Wednesday, February 9, 2011
"I'm having a little bit of a trip right now." - Miley Cyrus
Who could forget the infamous video circulating the internet of teen pop star Miley Cyrus taking bong hits of saliva? I sure didn't. This celebrity, looked up to by hundreds of thousands of little wannabe popstars and tween girls, embarassed herself at some trashy LA party by letting herself get recorded by someone she thought to be her "friend" while she used salvia (thanks to whoever corrected my spelling - bad spellcheck, wasnt paying attention) - a perfectly legal substance that makes you hallucinate and other crazy stuff.
She says she's sorry, but also tells Us Weekly that her parents approaching divorce has made life hard for her. That's great and all Miley, but I know plenty of people who are having family issues too. They don't automatically resort to using drugs or alcohol. When you are a celebrity, you cannot just think about yourself, sadly. You have an image to uphold, and when the people who look up to you are very impressionable children, products of today's media culture, it would behoove you to take a step back and say, "Woah, what will this do to my image?" Besides, at the end of the day, it's the parents of those kids who are buying your music for their loved ones. And if they find out that you are taking hits from a bong - even though it is legal - they will fear that it will give their kids the impression that doing this - especially for coping reasons - is perfectly right and normal.
Photo courtesy: google images
Origional Story read on rolling stone and Us magazine