in the prime of its feminine energy.”

    What? WTF is “feminine energy”? Is she saying that feminism is being feminine and having feminine energy? Because that’s f-ing stupid.

    • Micki says:

      I don’t belive in that “prime” after I’ve read the weekend gross of 50 Shades. And the fact it was sold as some form of “empowerment”. I got a case of severe eyeroll and then headache because of it.

  15. Bea says:

    Love her attitude. I’d much rather see the Mileys of the world than the 13 going on 30’s. She is young and having fun. Simply because she gets her kit out every chance she has doesn’t mean she is sexualised. Her schtick is not sexual, it’s funny and light hearted. I think people are mostly offended by her simply because of that. If she was naked a la Rihanna, meaning naked for other peoples consumption, naked to tantalise, naked to make people fantasise, no one would bat an eye. Most people, especially men, can’t handle the fact that she is not getting naked for their enjoyment, hence all the “oooh you’re so disgusting” stuff. We only tolerate nudity and free spirit if we are somehow involved in a sexual way, which is frankly disgusting.

    • michelleb says:

      I see what you are saying, but I have to disagree somewhat. I’m not sure if Miley is a free spirit or just still rebelling. She went all out to run as far away from Hannah Montana as she could and she still seems to be running – now whether that is because she still feels caged/limited/whatever by the Hannah Montana image or whether she is on a merry-go-round of rebelling and she can’t get off, I don’t know. People expect her to look shocking, act shocking, and say shocking things now and I think she does react to that. She does do these things for other people’s consumption (at least in part).

      At least she isn’t afraid of the word feminism, even if she seems to confuse it with feminine. You don’t have to be feminine to be a feminist.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      I agree that Miley’s sexual image isn’t really of the titillating seductive feminine variety. It’s more of this fun, comedic, shock value adult swim type of thing. And that’s part of the reason why I disagree with those who say she’s just pandering to the male gaze. Not that I think Miley doesn’t ever want to be sexy for herself or for a man- she probably does- but that doesn’t seem to be the purpose of her image, and I think that if it were just about being sexy and beautiful for men, Miley would try harder to conform to straight male standards of beauty. She certainly wouldn’t cut her hair boyishly short and keep her natural but not big boobs, lips, and butt. Not in Hollywood.

      A lot of times with women who are artists, the open sexuality that people dislike is not necessarily all about them wanting every straight dude to find them attractive, but it’s about them wanting to be scandalous and what they see as boundary-pushing, badass and rebellious, and not wanting to be pushed into the demure, ‘ladylike’ ‘classy’ girl mode, and rejecting that gives them a thrill. I think that’s Riri too. That’s hard for people to believe about womens’ motives, and they’ll say it’s b.s. because people have long been falsely taught women only ever want to be sexual for straight dude approval, but it’s the truth.

      But I disagree that only women who are sexual like Miley get flak for being sexual or revealing. It’s not just Miley. To me it seems like just about any woman gets some kind of vitriol for choosing not to ‘be a lady’ and that people- feminist, anti-feminist, and anything in between- are always looking for an excuse to push a woman into the demure, ‘classy’, ladylike box- a mold where skin-baring and sexuality are only acceptable when done in subtle, palatable, barely-there ways. And that’s part of the reason why some women would rather rebel and do the opposite, no matter what decade or century it is. Societies have always tried to control the clothing, dance moves, and images of women, ant there have always been women who wanted to push the limits on female sexual modesty for their time- the way of doing it just changes based on the time period or society, and the methods of rebelling change based on what is or isn’t taboo.

    • anabellelee says:

      Are you aware of what she posts on social media? Miley IS getting naked for everyone’s enjoyment (or lack thereof). My eyes have been scalded by the sight of her numerous topless and basically nekkid pics far too often. However, that is not what disturbs me about her. It’s the words that come out of her mouth that are troublesome.

      If Miley or any other woman wants to let it all hang out, more power to them. For me, the nude human body can be beautiful…on the right person ;). But the lack of intelligence she continually displays in the media is alarming for a twenty-one

    • anabellelee says:

      Are you aware of what she posts on social media? Miley IS getting naked for everyone’s enjoyment (or lack thereof). My eyes have been scalded by the sight of her numerous topless and basically nekkid pics far too often. However, that is not what disturbs me about her. It’s the words that come out of her mouth that are troublesome.

      If Miley or any other woman wants to let it all hang out, more power to them. For me, the nude human body can be beautiful…on the right person ;). But the lack of intelligence she continually displays in the media is alarming– considering she is a twenty-one year woman, not a kid. The vast majority of the thoughts and ideas she puts out there are incredibly vapid, uneducated, and just plain embarrassing. The young teens I know can blow her out of the water when it comes to verbally expressing themselves. Once in a while Miley spits up something mildly thought provoking, but those times are few and far between.

      Stupidity isn’t sexy, light-hearted, or fun. It is far easier to drop ones clothes as opposed to dropping some knowledge. Miley Cyrus proves this point time and time again.

      • funcakes says:

        I was thinking more along the line of people like Susan B Anthony, Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Stanton. This is what I think about when feminism is mentioned.
        I think the young ladies of today see the word sprinkled in their favorite fashion magazine and think they have a grasp of the meaning.
        Now it seems that all the young girls have a sharp contrast of what defines feminist s in the likes of Kim Kardashin, Paris Hilton and Mikey Cirus which is quiet unsettling.

    • Hannah says:

      Who cares why she is getting naked? People will take it any way they want to. Men are not “angry” that she is “not getting naked for their consumption”, some are just happy she’s getting naked at all. That is an idea a lot of “feminists” try to shove down our throats but I don’t personally agree at all. Exploiting yourself doesn’t make it any more ok. I mean, are we really taking feminism advice/examples from people who are generally uneducated, just rich and whose lives revolve around money and attention-seeking instead of what is truly the right thing to do? Because ultimately that is the bottom line for most celebrities. Don’t you think that clouds their judgement a lot?

  16. funcakes says:

    I’ve watched miley being interviewed on TV for just a few minutes and even then she comes off as unbearable. She’s a hyperactive five year old trying to act like she’s twenty.
    Not that I’m defending snotty sales bitches but can you imagine Miley coming into your place of business dressed in next to nothing speaking in loud voice at fifty words per second? I would walk away from her even if I worked in the Dollar store.

  17. jenn12 says:

    I like that she doesn’t see feminism as a dirty word, though I doubt she has any idea what it actually means. She is so full of self importance and seeing herself as edgy, when she doesn’t work for any real change in the world. And riding a giant hot dog makes you Katy Perry.

  18. Zigggy says:

    I enjoyed her on the SNL special last night.

    • Kiddo says:

      I did too. I wish there was an article on it though. A lot of the skits fell flat, especially that California soap one. What the hell was that? It went on forever, was not remotely funny, and everyone sucked in it except for Betty White.

      • lucy2 says:

        They were trying to get too many guest stars into that sketch, and it was never one that drew big laughs to begin with.

        Miley did better than I expected (maybe that will be the beginning of the end of her thinking she needs to ride the hot dog) but I wish, in the 40 years of SNL history, they would have chosen someone other than her (and Kanye) to perform on the special. The Pauls made sense as a choice, but those two?

      • Kiddo says:

        I never saw that sketch before, but the BF and I were like WTF? And it kept going and everyone was awful. No one laughed in the audience either.

        I really liked Kanye’s performance, I thought he was good.

  19. Belle Epoch says:

    For more doubletalk, see why her p0rn video will not be shown at the p0rn festival in NYC after all. I guess this is what a “feminist” and “contemporary artist” does these days. So much self-aggrandizing over being an idiot on drugs.

    • mtngirl says:

      ^^ Agree, sorry Miley, don’t buy it, when you talk, dress and act like the parking lot babe who sells helium huffs for a dollar while riding hotdogs, this is what you get. BTW, turned off SNL half-way thru her performance. I heard young women this weekend singing around a campfire at a birthday party for a friend, their vocalizing was on par or much better that Miley’s on a good day.

  20. skipper says:

    When I shopped on Rodeo all the sales people were very nice to me. Really, really nice actually and I didn’t spend a lot of money either. I guess I just got lucky that day. I really enjoyed my time there.

  21. scout says:

    LOL! Don’t act like pretty woman. don’t put out like one and don’t dress like one Miley. Got to earn respect, it doesn’t come automatically with loads of money and fame. Can’t buy class with crass.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Defending snobby shallow behavior from salesclerks? Yes, I forgot all about the theory that teaches that if a woman wants to be respected as a human being, it’s her responsibility or obligation to conform to whatever her male-dominated society sees as acceptable, proper, pure, ladylike female dress and presentation. Instead of teaching that as human beings, we all have the responsibility to treat others with respect regardless of whether or not we personally approve of their clothes and sexuality. The funny thing is, for all we know, the girl could have been in the store in jeans and a t-shirt.

  22. dumdumdumdumdum says:

    I love how commenters here bitch and whine and moan about all the women who don’t identify as feminists and then bitch and whine and moan about the women who do. And the whole, of course they treat her like shit, she’s a ho shtick is not a brand of feminism I personally subscribe to. Slut-shaming and variations thereof are pretty f-ing anti-feminist by my measure. What exactly does the teeny tiny box you people call feminism consist of, just so the rest of us can figure out exactly what you all want?

  23. Micki says:

    I don’t know why but I’m not irritated by Miley. I think she managed her transition from Disney star into the regular entertainment business better than other Disney stars and with less personal scandal. She may not be particularly articulate but can give an interview with a lot less “f+ck” and “like” …than KStew .

  24. gilmore says:

    I’m glad she identifies as a feminist, I just feel like she may have a skewed view of it. Let me be naked y’all and free the nipple isn’t what it’s all about. Our oppression goes way beyond men only seeing our bodies as sexual objects and not a natural thing. Plus, I feel like she doesn’t even get nude because she wants to. I feel as if, in the beginning of her disney turn, she was simply doing it for attention, not to make a statement, and there’s a difference there. But then again everything miley does seems like a huge cry for look at me, look at me please!! It’s mega early hopefully without my caffeine that made some type of sense.

  25. Hidfedly fcl says:

    BTW, her “singing” sucked on the SNL special.

  26. BengalCat2000 says:

    Drop the attitude. You work in a shop you know. – Ms. Edie Monsoon

  27. funcakes says:

    Apparently Mikey has no clue about the history of feminism. She should pickup actual book to read about all the suffering they had to endure just to have all the rights so many young women take for granted.
    Acting like an oversexed twelve year old does not a feminist make.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      She doesn’t seem very educated or articulate, but in one of her interviews with them she did say that feminism is about equality and explain that feminism doesn’t mean hating men or one gender being elevated above the other. So while she’s certainly no Mensa candidate or Ivy league graduate by any means, she does seem to have at least a basic idea of what feminism is- more so than the “I’m not a feminist because I like men” crowd. She could definitely do better though and learn more about feminism, and there are other problems I’ve had with her as a feminist.

      And defending a commenter upthread for calling someone a ho doesn’t exactly a feminist make. I think we all benefit from reading books, headlines, and news events about feminism and the suffering and oppression of women. Not just Miley. 🙂

      • funcakes says:

        I was thinking more along the line of people like Susan B Anthony, Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Stanton. This is what I think about when feminism is mentioned.
        I think the young ladies of today see the word sprinkled in their favorite fashion magazine and think they have a grasp of the meaning.
        Now it seems that all the young girls have a sharp contrast of what defines feminist s in the likes of Kim Kardashin, Paris Hilton and Mikey Cirus which is quiet unsettling.

  28. Nicole says:

    I call b.s. on the Rodeo Drive stuff. There’s no way they don’t recognize her.

  29. Flower says:

    She is so full of BS , these shop assistants work on commission they would never dis a well known and rich celebrity, on the contrary they would bend over backward to create a relationship with her. For us regular folks, window shoppers and tourist it’s likely to be a different story but for someone with such a high profile…. no way. The only way this would ring true is if she was the one being an absolute a-h*** in the store trying on clothes and flinging them about, possibly damaging them, with obviously no intention to buy.

    • Michelle says:

      Do you not recall how Oprah was treated last year? I think that stores that are super high-end get picky about the clientale and don’t just care about money, but want clients who fit a certain image.

      • Flower says:

        In that instance the assistant had no idea who Oprah was and probably thought she was just another tyre kicking tourist who wanted to get a thrill by touching a $15,000 bag (as I said above, the same thing would probably happen to you and me, but not an easily recognizable celeb in LA) In the end it turned out Oprah was inflating the whole story to score racist points in the media, the owner of the store complete refuted Oprah’s version of the story, saying her staff member had been used to dealing with gazillionaires for almost a decade and was always polite but firm about manhandling the merchandise and had CCTV footage to prove it, but it’s always the ‘Celebrities’ version of the story that people remember. Oprah said she wanted the assistant to get a bag off a top shelf for her to see and the assistant refused, no such thing happened.

  30. Pegasus says:

    I call shenanigans too. I dont see high enders 1) not recognizing her, 2) not smelling the boatload of money that follows her everywhere, and 3) not milking that for commission. I think she threw this out there because she desperately wants to appear “edgy” and “relatable” to the unwashed masses.

    My main issue with her is her sexualization of childlike imagery. The whole “sexy baby” comment in an old interview was disturbing beyond words. If she wants to market herself as a pantylicking skank and call it empowering, that’s her choice. I dont agree w/ it, but its her life and her career. But dont sexualize childlike imagery. Thats just plain wrong.

    • jenn12 says:

      That and constantly using “dwarfs” as props, or people of color as background. She doesn’t even know she’s doing it. She’s always talking about how she fights for everyone. She reminds me of that rich lady married to the ChaCha guy who posts endless pictures of police brutality memes or whatever, and then- with no discernible irony- posts photos of African-Americans at Thanksgiving dinners whom she employed to serve her guests, had them dress up as turkeys (actual costumes) and posted the pictures next to her brag-posts about how humble she is and how she can’t stand injustice.

  31. LAK says:

    She’s such a troll. Greatest one so far. Crazy like a fox.

  32. Hotpockets says:

    I’m sort of pained by all the comments expressing their disdain towards sales people who work in high end stores. As someone who has worked in sales for several years, high end cosmetics to be specific, I have rarely ever witnessed a makeup artist or beauty adviser treat a customer badly or refuse to be helpful. It’s not even the commission that makes me want to do my job, but the fact that many of these vendors set high goals for their associates to meet and if you are not making numbers, they cut you, end of story, so it is only in your best interest to help the customers in your store. I am sorry some of you have experienced snotty salespeople, but most people I have met, while working sales would be happy that you’re actually shopping in their store, rather than online.

  33. Sue says:

    I actually pretty much like what she has to say here, especially about women. I like it when women are thoughtful and sweet toward other women. There are things about her I am starting to appreciate. Most young female celebrities play so safe or don’t seem to express unique or strong views.

    I think Miley’s “I don’t give an F***” is the opposite of most of them, and that’s what I’m appreciating. It gives a person a certain strength of character. I didn’t think so before, but I actually think she is going to be sticking around.

  34. Beezers says:

    I bet the salespeople at Wal-Mart treat her the same way. When you walk into a store with your ass cheeks hanging out of your shorts, that tends to happen.

    No, really, I’ve gotten the look down your nose and sniff at stores in Beverly Hills. I just ignore them and buy what I want anyway. I don’t need some ass kisser in the changing room with me.

  35. Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

    I’d love to see how Reese Witherspoon would react to being treated like Pretty Woman on Rodeo Drive. It’d be hilarious.

  36. Sharra55 says:

    On a good note. I think she looks cute in the overalls.