Kids, Miley is only Hannah Montana when she has the blond wig on — gosh, how many times do your parents have to explain? So, when she’s owning stripper poles, strutting her stuff in mesh everything, and dating older guys, she’s no longer Hannah Montana. Got it? Except, not only do they get it, the young and surprisingly sensible kids who spoke to the New York Times don’t approve of Miley’s horny, adult-like behavior. “I don’t know what was going on in her head,” Perry Hamm, an 11-year-old from San Francisco, said. “I feel like she acts 25. She looks so old. She is too old for herself.”
From the mouths of babes…
But could this be a new trend in which growing-up-too-fast kids finally put their little feet down and attempt to reclaim innocence lost? With shows like Toddlers & Tiaras, toys like Bratz, and role models like Miley and Vanessa, maybe rebellion means young kids acting good for a change and refusing to go along with the sexting, gyrating, barely clothed, slutty influences because, well, everybody’s doing it.
Miley’s most mature decision in the past two years may have been to leave Twitter, which kids apparently think is “lame” and for old people anyway, which the New York Times also reported. “It seems more, like, professional, and not something that a teenager would do,” one 16-year-old said. Professional, ehhh, maybe in some cases, but we’ve seen more instances than we would like of adolescent-style over sharing.
Miley’s 2009 rap about why she left the social networking site is most remarkable because she looks like a regular, natural, untalented teen. The video has over 11 million views — if the slutty thing doesn’t work out (seems that way based on her recent album sales), she can always fall back on a career as a YouTube star.
This part’s catchy: “…and the reasons are simple, I started Tweeting ’bout pimples; I start livin’ for moments and started living for people.”