Now that the U.S. leg of Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour is officially postponed, it may be time to ruminate over the social media profile that the performer has self-generated since she has been on the road. It is no doubt that the entertainer has an impressive Twitter audience, with 17.9 million followers, but it seems as if the Bangerz pop star cannot separate herself from her social media platform. A large majority of the media buzz surrounding the former Disney star is solely procured by her social media behavior. It is not enough for Cyrus to be absurd, or visually incoherent, when on stage, but the show stopper continues the antics by tweeting or Instagramming the quirks in her life constantly, even while performing.
At times, it seems as if the entertainer cannot separate the two milieus. Her ability to continuously interrupt the chaotic flow of her life to assuage the public’s dying curiosity has superseded tact and has reached another dimension. Not unlike the Bangerz tour itself. So, now with the tour in hiatus, how about Cyrus taking this golden opportunity to tweet to the millions about the injustices in her life even more in a proposed non-tour tour called Twitterz? The great thing about it is nothing would have to change. Twitterz can happen from anywhere as Bangerz headliner has clearly exhibited.
Cyrus was admitted into the hospital earlier this week with an extreme allergic reaction to an antibiotic she was prescribed for a sinus infection. Her recovery could take anywhere from five to 27 days, and for the time being she is to remain under hospital supervision until some improvement is seen. The bedridden star has wasted no time keeping her fans updated. “Sick of waking up to needles,” she tweeted earlier today, “#goingthruit.” Cyrus also announced her admittance into the hospital on April 15 by posting a photo of herself in a hospital gown with her friend “Mr. Octopussy” who was making her feel better, and later let her Kansas City fans know that she was “mizzzzzeraaabbblleeee,” adding, “Hospital TV is wacccckkkkkkk!!!!! #wherestheappletv.” She followed up later with a 5 a.m. selfie stating, “over the hospital.”
Cyrus’ borage of Twitter emotion is seemingly normal to her and the majority of her fans, and it suffices to say that her fans feel a connection with the 21-year-old as she keeps them abreast one captivating moment to the next. It is interesting that the Bangerz star cannot seem to put her phone down though–even while doing her job on stage–which is why a Twitterz tour should not be hard for her to pony up to. While in Detroit, a fight apparently broke out between two fans, and the Wrecking Ball singer stopped her act to video tape the brawl and post it to her Instagram page. In the background Cyrus can be heard yelling, “Catfiiiight!” Although not on stage, the Bangerz tour bus caught on fire in early April and the event was chronicled via Twitter, as was the loss of her old dog–so sad, getting a new puppy–yay!, and giving that puppy away–so sad…all within the course of a week. It is hard to imagine when the girl finds time to sing and dance with so many other highly intensive circumstances besetting her demeanor.
Miley’s tweets vacillate between informational, emotional, and promotional, and sometimes it is difficult to decipher the difference. That may be part of the gimmick, or it may simply be a symptom of an excessive tweeter. While the Bangerz darling survived with her head above water during her kissing tizzy with Katy Perry, it was un-obvious and in-exhilerating whether or not the tentacles came out, or from whom they came out of more verociously, as the back and forth ended as soon as it had started, all via Twitter exchange, naturally. Unsurprisingly, Cyrus tweeted about the smooch, “Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT [tongue has] been.” Perry than tweeted back, “@MileyCyrus Oooo gurrrl I’m gonna give you the BIGGEST spanking when I see you in the UK bb!” It went on like this for a while, until it finally receded into Cyrus’ tweet, “Dontchyouuuu act like you didn’t lurvvvvv it ? @katyperry,” which included a life-like-ish drawing of the two of them lip-locked. Undeniably excellent Twitterz tour material.
With the Twitterz tour in full effect and without any suspicion of slowing down, followers do not have to fret about missing what’s up on the Miley Cyrus train even though Bangerz has been postponed. The entertainer has proven she knows how to keep the show going even from the infirmary. The girl just cannot seem to keep off the stage, no matter the platform. Her European tour is slated to go off as scheduled, starting May 2, and the entertainer has extended the U.S. tour throughout the first two weeks of August to make up for the dates she missed while hospitalized. Until then, Twitterz it shall be.
Commentary by Stacy Feder