Miley Cyrus has had quite a year, hasn’t she? She’s worked so hard to shock us over the past twelve months that I think when the clock strikes 2014 all her limbs are just going to fall off from exhaustion. One of her favorite ways to shock us is by smoking weed or talking about smoking weed or singing about smoking weed and just making sure that at all times we are aware that she smokes weed. So when Joe Jonas released that tell-all essay for New York Magazine earlier this month and said he first smoked weed with Miley and his ex Demi Lovato, nobody was surprised. The only thing anyone was surprised by was the fact that Joe claims they peer pressured him into trying the drugs. The accusation certainly fit in with the whole “woe is me” attitude of the piece, and I didn’t appreciate it.
Neither did Demi, who responded to the comments — as well as Joe’s inconsiderate remarks about her struggles with addiction — in a mature yet decidedly disapproving manner by saying it was a “stupid” move. Now Miley is responding too in a new interview with The New York Times, and she burns Joe harder than that joint she lit up at the EMAs.
If you want to smoke weed, you’re going to smoke weed. There’s nothing that two little girls are going to get you to do that you don’t want to do. I thought maybe he was saying that like it was going to make him look badass.
Do you want to start the slow clap or should I? I’m really glad Miley called Joe out on this, and I think she hit the nail on the head with the “badass” explanation. Joe’s whole essay reeked of trying to shed his purity-ring-wearing image without actually taking any responsibility for his anti-Disney behavior. In order to avoid that gross responsibility thing, he just named names and placed blame. Let’s keep in mind that Joe is three years older than both Demi and Miley. I don’t want to defend drug use or peer pressure, but it was ultimately Joe’s decision, and he doesn’t have the excuse of trying to impress someone older than him.
And that’s pretty much how Miley closes her argument: “We were so young that it’s actually like, ‘How did you get peer pressured by me?’” I gotta give her props here. Miley’s always honest and often displays pretty impressive insight in interviews, even if she does detract from that by doing things like masturbating in a music video.