Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) is Mean

This video shows Miley Cyrus and her friend mocking Selena Gomez.  It is a good example of cyberbullying and is more evidence that Miley Cyrus has lost her opportunity to be a hero to the millions of kids that fanatically follow her.

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15 Responses to Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) is Mean

  1. Steve Kessel July 26, 2008 at 9:51 am #

    When you are a celebrity, you get so much. Money, fame, etc. What most celebrities forget or choose to ignore is the fact that with all that wealth and fame, there is a flip side.

    You have to give up some of your privacy, and most importantly you have to act like someone is watching…because someone is always watching.

    Miley Cyrus being just 15 raises a “well, she’s so young, she doesn’t know better” statement. I still don’t think that’s an excuse. She knows how many fans she has, she knows what happens when she screws up and she knows that something like the video above would reach the millions of fans she has.

    Hopefully her fans won’t follow her way.

  2. Steve Kessel July 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    I just got back from the store and I found a TV guide on the shelves before checking out and it had Miley Cyrus on the cover saying something along the lines of this:

    “Miley might have made mistakes in the past, but she is working hard to be a role model.”

    I know I’m paraphrasing, but it still struck me as something I should bring up.

  3. Matt Langdon July 26, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    From what I understand she specifically posted this mocking video on YouTube. That is a choice to speak to millions of people.

  4. Rebecca July 30, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    O.K. First off this is kids having fun your kids if you have any, have done far worse. I’m positive. You are making a huge deal out of nothing honestly come on it’s not going to kill anyone. If selena can’t take a little heat it is her own fault. No, she didn’t ask for it????? Or did she? There is a conflict going on between these two and that’s not going to stop. Now before you try to destroy miley’s career just think it was selenas crew that’s digging dirt which is DESPERATE and PATHETIC. The only comment you have is from a 42 year old guy who shouldn’t be watching Hannah Montanna! Making parodies is White and Nerdy became famous but no one was pissed off about that! They could be doing worse things and personally I don’t think it’s fair to only attack miley when it takes two to tango!

  5. Matt Langdon July 30, 2008 at 11:58 am #

    Rebecca, the fact is she was cyber bullying. That is a huge problem for kids (and adults) throughout the world and Miley Cyrus is giving approval to those kids doing the bullying.

  6. Kit July 31, 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    Rebecca what is your justification for this kind of behavior, I am just curious? The attitude that ‘it’s not going to kill anyone’ is deplorable, it’s that kind of laissez faire attitude which causes many problems. As said before, she of all people should be keeping a stringent check of her behavior, she is a role model and she gets paid a lot, so to expect her to behave like a good role model is not asking a whole lot…..

    Shia Lebeouf the upcoming star from transformers and a host of other movies just got a DUI, I was actually very saddened by this, as I thought he might a good all round guy who would not make dumb decisions, this certainly could have resulted in more than a ticket, should we just say well he’s in his 20s he a made a poor choice or should he be called out more overtly and his character attacked? In this case it could have quite easily killed someone….Young celebrities have a duty to behave in a positive manner all the time, that is the ‘cost’ of their fame, millions of people look up to them. Sports is another area where behavior is terrible and is not reprimanded and again they have a host of young fans, sports authorities should start to include a ‘good behavior’ clause or something along those lines for all teams and players should be heavily punished for violating them. If they did do this and actively enforced it , I guarantee you would see a massive change in the games being played and team behavior, but sadly egos and money always get in the way…

  7. Matt Langdon July 31, 2008 at 3:52 pm #

    It reminds me of the noblesse oblige from the middle ages. The nobles had an obligation to the people. It was part of their duty. Obviously many didn’t perform it, but it was clearly understood to be an expectation. The same goes for the famous of our times. They should feel an obligation as role models, but many clearly don’t.

  8. steven July 31, 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    I was listening to the radio the other day, and the program interviewed Miley Cyrus about the video. On the interview, she stated that she and the other girl were “just having fun” as well as at the end of the video said to go to the myspace or whatever page for the girls they were mocking. I am by no ways trying to defend her decision to make/post this video. I do however see both sides of the argument. On one hand there is the “kids being kids” as Rebecca stated, but at the same time, with Miley Cyrus gaining fame so fast along with the MILLIONS of children who look up to her, I feel this is no where near what she should be doing/teaching children. In my opinion, this is two major SNAFUs in a short amount of time for someone of her statue (age, and what she is known for) to be involved in.

  9. Steve Kessel August 1, 2008 at 9:24 pm #

    You cannot use the “kids being kids” argument here. You shouldn’t use it period when there’s bullying involved. That kind of reasoning only works when kids are doing something silly such as pretending to walk the high wire on a raised piece of concrete or making a mess from an art project.

    I work at a day camp and obviously, there is a good handful of bullying that occurs. I had a group of girls whispering about another girl in my group. What they said obviously wasn’t the worst thing in the world to them, but this girl that they were talking about was devastated because she thought they were saying the absolute worse.

    One could shrug that off and say “it’s just kids being kids” and totally ignore that girl in the process, but you shouldn’t.

    Miley Cyrus is on a much bigger scale. It’s not just six girls in a tiny camp where only twenty or thirty other girls might hear or see the bullying…YouTube is a place where millions of Miley’s fans can watch her…and learn from her.

    A celebrity has to take into account the people they affect. That’s part of being a celebrity. And she needs to know that…and if she doesn’t, someone needs to help her.

    If the small problems are just shrugged off, much larger and harder to handle problems will creep in and it’ll be far to late to change.

  10. julia August 18, 2008 at 9:20 pm #

    hannah montana stinks shes not good for kids. This video showed me shes not nice shes a jerk.

  11. Anonymous August 22, 2008 at 5:31 am #

    Hey,julia how dare said that to the major popstar! You should respect her so much. If you still don’t want to respect her i’ll say this you:- your mean like an evil queen if you hate her just live her alone.! Miley don’t listen to the people that said bad things about you just be patient.And by the way you still have million/trillion fans out there promise you’ll be patient if you cant stand it anymore you just go out there and make some noise!
    -dayanna-

  12. Jessica September 6, 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    Rebecca-Kids are generally not that bad. I know that because I am one. Overgeneralizing=major criticism.

    If someone robbed your house it wouldn’t kill anyone either, would it?

    Weird Al Yankovic ASKS before he parodies, and he doesn’t insult anyone in any way, so of course nobody’s going to hate him for that.

    Dayanna-What the hell, she’s a sellout and doesn’t even respect her FANS, so why should her haters respect her?

    And also, I never thought of it as cyberbullying -headdesk-, but it is and Miley really should know better.

  13. Matt Langdon September 6, 2008 at 7:23 pm #

    Thanks for your comment Jessica. It’s good to see a self-proclaimed kid “getting it”.

  14. e papieros March 27, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    Interesting article i totally agree with the other comments. Keep writing

  15. Holy Cow June 18, 2010 at 9:20 pm #

    WOW!

    Couple short points….

    1. 42 year olds should not be watching hannah montana or posting on sites about hannah montana.

    2. She should not have done it.

    3. There is no reason to post hateful comments or to “bully” her behind her back by leaving crappy comments or trying to trash her reputation. If you want something uncalled for… I would show you this site. This is “mean.”

    4. Do something constructive, write her letters. Show them how you feel about it, BUT only if you think you can tolerate her if she changes. If you already have your mind made up about her then stop talking about her. It will save you headaches from talking about someone you don’t like and you can treat others the way you want to be treated.

    If you messed up, you wouldn’t want people rubbing it in your face.
    I understand that she was not apologetic so she may not think she messed up… but having people hound you about something is not what you would want for yourself or for your loved ones.

    5. Read a book. Go outside. Get off of Hate-Forums.

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