Maybe Next Month It'll Be Playboy...
OK. I swear that I am not unnaturally fixated on Miley Cyrus. I like one of her songs, my daughters are big fans, but that's about it. So when the big broohaha started about her Vanity Fair pictures I thought, "Meh...who gives a shit."
The above picture is in Vanity Fair this month. Do I think it is a strange portrait of a father and daughter? Pretty much. Would I want my 15 year old daughter topless on the cover of a magazine? Um, no. But I didn't boycott her music or tell my kids they couldn't watch the show anymore. I guess Miley's "people" are grooming her for more adult things in the future. It is, afterall, a business and it sounds as if she might be their cornerstone product. (Although I would have thought that, at some point, she might have said, "Gee, Daddy? Do you think you could get your hand off my ass?!" Typical kids at this age insist that their parents drop them off at the mall from a block away so that their friends don't see the very uncool spectacle of a teenager exiting his moms minivan. It is kind of hard to imagine a teenager agreeing to do this shoot.
So she took some risque shots. Big deal. HERE is the weird thing...I was at the gym the other day and was flipping through a stack of magazines. In this stack was a magazine I'd never heard of called Christian Living Magazine. On the cover were none other than Miley and her Dad, Billy Ray.
Now is it me or is the composition of this photo significantly different than that of Vanity Fair? Notice the halo-esque sun setting behind Miley's head. And the peaceful look on Billy Rae's face that screams, "I really hope nobody at this religious magazine notices my Satan beard." The only thing missing from the picture is a lamb or two grazing in some green grass and maybe an angel sitting on the clouds.
Meh. What do I know. When I was her age I (along with a girlfriend) flashed my boobs at a car full of boys and then was truly surprised (and terrified) when they chased our car throughout south Florida all night long. Live and learn, right? But it does seem like this kid has really broken out of her shell over the last couple of months. Let's just hope that it ends here and not with a million dollar deal with the Girls Gone Wild Schmuck.
Girls Gone Wild Go Wilder at Humor-Blogs. Look it up, it's true! I checked it out on snopes.com...