Friday's Letters

Friday's Letters

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Dear Miley: I spent all last night thinking about what I would say to you if you were my daughter. I thought of my own mother, who thankfully instilled in me a sense of pride. She taught me to respect myself enough to command the respect of others. I thought about all the mothers across the nation who were probably sitting their too-young daughters down and trying to explain to them why someone they had once aspired to be had such little respect for herself.

And so Miley, this is what I came up with: whether you realize it or not, whether you intended for it to happen or not, you ARE a role model. Young girls look to you for guidance. With a power such as the one you've been granted, comes the moral obligation to live your life in a way that inspires greatness from others. What you did at the VMA's only added to the masses of voices that insist that women are objects to be displayed. We are so much more than that. You are so much more than that. My daughter is so much more than that. If you can't respect yourself, respect the young girls who idolize you enough to let them know that they are that worth more than the instant gratification of having men praise them for their beauty, tawdry behavior and exposed skin. Beauty fades. Class does not.

Dear Robin: You really should be ashamed of yourself. I once thought of you as an incredibly sexy man. Now the only thing I see when I look at you is a middle-aged sellout trying to cope with his midlife crisis and reaffirm his manhood by exploiting a young woman who is clearly troubled. So congratulations, your CD now gets an all expenses paid trip to my trash can. But rest assured, you'll have John Mayer and Chris Brown around to keep you company.

Dear Jasmine: Mommy loves you more than you will ever know. Never forget that....
P.S. If you EVER pull a stunt like Miley Cyrus did at the VMA's, I will ground you so hard, it'll make a life sentence at Alcatraz look like a vacation.



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11 comments :

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. I haven't seen the performance and I am contemplating whether I should watch it. My children are not allowed to watch music awards without my husband or myself viewing them first so I am glad that rule is firmly in place. I would have a lot of explaining to do. As if I didn't have enough to explain with every day life going on.

    Have a happy & safe weekend.

    Sophia
    twentyfiveseasons.com

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  2. Thanks Sophia :) Curiosity got the better of me last night and I finally took a look at the video. It was horrible. Trust me, you are doing yourself a favor by not watching it.

    I absolutely love the rule you and your husband have in place. When I was a child, rules like this weren't needed, but with today's generation, this is very much necessary. I'll have to remember this when my own daughter gets old enough to watch television. Lord only knows what they'll have on TV by then...

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  3. I finally watched the video a few nights ago and had to leave her a message on Twitter that she is much better than that and so talented, with so many girls looking up to her, it is too bad she chooses to do this. But what I want to know is where the heck are mom and dad. Wow!

    M.A.
    PS- loved your note to your daughter. :)

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    1. I would love to know where her parents are as well! It truly does take a village to raise a child these days...

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I didn't watch the show, because I really don't watch tv. I did see part of the video and I was disgusted. But this is why I don't want my kids looking up to celebrities. Their lives are very different from ours. They're more concerned with doing the most outrageous thing to get their name in the news media than they are in behaving like a normal person. And the news media plays into all of it. We need to sit our kids down and tell them these people are not role models. Some of them could be, but mostly they're not. And Miley...well I hope she doesn't end up going the route so many of the young celebrities have.

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    1. Unfortunately, I think Miley has already gone that route. She's one more incident away from rock bottom. And that makes me incredibly sad because she truly seemed like a sweet girl.

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  5. I didn't watch the show but read your interesting letters. Just found your blog and following via Bloglovin. When you have a chance come visit My Kurves.

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  6. I don't know what made me watch the VMA's. My eyes were scared witnessing Miley "twerk". I can't stand that word lol. As I was reading your post I just kept bobbing my head in agreeance. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    ~ Osh
    Sun-Kissed Peony

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Osh! I don't think what Miley was doing was "twerking" but it was equally as disturbing. *shudders dramatically*

      I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend as well!

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  7. Miley is a hot mess. Nothing about her performance seemed sexy to me. It seemed like she was trying really hard to be something that she is not. She looked awkward and just plain raunchy. I don't really feel like Robin Thicke played a huge role in her awful performance. He just kind of stood there. He didn't choreograph that routine and I'm pretty sure he thought she was a hot mess too, LOL! His wife said she saw the routine during the rehearsals and she didn't think it was that bad. I'm guessing that's because she doesn't see Miley as a sex symbol. I know I don't. When I think of sexy stars Miley is no where on my list. This was a great read. Good post!

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    1. It DID seem like she was trying to be someone else. I still don't understand why she had her tongue hanging out of her mouth for half of the performance. Is that her new signature move now???

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