Miley Cyrus and Exchanging Virgin Icons for Sex Icons

The way she was: Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana during her Best of Both Worlds Tour in 2008. Photo: Mike Schmid via Flickr (CC-SA 2.0).

What! Another formerly wholesome teen celebrity strips on television? Yes, Miley Cyrus’s nasty performance on Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards show was outrageous, an example of cultural decay and decadence, etc. But it’s not new.Neither are the indignant replies we’ve been hearing from some.Christian pastor Trevin Wax’s popular blog reaction invokes one image Christians often reference (it was even in the film Courageous): a sweet little girl twirling like a princess. Wax is thoughtful an … [Read more...]

Four Things Miley’s Twerking Tells Us

Reaction shots of Miley's performance.

Last night, Miley Cyrus performed with Robin Thicke at MTV's annual Video Music Awards, and everyone is abuzz over how provocative the performance was. (Earlier, Cyrus had said that she hoped to top Britney Spears and Madonna's infamous make-out session at the 2003 VMAs.) Overly sexualized performances are not a new concept and are certainly no stranger to the VMAs. Much like Spears and Madonna before her, Cyrus is now memorable because of the spectacle she caused. People will remember this p … [Read more...]


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