Miley Cyrus can’t stop, won’t stop until we live in a Iggy Pop-ified world, where everyone feels welcome to walk around with their shirts off all-day, without nary a complaint from The Man. It’s a dignified quest, and she’s taken to the cover of Rolling Stone to get her message across. Either that, or she’s SEXY PUNK REBEL WOOOOO.
In the profile, the so-called “pop’s wildest child” makes points both good and bad. First, the good.
Miley admits that her performance with Thicke got a little – her word – “handsy.” But she makes a good point: “No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of ‘Miley twerks on Robin Thicke,’ but never, ‘Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley.’ They’re only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there’s a double standard.” She was especially amused by the criticism from Brooke Shields, who played Miley’s mom on Hannah Montana and called the VMA performance “desperate.” “Brooke Shields was in a movie where she was a prostitute at age 12!” Miley says with a laugh. (Via)
To quote Pajiba’s Joanna Robinson, “I’m not endorsing that performance only because I think the song is awful and the whole thing was messy without being actually artistically provocative. But I am going to have to come down on Miley’s side on everything she said here,” which, fair enough. But don’t forget about the bad:
Steve Carell lives down the street from her, and “he always gives me the stank-eye because I drive so fast,” Miley says. “The other day I was trying to reverse and I almost hit a thousand things, and I was getting nervous because I could see him going — ” and here she crosses her arms and sighs loudly to demonstrate.
SLOW DOWN FOR MICHAEL SCOTT, MILEY. The rest of the interview is mostly goofy teenage rebellion (she gets two tattoos, ROLLING and $TONE, on her feet because she wanted to do something fun with the reporter, and “laser tag sucks”), which is why Miley doesn’t bother me much. When she was 14, she wasn’t able to dumb normal kid stuff, like throw eggs at Hummers (true story); she was a trained robot for Disney. So, whatever, she’s just Miley being Miley, although she should put her damn tongue back into her damn mouth from time to damn time.