Miley Cyrus: Professional Attention Whore?

Source: entertainment.verizon.com

Source: entertainment.verizon.com

Ah, that infamous VMA performance. Whether you’re five, 90, have cable, don’t own a TV, or have never heard of the VMAs or Hannie Montanie, you have heard of Miley Cyrus’, um, “dance moves,” for lack of a better phrase. Whether you troll her Twitter account or couldn’t give a shiz, you may secretly have an opinion about this 20-year-old trainwreck (or maybe you think she’s a genius?). No matter what your thoughts are, you have them. And from the information I’ve briefly gathered about Miley, my final opinion is that she is a professional attention whore. Joke’s on us! While all the parents of America are writing complaints about what a bad role model Miley is for their young, precious daughters, Miley’s raking in millions of dollars.

Think about it: Miley has been quoted in her timely-aired MTV “documentary” as saying that she knows her hair is ridiculous, her MTV performance is meant to look silly and raunchy, and she is purposely looking like a “giant kid.” While the performance appears to be a young girl having a meltdown, Miley has been calculating her career moves, or, at least, calculating how she can get the most attention and make the most amount of money.

After the VMAs, millions were Tweeting about Miley’s performance, which broke Twitter records for trending. In a tweet where Miley referenced the millions of people talking about her, she made it clear how proud she was of this. For her, all press is good press. She has brilliantly managed to remain in the spotlight for more than 15 minutes by appearing naked…everywhere. In her new music video, and on magazine covers, Miley seems to be a nudist. She also appears to be a twerkaholic. Miley always finds time in her daily routine to twerk for the American people and make sure the evidence is revealed to the public.

Many of us are outraged by her behavior. We may feel disgusted, annoyed, or pray that twerking will die with whoever started the trend. But no matter how much hate Miley gets, all that she hears is, “Cha-Ching, Cha-Ching.” Either she has managed to live happily without any self respect or she has a low self esteem and will have a real-life meltdown in the future, but for now Miley appears to have cracked the entertainment business code. In today’s world, you don’t need talent to be infamous or rich. You need to milk the shock-and-awe attention until your time is up and someone replaces you in the entertainment industry.

If Miley wanted to be respected for her talent, she would be making decisions to do just that. But it’s clear that she’s not after that. Miley is looking for success in the moment, and by that I mean money. She craves attention no matter how negative. It seems that for Miley, no matter what people are saying about you, all that matters is you’re being talked about.

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15 thoughts on “Miley Cyrus: Professional Attention Whore?

  1. All though her career moves may have been calculated I still think
    That overall she is ridiculous. Will she come out on top financially, sure, but she is sacrificing her diginity.

  2. I don’t have an opinion about what she’s doing other than that her method just isn’t very original. I actually like her voice (there’s something about the raspiness and depth of it that just appeals to me) and think some of her songs are pretty cool, but the “being Madonna” thing was already done by Madonna. The reason it worked for Madonna is that she found a unique way to be sexually provocative. Britney Spears tried to copy her, Miley is trying to copy her…it’s just so TIRED. Stop being sequels – be yourself.

    • That’s an interesting point. And I agree with you that she’s copying a lot of what’s already been done. It’d be cool if Miley used her unique voice and sang a more unique style of music.

    • That’s an interesting point, and that letter is well-written. I agree with a lot of it. The decisions Miley is making in her career are in fact her own decisions. No one is sugggesting for her to do these things. She is in charge and is willingly coming up with controversial performance or music video ideas on her own. She knows what she’s doing, but I wonder how she’ll feel about her decisions later on in life.

  3. Of course she’s an attention whore, but let’s be fair: it’s not like she’s going to get rich & famous due to any actual talent. We can only hope that in a decade or so, when she gets her own ‘E! True Hollywood Story” she will realize just how much of a sad joke she is to everyone.

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