Miley Cyrus agreed to do the article with W Magazine (the one with most her sexy, “come hither look” as my friend Keith B. Johnson would say, photos), but I’m pretty sure she didn’t think the most negative aspects of the encounter would be highlighted.
For me, Miley Cyrus is a social media business marvel:
Not so much for Ronan…
Maybe it’s because Ronan Farrow is in a rather unfortunate situation tweeting support for his syster Dylan Farrow, who in turn told The New York Times’ Nicholas Krystof that their dad, Woody Allen, sexually abused her. (Something doctors have said doesn’t seem to be the case.)
Maybe his seeming dislike for all things Miley Cyrus (he writes “This is not my scene” as if we’re supposed to care about him over Cyrus) is the reason for what he picks out to emphasize. This comment he says came from Cyrus (which is why I do video because I doubt she’d let loose with such a comment were the recorder a camera) was something only a person who wants to show her bad sid would focus on: “I don’t love kids,” he says she says.
It goes on: “I don’t love them because, I mean, I think I was around too many kids at one point—because I was around a lot of kids. “They’re so fucking mean. Sometimes I hear kids with their parents, and I want to go over and, like, smack them myself…Like if they meet me, they’ll be like, ‘Mom, don’t you know how to use an iPhone? Like, can you take the picture?’ I’m like, ‘Dude, if I ever talked to my mom like that when I was a kid, I would have had no phone, no computer, no TV, no anything.’ And so, yeah, kids are just mean.”
But once you get passed the hateful presentations (if you can), I have to say Ronan Farrow does a good job of showing us who Miley Cyrus is, and giving a window into what led to the, as he put it, “radical change” in her image. Miley Cyrus: “I just don’t get what half the girls are wearing. Everyone to me seems like Vanna White. I’m trying to tell girls, like, ‘Fuck that. You don’t have to wear makeup. You don’t have to have long blonde hair and big titties. That’s not what it’s about. It’s, like, personal style.’ I like that I’m associated with sexuality and the kind of punk-rock shit where we just don’t care. Like Madonna or Blondie or Joan Jett—Jett’s the one that I still get a little shaky around. She did what I did in such a crazier way. I mean, girls then weren’t supposed to wear leather pants and, like, fucking rock out. And she did.”
And in letting it all hang out, Miley Cyrus found a new ticket to success. I wonder about the whole set of ‘kids’ comments, though – they are her fans.