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Miley Cyrus Goes From Disney To Sex Symbol

Miley Cyrus Goes From Disney To Sex Symbol

Most moms and kids know her as Disney’s child star "Hannah Montana, but 17-year-old pop sensation Miley Cyrus has been looking a lot more adult lately.  She has fallen under a lot of scrutiny lately for the provocative way she has been dressing and performing at her shows.  After all, she is not yet 18 and in the eyes of the public, still a child (though her appearance would put her years ahead).  Many are reminded of the way Britney Spears went from Disney star to sex symbol at a very young age.

It is clear that Cyrus is trying to change her image from child star to adult pop star, but many wonder if it is too soon for such a transformation and worry that she is just another example of the way children and women become victims of exploitation in the media.

In 2008, a then 15-year-old Cyrus drew controversy when she posed topless (covered by a sheet in the front) for Vanity Fair.  Many people at the time felt she was too young to be portrayed in a sexual manner and Cyrus went in front of the public to say she was embarrassed at the way the photos turned out.  Fast forward two years and she appears to be flaunting her sexuality while parents still worry that Cyrus is sending the wrong message to her young fans.

Famous celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton, is in hot water now for posting "up-skirt" images of Miley Cyrus to his Twitter account.  It is possible for Hilton to face legal charges due to the fact that Cyrus is still a minor and protected under sexual exploitation laws.   

What do you think of the way Miley Cyrus is conducting herself in front of the media?  Do you think the way she dresses and performs is appropriate for a 17-year-old?

Do you think she is sending the wrong message to her young fans?

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  • T05hAY By T05hAY
    06.27.10  

    Please...Miley is growing up and people are making a big deal about it. Every girl has a naughty side, especially when they are ready to blossom. Miley is only doing what is natural. It's not like she is standing in front of everyone buck naked waving her hands saying "Here I am, come and get me." No, she's just being Miley...wild, fun, and flirtatious. Nothing in the world wrong with that. Times have changed and I remember back when it was "inappropriate" for young girls to wear makeup without being portrayed as flamboyant and indecent. The public will always choose to think negative based on one's persons mistakes. And pretty soon it turns into a heap of flabbergasted gossip and a bunch of overly accused hearsay. As for her young fans, Miley has to appeal to all her fans. Not just young fans. She has a wide variety of fans and is therefor obliged to entertain all of them regardless of age.

  • AmberNeh By AmberNeh
    06.27.10  

    I agree with illicitdolphin. Miley is growing up. She feels sexy and mature and thats how she wants to portray herself. I think her outfits are a little much but thats only because its something I wouldn't really wear. I personally didn't like her Hanna Montana days, but I love her now. Why does everyone expect child stars to stay children? This same thing happened with Britney Spears and Christina. It's like "ooooh her outfit is too sexy" but they don't want to say anything to the people who are making it fashionable.

  • marriedgirl27 By marriedgirl27
    06.28.10  

    I agree as well. We shouldn't judge her just because she is growing up! Yes, our kids loved her when she was little but people cannot stay young for forever. Its the parents job to teach kids right from wrong not some singer or actress. Parents can sheild their children from images that they dont want their kids to see so I think that parentd should just step up and parent!

  • chickadeecj By chickadeecj
    06.28.10  

    I do not agree with the above posts at all. It is a sad thing when a beautiful young girl like Miley feels she must portray herself in such a sleazy way at such a young age. Its definitely a sign of the times we live in , 20 or 30 years ago they would have NEVER shown that on tv. Dressing that way is not natural by any means and to think that is just goes to show you how much influence the media really has over the minds of folks. I will definitely say something to the folks who are making this sleazy and disgusting way of dressing fashionable... go put some clothes on!

  • bourmanfamily By bourmanfamily
    06.29.10  

    It is natural for young females to flaunt what they have. Do I agree with it no, But it is up to her parents for allowing her to wear those types of things. She may end up regretting that she did it later on in her life. I feel it is for her and her parents to decide what is right for her, and if people don't like what she is doing then don't listen to her or buy her products its as simple as that. Explain to your children that you don't agree with the way that she is holding herself with the way she is dressing. and as for the above statement yes 20-30 years ago it wouldn't have been shown on tv but times have changed and standards no longer exist. It sucks but its the truth kids today have no idea what it means to be appropriate there are no wholesome tv shows for the family to watch anymore.

  • jemappel By jemappel
    06.29.10  

    Miley can do what she wants. But from what I've read about her life, she has been totally unsupervised for years, and her dad seems to rely on her agent to take care of her. I feel bad for her because she seems to have no parental involvement. Her dad only seems to care that she's famous.

  • amberdana By amberdana
    06.29.10  

    I'm sorry but no 17 year old girl should be giving any 45 year old man a lap dance. That has nothing to do with her age or growing up. No grown women needs to be doing that unless it is in the privacy of her own home with her husband. It is inappropriate for her to be doing that and for her Dad to say it is ok shows both of their morals and values and her self being. She should think better of herself. She is not my daughter so what she does doesn't effect me unless my daughter starts thinking it is ok to do those things. Thats my job to teach my girls that I think that is wrong and then hope they listen.

  • T05hAY By T05hAY
    06.30.10  

    @chickadeecj The media doesn't control my mind, thought it might some others. Everyone has a preference but we were put here to worry about ourselves and no one else. Whose business is it of ours to worry about how someone else lives their life? If that's the way she chooses to live her life then so be it, it is her will. As for our children, I agree with everyone else, we raise our children and are the primary role model...if we disagree with anything about the way a celebrity/artist chooses to be, we simply remove our children from that environment. Everyone has their own tastes, who are you to judge that what she wears is sleazy? Is a swimsuit "sleazy" and "disgusting"? For years this has been a fashion worn by the most popular singers........

  • T05hAY By T05hAY
    06.30.10  

    (cont.)....... It is not a sign of the times, look back 20 years ago and you will see, Selena, and Madonna wore the same type of outfits. Would you call an ice skater sleazy? They wear more compromising outfits. It's not what you wear, it's how you present yourself that deems you promiscuous. And Miley doesn't do that. She's just trying to have fun, and most people that age, don't think like we do anyways, they think it's harmless. So why judge a book by it's cover?

  • msfriendly By msfriendly
    06.30.10  

    She's alienating those that made her famous...will she gain a new fan base? While I agree that fashion and acceptance has change, I think I still want to see "good taste" in the performers I support. You can still show your more grown up by dressing tastefully, not slutty.

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