Celebrity Blog Post (Make up Assignment)

Maggie Kycia

Miley Cyrus is one of the most famous teen pop stars in our generation. Starting off her career starring in the Disney Channel original show “Hannah Montana” Cyrus gained a significantly large fan base in the younger generation, and later became famous for her own music. Now age 20, she has left far behind her Disney Channel “good girl” persona and shown the world who she really is; a very edgy, wild girl who will do and say whatever she wants, and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her. Twitter is a medium that helps her to convey her thoughts and opinions, and also to affirm or deny claims made publically about her.  Over the past week some of her interesting tweets have included mostly tweets are retweets about the recent video she posted of herself “twerking” while wearing a unicorn suit on the Internet. As can be predicted, the video soon became viral and was being talked about across the Internet. Miley is loving the attention and the feedback she is getting from the video, or at least that is the way it appears from her tweets. Other celebrities, including Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, Ryan Seacrest, Nelly, and even basketball player LeBron James have tweeted about Miley’s “twerk” video, and she retweeted them for her own followers to see. I feel that Miley is resorting to these silly antics because she has not been in the spotlight for her music for some time. After her show on Disney Channel was cancelled, she fell out of the public eye and has not really been back in since. I believe that she uses videos such as her “Unicorn Twerk” video, to gain publicity, and she uses her twitter to help perpetuate that viral attention.  I believe that Miley has been more hurt by the media than anything, because the media loves to expose scandals involving young stars. They do what they can to twist Miley’s image into a rebellious, party loving teen who has bad moral values, and she does not do much to dispute this portrayal. While Miley still has a solid fan base who will support her through any phase, she also has a significant amount of negative public attention on the internet, mostly on blogs and celebrity gossip websites. Most of Miley’s fan base includes younger children who would have watched her Disney television show, so this group would not see media coverage of her. However, their parents would, and the kinds of things exposed about her by the media, in addition to the way she presents herself on twitter, would make most parents think twice about letting their children follow her and look up to her as a role model.



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