I’m sure some will see me as harsh, and even suggest things like “look at it from her perspective” or “she is just a kid” but in all honesty, right now I don’t care. Â Destiny Hope… excuse me… Miley Ray, I think forgot who put her where she is today, and gave her what she has. Â The young teen and tween fans (well really… us, the parents of those fans), the one’s she is now discarding because she “knows who she is” according to her latest write up in Parade Magazine.
â€™ My job first is to entertain and do what I love, and if you donâ€™t like it, then change the channel. Iâ€™m not forcing you to watch me. Iâ€™m not forcing you to talk about me. I would do that pole dance a thousand times again, because it was right for the song and that performance. But, dude, if you think dancing on top of an ice-cream cart with a pole is bad, then go check what 90% of the high schoolers are really up to. Itâ€™s funny. I donâ€™t know if a lot of parents remember what they were like as kids. But Iâ€™m like, â€˜Dude, as if you were an angel!â€™â€
She sighs. â€œIâ€™ve learned I canâ€™t live for what people are going to say. People are so judgmentalâ€”especially parents.
That is right Miley, we are judgemental. We are the ones that decide what concerts our children go to see, and what music they buy, and we decide what they watch because we are concerned parents. Â And, if you don’t like that… then fine, I am taking my child AND my wallet and going home.
Yes, it is true that you are just a kid (despite what you probably think right now, being a rich, snot nosed teen), and of course you are going to make mistakes. Â But, treat the people that spent the Billions of Dollars on you… and make no mistake about this… because Disney packaged you and sold you perfectly, those people are not going to be there after you keep up the “I don’t care about you attitude.”
Now, some of my anger is probably not Miley’s fault really. Â I remember sitting with my little girl, excited that a new episode of Hannah Montana was coming on. Â The songs didn’t make my ears melt (like Jonas does now), the acting wasn’t awful (unlike That’s so Raven) and I actually liked and felt I understood Billy Ray’s caring and worrying about his little girl. Â I was on some level able to connect with the show almost as much as my daughter. Â And having those times together is something I will always cherish.
But time does move on. Â My daughter outgrew the show… I guess. Â Either that or she (like I) realized that the show now stunk and was no longer entertaining. Â Of course, I had Â placed most of the blame on the writer’s strike thinking it took the show out of its rhythm. Â Little did I know, it was thanks to the fact that you had turned into a prima donna that “hated” being a popular actress in a hit television show, because you didn’t like the outfits you had to wear. Â It is called acting. Â Not all your roles (assuming you get any more), are not going to “allow you to be who you are.” Â I had a point.. oh yeah… time moves on, and it was time for the show to say good-bye. Â And I will fondly remember the 1st two seasons, and the time I spent with my daughter watching Hannah Montana. Â For that I say Thank You, and Hannah… you will be missed.
But Miley, you are now the pompous ass people have been saying you are turning into. Â Something I refused to believe originally, when people were comparing some of your indiscretions into the same sort of self-implosion that Â marred Britney Spears. Â I fought and defended you, certain that your parents would be able to help you navigate your way through and avoid the big headed pompous attitude that ruins so many people that get fame too fast and too early. Â But apparently, you know better since your parents “aren’t stoked” about your choices, but you don’t care.
I hope, for your sake I am wrong, but if you are paying attention, you are already starting to fade. Â Disney is going to get whatever last bit of juice they can squeeze out of you with this stint as a “mentor” on American Idol. Â I know you “don’t care” what people think, but you just might want to take a peek at the Entertainment magazines and just find out how much of a joke the general public and entertainment experts think of this idea. Â But Disney might get a quick boost of viewers for Idol like they did with Dancing with the Stars when they milked your fandom multiple times with you, your dad and Cody Linly.
In one of those conversation you have with you dad, you just might want to ask him how fleeting stardom is. Â Without Disney, you would just be the best singer at the Tennesee State Fair, and if you don’t mind you business and fans a bit better, that is where you might be again. Â Good Riddance Miley… not that you care.