Miley Cyrus: Still a G-rated Role Model?

Miley Cyrus goes topless save for a sheet for a magazine photo spread and then goes on to say that she’s embarrassed by them. Did she really not expect them to sully her “G-rated” reputation? (And frankly, there’s been enough pictures of her spread around the Internet at this point that if anyone still thinks she’s G-rated at heart, then they’re certainly not using the same G-rating I grew up with!)

That said, Mr. Hugh McBride brings to light a number of what I think to be good points, the biggest of which is while we worry about Mormon polygamists (allegedly) fawn and pawn over underage girls in their society, fifteen year old Miley Cyrus gets away with posing half bare naked in the same magazine which in the past has featured, for instance, nude photos of pregnant Britney Spears. Excellent footsteps to be following in, Ms. G-rated.

I just want to shake my head. “Role model,” they call her…

3 thoughts on “Miley Cyrus: Still a G-rated Role Model?”

  1. *shrugs*

    Hey, if you want to grow up to be a covergirl, she’s the perfect role model.

    If, on the other hand, you want to be pleasing to Christ in all you do, then she’s someone you want to avoid. Like the plague. (*gasp* Yes, I know, I used a cliche.)


    This just shows you how far behind I am in “current events”/gossip. I hadn’t even heard of this. The last celebrity scandal I can remember was that Simpson girl getting pregnant.

    Oh well, these are things that just get in the way of my life, I suppose.

  2. Christian Brother: I wouldn’t necessarily think she should be avoided — becoming too disconnected from the culture makes us irrelevant to the culture, plus if someone has good music, they have good music.

    What should be avoided is the tendency of people to link music to the artist. I’m listening to a “Weird Al” Yankovic song at the moment, but my enjoying the song has nothing to do with “Weird Al” himself, about whom I know very little. But when someone moves from enjoying a person’s music to becoming a fan of a person, well, it’s very easy to slip into hero worship or, quite honestly, idolatry.

    Admittedly, tween girls probably aren’t the best judges of things like this, so it’s very easy for someone like Ms. Cyrus to become a “role model” to them when in fact she has no business being such.

    Alicia helped me to realize a while back that there are in fact good role models available today; of course parents & church leaders ought to be, but if someone wants a “higher profile” role model, look no further than missionaries. Or how about evangelists?

    What better role model than someone who has given up all and counted all gain as loss for the sake of Christ Jesus and His Gospel?

    In setting such men up as role models, then we’re eased right into the biblical example of Paul who encouraged others to follow him even as He followed Christ.

    But in this perverse and wicked generation where far too many probably couldn’t name a missionary or state, for instance, the significance of what men like Martin Luther, Charles H. Spurgeon, or John Bunyan lived for… Well… When all worthy role models are ignored, one must resort to the baser professions for their heroes — actors, singers, and other entertainment come to mind. I guess we’re a step up from the ancient Roman heroes who slaughtered and were slaughtered in arena combat, but we’ve merely exchanged brutality with lasciviousness, avarice, and profligate living.

    Thanks for reading this far if, in fact, you did. :)

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