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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