Miley Cyrus is at it again. Horrifying her parents, shocking fans, making parents rethink Hannah Montana completely.
Her father, the 90s country heart throb, Billy Ray Cyrus, posted on Twitter once he saw the video, “Sorry guys. I had no idea. Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. I’m so sad. There is much beyond my control right now.”
While the young Cyrus is up to her antics, students and staff at Penn Manor seem to be as disappointed in her as her parents.
“I would never let my daughter look up to her as a role-model anymore,” assistant principal, Eric Howe said.
“Miley Cyrus is supposed to be a role-model for young children,” senior Melissa Martin explained, ” This was a horrible thing for her to be taped doing and I hope she gets in a lot of trouble.”
In the past couple of years, Miley has gone from being the perfect role-model for the younger generation to just the opposite. Since she started growing into an adult, she’s changed dramatically from the icon of wholesomeness as a Disney Channel star that many parents had been happy their children looked up to.
“If I had kids, I would let them look up to Hannah Montana, but Miley Cyrus is a different story,” senior Leah Freeman said, “but then again nobody’s perfect.”
Miley has proven to the population that she is growing up. She’s pole danced during her performance in the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, she sent around pictures of her being scandalous to her, at that time boyfriend Nick Jonas, she took pictures for a magazine with her dad and some where she was only wearing a shear sheet, she gave a lap dance to her director of The Last Song, and now she has the video of her taking hits from a bong.
“I think if you are that famous, you should be more careful about what gets out,” junior Joey Jackson said.
“People like controversy because that’s what sells,” said Cyrus in her interview with Bazaar Magazine about her pole-dancing incident at the Teen Choice Awards.
“My job is to be a role model, and that’s what I want to do, but my job isn’t to be a parent,” said Cyrus during the interview. “My job isn’t to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I’m still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That’s just life.”
Junior Marc Summy has never seen the video, but said, “it will tarnish her reputation she had as Hannah Montana.”
The Disney channel star is definitely not living up to the perfect little girl she portrayed in the show. It remains to be seen how this will affect her career.
By Jordann Stekervetz