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.
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.