Justin Bieber lately you get a temporary pass from me buddy… at least until the Miley Cyrus phenomenon, machine or whatever it is ends. I’m hoping it ends soon, for all of our sakes. My new favorite person to scrutinize for irresponsible actions is Billy Ray’s daughter, and rightfully so. Basically, all the criticism and jeering is justified. Miley Cyrus is going through a ‘shock’ phase to get attention and the saddest part is that it is working and that is sad. I understand she needs attention to give her a decent stab at a comeback, particularly after Can’t Be Tamed was pretty tame in sales from start to finish, but still, she’s taken it to a new level.
Sex always garners attention, so Cyrus has decided to sex up her image. Fine, seems the natural course of action for any teen star… good or bad. Add some hip-hop culture to the mix and now Miley has ‘swag’ (“We Can’t Stop”). Perform given breakout single at VMAs, wear provocative clothing, scar children’s minds for ever by destroying the sanctity of the teddy bear, spank someone’s butt, strip, twerk on Robin Thicke and change the purpose of a foam finger forever…Hmm…Okay… Then throw in tears, a wrecking ball, a sledgehammer, nudity, and plenty of tongue action, and you have a number one single (“Wrecking Ball”). Well, the song’s good at least.
Now Miley has taken a page out of Green Day’s book at the I Heart Radio Music Festival by making it more buzz worthy on internet traffic than it would’ve been. Congratulations, maybe? I dunno. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong had a breakdown on the 2012 festival that led to a stint at rehab and certainly didn’t help propel sales of the band’s trio of albums released in the fall of the same year (they basically bombed). At the 2013 edition, it was Miley’s outrageous outfit that drew attention, though certainly didn’t have quite the disturbing effect that Billie Joe’s um issues. Still, the outfit seems so unnecessary. Why does Miley have to go so, um, trashy? That’s the aspect of the new Miley I just can’t wrap my brain around.
I mean, Miley has a song I actually like in “Wrecking Ball” and I didn’t mind “We Can’t Stop” that much (could’ve done without all the processing and that “molly” lyric). So why can’t Cyrus’s endeavors be about the music and promoting it in a more refined manner? Why does everything have to become sexual innuendo? What makes it worse is that it’s clumsy and awkward at that. I mean there’s nothing wrong with a little naughtiness, but Cyrus’s ‘means’ to achieve a successful album and reinvigorate career seem a bit irresponsible to me. Maybe it’s just hunger for stardom or renewed stardom, but still, the shock value is offensive, at least in my opinion.
- Miley Cyrus Twerks, Puts on First Live Performance of “Wrecking Ball” (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Miley Cyrus performs at IHeartRadio music festival (thenewstribune.com)
- Miley Cyrus Performs at IHeartRadio Music Festival (abcnews.go.com)
- Miley Cyrus Wears Pasties for iHeartRadio Music Festival Performance (finejoeyoung.wordpress.com)
- Miley Cyrus poses with the Kardashians at iHeartRadio music festival (nydailynews.com)
- Miley Cyrus performs at IHeartRadio music festival (miamiherald.com)
- Miley Cyrus Breaks Down Crying During Post-Split “Wrecking Ball” Performance (finejoeyoung.wordpress.com)
- Miley Cyrus twerks yet again at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas (myfacehunter.com)
- Miley Cyrus Live iHeart Radio Music Festival (coreygman.wordpress.com)
- Miley Cyrus Flaunts Body at iHeart Radio Music Festival Village! (justjared.com)
I really should be tired of writing about him, but when your life is as crazy, yet colorful as Justin Bieber’s, well there is never any shortage for us pop culture loving bloggers to scrutinize. Face it, Justin Bieber is nothing short of a hot mess. No I don’t care if I get any random twitter mentions with nasty rebuttals because I speak the truth – all trill here baby! I repeat, JUSTIN BIEBER IS A HOT MESS! If you think he’s a hottie not guilty of anything, then read no further than this. Just saying!
Yes, there are plenty of young girls who think Bieber going shirtless showing off his array of ink is the ‘second coming’ and ultimately think he’s the coolest thing since… well ever. But us mature folks know better and are pretty doggone sick of this 19-year old’s clearly immature and irresponsible antics. Maybe Bieber is trying to ‘flex’ his teenage muscles and act grown, but Bieber’s idea of being grown is completely out of order.
The latest fiasco of bad behavior? Bieber apparently brought home two older ladies from the club and according to NY Daily News, he apparently used a flashlight to pick his women of choice in the club. Of course, nothing with Bieber is without drama anymore as we’ve all found out too often. And nope, the flashlight wasn’t even the drama I was referencing! Bieber gets into a verbal argument with another guy (you remember that one incident where Justin Bieber threatened the paparazzi with those colorful f-bombs?), who ends up with bruised ribs and a black eye after JB’s entourage beats him. The end. Oh and you know what a part of the argument… a bow tie! Like Bieber’s contemporary Conor Maynard said on “Girls Can’t Say No”, “Houston, I think we’ve got a problem”.
What will it take to bring Justin Bieber back to earth? What will it take to make him a compassionate human being as opposed to nothing short of the brattiest of brats? Where is this need to act so foolishly and tarnish his reputation coming from? I personally could care less whether he tarnishes his reputation or not (call me a cruel heartless son of a gun), but I do think he’s going to regret if he messes up a grand opportunity. Justin Bieber is not the ‘end all be all’ of pop music… he’s not bigger than the trends, no matter how many albums he’s sold or how many tween girls thinks his abs are da bomb.
The peak of one’s fame, particularly in this age only lasts a season. If Bieber continues going in the adverse direction that he is currently, his season may just barely make it to his 20th birthday. Justin, please put a shirt on, pull up your pants, and get it together! Better yet, do all those things I just prescribed and sit down somewhere!!! SMH!!!
- Justin Bieber club brawl caught on tape (myfox8.com)
- Justin Bieber Triggers Club Fight After Girl Hits On Him – Report (hollywoodlife.com)
- How One Little White Bow Tie Prompted Justin Bieber’s NY Brawl (contactmusic.com)