Miley Cyrus performed at Sundayâ€™s MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada, in an outfit* that will definitely have people talking. She wore a shiny black mesh skin-baring pseudo-lingerie bodysuit, which instead of reaching its fully scandalous potential, was covered with black belted short-shorts. Confusing the message of the look were her late-80â€™s gold earrings, Nike wristbands, and white bandana, tied around her head. Her male back-up dancers appeared to be lifted from Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€œBeat Itâ€ video.
I donâ€™t know what is going on with Miley Cyrus, but it seems pretty clear that she is having a pretty serious identity crisis. It is almost painful to watch. I know we all want to rag on her for not being a â€œgood role model for little girls,â€ or to wonder what effect her â€œtoo-sexy-for-17â€ look will have on kids in general, but Iâ€™m more concerned about the effect it will have on her.
Look at the picture below. Look at her face. This whole act just looks forced.
Mileyâ€™s attempts to redefine herself seem very much like the attempts of a teenage girl whoâ€™s trying to keep her boyfriend from dumping her by â€œputting out.â€ A desperate attempt to keep the attention of an audience who doesnâ€™t deserve the effort. Perhaps if she could take the time to find the genuine Miley, she could gain the kind of attention that matters. Unfortunately, I think the fear of becoming irrelevant will be too strong for her (and those who have an â€œinterestâ€ in her success) to overcome.