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Latest Miley Cyrus photo: Hanoi Montana

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I wish I had come up with that moniker, but TMZ did.

  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    The Miley Cyrus Whoring and Drugging Slow-Motion Meltdown is going to be entertaining to watch.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    So she's posed for suggestive photos at the request of the most famous photographer in the world and did the "Chinese-Japanese face" I'm guessing she'll be in porn by March...

    Not saying it won't happen, but she's a long way from becoming the next Britney.
  4. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Absolutely. And Britney was a long way from being Britney until she basically snapped.

    This whole Virginal Princess of Teeny-bopper Nation is a heavy crown to wear, and the cadre of pimps surrounding these poor girls who are desperate to bleed them for every last dollar are totally soulless. I'd have a meltdown too if 90 percent of my life was touring and promoting and shooting a TV show.

    The Leibovitz photos are a non-story, other than the weirdness of putting a 15-year-old with giant buck teeth on the cover of Vanity Fair and pretending it's anything other than some creepy Lolita fantasy. And Cyrus is just as likely to snap someday had they never happened.

    The Little Girls in Pretty Boxes drama is a weird one for our society. Perhaps entertaining is a poor choice of words on my part. What's entertaining is that we're supposed to get worked up about a 16-year-old making slanty eyes, as if she should know better because her dad put her in a tutu when she was six and threw her in front of an audience.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If you believe the Rolling Stone cover story from about a year ago, it sounds like Britney was a train wreck the whole time, but they covered it up pretty well.

    Cyrus could be the same way. Hell, she's dating a 20-year-old.

    Sometimes I get the sense that working for Team Rodent turns these kids into trainwrecks.
  6. Nice thread title, Simon.
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Cyrus and Michael Phelps actually aren't that different, now that I think about it. The people who benefit financially from their success (Disney, Octagon, NBC) have done them a gigantic disservice by pushing them as this all-American ideal, an odd blend of virtue, hard-work, patriotism and youth. And the two of them are basically just emotionally stunted children who can't live up to that ridiculous fantasy, as if anyone could.

    Let them be regular people, maybe don't make quite as much money, and save on the back end in legal bills and therapy bills. Tiger Woods is about the only guy who has ever been able to play the perfect corporate drone without coming unglued, and yet every management team thinks it's the right move to shamelessly push this bland, corporate, controversy-free fantasy. They don't really have the foresight to think long-term because by the time Cyrus gets caught posing nude and Phelps is snapped snorting lines off Lindsey Lohan's ass, there will be another teen sensation to pimp.

    And this one will be so perfect and such a reflection of the American dream!
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Agree completely, I'll give a 16-year-old the benefit of the doubt over a 23-year-old. She did something stupid, not illegal, even if on a scale of 1-10, what Phelps did barely registers.

    Both should know better though.
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    See, but isn't that a little unrealistic? They should know better because ... why? Both of them were famous at 15. Neither has lived any kind of normal life. Each was essentially steered into a situation where they had a real adult job as a teenager. It doens't surprise me at all that Phelps and Cyrus might have some kind of public crack up because emotionally they've sort of been living in a dark cave for the last five years.

    We should probably know better than to expect something unrealistic from them.

    He's a swimmer. She's a singer/entertainer. Neither of them seems particularly bright.

    99.9 percent of us won't even post on SportsJournalists.com under our real names because we fear the reprecussions of what we write. And the most famous person on this board isn't even 1/100th as famous as either of those two. I can't imagine what kind of stupid trouble I'd have gotten into at 15, 19, 23, or 33 if I had an army of citizen paparazzi watching ever move I made.

    It's kind of the perfect storm of failed expectations.

    1. Someone is famous at a young age.
    2. That someone is not super bright.
    3. That someone is marketed as something they are not.
    4. Unrealistic expectations are established.
    5. The not-that-bright someone is under considerable pressure to be perfect.
    6. Way too much money is involved and people make decisions without the person's real interests at heart.
    7. Because the person tries hard to act perfect to maintain that fantasy, and because we desire perfection right up until we begin to resent it, there is a considerable amount of schadenfreude when the person fails.
    8. Technology has made it such that there are very few private moments anymore.

    Put all those things together, shake it up, and you've got Phelps and Cyrus.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Can't argue with any of that.
  11. looks like one of the kids in the photo is asian

    if he's her friend and they were busting on him, it's not quite the same as if they were all sitting there mocking asian people
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Big difference.

    I hadn't noticed that.
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