Look, I love me a little MileyÂ Cyrus. In the same way that IÂ occasionallyÂ love me a littleÂ Toddlers & Tiaras. I know it’s not good for me, but dammit, it makes me happy. And what I like so much about Miley isÂ thatÂ she’s not playing games with us.Â SheÂ knows her 15 minutes should’ve been up yearsÂ agoÂ and she knows that she’ll have to do whatever it takes if she wants to stay there.
And no, I’m not talking making movies or music or doing any of that stupid stuff that other celebrities do. I’m talking about purposefully making personal choices that she know will get her media attention. Like chopping of all her hair or getting a tattoo or adopting the entire cast of extras fromÂ Beethoven.Â How do I know these are decisions designed to maximize her time in the spotlight? She tweets them all! And considering she has over 11 million followers on Twitter, I think it’s safe to say she’sÂ doingÂ it for the attention. Miley Cyrus excels at getting attention for doing non-attention-getting activities.
Just look at what she just tweetedÂ yesterday! Something about her break-up-not-break-up-but-probably-a-break-up with fiance Liam Hemsworth. It’s almost as if she wants to keep the story going…so you know…she can stay relevant.
So color me shocked in a non-sarcastic way to find out that she retweeted Evan Rachel Wood’s quote about the paparazzi and privacy.
While I believe Evan Rachel WoodÂ – who’s privacy got violated leaving a doctor’s appointment recently –Â has every right to say this, I’m not so sure Miley Cyrus does. Unless she’s much less self-aware than I thought. Miley Cyrus needs the paparazzi and the photos and the attention toÂ survive — they’re all part of her complex photosynthezing process and I think it’s silly for her to pretend otherwise. So Miley, gal pal, stop preaching privacy,Â becauseÂ it’s honestly the last thing that you need.