Dear Miley Cyrus,
It’s clear you wanted someone to write you a letter. Or sing you a song. Or give you a hug. Or just pay attention to you. We’re sorry it took us this long, we’ve been doing other things like covering the news. But today we want to cover (up) something else: you.
You have it in your head that in order for people to notice you, you have to be a freak–here, there at the VMAs, on the streets. We get it. Freaks get attention. Freaks are made famous for being freaks. And when you’ve got nothing else to offer but your freakiness and your body, why not sell both to the lowest bidder (usually a man with a camera) for the rest of us to see? We remember the twerking. We remember the tongue which you can’t seem to use for anything other than making a fool of yourself. We know, we know, ugly girls have to go fishing with dynamite. We remember when young girls looked up to you as Hannah Montana. Those were the days.
But how will you be remembered 10, 20 or 100 years from now?
If you keep up the parade of weird, no one will remember you, because there’s no talent required to be a freak show. Anyone can take off their clothes. Anyone can twerk. Anyone can say they’re “pansexual.” And Miley, right now, that’s all you are: a parade of weird, a young woman starving for attention and relevance. It seems like, for the moment anyway, attention is all you want.
This brings us to today….
On Monday, pop star Miley Cyrus decided to offer her perspective after the massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday, pointing out that it was a “WHITE AMERICAN MAN” that committed the heinous crime.
Writing on Instagram, Cyrus posted:
My dreams have become nightmares and those nightmares, reality. This isn’t fair. This is a TERRORIST act by a WHITE AMERICAN MAN! I am heartbroken and embarrassed. Mortified by our country and its shitty system, lack of control/laws! This does NOT HAVE or NEED to happen!
After she was criticized for her post, Cyrus responded:
I am aghast by the reaction of my latest post. It is completely amazing to me how defensive and in denial this country really is! You are not focused on the horrific tragedy I addressed but more angered that I am putting a BIG bright spotlight on the fact it was a ‘WHITE AMERICAN MALE’ terrorist that walked in and killed 26 people (including children) leaving 20 severely injured!
Cyrus continued, “I do NOT and refuse to generalize or stereotype! Facts are Facts. You are all correct to believe every human deserves the same respect.”
She also posted pictures of white men she admired, adding:
Just a few of my favorite WHITE AMERICAN MALES …. I do NOT & refuse to generalize or stereotype! Facts are Facts. You are all correct to believe every human deserves the same respect …. but please keep that in mind when you’re judging others. NOT just with the race , religion , gender , or sexuality which YOU identify with. Deal?
On Monday, Freeman Martin, a regional director with the Texas Department of Public Safety, told a press conference. “This was not racially motivated, it wasn’t over religious beliefs. There was a domestic situation going on within the family and the in-laws.”
Welcome to the land of fame-excess. It’s clearly not making you happy. We’d be happy to respect you if you respected yourself first.
So go read a good book. Go write a good song. Go do something worthwhile. Trust us, you’ll be happy you did.
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