Miley Cyrus Talks About the Role Model Debate

Miley Cyrus still wants to remain a good role model for young girls even though she has been getting attention — and less-than-positive press — for her sexy new image.

The “Can’t Be Tamed” songbird tells the Montreal Gazette that while she is looking to mature as a musician and actress, she still wants to remain a role model for younger girls and keep them as her fans:

You don’t want it to grow up too much, where the younger audience feel they can’t watch the show anymore … Yes, I want to be a role model and have people look up to me, but this also doesn’t mean that I am not going to live the way that I want to live or [do] what I think is right.

The 17-year-old star has gained some negative attention since she started appearing on stage in skimpy outfits and making more sexually provocative music videos. The New York Times claimed that Miley was losing younger fans with her sexy new look, which she debuted in her racy ‘Tamed’ video.

Miley recently wrapped up filming for the final season of Hannah Montana, which many saw as the final step towards Miley becoming an “adult” artist. While Miley says that she is sad to be leaving her friends from the show she is excited to start a new chapter in her career:

Life will go on, you know, just the way anyone else’s life goes on. We made it more about a new chapter and not about the ending of something. It is the end, but it’s also the beginning of something new.

Do you think Miley is still a good role model for young girls? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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