Friday, 19 July 2013

Should Miley Cyrus be “embarrassed” by the Hannah Montana Image

The talk of the town is that Miley Cyrus is embarrassed by her role of Hannah Montana which made her a teen-star, earned her fans and a million dollars. “I want to start as a new artist,” Cyrus said. “I consider my upcoming album my first, really.”
Getting ‘embarrassed’ of your past is a sure way of knowing you are actually getting wiser with age. But people’s opinion is that she is a confused soul and it won’t be a surprise when at 25 she would try to distance herself from the 20-year old Cyrus. When we are embarrassed by our past, we keep shut to not let anybody know about it. She has to let people know she is ashamed of it to let people know she has grown up. Though ‘grown up’ is a wrong word. Because she is still growing up. If ‘We Can’t Stop’ music video, her first single and which targets an older fan base is a start to the new Miley, I shudder to watch the new album which comes out in fall, which aims to create a different image of her. But sooner, or most probably later, she might actually grow up and let out a video we as audience won’t be embarrassed to accept in public that we like.
She hopes that her new album will help to rid herself of her teenage reputation, a similar sentiment felt by many people in their 20s. Drew Barrymore, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey are to name a few. Should you be embarrassed of what made you what you are today?  Miley would just be a teen who had a famous father actor, if it wasn’t for the famous show she is now ashamed to have acted in. We all have incidents from the past remembering which makes our toes curl. Miley is just like us. But she is also famous. She says, “Right now, when people go to iTunes and listen to my old music, it's so irritating to me because I can't just erase that stuff and start over.” True that. You can’t. If you are famous, you can’t help if people dig deep into your history. If you are a not-so-famous person, you can’t erase such moments from memory, even though the personal diaries have been burnt away. It’s okay to accept it. They are immature, silly moments of the past on which we can laugh now. If we don’t do the stuff we’d be embarrassed about in five years from now, we might regret not being crazy enough when it was conventionally acceptable because everyone was being a freak at that age! So, don’t you miss the chance.

And with that, #HannahMontanaMemories is trending on Twitter worldwide now. People are still posting tweets and pictures from the show that ended two years ago. With that in mind, does she really think she has the right to come out in public and say she is embarrassed by the role which makes children and youngsters from ten to twenty years of age sit in front of YouTube and re-watch the same episodes again and again? Saying that makes the people who like the show harder to accept publicly that they like the show. Plus, she doesn’t really care about her fans. She cares which “age group”
 should be her fan base. She should have thought about it before deciding to do the show. Her fame depends on the people who like her work, and not her. But sometimes it’s hard for a fan to distinguish between the two.

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