Miley Cyrus, ‘twerking’ the world by storm

Miley Cyrus in the October 8, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone

Miley Cyrus in the October 8, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone

The squeaky clean Disney pop star, Hannah Montana has been completely forgotten and the world has now been gushed by the presence of semi-nudist and twerking sensation, Miley Cyrus.

Whether it’s hatred, disgust or love that flows through you whilst watching a Miley Cyrus music video or a crowd shocking performance, she is definitely achieving her goal by transforming from child to adult star. It all started when Miley Cyrus snipped off all her hair and started rocking the pixie cut. It was ranked number one on the “worst celebrity hair” list but that didn’t stop Miley.

Miley Cyrus’ plan is to push the envelope as to what is acceptable in society and what is art when it comes to her music. Even though she’s doing it in the raunchiest way you can imagine, she is by far pushing the proverbial envelope. On the Good Morning America show, Cyrus said: “My whole thing is, haters are gonna hate, but haters are also gonna click on your YouTube video just to watch it, so I don’t really care. You helped me break the record, so I win.””

Her most controversial stunt yet, was at the VMA Awards show when she performed her hit single, “We Can’t Stop” and featured in Robin Thicke’s performance of his single, Blurred Lines. Miley came out on-stage wearing nude coloured underwear made of leather and a foam finger. She “twerked” during most of the performance, which according to the Oxford Dictionary is to “to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.”

No matter how much controversy that VMA’s performance has caused, it has definitely made her the most talked about artist in the world right now, especially amongst other artists. Cher was even quoted saying, “She could have come out naked, and if she’d just rocked the house, I would have said, ‘You go, girl.’ It just wasn’t done well. She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great and one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don’t stick out your tongue if it’s coated.”

The question is: did Miley Cyrus transform from Hannah Montana to girl-gone-wild because of publicity and media attention, or was Miley always a wild child stuck in a Disney pop star façade?

Jody Fortuin

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