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Miley Cyrus: Child Celebrity On The Edge?

Miley Cyrus: Child Celebrity On The Edge?

Miley Cyrus, now 18-years-old, made headlines recently for what many are calling a questionable life choice.  A cell phone video of her was released smoking a hallucinogen drug known as Salvia out of a bong at a party.  The drug is legal in several states and supposedly gives the user a similar experience to smoking marijuana or taking LSD.

Whether it be a risque choice of clothing, sexually charged dance moves, or posing semi-nude for a magazine spread all while she was under the age of 18, Cyrus is no stranger to controversy. Many are questioning whether Cyrus’ behaviour is just another example of how child celebrities’ lives often spiral out of control or if she is just acting her age and everything she does is magnified because of her celebrity.

Whatever the answer, there is no question that her actions directly influence young people and her fans.  A recent report from FOX News reports that the sales of the drug Salvia have skyrocketed in California where it is currently legal.  Stores carrying the drug report sales up by three times of what they were before last Friday and some store clerks have actually reported to TMZ that customers are actually asking for “the stuff Miley was smoking”.  

In the video that was reportedly stolen from Cyrus’ friend’s phone, Cyrus is seen inhaling the drug out of a bong before laughing uncontrollably.  Her intense reaction to the drug is why many believe people have become so interested in purchasing it in California.  The movement to ban Salvia in the states that it is currently legal has heightened now that it is getting so much press.

What do you think of the recent video that was published on the internet of Miley Cyrus smoking from a bong?

Do you think Cyrus’ actions are just that of a normal 18-year-old or is she another example of a child celebrity on the edge?

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  • aprildsygrl By aprildsygrl
    12.14.10  

    I understand that she is now 18, & I also understand she wants to "grow up" & not be stuck as Hannah Montana forever. But SHE has to understand that she has made a powerful franchise that millions of little girls look up to. Its really a lose - lose situation for her. So she needs to make a desicion. . As far as my opinion on the video, the girl is 18 a legal adult, she is free to make her own desicions, & besides what little girl needs to be watching an internet video of her smoking a bong? If they are, then there is some major issues that needs to be dealt with. As far as the older girls that may have seen it and or are aware of it...parents wake up if your not aware of your childs extracurricular activites then you have no one to blame but yourself. I can almost guarentee the kids that may be smoking wether its pot or this sativa are not Miley Cyrus fans, they have been when they were little but I highly doubt they would ever admit to it.

  • shelly_noble24 By shelly_noble24
    12.14.10  

    i think in a way she is acting like a typical girl her age. the thing is she is going a little futher than girls her age do. this is becuase shes a celebrity and can get away with it. i suspect she is going to be another linsy lohan or paris hilton. the law needs to do more about these celbrities doing the things they do that is illegal. they should not be like oh well cuse there rich and famous. they should get in as much troulbe as anyone else. i know this is not illegal yet but i bet you it will be soon.shell still be smokeing it to. if she gets caught arrest her please cops in cali. oh and judges and stuff dont let her off easy. she needs to be taught as do other celebrities there not gods and there bad anxiouns have consiquences like everyone else

  • MadHatter By MadHatter
    12.15.10  

    Lindey Lohan #2!!!!!

  • mardel By mardel
    12.15.10  

    She is experimenting and her parents seem to have let her loose at such a young age that she feels that their might be no consequences for her actions! I feel sorry for her! If she continues on the road she is at now all that hard work she put into her career is going to be a waste! Parents no matter if your child is famous or not always put down some boundaries and never let them run you!

  • msfriendly By msfriendly
    12.15.10  

    Seems she's been looking like she would be heading down this road for some time to me.

  • Jennoh By Jennoh
    12.15.10  

    As soon as I heard that her parents were seperating, I started to expect the wild celebrity antics to begin. What better thing to blame wild actions on.. Publicity stunt to propel her into being an adult star or just the Hollywood cycle? Either way, I am not anticipating this to be her last controversial headline.

  • wvmommyX By wvmommyX
    12.15.10  

    The media tends to over expose the lives of celebrities in general. Its hard to decipher between the truth and sensationalism

  • blueeyes1 By blueeyes1
    12.16.10  

    I think she is acting like many 18 years old, but she accepted and nurtured a role that placed her in the public eye as a "role model" for young girls. Children idolize movie stars and singers to be confronted with failures of personal responsibility time and time again. Help these young stars, discontinue the fascination with their lives.Stop giving them "implied power" merely because they are famous. If we no longer look at their every move maybe they will look at themselves instead. The current thinking seems to be if I get arrested, put in rehab, and more, my "star(ness)" will give me the proverbial "get out of jail free" card. Real ife doesn't act this way for the common person, why are we as a society allowing it to act this way for the select few? .

  • Gin257 By Gin257
    12.16.10  

    She made a mistake. It's too bad. Im not in a place to be judging her as I do not know what happens in her life away from the cameras. And, who am I to Judge?

  • fishersonia By fishersonia
    12.16.10  

    she is going threw what every one of us did but with cameras on her at all times. At some point we have to agree that her life is harder than ours ever was, but also she needs to realize that and mature faster than we had to knowing that what she does is going to be captured and printed.

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