Analyzing the Backlash to the Miley Cyrus Backlash

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Wait, what happened?
We are certainly a confused nation of people.

Monday morning we all awoke with vengeance in our hearts and fervent need to take to Facebook and Twitter to publicly shame the young Ms. Cyrus for her abhorrent and sexually charged performance at MTV's still happening for some reason Video Music Awards. "Despicable!" "Disgusting!" "Shameful!" we posted and tweeted and liked and shared and re-shared.

We asked ourselves how this young girl, who once stole our hearts by pretending to be two different people on a poorly written Disney show that we were all too old already to be influenced by could have become the scantily clad femme fetale that we literally just realized she had become because of the influx of media and social coverage of the event in question. How dare she?

"Now I'll have to explain to my 10-year old daughter why she can't listen to Miley's music anymore," a father of someone tweeted so profoundly that it was used on multiple news sites. As you should, good sir. But make sure you forbid her music in your house because of her seductive dancing that occurred after bedtime on a cable network that specifically targets 18-35-year olds and not because she has fully admitted that her songs are about doing coke in bathrooms. That's just fine.

Then came the backlash when a massive group of us found an incredibly high horse and got on it and ironically finger shook at those who were highlighting the event by talking about it when there were so many more important events to be talking about instead. "You should all be ashamed of yourselves talking about Miley Cyrus when there is some stuff going on that's like real important in Syria and forest fires too!" we screamed from our soapbox, which just happened to be built with old issues of OK magazine that we totally don't read anymore.


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19 comments
Marshall Falcon
Marshall Falcon

I was twerkin back in '97 when she was still learnin her A.B.C.s.

Robin Forrest Dunne
Robin Forrest Dunne

"socially schizophrenic"! My favorite new social media related term! Thank you!

Mary Miller
Mary Miller

The fact that anyone is still paying attention to this is pretty sad. Get over it.

George Longoria
George Longoria

Why waste time in spending man hours on this......!!!!!!

Maria Valadez Cunningham
Maria Valadez Cunningham

who gives a crap about Miley.... I can't believe Houston Press would spend any energy analyzing this. They must be desperate for stories. My question is why are millions of Americans fascinated with Miley acting like a whore? What's sad is when I talk about what is going on in Syria and what our own government is getting away with, they have no clue on what I am talking about. BUT they can give me the low down on Miley Cyrus. One day the very same people will wake up and wonder what the hell happened to our country. Just saying.....

Jamie707
Jamie707

"and isn't shock and awe a part of the game?", "she is a branding genius!" - Yep! I am always wondering why there are so few people questioning WHY we are all playing this moronic game though. And WHY so few people seem able to see how profoundly it actually impacts our society. Yay helping other people get lots of money!

Shirley Lopez Ellis
Shirley Lopez Ellis

whats the big deal? she's 20 yrs old and wants to be seen as a hoe now - to each his own. sad to say, but more then half the females younger than her do much worse now a days.

Richard Waterman
Richard Waterman

If she's going to stick that tong out, at least brush that monster. Lesbians only like Miley now.

Matthew Ryan Borgerding
Matthew Ryan Borgerding

Cara Bonin, perhaps next time you can include in your response what makes it a terrible article.

Amos Moses
Amos Moses

is this even actually important?

jonatanlopez
jonatanlopez

yeah, I love how it somehow it became Miley's conceptual attack on minorities and the worst move of her career. Gets who's cashing on Itunes now? Some one needs to smoke a big blunt of "chill the fuck out"

Leonard Braun
Leonard Braun

Confused??? confused??? I think it's the Houston Press that is confused

Jenni Rebecca Stephenson
Jenni Rebecca Stephenson

It is fascinating. However, I don't necessarily think one has to be on a high horse to wish that other important issues around the world were afforded a fraction of the attention reserved for a twerking Disney star. A little pop culture levity is fine... but everything in balance.

Matt Adams
Matt Adams

If Miley would of gotten hurt during her performance, would she be eligible to get twerkers comp.?

Ryan Bradley Heine
Ryan Bradley Heine

whether shock an awe are part of the game or not, the public is calling it out and there is nothing wrong with critique. the bottom line is that people are watching the line of appropriateness get "blurred" and moved. And when its someone who started a career with a good girl image, that resonated with little girls, its even more disappointing. of course miley can do what she wants.... get coked up, stick her tongue out, grind on men in public, and initiate buzz (while she spirals out of control). more power to her. but don't shake your foam finger at people who have an opinion on it. having an stance on moral decency does not put us on a high horse.

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