posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 11:00 AM
So, I guess I was left in the dark about the whole controversy that Miley Cyrus's performance stirred up the other day. I don't watch TV and if I
did I probably wouldn't have watched the VMA's anyway. However after seeing the memes flood the web and some of the other nonsensical things I've
heard about it, I decided to watch the 6.5 minute 'show'. First of all, I'm not a parent with a young daughter, which understandably is the group
of people most appalled by it. However that doesn't mean I can't see where their complaints arise from. This scenario is nothing new to us though,
it's happened dozens of times in the last decade, one thing happens in the media that's a little scandalous on prime time TV and parents are usually
the first to be in an uproar.
I do want to point out that Miley Cyrus is no Janet Jackson nipple slip. Most younger girls have no idea who Janet Jackson is or cared. They do know
who Hanna Montana aka Miley Cyrus is, they after all grew up watching this wholesome pop star. A girl that stood for some kind of ditzy, ironically
good morals. Fast-forward and mix her with a few of today's pop songs that are all about SEX SEX SEX, and dress her in some sort of ugly one piece
corset, with imagery of children's teddy bears and booty poppin' queens surrounding her, you are asking for our already precocious girls developing
an even stronger affinity for sex at an early age. I did my fair share of naughty things as a teenager, and 14-16 was around the time many people in
my age group lost their virginity, but in a few years down the road, the norm will be 11-13, if it isn't already, and that is caused by social media
introducing acts like this. Is 14-16 to young to be sexually active, probably, maybe... it's about the right time, a little after puberty people
start experimenting. Is 11-13, or younger, to early for kids to be sexually active?.... definitely.
I think we can all agree on this though, sexually active adolescents become less focused on what is necessary for them to accomplish at that age, be
it extra-curricular activities, grades in school, or a healthy and productive family life. You mix in the rest of the problems our country is
experiencing right now and you have a good formula for raising a generation of workers that have no clue how to question their surroundings, because
of the distractions they received when they should have been getting an education. I'm not saying it's all bad, but this performance did seem to be
a pinnacle to the issue of social conditioning, and if someone where to confront Miley about it in this light, she'd have no idea what the f**k
they're talking about, but then again, she didn't plan the show, or pick her wardrobe, or setup the stage... or really even add any talent to it;
she is just an idol to be used how the media sees fit. She just adds the coochie grabbin' and hip thrusting when they ask her to, or pay her to, I'm
not sure where her morals stand these days.
So what is there to do? unfortunately not much, the imagery has already been put out there, yet another wholesome pop-queen turned to a raunchy bimbo
in the eyes of adolescents (Brittney Spears was the first, it worked well that time around, as you can see most of that generation of girls struggle
with comprehension of anything), so this is round two.... I guess all that we can do is learn our lesson, and the next time some teeny-bopper from
disney gets a little too big for her britches, we should all put our antennas up and realize maybe we shouldn't let our kids watch this stuff,
because a Good Girl can turn into Whore in a heart-beat, and that is certainly not the message you want your children to get.