Miley Cyrus Advocates Pornography

Miley Cyrus Indirectly Advertises Pornography

With the new Adore You video released Dec. 26, Miley Cyrus is not only masturbating, she is grabbing the eyes of all internet users and beckoning to the world as if to say, “It’s the next wave in popular culture, so go ahead, join me on your side of the screen!  It’s okay to record and flaunt sexually explicit pictures and videos of yourself doing the same.” As of today over six million people have viewed her in Adore You, barely clothed in translucent undergarments leaving nothing to the imagination as she sings and caresses her body in soft white sheets.

Miley Cyrus has said she has been deliberately concocting a false image of a sexually stimulating pop star or “character,” yet I would argue that any kind of artistic creation mirrors the artist. Miley Cyrus is advocating pornography, and her claims that she would not act in such a shocking way in real life is dubious.

The new Adore You video is more sexually tantalizing than Wrecking Ball; tears from Miley who is “wrecked” emotionally from a lost love or from abuse is less enticing than the raw edginess of a 21-year old in Adore You who is playfully masturbating.

Miley Cyrus is aware that her young beauty can capsize weak-eyed, easily stimulated viewers, whether male or female. She knows her behavior is not clean. She stated recently that she would rather shed clothes in public than shed tears. Her reasoning is typical of a brazen performer: she doesn’t like showing vulnerability.

Her performances can be categorized as indirect advertising for pornography. Readings on subliminal advertising have indicated that it was outlawed because of its manipulation on the mind; whereas, indirect advertising is still allowed and more effective. Indirect advertising, also called product placement, shows brands like Pepsi in movies, or television shows, or websites. Indirect commercials typically entice people to buy automobile or alcohol through sexual appeal of either gender.

The question turns to what Miley Cyrus is enticing us to buy. Some would say it’s her music, or even herself through the brash appeal of sexual provocation. The next bold step is to ask what she is indirectly promoting. What are we to assume if Miley Cyrus said she prefers nudity in public over crying?  Her message was that explicit sexuality exudes power, and can lead to lots of money and fame. It’s the part about being sexually explicit that leads to the belief that Miley Cyrus is advocating pornography.

Recently she coolly told the media, “It’s all an act, just a character I’ve created for the stage.” In other words, there goes Miley Cyrus, smoking some weed, and quipping with a spoon on her tongue, “I’m really Pollyanna in my private life and want to be a mom in the future.” Oh, come on, let’s get real.

Protests may be flying that Miley Cyrus’s performances would not be considered pornography, so it’s best to try and be objective about the matter, and read about the legal definition and controversy over the term:

“The representation in books, magazines, photographs, films, and other media of scenes of sexual behavior that are erotic or lewd and are designed to arouse sexual interest.  It is  the depiction of sexual behavior that is intended to arouse sexual excitement in its audience.”

Miley Cyrus appears to be a conniving diva beyond her years, and it’s unfortunate that the public has believed what she said. She has not pretended to be a character separate from who she really is; instead, no matter what Miley Cyrus says, I believe her performances reveal who she is: a lewd, money-loving, sexually loose schemer.

Taking a step back into history, we may ask, how can Miley Cyrus gotten away with performances that are indirect advertisements for pornography? Ever since the early 20th century, a debate has been tumbling forward with the center of focus on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Guess what fans of Miley Cyrus would argue? They, of course, would defend the right for freedom of sexual expression and all other forms of expression.

Those of us who do not support Miley Cyrus – like me – would propose moral guidelines for the First Amendment; a performance such as Miley Cyrus’s Adore You would belong in the bedroom, and would be better sold through companies that sell products to make people’s sex life more fulfilling. Perhaps then her behaviors could be used for good in the world. Miley Cyrus has instead brashly corrupted youth down to youngsters in elementary school who have been unnecessarily and tragically exposed to the strange plights of Miley Cyrus on her “wrecking” ball.

And I would absolutely side with feminists at the end of the past century who argued that pornography should be slapped until it withers because of how it classifies women into sexual objects, and stimulates violence against them. It’s without hesitation that the term “pornography” should be applied to what Miley Cyrus is advocating on the stage.

By Danelle Cheney

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24 Responses to "Miley Cyrus Advocates Pornography"

  1. Daughter of the One True God   January 14, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Miley Cyrus has literally, not figuratively, sold her soul to the devil to be one of the very powerful and famous. Her horn tattoo is just one sign. You need to research for yourselves. I am not saying more. There is worse than this ahead. Satan won’t win, but he plans on taking many souls with him.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Hello! I did not know about the horn tattoo, so I will look that up. Thank you for contributing to this discussion, and for giving a tip for more useful information.

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  2. Sandra M.   January 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Nikita is right. Miley is a pawn to the devil’s work. When I look up Christians among celebrities I always see Miley Cyrus next to the Jonas Brothers. Please! A celebrity that does not set an example of how God wants us to live is not a Christian.
    Adrienne, of course sexual appeal have been used for decades among celebrities but Miley Cyrus pushed the envelope a lot further for a girl soo young and who have a huge fan base of very young girls. It is like Disney turning Minnie Mouse into a porn star. Children are more likely going to know about that despite the parents’ protection than they would about Jenna Jameson. We, busy parents, want to trust Disney and our children’s teachers who spend a lot of time teaching them things during those hours. I heard about the influence of the Iluminati who lure young celebrities into the dark side and promise them money and more fame. If Miley does not repent then she will lose her soul. Adrienne, you should be siding with Nikita but attacking her for saying the truth makes no sense. It seems like you are attacking goodness and truth.
    Charlotte and many other young people don’t undestand because they are not parents. The brain is not fully developed until the age of 25, That is why many young people make a lot of dumb choices, except for the mature ones who were fully taught right from wrong(plus values) and had their parents undivided attention with love and discipline.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 15, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Hi Sandra! Your post is well written, and the observation you made about the Jonas Brothers is a useful observation. We appreciate your feedback and insights.

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  3. charlotte   January 3, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Im a 21 year old girl. Trust me our generations was acting this way long before miley. I personally think her music is brilliant even if her videos are sometimes extreme. But if You are to blame her for being such a bad role model then you should also blame about 90 percent of female pop stars!!! For goodness sake even little mix aren’t as prim and proper as they started out. As parents it is up to you to ensure your children only watch what you deem appropriate but even 10 years ago when I was 11 before the likes of miley cyrus we knew about sex and spoke about it to our friends. Stop kidding yourselves. Your children see just as bad influences daily at school so stop stressing about what one individual is doing.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Hi Charlotte,
      Thanks for taking the initiative to respond and read the article, and stand up for your views. Disagreeing is a brave step and we realize that many people don’t always agree with what is written, but always want to encourage young readers like you to write in with your thoughts.

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  4. Anne Sewell   January 2, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Pity that she cannot get fame from her actual, nondescript singing and has to shock the world to get anywhere. Pathetic really.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Hi Anne! Delighted to see your response, and your support for the article.

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  5. Virginia   January 2, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Hate the sin love the sinner

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Hi Viginia,
      We welcome feedback. This article is not about hating anyone, but is about making a case for how Miley Cyrus is circulating indirect advertising for pornography. Support is given for the facts stated and the legal definition of pornography is covered. Debate over pornography and freedom of expression is presented.

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  6. Roxanna   January 2, 2014 at 11:46 am

    While I agree that Miley is far from the first to act lude on stage, it is still very wrong to be so explicitly sexual in her videos that she well knows will be viewed by very young people. Encouraging the use of porn is really serious and sad. While I don’t doubt she is trying to find herself and feeling her oats, it is such a shame that she took the low road to get there. Sadly most seem to do so. So many of our children are exposed to explicit sex at such a young age, many getting hooked on porn as young as 8yrs old. The need to find that same sexual fulfillment they experanced the first time leads to worse and worse forms of porn and today they are turning to child porn to find that high they desire, just like a drug. Always looking for that same first high. Entertainer feel little responsibility for their actions. They want fame, money, and a whole lot of attention. Most are really no better than a drug dealer. Being “Young” is no excuse for this type of behavior. As for Christina Aguilera, while being extremely talented she is still not someone I would want young people to emulate. She recently had a affair that led to the end of her marriage. I don’t call that growing up and becoming responsible. Beyounce is another who encourage sexual behavior that is depraved. Her newest album a prime example and the videos that accompany it are depraved as well. Our young women got a bad message somewhere and no one is correcting it.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Roxanne, the ideas that you are bringing forward are true, especially how much young children are exposed to such explicit sex. The concept of ‘licking’ is in itself a problem, which is what Miley uses to draw attention to the underlying sexual promiscuity. You’re right about young women getting the wrong message, and this article is my attempt to start speaking out about these kinds of issues. Thank you for your supportive comments,

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  7. 788120988213   December 31, 2013 at 2:05 am

    It is amazing that they had Paul Walker annihilated while doing a “hands on” charity work, meanwhile this virus-cyrus is actively promoting lust (twerking and pornography) to corrupt the minds of the younger generation. Amazing.Now only if those permanent sterility pill will be put into good use to this wretched tramp and all other members of her “legions”. Now that is something of a New World Order I want to see. Free of vermins like her.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 15, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Hi and thanks for your comments! It would be helpful if there were a more distinctive guideline about what stars like Miley can perform over the internet.

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  8. Adrienne W.   December 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    First, I was not intending to judge you, Nikita. I’m sorry that it came off that way. I understand where you are coming from. I’m not saying Miley isn’t being extreme, I was simply trying to point out that she is not the first star to act this way. Christina Aguilera had a “tramppy” period but look at her now. She’s a vocal/entertainment coach inspiring and working with singers across the country. Amazing singers who, were it not for Christina, would never have seen their full potential.

    On the matter of her “smoking drugs” I have this to say: Bing defines “drug” as both “medicinal substance ‘natural or arfificial’ given to treat disease or to lessen pain” AND “an often illegal substance that causes changes in behavior and perception and is taken for the effects.” She has openly smoked pot but please show me an example where she has smoked meth or snorted coke. Again I would like to point out that Miley is not the first celebrity to openly smoke pot. Wetpaint.com has a list of celebrities who admit they have toked at one point in their life- many that still do! Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Whoopi Goldgerg, Joe Jonas and Lady Gaga have all smoked reefer. Why are you not furious that Justin Timberlake sings about “catching vapors” and getting high? Morgan Freeman told The Guardian that he would “never up the Ganja” calling it “God’s own weed.” One last note… In Genesis 1:29, God says “I give to you every seed-baring plant.” Soon America will catch up with the rest of the world and realize that cannabis should be decriminalized.

    I know I’m not going to change your minds, but maybe I have helped you see things from another point of view.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Charlotte,
      We do appreciate you taking the time to write in twice and even say sorry to Nikita. Not many readers would be “big” enough to do so. It is important that you express your point of view, and as a writer, that’s what I’m hoping readers will do, so you have done great with helping us see things from your perspective. If none of us communicate with each other, then we can’t talk through our diverse views, thus, cannot learn from each other.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 15, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Adrienne,

      Thank you for taking the time to read and give comments. We do appreciate your feedback and welcome diverse opinions, because these types of comments help our readers broaden their views.

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  9. Nikita Rose   December 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Adrienne yes i am a Christian, are you? coming here judging me. And God allows me to see what is evil and wrong, thank you very much. I understand that there are is so much sex in media but doesnt mean a young woman has the right to behave the way she does, smokes drugs on stage, acting like a severely sexually desperate young lady, a young lady that teengage girls idolise. Are you serious you support her behaviour!! Hello!!!!!! Godd hates evil and so do i.

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Hi again Nikita, It is inspiring to have you be brave and express your vehemence for what has been happening as a result of Miley’s performances, and as you have probably figured out, I agree with you. I think Adrienne did a great job responding and even apologizing to you, so I hope you felt better after her response.

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  10. Blake   December 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Adrienne, what did Nikita say that was so wrong. So she called her a tramp so what! look at her behaviour, and why do you support this! She smokes drugs on stage, i am mortified by her actions, what makes me angry is the fact that young girls look up to her, they may like her music etc etc. I have never seen anyone behave the way she does, she is out of control. A young woman exploring her freedom pffffftttttt. I have worked in the music industry and with models all over the world and i can tell you i have never seen anyone behave like Miley. Oh and before you jump to say that Nikita Judged Miley from what i have read in your comments you just judged Nikita, so i am not sure if Nikita is a christian or not but you just admitted you are and you have just judged someone who came on here to comment. Maybe think before you type eh!

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    • Danelle Cheney   January 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Blake,
      Thank you for coming in the discussion and intervening in an argument. Not many people would be brave and kind enough to do that, so all of us at the newspaper appreciate your remarks, and have a Happy New Year!

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  11. Adrienne W.   December 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Ok. So Miley is a promisquous 21 year old American starlet… what else is new?? Name a pop star from the last century that wasn’t sexy or didn’t use sex appeal to lure fans. Marilyn Monroe was provocative for her time with her tight clothes and short skirts. And don’t even get me started on Elvis (man could those hips move)! Sex in the media is nothing new, especially in the music industry. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Don’t let your children watch it. But don’t expect it to stop. I support Miley for getting out from under a repressive father and exploring life as a free young woman.

    Oh, and Nakiitta, I’m sure “your God” just loves when you call people tramps. I sure hope you’re not a Christian because I am, and my God says not to judge others unless you are ready to be judged first.

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  12. Danelle Cheney   December 30, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Nikita, Thank you for reading the article and responding.. God bless you.

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  13. Nikita Rose   December 29, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I can not stand Miley. Satan is using her as his puppet to lure in the younger people into doing the same as Miley as believing that her actions are okay and normal. I am appalled at her fathers lack of interest in his daughters behaviour, arent they supposed to be a christian family, obviously not praying to the same God as my God in heaven. Shame on you Miley, you little tramp!

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