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Former Disney star Miley Cyrus has taken yet another step down the pitiful and sorry Lindsay Lohan Wrecked Existence Path, and sadly, I can't say I'm surprised. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And throw fame right in there alongside fortune. It's bad enough for adults - even those who come from meager beginnings and therefore can apply a little perspective to the real worth of material possessions. But for a young kid, stardom and a billion dollars (yes, that is what Cyrus' franchise is reportedly worth) is way too much to handle.
And without strong parental guidance, which admittedly would be remarkably difficult in those circumstances, it doesn't take long before the child who had everything turns into a walking nightmare. If she's not already there, Miley has certainly inched a little closer to it recently:
Another teen "role model" down the drain - Miley Cyrus, aka, Disney's "HannahMontana" recently admitted at her 19th birthday party that she smokes pot - a lot of pot.
In a video released by The Daily, Cyrus took the microphone at her birthday party last week in Los Angeles and said, "You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake . You know you smoke way too much f***ing weed." This comes as no surprise to those who remember the video released last year of Cyrus smoking a bong claiming it was not weed and in fact the legal hallucinogen, salvia.
From what I understand, Miley's publicist is now claiming that the whole weed thing was just a joke. How many times can you play that card and not be embarrassed? Is there anyone who buys it?
Here's what people who are paying attention can see: Miley is on the fast track - whether it's her provocative clothing, her overly sexualized videos, her crass language, her now well known drug abuse - to wrecking her life like Lindsay Lohan. I don't say that to gloat or to just engage in long-distance gawkery at the unfolding train wreck. I say it because an inordinate amount of young girls look up to Cyrus and attempt to emulate her. They grew up with her, and so as they seek to come into womanhood, who better to take their cues from?
As idiotic as this may seem to a rational adult, young teenage girls don't always think rationally. In fact, they rarely do. Oh how I look forward to those parenting days that lay ahead. But parents - even those who prefer listening to conservative talk radio to watching pop culture - need to be aware of what their children are being exposed to. And worse, what they may be looking up to as an example.