Lovely readers, you may notice that I tend to avoid political and controversial topics here on my bloggity. Not because I don't have opinions, but because I just don't think this is the place for that. This is a quiet little nook where we share precious moments of quiet and calm.
Then I heard about Mileygate this morning. I can't help it. I must chime in.
Celebrity. . . um. . . analyst? monger? Perez Hilton posted an up the skirt shot of a un-pantied Miss Miley getting out of a car and flashing her girly bits. So what, right? I mean we've seen Paris Hilton's naughty parts and Britney Spears' C-section scar. What's the big stinky deal? Well, Miley is seventeen, so technically this legally falls under the heading of "child pornography." Whoops. Perez is being lambasted all over the press, losing sponsors and generally being called a nasty doodoo head.
Here's my take:
1. I don't care for Perez Hilton. I enjoy satire, poking fun at celebrity nonsense and all of that, but I just don't find him very smart or witty. That's my personal taste. Not my kind of thing.
2. I don't care for Miley Cyrus much either. I do kinda feel for the kid because she's been an "industry" since birth pretty much, like the Olsen twins, and her life must just be utterly strange. Plus, she says some of the silliest stuff. Not my kind of thing either.
3. In the past couple of years, Miley has attempted to become more of a "sexualized adult figure," to steer her career away from kids and tweens to grown ups. I'm not sure if this is going to work for her, but, from a business standpoint, I can understand it. However, this means that her own created public persona is no longer that of a child star. She's portraying herself as a sexualized young adult. This kind of discounts raging charges of child pornography. And why was she not either (a) wearing undies, or (b) taught how to exit a car so that her unmentionables are not flashed in front of cameras that she knows will be there?
4. Despite that, she is indeed seventeen, and, in my own provencial way, I find this extremely distasteful. Maybe not criminal, but certainly not cool either.
Thoughts? Feelings? Opinions?
Oh, and BP is really torquing me off too, by the way. But we won't get into all of that. We are just "the small people," doncha know. . .