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Miley’s wild ride

by EMILY SZPAK Social Media Coordinator

Miley Cyrus’s new provocative style has caught the attention of media headlines around the country. From her recent performance at the VMA’s, to her exotic music videos, Cyrus has definitely brought herself the attention for which she has been striving.

The former Disney star began to transcend into her new wild side around last year when she buzzed off her locks and decided to showcase her bleach blond pixie cut, going from an innocent pop princess to an edgy punk rocker over night.

However, it did not stop at her hair cut. Cyrus’s music evolved with her. She joined the party scene and, soon enough, was the talk of the media.

Cyrus began her new album “Bangerz” with her single “We Can’t Stop”, which has many references to partying, drugs, and promiscuity.

In its first week, it reached number 11 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. With its growing popularity, Cyrus was asked to perform it at the 2013 VMA’s. That performance was nothing anyone could have expected.

Cyrus pounced on stage in a mouse leotard carrying a large foam finger, using it very inappropriately. When she did her duet with Robin Thicke, she was all over him, being very sexual. Celebrities in the audience watched in awe as Cyrus bombarded the stage with her crazy antics.

“Is this real? What am I watching?”  junior Anne Ballman said as she watched the live VMA’s.

Recently, Cyrus’s new song “Wrecking Ball” was released. Honestly, it is a catchy song. Supposedly about her ex, Liam Hemsworth, the song is very dramatic and emotional for the young performer to sing.

Shortly after the VMA’s, her music video for “Wrecking ball” was released. Cyrus was trying to be creative and artistic in her video, but needless to say, America did not get it.

She began the video swinging naked on a wrecking ball. Then, in underwear and a short tank top, she began swinging a hammer. After she started making out with the hammer, it got fuzzy. Yet another attention-grabbing life choice of Cyrus.

“It’s actually a good song, the music video ruins it,” junior Nicole Cohen says about the “Wrecking Ball” video.

First off, Cyrus’s decisions are everyone’s business, especially when she is doing it in front of America’s children. I understand, she is not property of Disney anymore, but for the sake of the children who remember her that way, she should clean up her act.

It is disgusting the amount of children I see twerking these days, but who can blame them? If Hannah Montana is doing it, then why can’t they?

However, put aside the children and media attention for a moment. Cyrus is a beautiful girl, and it is heart-breaking to see her go down a path many celebrities have taken.

Realistically though, Cyrus is a 21-year-old in the media spotlight; she is probably just going through a phase. If it is not a phase, then this is the real her, and who are we to judge someone for that? So keep doing your thing, Miles!

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