Much Ado About Miley

Amazing.  With all of the problems in the world today, America, Bill O’Reilly, the Christian Coalition, and others have decided to gang up on a fifteen year old girl for showing her back in a photograph.  Let’s be honest.  That is what happened.  You can see more flesh on younger girls at the beach, but no one is calling on Disney to censure these young ladies.

I saw the picture, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.  The only problem is in the minds of the perverts and Puritans that draw inferences from it.  Miley is fifteen, and though it may make parents nervous to realize this, most fifteen year old girls are coming into womanhood.  It is important for them to recognize their own beauty, and if she wants to have a photograph taken of herself that is legal and exemplifies her beauty, then good for her.  And it is not anyone else’s business.

I am a Christian, but for me, this is just another example of Christian organizations beating up on their friends.  A couple of decades ago, the Southern Baptist Convention (of which I was a member) took it upon itself to condemn Disney because one of its subsidiary companies, Buena Vista, had dared to make a few racy ‘R’ rated movies.  The short sighted numbskulls and backwater hicks at the SBC had decided to boycott the only major producer of positive, family oriented films in the country at that time.  Genius.

Flash forward to 2008, and here we are again with another group of numbskulls driving the same bus at a 15 year old girl who has done nothing except be a positive roll-model for their children for the past several years.

If anything, criticism toward the Cyrus’ should be directed at her perceived ‘over managed’ career, but no, these short sighted, self righteous idiots go after her.  I truly think that she is being punished for true faux pas made by other young (and not so young anymore) starlets such as Lindsey Lohan, Britney Speers, Paris Hilton, and their pregnant underage siblings, among others who go around tramping up America, and being terrible role models for our children.  The problem with criticizing these other ladies (and I use the term loosely) is that they just do not care.  Public criticism has little effect on them other than to get them more of the publicity which they crave.  But, in Miley Cyrus, America has found a young lady who actually cares about her image, reputation, and her status as a role model, and for that, America has decided to take a bat to her.  Very nice.