Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Miley Cyrus: The Queen of ... nothing
Tween sensation Miley Cyrus, who is reportedly training for street fighting for her non-Hannah Montana double agent role in her new movie "Undercover," recently took some time to comment on the internet phenomenon that is Rebecca Black.
"You shouldn't just be able to put a song on YouTube and go on tour," Cyrus said in an interview with The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
Black came to fame following the release of her music video "Friday," which has garnered more than 66 million views since its debut a month ago.
One must wonder if the starlet is envious of the 13-year-old pseudo-singer's insta-success, given her recent turmoils as of late. Cyrus' last album, Can't Be Tamed, has sold a meager 302,000 copies since its debut last summer. Her most recent venture, the 2010 film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel "The Last Song," was largely panned by critics.
But Cyrus' comments didn't stop there. The flop-friendly singer also took the opportunity to voice her unwanted thoughts on social networking.
"I do not tweet, I do not social network, I try to stay out of it," she said. "I complain enough about people knowing too much about my private life, so to go out there and exploit myself would be silly and hypocritical."
You know what's also hypocritical? Publicly criticizing a talentless tween star for rising to fame simply because she's - you guessed it - a talentless tween star.
And in regards to Cyrus' social networking dig, many have decided to use Twitter and Facebook for the same counter-intuitive reason that she mentioned: to maintain their privacy.
Social networks may appear invasive on the surface, but at their core they allow for a level of control and clarity over information that has never before existed. Perhaps if you had Twitter to explain your eyebrow-raising actions, Ms. Cyrus, you wouldn't have some of these problems. (Though let's be real here - who actually cares enough to invade her privacy these days anyway?)
If Stone Age-representative Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has the sense to create a Twitter account, you should too.