Even if, like me you didn’t actually sit through MTV’s Video Music Awards, it would have been difficult for you to escape seeing at least a snippet of Miley Cyrus’ performance. From social media to the school carpool lines, the conversation ranged from shock to utter disgust.
Many of us saw it coming.
For the past few years, the former star of the Disney Channel’s mega hit “Hannah Montana” has been, as some would put it “showing her behind,” literally and figuratively. It’s probably a combination of having too much money and fame at a young age while searching for independence, identity, acceptance, and maybe even the good kind of attention from anyone willing to tell her that she went too far on stage Sunday night.
But instead, everyone will continue to talk and tweet and, yes, blog which only gives more publicity to her and the VMAs.
It’s like our disgust somehow makes us feel superior but it really does no one any good.
The people who produce the MTV VMAs are not interested at all in whether or not you or I approve of what Miley did. In fact, they’re probable hoping and praying that next year’s performance is even more controversial.
Been There, Done That: Miley Cyrus is Heading Toward a Dead End was originally published on blackamericaweb.com