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In defense of Miley and other teen stars

I spent the last week trying to ignore the Miley Cyrus circus at the VMA’s.  But everywhere I look or listen there she is.


(Picture source)
A crazy awful performance that left everyone appalled.  Just like in the 80’s when Madonna danced around in a wedding outfit singing “like a virgin” Just like when Brittney spears performed half awake shortly before shaving her head.



(Brittany picture source) (Madonna picture source) 

I try to stay away from controversy but I can’t help but notice…when did everyone become so insanely tremendously Judgmental??!!

As a society we want EXPECT these starts to be:

  • Pretty but not over the top
  • Talented but not vain
  • They should be “moral” but we all define that differently
  • Skinny but not too skinny
  • Heaven forbid if they get fat
  • Perfect bod, perfect makeup, and dress

If they mess up any of the above it will be on 10 magazine covers, 200 gossip sites, millions of facebook updates and the topic of the morning talk shows.

If I had that kind of pressure at the age of 20, I think I would shave my head too.

Now hear me out.  I am not saying this is a cop out.  I wish everyone in the spot light new the gravity of their behavior as young minds try to model them. But unfortunately fame doesn’t come with instructions and I’m not sure anyone would obey them anyway.

There are girls Miley’s age dancing scantly at bars on any given weekend Miley just has a MUCH larger audience.  They are both just looking for love and attention in the wrong places.

Can we  extend some love and acceptance knowing that she is made for so much more??  Who am I to point out her not so fabulous performance?  Yes I thought it was awful but she has 2 of the top 10 hits on itunes so people can’t be that appalled.

Here’s the deal, we all do stupid things (especially at 20 years old).  I want to be friends with Miley, Brittany, and “you fill in the blank star”.  And tell them they are LOVED.  They are made with great purpose. and they are worth more than cheap attention.

The buzz of this performance will soon  pass but I hope she hears the message of love over hate.  While we certainly don’t like her performance we love her as a human being.  She is still God’s little princess made perfectly imperfect Her value in the world’s eyes is so temperamental and fleeting.  I pray someone close to her will show her her amazing and priceless worth in God’s eyes knowing she is a precious jewel meant for so much more than what the world offers.


  • Shana Unterreiner Carnes says:

    Well said…and it’s this true of everyone, even those of us who just live a normal life? God forbid somebody messes up and back slides into old behaviors. And sometimes Christians are the most judgemental. Unfortunately I have seen this first hand and it is heart breaking. Especially when it is by people who have professed to love and care about you. I try to remember that they, too, are perfectly imperfect…

    September 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    • Katie @ Imperfect People says:

      Thanks so much Shana.  Good point.  Funny Christians have been forgiven of so much but often the first to point out others flaws.  Oh lord help us.  We are not always a good picture of you.

      September 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm
  • rebmoorewilliams says:

    I read a post the other day- can’t remember where now, that was the first “article” that actually made me want to pray for her and others like her, instead of just stirring up the shock and awe. And I put more blame on her authority figures that failed to guide her and the much older man she was performing with, who should have known better, too. just makes me so sad, and like you said, how about all the thousands or millions of non-famous girls dealing with the same pressure- do we care about them, or just the ones in the spot-light? Thanks for the reminders.

    September 3, 2013 at 8:16 am
    • Katie @ Imperfect People says:

      Thans Rebecca
      That sounds like an interesting article. Good point about the older guy performing with her.  Why is no one giving him a hard time?  He is just as responsible. I know it sounds crazy to say “oh poor celebrity” with all your fortune and fame…but it comes with a steep price tag..  Good thing I’m not talented haha!

      September 3, 2013 at 8:21 am
  • erik cornelisse says:

    Wow, that is great insightful writing and all I can say is AMEN. Let’s pray they all realise Who and what they were created for, and indeed as Princess (and Prince) of the King of Kings … loved it, thanks

    September 3, 2013 at 10:33 am
  • simplewithsyd says:

    The fact is that Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost.
    Each one of us was lost eternally. This life is temporal and it is displays like the ones you describe above, that are reminders to the call that we have to pray and to speak the truth in love (to live as Christ followers), so they will hear, and know this Jesus that give true LIFE :)

    He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
    Lest they should see with their eyes,
    Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
    So that I should heal them. John 12:40

    September 3, 2013 at 10:42 am
  • rebmoorewilliams says:
    This is a link to the article I read, if you want to read it.

    September 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm

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