She Came in Like a Wrecking Ball

Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.

By RILEY CLIFTON
LifeAtStart STAFF WRITER

Celebrities are always under the spotlight, literally and theoretically. Anything they do, the world is there to watch. Recently Miley Cyrus captured our attention quite well.

Miley didn’t just come out of the woodwork, she came from the Disney channel series Hannah Montana — airing from 2006 to 2011. This popular TV series showed Miley as an innocent pre-teen. Years later she produced hit songs “Party in the USA” and “The Climb”. Her songs as Hannah Montana were directed toward a younger audience. Her new hits were for any age. She was trying to convince listeners that she’d grown up and was trying to pursue a more mature music career.Commentary_With_Lines

At 20, Miley released “We Can’t Stop” and shocked everyone. With Hannah Montana in everyone’s heads, the explicit new single was hard to believe. Some loved the idea of the new, free-spirited Miley and others thought it was inappropriate and outrageous. Later, Miley released  “Wrecking Ball” and a music video displaying her scantily clad and sometimes naked swinging on a wrecking ball. Some people did not like Miley presenting herself in that way, but my question is, why just her?

Female artists have been making risqué music videos way before Miley. Madonna released the “Like a Virgin” video in 1984. This might not be as explicit to the eye of 2014, but in the day the Queen of Pop sure was showing some skin. Rihanna released the “Disturbia” video when she was only 21. This video has her writhing around in her lingerie. In 2010 Katy Perry released “California Gurls.” In the video, Katy is laying naked on a cloud of cotton candy.

Celebrities will do anything to keep the public talking. Miley has our mouths running. There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Whether you want to believe it or not, Miley isn’t Hannah anymore. A kid has to grow up.

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