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GAGA DEFENDS THE GAGA

PHOTO CREDIT: TGB/Splash News, Theo Wargo/WireImage

PHOTO CREDIT: TGB/Splash News, Theo Wargo/WireImage

Recently Miley Cyrus has been taking a lot of heat for wearing scantily clad outfits (and in some cases no outfits at all), and dancing provocatively (via a new style called “twerking”) in a few of her recent musical appearances/videos.

In defense of Miley’s recent controversial antics, in a recent interview (linked above) Lady Gaga really turns the tables and points the finger at us – what is our problem anyway?

Is it really the end of the world that Miley is so young and acting this way? After all she is 20 years old, not a teenager. A formerly wholesome pre-teen icon turned edgy rule-breaker…this is not the first time that has happened. So I agree with Gaga, “…if you have a problem with it, just change the channel.”

I am actually pretty happy to hear that Lady Gaga stood up and alerted us all that the recent gossip really is nonsense and questions why everyone is so focused on Miley Cyrus and her current shenanigans. Every time I hear words that Gaga speaks I am reminded that not only are her intentions for artistic expression, but that she is extremely intelligent as well (actually way more than the mainstream gives her credit).

PHOTO CREDIT: Di Crollalanza/Sipa /Rex Features

PHOTO CREDIT: Di Crollalanza/Sipa /Rex Features

Miley’s father, Billy Ray Cyrus (famous country singer), made a great comment on his daughter’s controversial performance at the VMA awards by saying, “It wouldn’t have mattered if Miley would have worn jeans and a flannel shirt… a tux… or a nun’s habit. The song’s a smash and her performance vocally on the tune reflects her roots and sheer God-given talent.”

I have linked the article explaining the Miley Cyrus controversy to the above photo, and I have linked the video of Miley’s controversial stint at the VMA’s to the below photo.

The real truth is that Miley is a singer and an artist, and just like Lady Gaga (and other singers, like Madonna) there are fans that want exactly what Miley is putting out. People love to point the finger at everyone else, but I when it comes time to be put on the spot themselves, no one wants to put themselves out there. No one wants to be the “weird” one, yet everyone wants to watch the “weird” ones. Well Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus put themselves out there for their art and for the world, and for that and I think they should be commended.

PHOTO CREDIT: JESSE GRANT/ WIREIMAGE; @MILEY CYRUS VIA TWITTER

PHOTO CREDIT: JESSE GRANT/ WIREIMAGE; @MILEY CYRUS VIA TWITTER

Looking at Miley then and now we can see there is a huge contrast, and I think she is trying to make it very clear that there is no place for Hannah Montana anymore. Lady Gaga even mentions that insight in her interview “…and maybe she’s not so happy with stuff she did in her career when she was younger and she wants to be free, so let her do what she wants.”

Linked above is the video of the most recent controversial experience for Miley, which was her barely clothed twerking at the VMA’s during the two musical acts “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Color Lines”. These performances don’t seem any worse than anything I’ve seen from Britney Spears. The only difference here is the glimmer in Miley’s eye when she can tell that what she’s doing is getting under everyone’s skin. Honestly, I think everyone who is making a big deal about her right now is just provoking her to delve even further into being a rebel.

PHOTO CREDIT: GAGA UHQ GALLERY

PHOTO CREDIT: GAGA UHQ GALLERY

In my opinion, sometimes Lady Gaga makes some exquisite choices in fashion (above), and sometimes they are borderline (like an all-meat outfit to an awards show?!). In her interview (linked at the very top) Gaga defends these types of decisions whilst making a great point about Miley and her recent choices, “I mean, I just think everybody needs to lighten up and leave her alone. Because it’s pop music. Everybody’s entitled to their own artistic expression…”

In Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” video (which I have linked to the above photo), there are a few shots of Miley riding on the actual wrecking ball completely naked. This can be viewed as an analogy for how vulnerable she was feeling (as it is a break-up song), as an artistic choice, and not one to exploit her body.

Lady Gaga also reminds us in her interview that Miley Cyrus has been forced to grow up in front of the world, not an easy task. Miley may be young, but she probably is more mature than any of us were at her age. So watch out because Miley Cyrus has something to prove. R.I.P. Hannah Montana.

CHEERSbigger

I admit it, I am an 80’s TV rerun junkie. Sometimes it is embarrassing to accept, though, that I’d rather sit at home watching The Golden Girls back-to-back than most of the new television content that’s out there.

Last night while I was watching Cheers (like ya do), it hit me. I watch faithfully and loyally because the folks from 80’s-TV-land are really just old friends and family as far as I’m concerned. Just like in the Neverending Story, where Sebastian was there the whole time with Atreyu on his fantastic journey; I was there with Sam Malone during both of his love affairs with Diane and Rebecca. When Arnold said “what-chu-talkin’ about Willis?” I knew what he was talkin’ about!

I spent most of my childhood watching TV…namely Three’s Company, Facts of Life, Roseanne, and the Wonder Years (but believe me there were many many more). Those characters are just as familiar to me as if they were my own family members and they have the ability to console me as much as my closest friends. I’m so thankful that they are forever encapsulated in time. Even though they’ve taken away Blockbuster, I’m stoked they haven’t taken away my 80’s TV reruns. I’ll cheers to that!

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