While some of us believe that Miley Cyrus is ultimately a good role model and overall cool person, many of us have yet to be convinced. Sure, she's fun and even talented, but we don't all believe that she understands the (albeit complex) definition of feminism, and we're not necessarily into her brand of keeping it real.
Cyrus is rocking the cover of W Magazine and — suprise, surprise — she is scantily clad and being all badass in the interview. Now, in her defense, the pop star has been known to be very candid in conversations with the press. She has opened up about the reality of her life as a former child star and has been apparently honest about how... well... ridiculous she can be sometimes. But in this new W Magazine piece (which you can read in full HERE) she really just comes off like a self-centered kid. In the opening paragraphs, Ronan Farrow (who conducted the interview) writes, on multiple occassions, that he cannot get a word in edgewise, even when Cyrus appears to be asking a question.
And the things she is saying about her look as compared to the style of others proves that there is a certain delusion at work here:
"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, ‘F**k that. You don’t have to wear makeup. You don’t have to have long blonde hair and big t***ies. That’s not what it’s about. It’s, like, personal style."
Miley Cyrus doesn't get what half the girls are wearing? Well, okay then. Now, she's right to set herself apart — she does have a unique look. But even in being unique she's still drawing attention to herself in a way that often comes off as desperation. Sure, there are girls in the public eye who keep it classy (we're assuming this is what she means by the 'Vanna White' reference), but Cyrus seems to think that her refusal to do the same automatically makes her a rebel. Inquiring minds want to know, what exactly is the purpose of this brand of rebellion? Being naked with or without eyebrows that may or may not be bleached does not automatically make her innovative. Just because she cut off her blond hair and flaunts her not-so-big "t***ies," does that make her different? When, in the end, she seems just as obsessed with her looks as anyone else in the industry?
All questions we'll be pondering as we also try to make sense of her proclamation against Disney, and all those who dare to question her appropriation (or misappropriation) of so-called black culture:
"I don’t give a s**t. I’m not Disney, where they have, like, an Asian girl, a black girl, and a white girl, to be politically correct, and, like, everyone has bright-colored T-shirts. You know, it’s like, I’m not making any kind of statement. Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have."
We get that Cyrus is still trying to tear down whatever semblance of the Disney connection she might still have, but she has to know by now that she's succeeded. You've won, Miley! Nobody thinks you're anything like the image Disney tried to market years ago when you were Hannah Montana. Nobody sees, like, even an ounce of Hannah in you anymore. So now that you've succeeded, this could be the time to stop trying so hard and maybe just be yourself. Whoever that is. Some of us are, actually, quite interested.