Unless you have not turned on your TV or computer in the past day, you probably have heard that Miley Cyrus (formerly & forever Hannah Montana) did some pretty raunchy things at an MTV awards show the other night. My guess is that you have heard. And I am sure you have read a blog or article about what happened. Everyone seems to be weighing in on this episode. They are everywhere. Christian and Non-Christian. I logged onto Facebook and was shocked to see just about every other article in my newsfeed was advice on what to do about this situation. What do we say to our daughters? What is this saying about our culture? How should we respond? I have read several of them and am posting three of them that do a good job of articulating the state of our culture and how we can respond. You should note, the first one is from a Non-Christian source who had a problem with what Miley did on stage. Maybe that tells us something.
"Today the country is infuriated that a pop star, who made a hit song about being a vulgar, drug addled floozy, had the audacity to go on stage and act like a vulgar, drug addled floozy while performing the song about being a vulgar, drug addled floozy."
I Weep for Miley by Trevin Wax
"Picking up a sub sandwich today, I saw a news report on CNN about Miley Cyrus' performance at last night's VMA's. I was shocked, then sickened, then saddened. For the rest of the day, I wondered: 'What kind of people are we? What kind of culture have we created? What do we want our children to be?' No more wondering. Tonight I weep."
Sorry, Miley by Brant
"I'd like to apologize to Miley Cyrus on behalf of All Adults . . . Adults are supposed to protect young people. Adults are supposed to refuse to treat young people like little gods, put them on pedestals, and parade them on stages. But adults do it, anyways, and our culture is just dumb, and just numb, enough to act like it's perfectly normal. Turns out, as we've always known, celebrity messes with people's heads, particularly the young."