Monday, October 21, 2013

Media Moment 2: Miley Cyrus

We have discussed Miley Cyrus a few times in class when discussing women and the media but this particular photo of her stuck out to me. In an obvious attempt to shy away from her Disney persona, Miley Cyrus has redefined herself as a highly sexualized musician. As a result, she has been heavily criticized but at the same time has become quite popularized. Whether it be in photographs, music videos, or even at award shows, Miley Cyrus has now become synonymous with twerking and nudity and infamous for sticking out her tongue. Her new persona has made her millions but at the same time has cost her any chance of being taken seriously as an artist as well as any chance of accurately representing young women her age and being a role model for her young Disney fans.

1 comment:

  1. I think everyone should watch MTV's documentary Miley: The Movement, it really gives you a sense of why she is doing what she's doing. She's not crazy, she's actually very well-spoken and creative. And, contrary to what most people think, she actually cares about the quality of her music and has a very powerful voice.