Miley Cyrus has done a lot of questionable things over the last several months.
Whenever her name pops up, it’s usually under a negative scope. But I think we all — and by “we” I mean music listeners and the media alike — need to understand that Miley isn’t Hannah Montana anymore. She’s not trying to be a role model. She’s 21, and just having some fun during the “wild years” of her life. We’ve all been there.
Did we all forget that Christina Aguilera kind of did this same exact thing when she was in her early 20s?
The music video for the song “Dirrty,” which Aguilera released when she was 22 years old, is one of the most sexually provocative music videos I’ve ever seen. Christina is traipsing around a boxing ring in her underwear and shaking her ass all over the place.
When Britney Spears was 20, she released a song called “I’m a Slave 4 U,” which doesn’t really need any further description.
But these videos were before Twitter and Facebook, back when people were actually forced to form their opinions, rather than having them shoved down their throats when they read them on social media. If Miley Cyrus made a music video for songs called “Dirrty” or “I’m a Slave 4 U,” she’d be ripped to shreds. If nothing else, she’d at least be lambasted for the terrible spelling displayed in both song titles.
10 years later, Christina and Britney are held in pretty high esteem, and lauded for being pioneers of 21st century female pop music. Christina more so than Britney.
Has Miley brought this intense judgment upon herself? For the most part, yes. Should she have done a little less twerking during internationally televised awards shows? Probably.
But there’s some things I think we should also just leave alone. Like, for example, when she wants to make out with Katy Perry.
Let me just put it out there on the record, that if Miley Cyrus wants to lock lips on camera with Katy Perry, or with any popular female vocalist, I’m totally fine with it. It’s the 21st century, we now have a gay professional athlete, same-sex marriage is legal in 17 states — and Washington D.C. — and famous gay people like Neil Patrick Harris and Ellen DeGeneres are just killing it in everything that they do.
I not only approve of this impromptu make out session — I support it. I think it should happen again. And the media should just let it be.
Unfortunately, that probably will not be the case, as Katy Perry appeared on an Australian talk show on Tuesday, saying she was caught off guard by Miley. She even went as far as saying, “God knows where that tongue has been.”
Considering that girls don’t tend to take these type of insults too lightly, you knew it wouldn’t be too long before Miley responded.
Shit. Just. Got. Real.
I’m not interested in an ongoing girl-feud though. Instead, I’d rather they just talk it out like mature adults, quit the passive-aggressive badgering, and kiss and make up.
Actually I only care about the last part.