Miley Cyrus: My Job is to Be a Role Model
Watch out, moms – tweens will use this as an excuse to get you to buy them hot shorts.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Miley Cyrus provides us with a very surprising declaration about her career.
“My job is to be a role model,” Miley said, “and that’s what I want to do, but my job isn’t to be a parent. My job isn’t to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I’m still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That’s just life.”
Excuse us? Miley’s job is to be a role model? Is this the same tween star who sent around photographs of herself in her undies more than once? Who complained about getting a used Porsche for her birthday? Who pole-danced on top of an ice cream cart in hot shorts at the Teen Choice Awards? It may be time for a performance review.
Don’t worry, though, Miley addresses that last little incident.
“People like controversy because that’s what sells,” says the role model. The article’s author describes Miley as saying that “with resignation.” Maybe that writer confused resignation with savvy, because Miley creates controversy like a pro.
We have to wonder why Miley happily accepts and even cultivates her positive role model status while acting like one of the people your parents didn’t want you hanging out with in high school.
What do you think of Miley’s role model status? (Harper’s Bazaar)