• Sun, Jul 11 2010

Hannah Montana Fans Are SO Over Miley

Miley Cyrus has been under some intense media scrutiny over the last few weeks. But what do a bunch of reporters behind computer screens really know about the former Disney star? This weekend, The New York Times appropriately asks about Miley from the point-of-view of her most important constituents: the tweens.

According to this in-depth Miley investigation, Miley’s tween fans from her Hannah Montana Days are “moving on.” The youngsters interviewed for the article are surprisingly mature and grounded in their distaste for the pop star’s recent behavior, which Miley herself identifies in her song, “Can’t Be Tamed.” An 11-year-old fan, who has followed Miley since she was 8, said of the 17-year-old star: “It was weird. I feel like she acts 25. She looks so old. She is too old for herself.”

The overwhelming notion seems to be that Miley’s younger fans had once expected Miley to be similar to her TV persona as Hannah Montana. “I wish she’d be the same as the show,” a 7-year-old told the Times. It’s a common and tricky sentiment: I remember, as a 9-year-old, imagining Lindsay Lohan to be just like the twins she played in The Parent Trap. And well, we all know how that turned out.

Most importantly, youngin’s (and heck, all of us) are clearly in need of a new teen star to worship (no thanks, Justin Bieber). Who do you think is a good teen role model? Weigh in down in the comments!

(Photo via Wenn)

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  • Erin Carlson

    I think Dakota Fanning’s a pretty great role model: She picks good roles (see: Twilight, The Runaways) and was able to transition effortlessly from her child-star days into more mature parts fitting for her age. She also goes to high school and is the head cheerleader! What’s more normal than that?

    • kate

      she made out with kristen stewart in the runaways… thats not a teen role model.

    • bree

      yes but she made out with her in a movie which scripted for it, not on stage in real life. there is a large difference. kids wouldn’t watch the runaways anyways. i think dakota fanning is a good role model. so is selena gomez.

    • tete

      i agree,,,i dont like miley cyrus. and dakota and selena are much better than her. have you heared the lyrics to “cant be tamed” seriously-girl has issues and she has tattos when she isnt even 18 yet…

  • hello

    I think Selena Gomez is a good role model!!!

  • Lauren

    I agree with whoever said Selena Gomez would make a good role model. I think she’s a beautiful, well-adjusted teenager who doesn’t try to act older than she is. She seems sweet and as though she genuinely cares about her fans.

  • pizza

    Selena Gomez definite

  • Alexis

    Miley Cyrus is doing what she wants. People should get over it. Parents should step in their childs’ lives and tell them Miley Cyrus isn’t Hannah Montana anymore.

    • catland

      i agree with you miley cyrus sucks.

  • hellogoodmorning

    keke palmer. raven symone was a good role model. demi lovato. the jonas brothers.