Miley Cyrus' Bong Controversy — Will These New Photos Make Her A Bigger Star?

Sat, December 11, 2010 2:17pm EST by 16 Comments

Miley clearly wants to move away from being Hannah Montana and these new photos may even help her!

Miley’s number 13 on the Forbes list of the 100 richest and most powerful Hollywood performers for 2010 (Angelina Jolie was #18, Ellen DeGeneres was #23) and she made $48 million this year — so clearly she’s doing something right!  Some would say that the new video of her smoking a bong would put her empire in jeopardy, but our expert says it will probably help her career in the long run.

Miley, of course, first rose to fame as the star of Nickelodeon’s Hannah Montana, but she’s grown into a huge celebrity in her own right, starring in the hit movie “The Last Song” and selling out tour dates across the country. On her last tour, Miley did 57 concerts, with each show grossing an average of $1.2 million! Plus she gets a cut of any Hannah Montana merchandise that Disney sells—t-shirts, DVDs, toys, etc.

But Miley chose not to renew her contract with Disney and it expires in 2011—the current season of Hannah Montana will be the last. Now 18, Miley must be thinking of her career’s next phase.

“She has a brilliant marketing team,” says Dr. Keith Ablow, psychologist, Fox News contributor and the author of the upcoming book, The Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life. “She has to shed that ‘good girl’ image if she wants to build a billion-dollar brand. She doesn’t have a ton of talent, but she has the raw sexuality of a young girl growing into a beautiful young woman and she has a willingness to sell that.”

On the other hand, image consultant Robert K. Passikoff tells us “it doesn’t matter that [salvia] is legal in California because this goes counter to image….The whole issue is that this is not the kind of behavior that sponsors want…You’re talking about the heir to the magic kingdom. If it’s her you don’t do it…and you don’t video tape it.”

Another Hollywood image consultant, Michael Sands, agrees. “I believe a lot of kids that idolize Miley will want to try this plant and I think that once the parents catch onto what thier children are doing they will not let thier children purchase Miley’s products and her products will take a hit…She will rebound from this. In the short term it will be bad but she is talented…What a fool to have your friends video tape this!”

The bong-smoking video is just the lastest episode in Miley’s year-long campaign to become the anti-Hannah Montana. “Our culture rewards anything short of murder,” says Dr. Ablow. “She wants to do something edgy, but not illegal. I think she’s doing it so her customer base will explode.”

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Adrien.8==> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Posted at 8:36 PM on December 12, 2010  

If the bitch wants to smoke weed i say let her besides Weed is a natural plant and i think everyone should smoke Weed its good for you. And after seeing this video it just turns me on wanting to make me take a dump on her chest :)

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sarare

Posted at 10:25 AM on December 12, 2010  

I love this , So does My boyfriend .he is almost­ 11year older than me .i met him via agegap love­ “.c`o`m` a nice place for seeking age le ss love.which­ gives you a chance to make your life better and open­ opportunities for you to meet the attractive young­ girls and treat you like a king. Maybe you wanna check­ it out or tell your friends.. Just love it

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DingDong

Posted at 1:59 AM on December 12, 2010  

Miley Cyrus Smokes a Bong. Who the (bleep!) cares. Many (not all) teenagers DO in fact smoke weed. And if Miley wants to smoke a *bong* then let her. If she want’s to bring herself down to levels of Lynsday Lohan, let her. But my advice to Miley, take it all off, pose for Playboy and do your male/female fanbase a favor. We’d rather see you naked, then dead or in rehab. At least then, it’s a win win situation. Now of course you could also take some actual acting lessons, perhaps do some stage acting, and become a “real” actress of sorts. Do an R rated movie where you *use bad words* but deliver the goods. OR you could just continue down the bleak path you’re headed by smoking it up, and drinking it up, having your slutty photos splash all over the net, and end up in rehab one day. Yes, Miley, you may have made 48 million and be in Forbes Magazine, but in reality, take away the Montanna label, the show, the magazines, the concerts, the toys, and everything else – and all you have a girl. A plain, ordinary, teenage girl who really could use a wake up to reality.

That is all.

PS: Miley, you have amazing side boob pics.

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Georgia

Posted at 12:19 AM on December 12, 2010  

The next Lindsey Lohan much? Or will she go down Britney’s path? Who knows she is going somewhere bad though. What a train wreck.

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RICKYY

Posted at 11:19 AM on May 24, 2011  

OHHHH YEAHHHH I FORGOT FUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKK YOU GEORGIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tahnee

Posted at 7:09 PM on December 11, 2010  

How does drugs make you a bigger star?
Miley, I though you meant to be a good Catholic girl? Haha! God wont forgive for this one! Sucker!

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T. Davis

Posted at 6:05 PM on December 11, 2010  

Her new movie will be called THE LAST BONG.

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T. Davis

Posted at 6:03 PM on December 11, 2010  

What else does she suck besides bongs?

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Adrien.8==> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Posted at 8:34 PM on December 12, 2010  

She sucks my bong hahahahah

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Lacus

Posted at 8:31 AM on December 13, 2010  

that is so… ugh!

 
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Sampy Luu

Posted at 4:01 PM on December 11, 2010  

@Justin Young: That is the first thing I recognized! It’s Disney, not Nickelodeon. I love Hannah Montana and Miley. I am disappointed in her decision to do this. I believe her talent agency gave her this stuff. Its a lot of stress, with her parent’s divorce. I feel bad for her.

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Chris

Posted at 3:11 PM on December 11, 2010  

This whole story is pretty simple: 6-to-14-year-old kids do not buy records or go to the movies in large numbers and neither do their parents. People in their late teens and early 20s are the biggest consumers of records and movie theater tickets, not tweens or their parents. That’s why a Disney DVD or record is priced far below DVDs and music albums aimed at the young adult audience. Lower demand, lower prices. Add to that the fact that tweens usually stick with a fad for about 18 months so a career based on them is sure to be short-lived. If Cyrus wants to continue acting and singing as an adult–and she’s assured us that she does–she’s got to appeal to young adults, not tweens and their parents. And for the average young adult, Miley’s single bong hit, or the picture of her holding a full bottle of beer, will do more to help change her image from a cartoon child pop star into a serious actor/musician than anything else she could have done.

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Justin Young

Posted at 2:36 PM on December 11, 2010  

Correction- not Nickelodeon, Disney.

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hannah turner

Posted at 4:24 PM on December 11, 2010  

Well here i go. That is wrong for Miley to do that I think. I think the girl needs to get her head on straight. She has insired many adolescence when she was younger and she still does. Miley could of had it all, but there she goes and does this. She needs to think of her fans and what she is doing to herself. Miley needs to think with her head on straight before she goes down. Like she needs someone to help her out or she needs to go to a rahab. Miley needs to control herself everybody depends on her for so many thangs like I did. She is going to regret it some day. She needs to sit down and do stuff and fix them. Before many of thangs happen and every kid in the world think it is alright to do the suff she has done. She was a role model to this kids.

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baybum1

Posted at 5:17 PM on December 11, 2010  

it’s just a bong

 
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T. Davis

Posted at 6:04 PM on December 11, 2010  

Did you say it’s just a dong?

 
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