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!
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