Miley has quite comfortably made herself the most talked about person in the world and should be shown respect, says the Sunday People's Katie Hind
Here we go again, Miley Cyrus has shocked us. The nation is up in arms because she pretends to put her mouth around an enormous plastic penis. She pretends to perform a sex act on a blow up doll with male genitalia.
We’re all carrying on like she’s committed a string of murders.
I, though, am very proud. Not for many years have we seen a stronger image of a self-assured, confident young woman. A young woman who is showing men just what it’s like to be viewed as a plastic object.
Unsurprisingly, it’s the blokes who are most shocked here. I mean, how very dare young Miley get up on stage and cavort with a blow up doll? Men have been taking them on stag do's for years, have you heard any complaints? Er, nope. It’s alright for them to objectify women in that fashion, isn’t it?
Far from being a dreadful human being, the 21-year-old singer is in fact breaking into what has always been a male dominated world. She’s empowering women of all ages. And she’s loving every minute of it.
In the early hours of this morning, a packed out G-A-Y nightclub went crazy for her, they paid their money to get in and they were entertained. Miley, it seems, enjoyed herself too.
So why the uproar?
I shall tell you precisely why... because she’s asserting power. Yes, little 21-year-old, five feet tall Miley - the girl known for so many years as a timid little Disney character - has grown up.
Rather than be the victim of sexism (Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines video, anyone?), just because she isn’t a “busty blonde” who is desperate to be the next Katie Price by posing for mens’ magazines, we’ve all got a problem with her, right? Just because she’s not letting a man use her for his own pleasure, we’re all up in arms. Yawn.
Can we give this young woman some respect, please? It takes someone very stupid to think that she is not orchestrating this herself. Of course she is.
She knows precisely what she’s doing. She’s got a lovely singing voice but where’s that going to get her?
Miley is very, very intelligent woman of the world. She has grown up in the showbusiness industry, she is choosing to do these things - because she WANTS to. There is nobody making her. She well and truly calls the shots.
At the young age of 21, Miley has quite comfortably made herself the most talked about person in the world. She’s sold millions of records and packed out music venues around the globe. Not a bad place to be, in my view.
And as for the parents who are jumping on their high horses, telling us what a bad role model she is. Here’s something: Don’t take your kids to see her then.
If, by now, said mummies and daddies don’t know what will happen on those stages, then that’s their problem, not Miley’s. Hannah Montana is frankly, a thing of the past, whether those adults with worryingly short-sighted views like it or not.
To use that utterly dreadful cringe-worthy saying: You go girl. Your critics, well, they’re just very jealous. Very jealous indeed.