Please Keep Miley Cyrus Clean
I recently gave in and allowed my kindergardener to watch Hannah Montana. It was a tough decision. My kindergardener is emulated by her younger siblings so I like to keep her innocent as long as possible without affecting her socially. I was pleasantly surprised by the show's message and content. Her songs, which are often about boy crushes, are much racier. I felt pretty good about letting Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus into our house.
But now Miley Cyrus is trying to grow up. She reportedly will be featured, posing topless, barely covered by a white sheet, in the June edition of Vanity Fair. It's a stunning black and white artsy shot, taken by Annie Leibovitz. However, it is sexual (she's partly nude!) and nothing I would want my 6 year old to see or try to copy.
I can't imagine the pressure Miley Cyrus is under: growing up with so much fame and money can't be easy. But she's become the richest kid in America because of her young fans. She (or her parents or Disney) have an obligation to keep her clean until her popularity with that age group wanes. Keep her under lock and key, do what you need to do, but don't let her become the next Britney Spears. At least not while my kids think she's the greatest thing in the world.
Original NJ Mom's Blog post. Vanessa also posts on her blog at http://www.chefdruck.blogspot.com.