In new TMZ photos of Miley Cyrus walking around LA yesterday, those ‘mysterious’ marks on her arm seem to have returned. I say ‘returned’ because she had previously caused controversy back in April when similar marks were spotted on her arm. Some people were sure she was cutting herself, but Miley responded to the rumors by insisting that she doesn’t self-mutilate. However, she also didn’t say what the marks were from, and hasn’t addressed the problem since they’ve been sighted again.
So I’m not a doctor, or an ‘insider’ on Miley’s life, or anyone important, but let me say this: I think those marks are from cutting. I’ve seen those types of marks before, and they’re not from your cat, and they’re not from getting scratched up from nettles while you were hiking, and we’re not idiots. They’re clean slices on the inside of her forearm, which isn’t a place that’s typically scratched up unless the rest of you is. Also they miraculously disappear and reappear, which suggests to me an ongoing problem. Again, I don’t have any insider info here, but even if Miley isn’t cutting, she’s giving the impression that she is (the second thing that comes up when you type in ‘Does Miley Cyrus…” on Google is “Does Miley Cyrus cut herself”, right after “Does Miley Cyrus smoke”) and that’s damaging and irresponsible to her fans.
After all, look at Miley’s life. Cutting yourself is obviously never a solution to anything, but I worry that fans look at Miley’s incredible life and think, “If she has a reason to cut, I definitely do.” Think of what you’re implicitly telling your fans — even though I’m engaged to marry Liam Hemsworth, one of the hottest guys in the world, and get paid to do what I love, and have a banging body that every blogger is jealous of, and am rich and famous with adorable dogs…my life sucks and I hate it. You can’t be putting out those vibes, it’s not fair to your fans. You’re famous and you have to set an example for other girls. It’s totally unfair, but it’s definitely true.
You’re nineteen years old and engaged, Miley, it’s time to be an adult and face how utterly awesome your life is.