Dear Miley: God Help You If You Ever Have a Daughter

Miley Cyrus VMAs

Sweet niblets girl! Put some clothes on.

Miley, Miley, Miley.

By now the entire world knows what twerking is and congratulations – no one will ever again think of you has blonde-haired, bubble gum sweet Hannah Montana or the daughter of what’s his name with the achy breaky mullet. Your mission is accomplished, however you may have really screwed up in ways beyond your current self-absorbed 20-something world where life is a cabaret freak show, the freakier the better.

One day you may be a mom. You may, like me, have daughters. You may, like me, find yourself struggling to find non Daisy Duke shorts for your daughters that don’t have a half-inch inseam or explain to them why they might not want to pole dance at the pool. You may want to actually set a good example for your children (daughters or sons). You may find yourself censoring top 40 radio and YouTube and wanting them to stay as innocent as possible for as long as possible. You may find that becoming a parent is the single most important and honorable thing you could do, beyond fame and fortune, and that all your one-upmanship gyrating to the world in a flesh-tone bikini not only degrades you, but degrades your family.

So congratulations on making headlines today. You’re going to have one heck of a time explaining this phase of life to your children. There’s a big difference in being cutting edge and classless. And for your sake I hope this truly is just a phase.


A 40-something mom who admittedly is thankful that Facebook wasn’t around when she was in college


  1. Courtney Pies says:

    VERY well said, Jamie! I was absolutely disgusted by Miley’s performance last night. I’m so glad my daughter was already in bed. She’s only 2 and a half, but I don’t want her seeing that EVER. I’m really sad for Miley that she thinks she needs to do stuff like that to get attention.
    If I were here parents, I would be so embarrassed.

  2. Mary Bernard says:

    Amen, sister! It’s just all so disgusting — Miley and her antics. And the topic of the song, “Blurred Lines” and the fact that it was up for video of the year, even though it features topless women prancing around.

    No wonder our culture scratches its head over the sexual promiscuity, teen pregnancy rates, and STD rates. What do we (our culture, in general; not you and me, specifically 🙂 )expect when we — in one breath — are teaching our girls self-respect, self-restraint, and modesty — and in another, applauding a pop culture that features Miley and “Blurred Lines”?

  3. Kate Horner says:

    Well put! I would add as a Mom to two sons, if she has a male child, good luck teaching him to be a gentleman and respectful of women. Also, if I were her I might dread meeting the girls my sons bring home given that sad display of desperate inappropriate,”entertainment.”

  4. Tabor says:

    There is nothing wrong with a young singer growing up and exhibiting a sexier self as a celebrity. But that is not what this little gal is doing. She is exhibiting a raunchy side of herself that most do not want to see. She is over the top ugly in this dance and I am sure that years from now she will wish she didn’t do it.

  5. Jamie says:

    Agreed ya’ll. I mean I remember when Madonna was controversial years ago on the MTV Awards to Like a Virgin! That was so tame compared to this! 😉 Nothing wrong with wanting to grow up and be a sexy young woman but this isn’t even sexy, it’s gross.

  6. Rcamp says:

    I liked the initial objective of this post however, you lost all credibility when you closed with signed ” a 40 something mom who is thankful Facebook …. Etc”. Basically, you are saying one can be inappropriate IF you can’t be proven or validated through social media. I have 3 children, 18-24 years of age and have been exposed to the Brittanys, the Christinas, and so on…. Being a good example is being a good example. You can’t pick and choose morals based the audience.

  7. Blonde Mom says:

    Rcamp, I’m definitely NOT saying you can be inappropriate if you can’t be proven or validated through social media. Just admitting I’m not perfect and that I made mistakes when I was 20 although certainly nothing like this. 🙂

  8. EHSAN says:

    I’m so sorry for myself. I’m 24 but i was like her in last 6 years, but now she’s the first celebrity that i HATE. she’s an EVIL NOW.

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