Miley Cyrus says her Walmart jeans will be “good for, like, Middle America”


Whenever I read any quote from Miley Cyrus, it makes me so glad no one kept a record of the stupid stuff I said at 16. And then I sigh and hope it really is just do to the fact that Miley is 16, and eventually she’ll grow out of it. Miley is on the cover of this month’s Elle, and she’s chatting about her clothing line with Max Azria for Walmart. I know, it seems like a strange mix. Anyway, she had a few precious quotes such as “The jeans are my favorite part of the entire line. Because, like literally, this is going to be good for, like, Middle America, and it will be great for kids that really want to be in fashion but don’t have it available.” And the admission that she’d pay $500 for her $20 jeans, which doesn’t tell me much other than she just embarrassed herself.

Miley Cyrus is going to bring high fashion to “Middle America,” the “Hannah Montana” star said in the August issue of Elle magazine.

“Oh my God, I’m so stoked!” she said of her new line with Max Azaria for Wal-Mart. “It’s a lot of peasanty, flowy tops, hippie and loose and sexy, like boho chill mixed with English-rocker-esque. Plaids, studs, rips, cool colors. The jeans are my favorite part of the entire line. Because, like, literally, this is going to good for, like, Middle America, and it will be great for kids that really want to be in fashion but they don’t have it available.”

And the star added that she’d be willing to pay top dollar for the fancy couture.

“I would pay $500 for the jeans that we make for $20,” she said. “I’m really into high fashion.”

If runway style seems like more of an adult interest, it’s because the 16-year-old star is growing up, showing off mature poses in the mag’s photoshoot and talking about her relationship, now over, with 20-year-old model Justin Gaston.

[From Elle via NBC]

Well I’m sure the Walmart shoppers of middle America are so grateful they can be given some fashion and culture via Miley Cyrus. And all for the low price of $20! I’m not sure that it’s such a wise idea to have Miley doing interviews with more adult magazines. Obviously she’s trying to transition from the tween/teen market and be seen as more mature, but the problem is – she isn’t mature yet. Some 16 year olds are practically adults while others are still kids. Miley seems very much to fall into the latter category, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There also isn’t any big advantage to growing up before you have to.

I’m sure going with more mature magazines is partially a business decision, but I think it’s ultimately hurting more than helping. Miley’s responses make her come off as naive and stupid, when really she’s just a kid who’s chatting away. She should be doing more “Seventeen” and less “Elle” and “Vanity Fair.”


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  1. Kalpani says:

    Excuse me while I go vomit!

  2. RJ says:

    HOW does she keep landing on all of these covers of GROWN women publications inspite of all the ridiculously ignorant things she has done and/or said.

    I’m starting to believe there is a secret group of people who are trying to over-expose her to the limits of Britney Spears or something!!!

  3. princess pee says:

    Didn’t grow up poor, didja? I think this is one of the smartest things she’s ever been quoted saying, actually.

    It sucks really bad to be a kid and not be able to get the cool clothes that your classmates wear. It does often mean that they treat you differently. It’s bad enough that you can’t go on the school ski trips or to the movies every weekend with your friends, because your parents don’t have the money right now. It sucks especially in back-to-school season, when the malls and tvs are full of cool new stuff… and then when you have to buy the discount brands it is totally obvious that it’s not on trend. Making jeans for youth in a cool cut available for 20 bucks at Walmart is a really good thing. I admit that I am baffled by her interview in ELLE, but maybe Elle is trying to skew younger nowadays.

  4. drica says:

    she’s just a kid come on. everyone says stupid thinks like this specially teens.
    I’m only 18 and sometimes I still talk without thinking first and it really sucks but hopefully i’ll get better lol.
    but making fun of her because of what she says????

    “GROWNUPS” you should all be ashamed of your coments bashing her and calling her idiot etc… did you ever thought that she could be your kid? would you like to have your kid’s coments on magazines and on the internet and people mocking your child? I know I wouldn’t and it must be horrible for all this young artists to read all of this crap coming from “grownups” that in most cases are still a bunch of kids.

  5. rose says:

    aw i see what she means, she just has the ineloquence that is standard with most adolescents. I agree that she just means that most kids will be able to afford the “new big thing” because they’re only $20

  6. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    She is a vile oxygen thief.

    At least she’s started paying attention and not blinding us with those ‘teeth’ of hers.

  7. the original kate says:

    i think at 16 she is too young to be photographed in such suggestive photos. where are her parents – don’t they ever come on set and actually act like parents?

  8. manda says:

    “I would pay $500 for the jeans that we make for $20,” she said. “I’m really into high fashion.”

    I assume she means, “that we SELL for $20” because clothing is super cheap to make. Don’t think $500 jeans cost any more than $20 jeans, because they don’t. They just slap a different label on them.

    Someone needs to talk to her about working on omitting “like” from her repertoire. She uses it too much, makes her sound more stupid than she probably is.

  9. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    Is it possible for her to sound more stupid than she actually is? Is there another level of stupidity that she hasn’t attained yet?

  10. Because I Say So says:

    This little hillbilly is into high fashion? Um, idiot say what? Just because a stylist puts a designer label on your body does not a fashionista/stylist/designer make.

  11. Allie says:

    How much you wanna bet, she’ll be pregnant by 18?

  12. Rella says:

    Those boots are hot.

  13. vale says:

    Oh great, more cheap peasanty clothes with studs and sequins to make them look “fashionable” but in reality just hang shapelessly and cost 2 bucks make and look like it but then cost us $30. Shopping lately depresses me so much that I’m losing my grammar.

  14. Cinderella says:

    So when does her high fashion maternity line come out?

  15. annie says:

    Wow, there’s alot of elitist snobs on here.

  16. Annie says:

    Listen, she’s selling her line at Walmart, no one’s expecting high-end or even good quality. But if a person decides they want to buy these “$500 dollar jean knockoffs”, then by all means. Have at it.

    Could be worse, she could be taking racist pictures. I’m glad this particular article is just about her “fashion sense”.

  17. larZ says:

    you may be hot but take your middle america quote and shove it bitch

  18. BlueSkies says:

    These publications are on their last legs. With iphones and other technology nobody will be holding paper anymore, only the poor. That is why this gummy hillbilly kid is on a grown woman’s magazine. They are pandering to a really young/poor crowd who probably don’t have access to the web on a regular basis. Thumbing through the mag and viewing their ad pages will give you their target audience. Anyone see the ads in this issue?

  19. Hieronymus Grex says:

    The “take me on this table” pose really says she’s pure christian girl. 🙄

  20. gossip_ho says:

    i don’t know but her lips look like a duck’s beak

  21. Aspen says:

    larZ: word

  22. Praise St. Angie! says:

    and here’s another age-inappropriate pose from our virginal Miley.

    I love how Leibovitz got blamed for that one pose, but Miley continues to pose in ways not appropriate for a 16 year old.

    where’s the outrage NOW?

  23. Lynn says:

    I can’t wait till this little twit’s star burns out.
    Why, oh why, is she on the cover of Elle? I was 30 when I started buying that magazine and certainly had no intention of ever reading about a redneck little moron who is being paid WAY too much attention.
    I seriously can’t stand this girl and refuse to let my 6 and 10 year old daughters own anything connected to her.

  24. Anna says:

    this is so not photoshoot for 16 yrs old girl

  25. mxml says:

    kaiser, you really love calling women stupid don’t you?

  26. Ally says:

    The thing with most child stars is that they never get any education, so their “ignorant and stupid” actually gets more noticeable as they age (see also: Lohan, L.; Spears, B.), since adults are not expected to be those things, but they have never pursued anything that would change it. Shopping and personal assistants do not an education make.

  27. Lori says:

    Not even reading comments today. Just want to say that Miley is adorable. She heard some person on her team say that, and so she said it when she was on the spot. the girl is trying so hard to be an adult, it is kind of cute.

  28. Boom says:

    Oh!, My Achy Breaky Heart

    Cash cow – do it while you can cause eventually it will all dry up

  29. Codzilla says:

    BlueSkies: Your comments are right out of the pages of “Bonfire of the Vanities.” Catering to the “poor”? How dreadful! *eye roll*

  30. QB says:

    She will not know high fashion if it hit her in the face. Bedazzle Jeans are not high fashion. Just another person that thinks that because they have the latest trends it makes her a fashionista , when in reality they are just trend followers .

  31. Eileen Yover says:

    This cover page outfit is for a very mature woman-not a 16 yr old! What is that-alligator? It looks totaly out of place with her girlish face. She needs a good stylist and manger to send these magazines a style list before she gets to a shoot. They dress her like a playdoll: the couture evening dress for Vogue, now this for Elle.

  32. Eileen Yover says:

    Oh lord and I just saw the 2nd pictures outfit. Don’t even get me started!

  33. Persistent Cat says:

    A 16 year old girl on the cover would not make me buy a magazine and yes, that pose is rather suggestive but who the F puts a 16 year old in those boots (that sadly, I would kill for).

    I don’t think anyone here is being elitist, today I wore a very expensive silk skirt with an Old Navy t-shirt. The colours work and the outfit looks good. It’s not about the money. What I think everyone finds obnoxious is how she’s talking down to “middle America” and then has to mention that she loves high fashion. I’m surprised she didn’t mention her love of flying First Class and never ever ever ever having to ever worry about making ends meet.

    Oh, and if you’re being interviewed and say “like” a 100 times and get quoted for it, you’re an idiot and get to be called out for it.

  34. Annabelle says:

    I love what she is wearing in this editorial.


  35. comeon says:

    can you please stop featuring these teenaged kids…

    i may have to search out adult celeb gossip

  36. G. says:

    I do have to say that I love her hair here. Her hair looked so bad when it was longer, all ratty and gross.

  37. Mairead says:

    What do you call an elitist snob who nevertheless buys her clothes in Tesco? (me). If the clothes are nice then more power to them.
    BUT quoting her verbatim really doesn’t help us grownups take her any more seriously. She sounds like the dopey immature 16 year old she is. As Kaiser said, you get some very clued in teenagers, but this ain’t one of them.

    I do want to make a comment on the age/pose thing. This shoot seems terribly inappropriate to us because we know her name and her age and her espoused convictions. However, if she was just another anonymous model, chances are it would be a girl anything from 14 years upwards posing “provocatively” and we’d be none the wiser.

  38. saintdevil says:

    From Disney to P0rn in 3-2-1…

  39. lola says:

    Hate the way celebs talk about middle America like it is some disease, polititians too, I find it insulting.
    Specially from some hillbiily dumbass named Destiny, or miley as she prefers to be called or some ignorant flake like Megan Fox.

  40. JustaThought says:

    Somehow I should be surprised at the overwhelming ignorance of those posting here, but I’m not. This young lady is a CHILD. Children say silly things and have a habit of wording things awkwardly: that’s part of the growing process. Not every child is a road scholar, and even fewer adults can be considered as much.
    For those pointing out her religion, I’ll say this: He said we were forgiven NOT perfect. She has to find her own way in life and make her own mark, although as a parent I don’t think I would have allowed that pose. Let this child be exactly what she is: a child.

  41. JustaThought says:

    LOL @ Lola> I completely agree with ya! Speaking about Middle America as though its a third world country is bothersome to say the least.

  42. Aspen says:

    For the love of God, she’s wearing fuck-me boots and lying back with her legs apart on a frickin’ table.

    Maybe her FATHER should let her be a child.

    And maybe he should teach her not to insult her base demographic.

  43. kaiserin says:

    Oh please Miley, don’t do us “Middle Americans” any favors! I mean, you’re obviously so much better than us Wal-Mart shoppers, thank goodness we have you to bring “high fashion” to us poor slobs!

    I’d bet my ass that this uneven-eyed, horse-faced moron really thinks she’s better than us, even though it’s our children that she’s trying to sell her Chinese-made garbage to. Yeah, I’m totally gonna go out and buy your crap after you insulted us! Just like I went out and watched that other piece of trash Megan Fox’s movie…NOT. Hell, you couldn’t get me to buy ANYTHING that ANYONE in Hollywood puts out, endorses or makes money off of, because I am sick to death of them acting like they are better than those of us who actually contribute to society.

    Yeah Miley, who is more important…you or a doctor? You or the “middle American slob” that builds the bridges you drive over, or works in the factory that assembles the private jets you fly in? I could go on and on, but I won’t. I would rather be who I am than anyone in Hollywood, because I have morals, class, and respect for those who produce things of worth, not “Hannah Montana”, which is of no value to anyone.

    We need to just boycott ALL these assholes. Stop giving them your money, because why would you want to enrich people who think they are better than you? Why give them millions of dollars so they can adopt kids from everywhere on the planet EXCEPT the country that made them rich enough to be able to afford to adopt a kid in the first place?? Why give your money to people who despise, ridicule and mock you? Maybe if enough people stop supporting these America-hating elitist scumbags, they’ll change their tune…but maybe not. Either way, they won’t get one damn penny from me.

  44. Persistent Cat says:

    @JustaThought, it’s Rhodes scholar, not road scholar. And if she’s a child, explain that pose.

  45. Neena says:

    I don’t have a problem with what she said. Afterall she is right…it’s making clothes affordable for some. Nothnig wrong with that.

    But let’s face it; this is a business decision. Miley will rake alot of money from this.

    Personally i feel that she is mismanaged; the Elle photo’s aren’t at all sophisticated.

  46. Kelly says:

    She could’ve made her point SO much better, without coming across as a total snobby ditz.

    “In these dreary economic times we live in, we still would like to look nice even if the wallet’s a little thin, right? Well that’s what my clothing line is about: looking amazing at an amazingly affordable price.”

    There you go, Miley, you can steal that little gem from me.

  47. Mary Jane says:

    To Miley Cyrus:


    Thank you.

    The World

  48. JUSTINE says:

    Shes a mind controlling virus to anyone that actually likes her. miley cyrus BLAHH EWWW.

  49. bitchyfox says:

    some people just don’t get it.
    it’s what kids and teens think. o c’mon admit it. buying good clothes (or expensive toys) no matter the cost is as long as it makes you feel good and happy.. it’s even cooler that now it’s available in walmart. and some adults think this way as well. it’s the truth.. get real

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  51. anissa says:

    rally…? middle america? is she ignorant. she said “like” after every three words. someone needs to slap her.

  52. anissa says: