However, I am also not comfortable with the idea that Miley has decided to cavort around in skimpy outfits and completely act as a sexualized object of desire. I also am uncomfortable with Robin Thicke acting like a complete tool and humping her in public. What happened to the funny, witty Miley that was a great role-model for kids and teens alike? I am not saying that she needs to live in the Disney ideal her whole life or Robin needs to be a saint; however, I think Miley and Robin have some responsibility as public media figures to be a little more, well, appropriate.
I am sad that they feel like acting like this on television. Miley you are already successful and loved by millions - what if you just left that stuff for at home with your hubby? Normal everyday people would never be caught doing those kind of actions in public. Being in the public eye as a media celebrity is their job. What if I came to work humping some dude? Not appropriate, nor very role-model esque.
I don't want to pick on Miley because she isn't the only one that I think needs to realize it is their public and professional duty to act a little more respectful and less sexual while performing their job. Robin Thicke also needs to have a major realization that his songs are not a "feminist movement" nor are they tasteful. "Blurred Lines" is pretty much a song that contributes to the idealization of rape culture. "I know you want it"- oh do you now? I don't think so. "Let me liberate you"- no thanks I am pretty sure I am an autonomous person who is free and I can make my own decisions. Robin is almost 40 years old... do we really think it is okay for him to be doing those kind of acts to a significantly younger woman? He could be her father for Pete's Sake!
I also realize that media thrives off risqué material. I just wish the duo (and others) could be a little more headstrong and pave the way in media as more than just being sexual. I think it is important for Miley to express her sexuality as a woman, but please do it at home with the person you love, don't do it with a mediocre-looking son of a Canadian actor.... especially on television to get people riled up. I think sensationalism is completely overrated and aims towards our younger generations. For goodness sake, by the time I am 25 I am saying that I'm sick of it. That means that the target audiences for these programs are most definitely younger. That worries me. What kind of values are they teaching our kids? "Your body is the only asset you have as a woman." "If you're a man you can have sex with anyone you want because 'they want it.'" "It's okay for a man who is 40 to have sex with a barely 20 year old."- just think, two years ago, at 18, it would have been rape.
Maybe it is just me, or maybe it's the fact that I see so many children and teens being molested by their fathers and uncles that it is utterly disgusting to me.
Just think about it people.... what are we teaching our youth when they are absorbing this media trash that they are producing these day?