Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Exactly Why The World Should Never Be Your Consultant

The institutionally-benign-sounding Consumer Reports magazine would be the last Rorsach-esque response to the term "misguided," but they contend nonetheless.

In a recent article taking public umbrage with the teen megastar, Hannah Montana (known also as Miley Cyrus, the daughter of "Achy Breaky" crooner, Billy Ray Cyrus), the magazine decided the pop-phenom shirked her responsibilities as a role model to the nation's youth. What exactly could the young teen princess have done to invoke the ire of Consumer Reports? Scantily-clad forays across the stage? Overtly sexual gyrations wrapped in a Disney facade? An air of oversophisticated worldliness despite the lack of years lived? Wholesale immodesty?

Nope. The highly-marketable Montana is guilty of far worse*: Failing to wear a seatbelt while riding a range rover with her celebrity father--an apparent "gaffe" in her upcoming movie:

It seems to us that Miley, her father, and Disney had a perfect opportunity to help influence teens and counteract—rather than encourage—this trend.

They really are blind. Really.

* All tongue-in-cheekness implied.

1 comment:

aahrens said...

Tongue-in-cheekedness well taken. I wondered if I was the only person who thought Ms. Cyrus was acting, dressing,etc.. way beyond her years. I can't believe her parents would set back and allow this - actually set back and PRAISE this and think it's all wonderful. What scares me the most - that little girls think this is the proper way to behave. God help us.