We don’t need anyone else getting on an “I can’t believe Miley Cyrus” soapbox. Especially not me. I’m sure by the time I finished, the soap in that box would be melted. Personally, I think it’s easy to get all eyes, all ears, all lips focused on you when you’re going down the route most of the famous, “scandalous” females of our culture have chosen to go down. Strip what you got, do a few moves, and act like it wasn’t a big deal. Get upset at people for chastising you when you’re just trying to “be yourself”, and do what you “need” to do to make sure all the eyes stay on you for as long as possible. And then eventually…years down the line you die. Because that’s what people do. But at least you got millions of hits on all your YouTube videos. I mean, that’s pretty awesome, right!? Or maybe you were one of the ones who died early from a drug overdose.
Personally my heart is broken – broken for the twisted reality we live in, where right is wrong and wrong is right. Where asking people to live, move, and breath with integrity is frowned upon, and where trusting that people are smart enough to know what’s classy isn’t far-fetched.
No one’s trying to create perfect angel-like robots here…especially not me. But i think we need to get to a point where we’re asking ourselves, “What have we become? How am I part of the problem? And what can I do to turn things around?” And if you don’t think there’s a problem, I’d encourage you to ask others why they think there is.
And if you’re in entertainment, my charge to you is to Do it Like It’s Never Been Done. Don’t go for what’s easiest b/c you’re starved for attention. You’ll eventually hate yourself for what you “had” to do to make people like you. And you’ll slowly lose respect for yourself and others.
Let’s do it like it’s never been done!