In case you forgot or haven’t read any of the 8,000 other interviews Miley Cyrus has given in recent months saying the exact same thing, she really, REALLY wants you to know that she was never anything like her Disney character, Hannah Montana. No, that was just a money-making “empire” (her words) and those evil Disney bastards tried to stifle her true essence because they wanted to keep their squeaky clean image. How dare they!
From The Daily Star Sunday:
“I don’t think I’ve ever had to exorcise Hannah because I think people knew I was different from her in real life.
“Most people on Disney act as if they are really like their characters but I never felt the need to do that.
“I never pretended I was as good as what Disney writes.
“They try to make someone not grow up but you can’t do that to real, normal people.”
Miley, who is set to bag her first UK No.1 today, added: “You’d be amazed at the letters Disney get sent.
“They say stuff like ‘I can’t believe she spoke to her dad like that’ or ‘I can’t believe she wore that shirt’.
‘Why does the lead star have boobs?’ Err, because she’s a female. It’s crazy.
“If I’m doing something I’m going to do it right but then once I’m away from it I’ll do it my way.”
I totally agree that girls (and boys) should be allowed to grow up and that TV should reflect reality to a degree (though I live in reality every single day – I watch TV for an escape from that reality and to shut my brain off, not to hold a mirror up to society and get deep about it), but I also think that Miley needs to realise that it was Hannah Montana that earned her enough money to be partaking in all the fuckery she’s up to now. Without that shit, she’d be another millennial with a tumblr account and too much time to Instagram. In other words, no one would care. Or rather, they’d care even less than they do now.
On a side note, I gotta take back anything bad I said about ‘We Can’t Stop’. That song is good, guys.