In more heartwarming news than the terrible drumbeat of sadness we’ve had this year, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth visited the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego yesterday. It was a surprise visit on behalf of Miley’s charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. Miley and the hospital shared photos of the visit to social media and you can see how engaged and warm Miley is with the patients. She really has a knack for connecting with people.
This reminds me of Katy Perry and Orland Bloom’s visit to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles before the holidays. I hope these children’s hospital visits become more of a celebrity trend, as it’s an incredibly nice thing for them to do and surely cheers up the patients. Plus I love seeing the photos.
Miley and Liam have been much more open about their relationship lately, posting a bunch of photos together over Christmas. Check out this adorable photo of Miley kissing Liam next to his mom. (Of course his mom is gorgeous.) She writes that it’s a repost and it’s probably a regram of Liam’s original Instagram, which just had the caption “Whatever.”
And look at Miley and Liam cuddling with his huge dog, Dora! This reminds me that I need some crazy workout pants for the new year.
And there’s more, including Miley sharing a photo of a present Liam wrapped for her, complete with little tassels, bells, stars and a santa face.
So Liam and Miley are happy, they’re engaged although we still have no word on a possible wedding date, and they’re doing good deeds together. I would love to see them get married because you know they’re going to dress their herd of dogs up for the occasion and have them walk down the aisle. Make this happen, universe.
These two look so high in this pic. Before you think I’m jumping to conclusions, Miley’s Christmas sweaters this year have had slogans like “Smoke Weed Every Christmas” and “This Tree Isn’t the Only Thing Getting Lit This Year.” No judgment, just an observation!
No snark, this was an unadulturated Good Thing.
I hope they stay engaged together – through dog and kitty adoptions, kids if they want them, whatever. They are good as engaged people.
They look so happy! And their dog, super cute! I hope they stay together 🙂
That dog is adorable!
She really has a loving heart.
And go on and get high as a kite for Christmas! Do it while you can! Haha this Christmas I have a two year old and a baby on the way. My life is blessed. But I have a twinge of longing for those days when my guy and I would wake up and smoke a fatty to celebrate Christmas morning.
ROFL, i feel your pain! hahaha
eh, you have nights in your future where the kids go to bed, and you can smoke a bowl and stuff stockings 😉
I’ve been a Miley fan since Hannah Montana. I think she is talented and she seems to have emerged from the Disney machine with her sense of self intact. If I were wealthy enough to not worry about how a lowered IQ would impact my career, and young enough to think that lung cancer is something that happens to other people, not me, I’d be high much of the time too.
Staaaaahhhppp, don’t believe the propaganda. I ain’t in any way condoning pot smoking, but you have to question where your current paradigm comes from. 🙂 People use weed to cure cancer, not get cancer.
I really like her. That is all:)
Me too! I’m a Miley apologist, I’ve always liked her. She’s a bit crazy, sure, but she is so much more human than those plastic teenagers that are all over these place these days.
They seem happy together, good for them! 🙂
I always liked Miley because of her animal rights work and her work against BSL. But she lost me when she went after Sinead O’Connor, and focused on the mental health issues O’Connor has struggled with. That was disgusting. That and her work with rapist Terry Richardson. And whether you’re pro or anti marijuana, my thoughts are these: smoke is smoke. It does the same damage cigarettes do in the end.
“smoke is smoke”
There’s plenty of scientific evidence that would say otherwise. Not sure what the point of having “thoughts” on this when you can just look it up.
Oh, thanks for helping me out. So I can just google it, right? So the doctor at Mount Sinai in Manhattan that linked marijuana smoke to COPD, asthma, compulsive coughing, killing cells, and affecting the immune system probably just had “thoughts” as well? Good to know! Try lung.org. They have lots of “thoughts” on this too! Linked to medical knowledge! You probably also know about the high levels of tar in weed smoke, too.
Yeah, I felt the same way. Her response to Sinead was horrible – but it remains the only example of Miley being mean/rude that I can think of, so I’ve gone back to being a Miley apologist.
I really like the work she does for animals and fighting BSL. But the way she treated Sinead was vile. Instead of saying she loves her music and appreciates her opinions (which were valid), she had to go all in on her, taunting her about her mental health issues and never even said she was sorry. Purely defensive, because she heard the truth in it. And posing for Terry Richardson, known for his assaults on women, while claiming to feminism and being sex positive? To me, Miley just hides things well. Being charming may be part of it.
Despite good intentions she’s had, Sinead O’Connor’s letter, like different public statements from Chrissie Hynde, is another example of public figures irresponsibly spreading around the idea to the public that women and girls are not only capable of preventing men from raping (and engaging in other bad behaviors there’s no real excuse for) through modesty, but that they have some sort of need or obligation to use modesty in that way for the good and safety of other women and girls. Her criticism of the working with Terry Richardson was valid, but one grain of truth doesn’t erase the victim-blaming, misogyny, and whorephobia in the rest of the letter. The letter also included some bizarre, sexist rant about how Miley and other women in the music industry need to stop with the nudity so they’re not financing male record execs cheating on their wives, as if the nudity somehow makes them complicit in the infidelity, but that argument doesn’t even make sense because record execs who make money working with Taylor Swift, Janelle Monae, Adele, Lorde, Kelly Clarkson, Tori Kelly, Alessia Cara, Charice, and any other non-naked female artists are just as capable and guilty of using their money on affairs too. Same with the ones who work with male artists. She also uses one marginalized group of people as a tool to body-police and insult another, implying that that marginalized group is inferior- something we on the left have gotten better (but still have work to do with) criticizing when it’s done with gay, bisexual, transgender, Muslim, mentally ill, and overweight people because of how it plays into the inequality faced by these groups of people, but need to work on not forgetting when it comes to sex workers who aren’t men. So while Miley went for a tacky and problematic personal attack in her response to Sinead O’Connor, the messages in Sinead’s letter- and some of her general attitudes she’s expressed toward women and sex workers in other places (like her rant about how parents should not ‘allow’ their ADULT daughters to ‘dress like strippers’) aren’t any less problematic and dangerous than Miley’s pathetic idea of a clapback.
Sinead never mentioned Terry Richardson. That was me saying it. Sinead definitely has mental health issues, and it was beyond disgusting and cruel for Miley to focus on it and make fun of it, as though anything Sinead said was not valid due to those problems. As for the rest of it, Sinead made some valid points. Miley is not an indie artist, and her choices make a lot of money for those men. I will also point out that Miley used disabled women and women of color as props in her show, to make money for HERSELF (and the execs). If you want to use your body and sexuality as a selling point, whether you’re male or female, that’s a choice you make, but it often doesn’t come from a place of strength. You think the disabled women and women of color really wanted to earn a living by being used as toys in a rich white singer’s show? You think Richardson the rapist doesn’t make money off women’s nudity, including Miley’s? I will back anyone’s right to walk around naked or wearing whatever and not be assaulted, but pretending that evil doesn’t exist and that it cares about rights is not realistic. To me, a woman of power is someone like Kathleen Hanna or Lupita Nyong’o.
“…It was beyond disgusting and cruel of Miley to focus on it, as though anything Sinead said was not valid due to those problems.” I agree with you on that part 100%. And it would have also made a lot more sense on Miley’s part to call out the problematic parts of the letter as a result of what happens when someone with valid, feminist concerns about pressures women may face in the industry and not wanting women to think being sexy and beautiful is all we’re worth also happens to be someone who was born in and has lived a long (or even short) time in a whorephobic, conservative patriarchy with a ‘boys will be boys’ mentality. In a way, both Sinead and Miley’s behaviors around that time had something in common: Miley used one marginalized group of people (the mentally ill) as a tool to insult someone while she was already using two other marginalized groups of people (Little People and black women) as accessories to make herself look ‘edgy’ and ignoring her own privilege as a rich white person; Sinead used a different marginalized group (sex-worker women) to shame and police another marginalized group, and implied that it’s on this marginalized group to stop a more privileged group (men) from raping and otherwise mistreating them by making sure their boyfriends/mates are the only men who are allowed to see them naked, in revealing clothes, or behaving in any sexual way. Neither was ok, but only one got applause- Sinead, from both conservatives and liberals- when neither should have. Also, none of this is about pretending that evil doesn’t exist- it’s about not deluding either of the sexes into believing that women not getting naked or wearing revealing clothes stops those evils, and the fact that that myth functions as a built-in excuse for the kind of evils we’re talking about.
I don’t disagree with you for the most part. One of my best friends came up in the Heights, and will tell you how aggressive the men there are, no matter what you’re wearing. It used to be scary to visit her, and I have always been fairly modest.There was a pretty 12 (12!!!!!) year old on some cooking show who was inspiring some of the most vile comments and memes I’ve ever seen, and she did nothing to deserve it and was dressed modestly, so I agree with you that modesty (and age) isn’t a key to not being harassed. As for Sinead, she struggles with mental illness, as opposed to Miley, who just does drugs, so I think that impedes her messages at times. She also grew up poor and without much of an education, as opposed to Miley, so she may not be as articulate (though I feel it’s more her mental health). I have never seen Sinead get applause from anyone, because she’s known as the person who ripped up the Pope’s picture (another thing Miley went at her over, as though protesting organized religion and their secrets is bad) as well as being known for a person who has repeatedly struggled with mental illness. And Miley posing for Richardson? There is just no way to spin that as sex positive. He assaults women and makes money off exploiting them. I don’t believe in allowing people to exploit you, but will support anyone’s right to walk around in whatever they choose, present themselves however they want, support themselves however they choose, and not be assaulted or degraded. The kind of evil I’m talking about has a few faces, but one of them is the one of people who exploit women and make money off their appearances and call it freedom. And one other thing about Miley: did you ever see the picture of her and her friends making their eyes slanted, while the one Asian guy sat uncomfortably in the middle and was the only one NOT doing it? Talk about marginalizing. You can find it on CB 2/3/09. She never apologized for that, either.
So they like to get high and wear ridiculous Christmas gear together. I really love them for this.
She has such great skin, especially considering how many drugs she does. Not fair!
I’m pretty sure, at this point, she just smokes weed. There was a time when she was on molly (she sang about it) but I don’t think that lasted. There was also a time when it was very clear that she was on ALL the acid, but again, it doesn’t seem like that’s happening as much anymore. And I don’t think psychedelics affect your skin anyway, but I could be wrong. Either way, she’s also a yogi. She seems pretty healthy.
I think this is the first time I actually thought they made a good couple. She’s growing on me.
While I think he is hot as hell, she could do better.
She exudes all the personality, charisma, drama, energy. He is just there.
“She exudes all the personality, charisma, drama, energy. He is just there.” True. They seem like an odd match because of it, but they’ve kept dating, breaking up, and going back to eachother for the past 7 years.
They are probably my favorite celebrity couple. I have a soft spot for Miley and I think she and Liam really love each other. I think they were young and needed time to grow seperately and I love that they came back to each other. I’d like them to wait another year or two to get married though since she’s only 24 and he’s 26.
She nearly lost her mind when she and Liam had broken. Now that she is back with him we haven’t seen her tongue out, legs open, or half-naked outfits – praise God. I live in San Diego and I didn’t hear a thing about her visit on the news. My mom would’ve lost it if she saw Liam lol.