In what hardly passes as the most shocking of revelations, Miley Cyrus has admitted to imbibing in molly (A.K.A. ecstasy) and weed (A.K.A. marijuana). Yes, it seems the tongue-wagging, PR-chasing singer has, once more, stumbled forth to divulge more of her outlandish ways.
In the Oct. 8 edition of Rolling Stone, the We Can’t Stop singer provided another forthright account of her experimentation with a number of illicit drugs, before moving on to cogitate over civil rights issues and her relationship with the paparazzi. But, has the star gone too far?
Miley Cyrus has undergone an unbelievably bizarre transformation in recent months. In what almost seems to be a Frankenstein experiment gone wrong, Miley has changed from cutesy Hannah Montana star to the twerk-obsessed, drug-taking headline-hitter that we know of today. From innocence to iniquity in such a short period of time, one must question whether this is genuinely a part of the girl’s natural evolution, or a series of artificial changes designed to seize every available PR opportunity.
Rather than focusing on her singing career and vocal talents, to an outside observer, it would seem that Miley has elected to pursue an entirely different avenue. Some of the iconic greats have dedicated exorbitant amounts of money, time and effort to launching and sustaining their musical endeavors. Miley Cyrus, however, seems on a mission to prove, in a world dominated by sensationalism and media hype, talent no longer matters.
Cyrus could be defended by her fans, up to a point. Her unorthodox, physical transition could be considered a means of distinguishing herself from her musical peers; the singer’s shameful, uncoordinated wobbles, on stage at the Video Music Awards, could be dismissed as mere eccentric showboating; her unprofessional, blubber-filled wailing at the iHeartRadio music festival in Vegas could be labeled passionate. Arguably, what cannot be supported is the star’s attempts to glamorize recreational drug use,
simply to court the media. Akin to a prostitute selling her body in exchange for money, Miley is selling her soul to unscrupulously peddle records.
Admitting to addling her brain with weed and ecstasy, and relishing the afore-said experiences, sends entirely the wrong message. Miley Cyrus grew up in the public eye from an incredibly tender age. As she grew up, so did her young fans and, even still, she is likely to maintain a young fan base. Some of her more juvenile followers will herald her as a role model, scrutinizing her actions very closely; these impressionable minds have now just been told that weed is the “… best drug on earth.”
Is Miley Promoting Drug Use?
Despite having slammed cocaine for being “gross” and “dark,” the inference is that she may have previously tried the highly addictive, illicit substance. Miley’s intention was clearly not to promote the use of cocaine, but in simply inferring that she might have tried the drug, she increases the chance that her followers will mirror her actions.
Continuing on, she spews forth more irresponsible rhetoric, almost behaving like a walking, talking advertisement for pill-popping:
“Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly, too. Those are happy drugs—social drugs… They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open. You’re not in a bathroom. I really don’t like coke. It’s so gross and so dark. It’s like what are you, from the ’90s? Ew.”
During the interview, she made absolutely no mention of the dangers of drug use. She also neglected to reference the latest spate of deaths across many of the major eastern cities of the United States, which were allegedly caused by a contaminated batch of Molly. Either Cyrus is completely ignorant to these dangers, or she chose to disregard them, in a callous and desperate bid to generate more fame.
Alas, in screaming from the rooftops that she is unique and special, she has actually achieved quite the opposite; now, Miley has demonstrated that she was simply another clichéd, teen celebrity that couldn’t handle the media pressure, and now her personality and moral compass is starting to fracture beyond recognition.
Sadly, Miley’s latest underhanded, public promotion of illicit drugs is unlikely to harm her career prospects. In any other profession, brazenly promoting the virtues of molly and weed would most likely see you rapidly ejected from your workplace. And, with the star’s records selling by the boat-load, where is the singer’s incentive to adopt a mature, responsible attitude?
Meet Miley Cyrus’ new character – believe me, it’s uglier than the drugs she’s endorsing.
By: James Fenner (Op-Ed)
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