Analyzing the Backlash to the Miley Cyrus Backlash
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.