Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Miley of it All

Second blog-yay! Thank you to all who read my first one and shared/commented/emailed me about it. Combining my love of writing and pop culture nonsense is a dream come true so thank you to those who read this and encourage the madness! =) For blog #2 I though we could discuss good ol' Miley Cyrus. She's another polarizing figure in pop culture and who is taking up my valuable magazine space. As the writer of this here blog, it is my duty to be honest and speak my truth on all things blogged, however embarrassing they may be. Since confession is good for the soul, here it is: I have to admit that I enjoy her music. When driving in my car I may or may not blast "Wrecking Ball" and belt it out like the Mariah Carey I think I am. (May or may not. What happens in the Hyundai stays in the Hyundai!). In my defense, she has catchy hooks, decent lyrics and a voice that doesn't induce nausea. So for today's standard of music, that's not too shabby. People are outraged by her behavior and I have to wonder why. When I was growing up we had Madonna. THE Madonna. The inventor of pushing the envelope. THE Madonna who would gyrate on crosses, publish "art" books that was basically just expensive porn and would kiss girls (before Katy wrote a song about it and made it trendy). That was SHOCKING to our parents but we as children ate it up with a spoon. I can remember walking around singing the lyrics to "Like a Virgin" even though I had no clue what a virgin was. Basically Miley ain't re-inventing the wheel here. I honestly don't get the revulsion people of my age group are showing for her, and I feel it's kind of unwaranted and hypocritical. Those who are expressing the outrage are those who also sang Madonna lyrics and wore the white lace with the big cross to copy her. Do I like Miley desicrating what was once a wholesome foam finger? Of course not. But is it worse than anything Madonna did in the past? In my opinion, no. Miley and her team are smart. They got people talking about her and those who are so outraged by her performances are just fueling her for more envelope-pushing antics. She's keeping herself relevant by doing outlandish things and those who protest and get all up in arms are basically encouraging her to go further. She's young, ambitious and has a real talent for pissing people off-she will be around for a long time, like it or not. I would like to hear from those who feel like I do and from those who don't. Please feel free to comment/share/and like on Facebook. Thank you again and hope to hear from you! Pop Culture Kelly

6 comments:

  1. "Once wholesome foam finger" bahahahahahahaha! Oh Kelly you crack me up! I like wrecking ball too. The only problem I see with her is the fact that my daughter LOVED Hannah Montana and so she likes Miley and I don't particularly want my 10 yo watching her hump things. lol.

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  2. Lol my Donde I do understand. She was so cute as Hannah Montana! Ya I don't want my niece emulating her either but I think this shock value thing has been around for a long time. Not that I agree with it but the more soccer moms faint and clutch their pearls, the more it feeds into it ya know? And besides, we turned out fine right? Right????? Hahaha

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  3. Ok so first, I enjoy some of Hannah Cyrus...er, Miley Montana, or whatever I do like some if her music, my issue is now that she's legal, she looks like a 13 year old boy.

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  4. Hahaha awwe Kev yes, yes she does. Miley Montana! Lol

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  5. Um yeah...what Denise said!!! I do jam out to wrecking ball, but I sure as hell hope Ellise doesn't look up to her ever!

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  6. Oh sweetie. ..she will. Lol. Most kids flock to this stuff. But I'll hang out with Ellise more so she'll loom up to me. Then all your problems will be solved! Hahaha

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