I’m not completely sure that there is such a thing as “blogger law.” But if there is, certainly a Miley Cyrus post is legally mandated.
To be honest, I didn’t see her performance on MTV’s Video Music Awards show. My feeling is that the show is a squalid showcase for worldliness, so I’m typically otherwise engaged during the broadcast. I’d like to tell you that I boycott it because of righteous indignation, but truth is, the rampant sensuality would be a temptation to me.
Back to the artist formally known as Hannah Montana: She stuns the audience with song and dance that’s raunchy even by MTV standards. And that’s saying something! The Twittersphere erupts with shock and outrage, and the 20-year-old Cyrus becomes a byword for all manner of social ills.
A friend of mine blamed his fellow evangelicals for the debacle because they bought their girls Hannah Montana lunchboxes years ago. One blogger was reduced to tears. Another lashed out at a male performer who shared the seedy spotlight with Cyrus.
Seriously, much of the aforementioned reaction included some wise and compassionate perspectives. But I have to wonder, do we really believe the scriptural warning that tells us that we will “know a tree by its fruit?” Should be be flummoxed when a performance on a secular television show is marred by raw and perverse sexuality?
Interestingly, a medley of songs earlier in night by Justin Timberlake was widely celebrated, even though the lyrics were as suggestive as Cyrus’s. But I know Christian women who are very public with their love of all things JT. Why the double standard?
What’s your take on the whole Miley Cyrus hoopla?