In the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, Miley Cyrus opens up about her recent move to look like crusty Coachella remnants mixed with some Little House on the Prairie red light district realness. Cyrus is shedding her wild child image in favor of a soulful country return, debuted in the music video for Malibu. The girl who rode Robin Thicke's dick on stage while advocating the blurring of lines between rape and consent, hey hey hey, wants to set an example for young impressionable women. She says of her de-slutting:
It became something that was expected of me. I didn’t want to show up to photo shoots and be the girl who would get my tits out and stick out my tongue. In the beginning, it was kind of like saying, ‘Fuck you. Girls should be able to have this freedom or whatever.’ But it got to a point where I did feel sexualized.
Clasping ones vagina lips around a gigantic ball can indeed be construed as sexual in these modern times. This is the same girl that flashed her tits while wearing a strap-on for walking AMBER Alert Terry Richardson. The fact that she still manages to show cleavage in this Harper's shoot means that she hasn't forgotten where she comes from. Cyrus also touts staying true to oneself while simultaneously searching for that which is "punk." For clarification on being genuine yet affected, ask any Urban Outfitters employee. Or anybody under the age of twenty-five:
I think I show people that they can be themselves. I also think something that has been important for me, in this next little, like, transition phase of my career is that I don’t give a f—k about being cool. I just want to be myself.
In conjunction with:
Even at the Met Gala, everyone had their boobs out, everyone had their ass out, so what’s punk about that now? It’s more punk actually for me to not [have my boobs out].
The quest for authenticity. Same reason people spend twenty dollars on a jar of organic jam made in a hipster's bathroom. In one of the most confessional parts of the sprawling interview, Cyrus opens up about the sexualization of child actors. A topic she's familiar with since she's been warding off Billy Ray's advances for over a decade. Oh dad, nice try. She says of her 2013 Bangerz-era image:
People were so shocked by some of the things that I did. It should be more shocking that when I was 11 or 12, I was put in full hair and makeup, a wig, and told what to wear by a group of mostly older men.
Hit Disney execs where it hurts. Their dicks hard for tween pussy. The next few years will decide if Cyrus should be sent off on the celebrity ice floe or allowed to continue dancing for us. For now, just keep working on ways to combine tits with whatever you do, Cyrus. In twenty years you won't have to worry about being sexualized.
Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar