Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Miley, Miley, Miley

As many of you already know, I'm not a huge fan of Miley Cyrus. I don't understand her appeal. Maybe it's because I'm an old foggie or maybe it's because my children are not at the age (nor watch enough TV) to be into her. But even as a non-fan I hear about her.

First it was the provocative sleepover pictures of her posing with a friend that caught attention. Then it was the Libby Lu ticket scandal. After that it was the stand-in at her concerts. Shortly thereafter it was the new pictures of her exposing her bra and now it's about her photo shoot for Vanity Fair magazine.

I just have to say, do we really need to read about the above news stories on Isn't CNN about worldwide news? Since when is reading about a 15 year olds poor choices (not to mention what appears to be poor choices by her parents!) considered important news from around the globe? And it's not just CNN either, The NY Times is running an article today about it as well.

There are two pictures on my blog located above. The first was released by Vanity Fair to show the location and how it looked when the picture was shot. The second is of the actual photo in question. The famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz
, did the shoot. She shoots digitally and shares each image with the celebrity before saving it for the magazine.

Now, from my stand point, it doesn't appear from that first picture there is any way possible Annie could have tricked Miley or her parents (who were on hand for the shoot, Billy Ray is actually in one of the photo's with his daughter). It looks pretty cut and dry to me. She posed in a sheet, with her back showing. Annie took the picture and wa~la. It's not rocket science people!

I remember seeing Miley when Barbara Walters did her most fascinating people thing before the Oscars. I wasn't at all impressed with the girl. But what really hit a nerve with me was Miley discussing her own "wing" of the house she shares with her parents. No fifteen year old needs to live in their own 'home' and to me a wing is pretty much that. At her age she is on the cusp of becoming either a responsible young woman or a reckless one. I just don't think that much freedom at fifteen is a good thing.

What do you all think about this story?


Katherine said...

You made me post!

I agree that the media is making too much of this. It's not CNN-worthy. Not like, gas prices, or food prices, or the election and such. There's REAL news happening!!

Lawfrog said...

This isn't news at all. I can't believe CNN and NYT are reporting this.

The Vanity Fair picture is perhaps too much for a 15-year-old, but honestly, I think it's a beautiful photograph in general and have no real issue with it.

Miley Cyrus is a teenager. She is going to do stupid things. I say let's stop giving media attention to teenagers who do stupid crap and focus it where it really belongs, which is on real issues in the world.