She’s at it again: On again, off again Disney child sensation – teen superstar turned sexy Hollywood starlet – hit music recording artist – and high profile daughter of Country Music Superstar Billy Ray Cyrus may have a serious problem.
Miley Cyrus blew us all away last week with her sassy, pixie style haircut. She has received massive amounts of publicity and attention all of her life, from the beginning of her career on Hannah Montana, the Disney channel hit series, until roughly mid-2009 when the Hannah Montana model fizzled out. And now boyfriend Liam Hemsworth garnering massive amounts of his own publicity with his Hunger Games lead role as Gale Hawthorne, is the chop job haircut an attempt to steal some of his spotlight, a convenient moment for some bad press, or a cry for help.
One bad haircut doesn’t a serious problem make. It’s bad enough when the general public vocalizes their negative opinions in public forums about your errors in judgment. They can be dismissed. But when colleagues and celebrities alike, Hollywood insiders with valued opinions, pile on the disparaging remarks at some point it becomes unbearable.
On a last Tuesday’s airing of the Ellen DeGeneres show, Ellen photo shopped her face under Miley’s new chop job and then tweeted, “I love Miley Cyrus’ new haircut so much that I copied it. “
But in an obvious response to the hurtful, sarcastically ridiculing remarks by Ellen DeGeneres, Cyrus tweeted the next morning, “Never felt more me in my whole life,” the bride-to-be wrote, after posting some shots of her sleek new pixie ‘do. “LOVE my hair. Feel so happy, pretty, and free.”
That evening on The Tonight Show, comedian Jay Leno also made fun of Miley Cyrus’ new haircut. During his monologue, he asked members of the studio audience if they knew the USA was exploring Mars. His question was met with a dumbfounded smattering of applause and bewilderment. He then asked who knew about Miley Cyrus’ new haircut. Almost everyone in the audience cheered loudly, causing Jay to comment, “This is unbelievable. Well, she looks pretty, but I know I’ve seen that haircut before.” He then flashed side by side photos of Gary Busey and Miley Cyrus. This is an absolute insult.
But to be compared to the drug addled, mentally deficient B-actor of “Car Wash” movie fame, not to mention his Dui laced motorcycle accident of several years ago, where he needed high six figures worth of plastic surgery to put his face back together, well if I were Billy Ray Cyrus, I would kick Jay Leno’s ass for talking about my little girl in that manner. A blatant reference and comparison to his minor B-acting skills and the only work he’s had in recent years on The Smoking Gun Presents the Worlds Dumbest, which they dumped him off of because they found a more popular B-actor to take his place.
So bad was it in fact that her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth said on the Thursday’s airing of Good Morning America “I love Miley’s new look. Her hair looks great – it looks really fantastic.” Definitely damage control.
They say in Hollywood, there is no such thing as bad press. In this case, one has to wonder. Is this a case of semi-bad press, or a cry for help?
By Jim Donahue