Why Miley Cyrus Is Losing Young Fans

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Is Miley Cyrus a sell-out? That's what Miley's old-school fans are saying. You know, the fans who were into Miley during her earlier days, way back in 2009.

It seems that Miley's new sexed-up image isn't just earning her concerned looks from mothers across the nation, it is also losing her fans with her core fanbase: tweens.

The New York Times investigated Miley's waning appeal on young girls (like, really young, 10 and 11) and found that most of them disliked how she ditched her Hannah Montana roots. Who knew young girls were as snobby as indie rock music nerds?

Most of the girls interviewed admitted that they don't like Miley's new sexier image and wish she went back to her "sassy skirts" days of Hannah Montana. It seems that when it comes to the younger set, most of them were into Hannah Montana, not Miley.

The young former fans also complain that the 17-year-old looks "too old" in her new "Can't Be Tamed" video:

[The video] was weird. I feel like she acts 25. She looks so old. She is too old for herself.

(Meanwhile, 25-year-olds across the nation mute their screams in their pillows for being called "old" by tweens.)

Miley's newest album, Can't Be Tamed, has been underperforming, having only sold 102,389 albums in the first week. The New York Times attributes this to Miley's new sexy image that is alienating her from her young fans.

Of course, while Miley is shedding younger fans she is actively trying to court older teens to turn them into Miley fans. Will it work? We guess we'll just have to wait and see.

 

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  • alexj8
    alexj8

    Miley what happened to you? :(... Remember when you were young and beautiful, with that soft long hair of yours and when you inspired millions of people to look up to you and to become good people? Remember when kids said "Hey look, it's Miley! I love her!"? Remember those good ol times? What have you become? What happened to Butterfly Fly Away? And what about "The Climb"? :( What happened to the Hannah Montana? You've become... a monster :(

  • katierox22
    katierox22

    i dont like her at all!! its not even that what she wears is too sexy its just ugly!!!! i dont really care though its her buisness not ours! but i only liked her because i liked the show!!!

  • Jessica
    Jessica

    Its not working at all shes just making the young and older fans to not like her at All.Shes only 18 not something to wanna grow up or act sexy for.No wonder her album sales have gone down so much not even in the 200,000`s She thinks older fans like her honestly they dont if she released a album like Her Breakout album not like her Cant Be Tamed album she would surely sell like a million the first week.I used to like her im 12 and honestly her knew thang isnt cool or mature its slutish looking my mom even called it that im in 6th grade and she said she doesnt think i should watch her music videos or anythang she should really take this in consideration her fans hate the new miley.

  • E
    E

    Hmm, They say she LOOKS like a Slut.

  • UGH
    UGH

    HAHAHAHA you have no life you have no life you have no life you have no life you have no life you have no life !!!! Stop talking about her and other celebrities. The world DOES NOT revolve around them.

  • mfan
    mfan

    Because of her age, she just can't please all of her fans at once with one project. Hannah Montana is having monster ratings. The premier of season 4 was the third highest cable show of the week including sports, and the highest with kids 6-11 and 10-17 of ALL shows, cable or broadcast, that week. Meanwhile she has been nominated for, count em, 12 teen choice awards. More than anyone else. Her Can't Be Tamed CD also is not going to have tour support to help her sell it, or any other promotion, because Miley is off to do a couple of movies. But notice that Miley hosted the Canadian Much Music Awards, and her CD is still #3 in Canada after three weeks. Her U.S. promotions were on shows broascast to an older audience who were unlikely to buy her CD, but needed to realize her music is reflecting her age. E.g. David Letterman and Good Morning America. Miley will be just fine.

  • honesty
    honesty

    [quote=MERMAIDS ROCK OKAY?]SHUTUP ALREADY, I LOVE MILEY CYRUS AND I'M 17, IF I'M HER ONLY FAN THEN SO BE IT. AT LEAST SHE HAS ONE :) SO YOU CAN'T SAY SHE HAS NO MILEY FANS, CAUSE SHE HAS ME ALRIGHT who said she has no fans? it says she's LOSING her fans.

  • MERMAIDS ROCK OKAY?
    MERMAIDS ROCK OKAY?

    SHUTUP ALREADY, I LOVE MILEY CYRUS AND I'M 17, IF I'M HER ONLY FAN THEN SO BE IT. AT LEAST SHE HAS ONE :) SO YOU CAN'T SAY SHE HAS NO MILEY FANS, CAUSE SHE HAS ME ALRIGHT

  • Emily 'Miley' Krasinski
    Emily 'Miley' Krasinski

    I'll always love her, I don't care.

  • lauren
    lauren

    i think miley is going to eventually gain older fans.... im 16 and im still a big miley fan... even though i do think she does wear some stuff that she shouldn't be, i think its just part of the process of trying to find out who/what she wants to be. she'll outgrow this stage soon enough and then she'll gain some newer/older fans... i've been a miley fan since hannah montana first started and now that i'm also starting to grow up, i don't see a really huge problem like some people do. i think miley is gonna be fine (btw i don't care what ppl say, her new album Can't Be Tamed is AWESOME! :D)

  • mp
    mp

    Leave her alone. She can do what ever it is she wants. I personally like her better like this rather than Hannah Montana. She can't be seen as little Miley Cyrus forever. She is eventually going to grow up. If she wants to speed the process up, so be it. Being provocative is a way of trying to discover who she wants to become as an artist, it has nothing to do with her being a "whore". I think she is still trying to find herself. Also, having young fans is something that she can't help having. She was Hannah Montana when she was younger so of course she atrracted young fans. Now that she is growing up, she can't just get rid of them because her show still gives on the Disney Channel. She had to start to appeal to an older audience to keep her career going. Whether people like her or not, she is at the prime of her career and I think she will do just fine. She can't please everyone.

  • miley is the worst
    miley is the worst

    miley is a total FAKE. she claims to be a christian then acts like a whore in front of little girls. she trashed twilight after she failed an audition to be in it

  • UCLAgirl1990
    UCLAgirl1990

    You don't need to take your clothes off to grow up. This is her life, but she did sign up for this she knew the public would be watching her all the time. She knew she had young fans. how can you know that and dress like this when you know little kids are looking up to you. She needs to grow up, the only thing she is proving by dressing like this is how immature she really is. Sorry i normally don't care about any of this "celebrity" stuff, but this is just discusting.

  • Miley supporter forever
    Miley supporter forever

    "What Miley doesn't seem to understand is that she can grow up and grow out of Hannah Montana without having to do all this. Adults don't HAVE to become like that." That is true if Miley was going to be writing and singing Christian music like her dad did for years, but she's not. She's going into Rock and Roll where a certaing comfortable sexiness is expected. You can't dress like Tiffany, and then go into Rock.

  • Paulie
    Paulie

    Why are Americans so obsessed with so-called sluts? lol

  • I want the old miley!!
    I want the old miley!!

    yes that is true because the new image of miley is too diferent i dont know its better like hannah montana thats why she is loosing fans!!I WANT THE OLD MILEY!!

  • honesty
    honesty

    What Miley doesn't seem to understand is that she can grow up and grow out of Hannah Montana without having to do all this. Adults don't HAVE to become like that. True! That was a really smart way to put it.

  • Rach
    Rach

    What Miley doesn't seem to understand is that she can grow up and grow out of Hannah Montana without having to do all this. Adults don't HAVE to become like that.

  • Caz
    Caz

    I just read someone's comment about Miley being a good Christian. Oh LOL, a lot of horrible, silly things have been done in the past by "good Christians". Not that religion even has a place in this blog. She doesn't want to be Hannah anymore - golly I can understand that. She doesn't get it though that sexy lasts and holds attention for 5 mins these days as everyone's done it and it's now boring. Look at Christina Aguilera - she's desperately trying to claw her way back and she's been left by the roadside - noone's interested in her either anymore. There aren't that many image options open to female singers. Taylor Swift is stuck being a 17-year sweet prom princess when she's nothing like that in real life and even Lady Gaga has to be a freak show just to get noticed. Britney only gets press when she's done something else stupid. Or gained/lost weight.

  • Jodie
    Jodie

    for you people who are hating on miley cyrus why do you even bother do type her name in the search engine or click on a link that includes her she cant be hannah montanna forever she has to let go of that and fame causes people to grow up alot faster bc they are in the public eye just because all you haters of jealous of what she has got and you cant get it for yourselfs she's making her dreams come true ! Personaly i totally love miley cyrus watever she does there isnt one song i dont hate and she is a fabactress ! she has a long career in front of her and work so hard for it unlike people like you sitting on the dole in ya 1 room flat GET A LIFE SERIOUSLY !!!!!!

  • Jo
    Jo

    [quote=love ya]miley is a freakkin slut and she has a deep voice like a man. YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK

  • Rachel
    Rachel

    she has her right to grow up but she's not growing up she's becoming a slut usually when people grow up they're taken more seriously but i can't look at miley showing of her bra and wearing short shorts and take her seriously if miley came to me talking about the economy or something i would laugh on her face cuz she's not a serious girl and BTW she doesn't look sexy she looks a girl desesperated to do a sex tape

  • Nana
    Nana

    she made her choice she wanted to become a hocker.... --' she did it now everyone thinks she's a slut like she wants to be i always hated her i always thought she was damn fake i guess i was right neither guys think shes sexy they doesn't even know her

  • Assmaa Miley Justin Nahashibi
    Assmaa Miley Justin Nahashibi

    i will still love miley with her sexy image and she is great

  • LB
    LB

    I'm 19 (close to 20) and I love this girl. You can laugh at me all you want but I adore her and many I know do so STFU saying nobody older likes her. She's amazing and if you cal her a slut for stage clothes... just wow because when she's just herself and not performing she always looks cute and covered up. Yet, when she wears shorts people still call her a slut... you all should really look up the word for once...

  • Ricki
    Ricki

    I think Miley's "Can't be Tamed" album was really good and I'm 16, but I also think that this ablum was sort of a sacrifice...like it was her first ablum when she made it completely obvious that she doesn't want anything to do with Disney, and that was obviously going to get a lot of heat and backlash...I don't think she's just going to fade away and become the next Britney or Linsay...I think everyone can expect a lot from Miley in the upcoming years (good things)...I also want to know why people always have to focus on the negative things surrounding her because I don't think it really overpowers all the positive things she does...Besides she's 17 going on 18 and she's just trying to find herself and make a "real" career...like people say, "fans make you famous, but haters make you popular...

  • Emma Murphy
    Emma Murphy

    Miley has done nothing wrong, parents are being wayyy to fussy over this, she is almost 18 i mean its not like she is going out to clubs and drinking every night she is gowing up give this girl some freedom to discover who she really is everyone is use to this little 12 year old Miley wells she not 12 anymore she is a young woman and i'm sure that if she was doing anything wrong her parents would fix it , she is a strong christan and belives in god she is just trying to let go of this disney image and become her own person, she should be proud of what she has achived and we should not be destorying her confindence i for one will not stand to all this bullying towards MILEY CYRUS I'M A TRUE FAN GIVE THIS GIRL SPACE

  • angela
    angela

    well, i'm young, not 10 or 11 but i still her fan and always will miley foreveeeeeeeeeeeer !

  • phoebe is stupid
    phoebe is stupid

    First: I LOVE MILEY CYRUS! She has great music and I think she is a great down to earth person (even though I don't ACTUALLY know her) I do however think she IS trying to grow up too fast, But that's cool, she's just trying to figure out who she is as a person I guess... Hannah Montana is over (unfortunately) and little kids should deal with that. That sounds mean, but Miley can't be Hannah Montana JUST to make those little kids happySeriously I don't think over 100,000 copies is THAT bad..GO Miles:) miley is a bitch

  • Gabbie
    Gabbie

    I Personally I'm a fan of Miley's new look. Like majority of you stated She's growing up. I'm 17 years old as well and i think she should shed her Hannah Montana shell. I Mean Hannah can't live forever. She's Getting older. I Like her New Album. It's Edgier and catchy. I mean look back in the 90's Britney and Christina were on the Mickey Mouse Club with Angelic Face and G-Rated Music and look a few years later, They're all about Sex and Racy Songs and no one had a problem with it then so why does it matter now.. Oh right because Miley is different right? nope, she's doing the same thing Britney Spears , Lindsay Lohan and Christina Aguliera And Hilary Duff Did. She Freaking Grew Up

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  • Sharan
    Sharan

    i used to like miley so much before. BUT NOW I HTE HER

  • leahrowell
    leahrowell

    I hope she doesn't go nude in a movie. That gonna be a mess. I miss the old Miley.

  • Erin Fonvergne
    Erin Fonvergne

    i totally agree :P I third your second! Agreed 100%!

  • dannette
    dannette

    i just dnt like her bc she cant sing ahaha or perform well...idc how she dresses thts her prob but atleast she could give a good show but o well she cant

  • Phoebe
    Phoebe

    First: I LOVE MILEY CYRUS! She has great music and I think she is a great down to earth person (even though I don't ACTUALLY know her) I do however think she IS trying to grow up too fast, But that's cool, she's just trying to figure out who she is as a person I guess... Hannah Montana is over (unfortunately) and little kids should deal with that. That sounds mean, but Miley can't be Hannah Montana JUST to make those little kids happy Seriously I don't think over 100,000 copies is THAT bad.. GO Miles:)

  • Nichola
    Nichola

    miley needs to stop being a nasty sh*t and start acting her age and stop rushing her years shes only 17 shes acting flippen 27

  • Laura
    Laura

    It isn't working. I can tell you that right now. Most girls just think she's a slut and the guys say,"Miley who?" That isn't true... Hannah Montana isn't showing in my country and still everyone knows who she is! I like her:) and people that only like Hannah Montana aren't Miley fans

  • miri
    miri

    she thinks that the older she gets her fans will still love her... ive been a fan of mileys since i was 10. im 13 going on 14 and at that age where i've completly grown out of the disney stage. At this rate give it ten years when pepole are asked about miley they''ll respond with miley who?" and she'l end up on one of those where are they now? programs

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    no one care about her anymore and if they talk about her then it's about how much of a slut she is.

  • shoomi
    shoomi

    if you haters hate miley why do u look for her news i , i agree the (cant be tamed) album wasnt that good ! and why do u dont look for seleena or demi or other girls news becuase u knew that miley is mooore famous and pretty and talented girl and i stell love her !!

  • buzz393
    buzz393

    maybe she dont want to be a child anymore..and she cant be a child all her life...britney and christina also were in a kid faze and now they grew up and miley is going that way too there is no other way..what she should stay a child all of her carier?? i dont think so and its her choice,money,life,carier let her do whatever she wants..you dont have to listen to her song or watch her videos if it bothers you ( i know i wont)...

  • mfan
    mfan

    Danielle Radcliffe is a slut! He posed nude in a show when he was 17 years old! So please, 13 year olds, don't go to see Harry Potter. (ironic)

  • Leen
    Leen

    No offense, but everybody needs to grow up. And "changing" is one of the life's phases. So we have to live with it. :)

  • annalynne
    annalynne

    slutty miley bitchi

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  • Emmalie
    Emmalie

    I don't think there is anything wrong with her now. I mean she might have lost her young fans but shes getting young fans. Right now if I told people I was a fan of Miley to people my age it would be less embarrassing than if I told them that a few months earlier.

  • sydsouth
    sydsouth

    * If she looses her young fans she'll have none!* xD

  • M&M
    M&M

    Wasn't this her plan anyways? To reach out to older audiences? Thats what happens when you go with Disney. You get little kids for fans. No wonder shes trying to change quickly, she probably didn't feel like much of an artist when she had to sing mindless Hannah Montana songs that she didn't even write or co-wrote...Shes just stepping it up, I guess. And she obviously dosen't want to get out of Disney and sing rock songs because the money is too good. She also gets publicity from shock value, by wearing some things that don't really look good on her to say the least. I wouldn't even call her a slut though, because if you think thats bad you haven't seen nothing yet. But she should at least slow down trying to look older.

  • honesty
    honesty

    f*ck off, you 13 year olds! Look up the definition of "slut" before saying something your classmates call you. And just wait til you'll be 17 and then you'll find out what "slut" actually means. NOT IF YOU'RE HAVING A SHOW TO PROMOTE!

  • Kiminy
    Kiminy

    It's a bit laughable how teenagers want so badly to "grow up". This being said, I am only 19 years old and honestly in no rush to get caught up in the whole, "Look at me in my short dress and high heels wanting to get all the attention and boys." Kids should stay kids.

  • iwantcandy
    iwantcandy

    who knows if it will or will not work but we all know its a big risk. most teens and adults or at least the ones i know, think she is acting too mature for her age and its not sexy. the boys though love her and find her sexy because well...they r boys but not enough for them to go and buy her album. they wud listen to he songs jokingly and do a funny dance but u wouldnt see them at a concert. so itll b hard for her in the future...

  • Jessica
    Jessica

    reallyoldfan are you delusional? Obviously you're a Miley fan. I don't care for either Miley or Britney but Britney was banging back in the day. She was hot and she was one hell of a performer. And dare I say she had talent (she wasn't known for her vocals but she could kill anyone in a dance battle.) Miley on the other hand is such an awkward performer. Britney was IT during the 99-00s generation. This generation is Miley but I doubt she'd be around for 10 years like Britney, the way her career is going now. Miley; be yourself and stop trying so hard :) People won't see through you if your just yourself.

  • love ya
    love ya

    miley is a freakkin slut and she has a deep voice like a man.

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  • miniece97
    miniece97

    I'm 13. I used to liker HM/MC but now I HATE her. She is starting to act to old for her age and for what? I mean, I understand she's getting older but she needs to take it one step at a time. She still has young fans that look up to her. She is going to lose her career because, mainly the fans that she had was kids, and teens. She's getting older but she's acting to old.

  • old but young
    old but young

    Why do u guys just leave Miley alone , she's not a little girl anymore and She can't be Hannah forever you know. I like her music and I don't see anything wrong with it

  • patsycline
    patsycline

    f*ck off, you 13 year olds! Look up the definition of "slut" before saying something your classmates call you. And just wait til you'll be 17 and then you'll find out what "slut" actually means.

  • hahahahh
    hahahahh

    i think that she growing up out of her roiots i love her the way she change she cant stay young forever you know!! yea its true but you dont havnt to change into a slut!!

  • mandahatesmiley
    mandahatesmiley

    [quote=not a miley fan]i used to like Miley when i was 10 or 11. but now im 13 and i don't like her anymore cuz shes acting like a slut. that's the reason y her younger fans don't like her anymore :P yea used to like her too now im 13 and i hate her too !!!!

  • bridge
    bridge

    i dont like her because she cant sing, not because shes acting like a slut

  • not a miley fan
    not a miley fan

    i used to like Miley when i was 10 or 11. but now im 13 and i don't like her anymore cuz shes acting like a slut. that's the reason y her younger fans don't like her anymore :P

  • jaime
    jaime

    i think that she growing up out of her roiots i love her the way she change she cant stay young forever you know!!

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Her face makes it look like she's smelled something rank! Ah ha ha What a slut.

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    If that is what she wants,good for her. She wants to act like Britney and Christina Aguilera? I'm cool with it.

  • reallyoldfan
    reallyoldfan

    It'll work as much as it has to. She's amazingly talented, and has about 35 years (the time until she's Madonna's current age) to gain a new fan base, and in the meantime, she won't starve. I don't think Miley is going to just do sex kitten stuff for the next ten years, the way Britney Spears did. As far as I can tell, she's already produced a body of work that is far more rich and versatile than Britney's whole career. She's going to continue to branch out from here.

  • mfan
    mfan

    Hannah Montana is still the number one show in the country for girls aged 9-14 years old. Her show has been less popular among 6-11 year olds, but I think that is natural since Miley doesn't look very young on her show anymore. Not like how cute she looked when she was twelve.

  • m
    m

    This is what she wants. She doesn't want those little kids as fans anymore. She's done with those 10 year olds

  • Jenny
    Jenny

    This seems to be the way of child stars. They desperately want to be seen as "grown up" and go to extremes to try to make people believe it. I took my 8 year old daughter to a Corbin Blue concert and was treated to skits acting out rape and drug use. I won't be taking her to any other of his concerts. They don't seem to care who their fan base is and it's sad because most of them don't have what it takes to appeal to older audiences.

  • nikkirocks
    nikkirocks

    It isn't gonna work. She's losing her tween fans and older teens think she's a slut.

  • Daisy2826
    Daisy2826

    I find that many white girls are trying to find black guys as their matches on _____M i x e d M a t c h i n g . C o m____. White girls are interested in black guys, then how about the black girls? I do prefer to find a black man as my boy friend.

  • karenalicia2393
    karenalicia2393

    It isn't working. I can tell you that right now. Most girls just think she's a slut and the guys say,"Miley who?" i totally agree :P

  • honesty
    honesty

    It isn't working. I can tell you that right now. Most girls just think she's a slut and the guys say,"Miley who?"

 
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