Posted Mon, October 11, 2010 7:32pm EST

Bonnie Says: Miley Cyrus’ New Video, ‘Who Owns My Heart’, Makes Her Officially Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare!

Posted Mon, October 11, 2010 7:32pm EST

Seventeen-year-old Miley’s new video — in which she crawls around on a bed — and is groped by a guy as she dances in itsy-bitsy hot pants and a plunging, backless camisole, has FINALLY provoked official parental condemnations.

The Parents Television Council — a group familiar with her still-on-TV-Hannah-Montana persona — issued a strong Miley condemnation to TMZ today.

“It is unfortunate that she would participate in such a sexualized video like this one,” Tim Winter, the president of the PTC, told TMZ. “It sends messages to her fan base that are dramatically opposed to everything she has done up to this point. Miley built her fame and fortune entirely on the backs of young girls and it saddens us that she seems so eager to distance herself from that fan base so rapidly,” Winter concluded.

Well Miley — we hate to say “I told you so,” but we here at HollywoodLife.com have been disappointed for months that you’ve chosen the route of sexualizing yourself to “sell” the new, non-teen image you’re after.

From walking around on the street with your bra showing multiple times, to hanging out in 21-plus bars and clubs, to simulating makeout sessions in your “Can’t Be Tamed” video, to giving lap dances to older men — Miley, you’ve been setting yourself up to be seen as a modern day Lolita, i.e. a sexual object for older men.

Why this helps your career is a true headscratcher. Your Hannah Montana fans don’t get it, their parents don’t like it, and, frankly, are women in their 20s and 30s really flocking to be your fans? That’s a big question mark.

But selling teen girl sexuality didn’t work out so well in retrospect for BritneyHit Me baby One More TimeSpears. You may not like it Miley, but over-sexualizing yourself was bound to finally inspire some serious parental backlash.

–Bonnie Fuller


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Lauren

Posted at 1:57 AM on October 13, 2010  

Parents,I think you’re wrong. Everyone’s saying that the Hannah Montana star shouldn’t be as showy as she is, knowing that her viewers are so young. The thing is, those of us who started watching Hannah Montana when it first started have aged, as well, and let’s be honest, your kids have probably seen worse. She isn’t Hannah Montana, anymore, the Disney Channel doesn’t promote or put anything on their channel anymore that isn’t Hannah Montana/ Hannah Montana Forever. If you think that this shouldn’t be shown to your kids, then don’t allow them to watch it. The little kids aren’t fans of Miley Cyrus as much as they are Hannah Montana. If you all are so afraid of your children seeing things that you consider to be skanky or whatever, I hope you plan on homeschooling them, because middle and high school are a lot worse. The problem with all the parents of the Hannah Montana kids is that you are judging her as if she’s Hannah Montana. She’s not. She’s done with Disney, and she’s going to express herself. If she pisses you off so much stop watching the videos/listening to the songs she puts out and get over it.

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asaxon

Posted at 2:21 AM on October 13, 2010  

Yes, let’s be honest–Miley has become a child porn star. And we know all about the the filthy youth culture that permeates your schools. Thank goodness parents are beginning to act like parents again, and are working to change it!

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yay

Posted at 1:44 AM on October 13, 2010  

this website is so biased omg what a bunch of sick haters.

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asaxon

Posted at 2:16 AM on October 13, 2010  

“Haters?” Is wanting our daughters to have role models who teach self respect and modesty “hateful” in your eyes?

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Warren

Posted at 3:57 PM on October 13, 2010  

Yeah, UR just a HATER and a sick pervert for calling beautiful Miley a child porn star. Sexy is not porn, it’s natural to attract a potential mate and hopefully get married someday.

 
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pat bateman

Posted at 8:46 PM on October 12, 2010  

I would smash that the day she turned 18…………mmmmm tender. Just get in the van.

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Lyn

Posted at 6:52 PM on October 12, 2010  

Well i think for the song there is nothing wrong with the video… i have no issue letting my little sisters watch her. she is a little away from being an adult and people need to realize that. cause you know when she turns 18 things for her might get “sexier” but for real no reason to flip out about this video.

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Jess

Posted at 6:04 PM on October 12, 2010  

Ugh she’s such an idiot.

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Mark

Posted at 5:55 PM on October 12, 2010  

Well, Bonnie, with a lot of the headlines that appear on this page, I just want to scream out “Get a life!” But on this story, I’m with you 100%. Well, maybe not 100% because “worst nightmare” is a bit hyperbolic, but I agree with your sentiments on this issue.

I look at this from a Christian perspective, which many of your readers may not do. But regarding that perspective, I’ve heard Miley do a lot of talking about her Christian faith in the past when it seemed to go along with her Hannah Montana image. Now that she’s trying to save her career from tanking, like so many other child stars’ careers have done, she’s portraying an image that works against that faith. I realize many people couldn’t care less about that aspect of this, but it saddens me.

Regarding the whole “If-you-don’t-like-it-turn-it-off” argument, that’s a cliche that gets tossed around anytime anyone has a complaint about anything on TV. The reason that cliche lacks substance is that, with both parents usually having to work to put food on the table, kids often have the TV to themselves. They also have the Internet, and they have TVs at their friends’ houses. A lot of kids will watch stuff like this whether their parents approve or not, even if the parents do turn it off when they’re home.

To me, even worse than Miley in all of this are the adults around her who are more interested in putting a buck in their pockets than in whether or not young girls are influenced to portray a certain sluttiness. This stuff is going to be out there, whether Miley is doing it or not, so the best thing parents can do is have a good enough relationship with their kids that they can have reasonable discussions with them about these sorts of things.

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c

Posted at 10:05 PM on October 12, 2010  

I agree 100% with you. What’s upsetting to me as a christian, is that Miley has repeatedly expressed her faith in interviews throughout her career. Obviously there is nothing wrong with that. My problem is her actions contradict those statements. I’m not here to judge her or say that she isn’t a christian, because in all honesty, who am i to decide that? It’s not my job. Everyone’s walk with christ is different. Unfortunately all people are seeing is Miley’s (currently) unchristian behavior, which automatically gives the rest of us the same reputation. And this is coming from a 16 year old girl.

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marknyc

Posted at 5:10 PM on October 12, 2010  

it’s da show business!

nuthing NUTHING comes out by mistake

nuthing!

in fact her ratings were down and now we’re talking about …?

about her of course

LOL

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mandy

Posted at 4:23 PM on October 12, 2010  

i just want to know what is soooooooooooooooooo inapporoprite about it becasue when i first saw it, i remember my friend at a party! miley is sooooo normal even in her music vids

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Brian

Posted at 4:04 PM on October 12, 2010  

Looks like Miley grew up and the spitefull homos who run this website are not happy about that. We have women in the middle east being stoned for showing an ankle and this is a parents worst nightmare? Young women start exploring their sexual identity pretty early in life and it was rather unatural for Miley to be portrayed as she was on her show for so many years. Its amazing she has lasted this long playing the role of a 8 year old, and not gone off and humped a whole soccer team something. Teens enter puberty and then all bets are off..hormones rule…if as parents you can’t talk with your kids about it or handle it then you are at a loss. She has grown up and she can now be a woman……maybe even get a movie role? Welcome to being an adult!

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asaxon

Posted at 2:29 AM on October 13, 2010  

So any grownup who advocates sexual modesty and self-restraint is a “hater” or a “spiteful homo”? That’s lovely. The funny thing is, we’re motivated by love for our children, while you are motivated by a ideology of narcissism. You’re the hater, chief.

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Warren

Posted at 3:49 PM on October 13, 2010  

You must have never watched Hannah Montana. Miley was never repressed, she was always crazy for guys on the show. And she was a teen on the show and even in the last year she always played her real age. Miley was sassy and looked pretty damn hot even dressed like Hannah!

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Mariano

Posted at 3:00 PM on October 12, 2010  

I wouldn’t call her “Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare” (since there are worse things), but her video shows little creativity. It’s just one more out of many lame music videos. She can be 17, 27 or any age–it’s one more ridiculous video. I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure she had little to do with its production–a bunch of execs want to use her (and most singers) to make a lot of money.

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ek

Posted at 2:16 PM on October 12, 2010  

kids know about sex at a lot earlier age these days. its everywhere. they grow up a lot faster than they used to.
when i was 15 i didnt kno anything bout sex. yet when i went to a school camp with a bunch of 11 year olds they were already telling dirty stories :/
I think Miley is doing the right thing by geting away from that manufactured bubblegum crap. It will be worth it for her.

In the meantime -if you dont like it, Turn it Off. If you dont like it – dont buy it.
Simple solution really.

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ek

Posted at 2:13 PM on October 12, 2010  

FFS get over it. she can do whatever she wants. a Real fan stands by – like me.
Its a video. Its a song. Get over it.
People who make such a big deal over it are idiots.
PC brigade.
But i guess you are the reason why gossip sites and mags exist. if you couldnt pick on celebrities you’d all be out of jobs.

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lol

Posted at 8:49 PM on October 12, 2010  

lmao you’re a moron.

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Uji

Posted at 1:26 PM on October 12, 2010  

Who?
And I should care why?

Honestly, there is no such thing as sexualizing yourself (in fact its not even a real word). You are human, you have a sex, and its outward physical traits are apparent. If you happen to be what society currently deems as ‘attractive’ props to you. Enjoy it while it lasts because age will take its toll. Puritanical beliefs are outdated and more damaging to a person’s well being, both emotionally and sexually, than a healthy acceptance and expression of their sexuality.

If people are worried about the video, then they either forgot what it was like to be 17, or they do not respect nor talk enough to their own children.

People need to learn to deal, and be a little less offended by every little thing that happens. We’d all be a lot better off.

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lol

Posted at 8:52 PM on October 12, 2010  

and apparently you’re a testiment to the fact that hollywood has normalized sex and sex objects as something appropriate for teens and pre teens.

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graham banks

Posted at 12:12 PM on October 12, 2010  

And what happens to teen stars that don’t sexualize their image? They disappear too. When was the last time you heard from Blossom? (bad example, but up to 3 weeks ago it was spot on!)

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Truthhurts

Posted at 12:47 PM on October 12, 2010  

Only a month away. WooHoo and she will be 18. I am sure her next gig will be Playboy. I am sure that issue will sell great. Just like Ayi said…make the most of your life. Just why do you have to drag all those young fans along with you? They made you who you are now you want to drag them into the sleeze of the world also. Hope you make lots of money. I am sure your dad enjoys watching you grind around on that bed. There is just something sick about that.

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Shelley

Posted at 11:15 AM on October 12, 2010  

i looked at her video and it is not that bad at all. she is not crawling around on a bed, she is just merely laying there and singing. and she does not get groped by a guy, she is slightly touched by a girl. and her outfit is not quite as bad as some clothes that some female singers are wearing nowadays. so unless she is actually showing some ass, get over it. and i agree with each comment on here so far.

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Ayi

Posted at 12:14 PM on October 12, 2010  

Oh please!!! there’re much worse things out there, much worse artists/role models out there! start talking when u see her snorting cocaine and going in and out of rehab!! give her a break! shes doing what she does, an artist is supposed to be expressive, she’s growing up, don’t like it, don’t watch it! i say go Miley, keep going harder and harder, make the most out of your life!

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Shelley

Posted at 11:17 AM on October 12, 2010  

i dont agree with every comment on here, just the ones that say that mileys video is not that bad and that she is not a parents worst nightmare.

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jennie

Posted at 11:01 AM on October 12, 2010  

I think it just a marketing ploy to transition Miley into 18 plus college market! By the time her stuff hits mainstream..She will be over 18 and her executive big wigs want to keep expanding her horizons…so she does not just drop off and become a kid star only! Its all about music executives making long term returns!

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graham banks

Posted at 12:17 PM on October 12, 2010  

No, its all about Miley trying to outlive the plan that the music/TV/Disney people have for her. That plan calls for them to cast her aside along with Zack and Cody. They will join Jesse McCartney and every kid from DeGrassi on the discard pile. Then they will ride icarly and the Cloudy girl for a couple years until its time for them to go. Long term success (into adulthood) is not the business model for these kid projects. Disney and Nick were not snoozing in the 1980s when NKOTB changed entertainment marketing.

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TJ

Posted at 11:00 AM on October 12, 2010  

Her mom & dad must be sooo proud! Their daughter is unoriginal. Miley is making herself into just another Madonna, Britney, and Lady Gaga want-to-be. Why is it that young women feel the need to dress trashy, and hump their way around on a bed and dance pole? Is this really art? I say they are just degrading themselves to the lowest levels any woman could possibly go, and even lower than that because they want people to see them do this on a national level. Have some respect for youself women!!! When you act like this for the world to see what man is really going to respect you in the morning?

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Shelley

Posted at 11:21 AM on October 12, 2010  

omg. give me a break. she is not doing any of that. you must have some issues of your own to say that about young women and miley cyrus. not all young women dress trashy and hump their way around on a bed and dance pole. you might wanna look around and stopped having tunnel vision. and go get a life.

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Pam

Posted at 10:40 AM on October 12, 2010  

It saddens me to see Miley do what she is now,I have a granddaughter who thinks she is just everything,you made it big because of kids like her and now I will make sure she see’s the real Miley,maybe then I can get her away from you.

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Shelley

Posted at 11:24 AM on October 12, 2010  

miley cyrus is a beeter role model for girls than brittney spears was in her time. get over it. she didnt do anyhting that terrible in the video. and if you show your granddaughter the “real” miley, it will only make her like her more.

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TJ

Posted at 10:05 AM on October 15, 2010  

Well bless your heart Shelly honey! Don’t we all have issues. I just don’t have those kind. I’m blessed.

 
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Lauren

Posted at 2:03 AM on October 13, 2010  

Yeah, that makes sense. Show your kids what you think is so inappropriate. Get over it. Your forgetting about the fan base that isn’t ten and under. I’m eighteen and I watched Hannah Montana from the beginning. I grew up, too. So, she has ALL OF US to thank for her money, not just the five year olds that you assume are the only ones that like her.

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ted

Posted at 10:40 AM on October 12, 2010  

The writer of this article is so jealous!

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carolt

Posted at 10:27 AM on October 12, 2010  

Once again, the writer lays a big, fat, spiteful egg. I’ve just watched the video. There is nothing offensive about it. It is a pop song. for about 45 seconds of the piece, she is in a nightclub, dancing with women. So, is your problem really with Katy Perry – “I kissed a Girl and I liked it?” I would guess that’s true also, since a nitwit who’d write misleading carp like this is probably homophobic and a whole lot of other neurotic as well. To get over your MC vendetta will probably take work, but if you wish to have readers and credibility (what’s left of it), start the work immediately.

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Uncle Ernie

Posted at 9:57 AM on October 12, 2010  

If you got it flaunt it. If you don’t then write snarky reviews about those who do!

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Ayi

Posted at 12:16 PM on October 12, 2010  

hahahahha good one! people wanna bring u down because u r on the way up!!!

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MsLinda

Posted at 7:43 PM on October 11, 2010  

How ridiculous. A “parent’s worst nightmare” is having a child lost to drug abuse or be killed by a drunk driver. Or maybe give birth to a crack baby and dump it on you while she goes back on the streets. There are a heckuva lot worse things teens can do than grow up into productive adults making millions of dollars per year. If Miley weren’t famous, she’d be a college freshman fending off horny frat guys at parties and planning a trip to Mexico so she can drink on her birthday. I’ll bet there are plenty of parents with lazy, drug-abusing, bum-dating daughters who’d love to have Miley instead.

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Anon

Posted at 9:35 AM on October 12, 2010  

I agree! This headline is SO stupid. My mom lost her son to suicide only a few weeks ago and THIS is every parent’s worst nightmare? O_o

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