Miley Cyrus is under media and public attack for dancing provocatively on the VMA's on Sunday night. Everyone, including me, is weighing in on her performance like we haven't seen men and women bump and grind for years on that awards show. Or other places. And Miley is a good little dancer, limber, cute and musical. (I sound like my grandmother.) She was a performer on a provocative awards show, not a guest at a society dinner party. And now, sales of her new album Bangerz are way up and twitter announced a new record after the incident. Miley Cyrus was referenced at 306,100 tweets per minute the next morning and her name was sought 4.5 million times, the next day. Great numbers if that's what you're counting, and she probably is doing just that.
I've come up with a theory as to why Miley Cyrus is behaving like this. I might be wrong but here's my take on it.
She's mad. Maybe her failing relationship with Liam Hemsworth, her fiance, is a disappointment to her. Apparently his family doesn't approve of her 'ways'. Also, her parents are divorcing, reconciling, divorcing and reconciling and that is enough to give any kid an anxiety-filled temper tantrum. In Hollywood, kids act out by tweeting against their famous parents and embarrassing them on camera. We already know she's communicated with her Daddy, Billy Rae, on twitter in the past. They've argued through tweets in the past. Miley's mother was in the audience Sunday night without Billy Rae, and appeared to LOVE her daughter's performance. Miley is struggling to say something and it probably begins with a swear word and ends with the word 'you'.
The Sunday night awards show saw her posing for pictures for hours with her pointy tongue sticking out of the side of her mouth, in a full range of emotions from angry/badass to bored, obviously something she practiced in the mirror beforehand.
It isn't like this suddenly came on this week, either. Lately, she's been on talk shows wearing skimpy clothes, showing lots of 20 year old skin and being antagonistic. And remember, her new single is telling us frankly to butt out, she'll do what she wants. Whether she's promoting the new drug Mollie or not, in those lyrics is unclear. So is it clear what she's screaming at us in her actions these days? Not exactly. Maybe she's trying to tell us she's not a blonde Disney performer anymore, not the sweet Hannah Montana kid we first met. She told Thicke that they'd make history with this performance and apparently they were excited about that prospect.
Regardless of all that, let's lay off Miley and let her grow up on camera, shall we? Maybe she'll meet Justin Bieber, talk about the tribulations of being an underage performer and then Selena and Liam can hang out and share stories about being formerly coupled with rebels. I want to stop reading about twerking now. Except to watch Maile on SNL when Tina Fey hosts and maybe watch her parody her sexy dance.That should be worth staying up late for.
Update: Trouble in both relationships is possibly coincidental. Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton just announced that they are headed towards divorce court. AND Miley's engagement to Liam Hemsworth is off, according to the pairs' representatives. They've been on and off since reconciling in April and any pics of them in public like the one above, seemed forced, like they just got out of the limo from a big fight and put on their game faces. Liam is all over the tabloids these days with talk of cheating on Miley with January Jones so maybe this is the source of her angst and rebellion. Regardless, she has one less thing to prove now. No Australian family disapproving of her naughty behavior.
Leave a comment, let me know what you think. Are you kind of sick of all the attention this 5 minutes has gotten?
Kim Hornsby was a rock singer many decades ago, earned her living as an entertainer, once opening for Jamie Foxx during his days of In Living Color. She's now the author of Amazon Best Seller NECESSARY DETOUR, a novel about a retired rock star attempting to escape the media spotlight.It's on sale for .99 at Amazon right now. Kim is an Amazon Best Selling Author and her paranormal suspense novel THE DREAM JUMPER'S PROMISE is nominated for Best Indie First Book by Indie RomCon and has 150 Reviews, most 5 Star on Amazon.