Miley Cyrus Talks About the Role Model Debate

Miley Cyrus Talks About the Role Model Debate-photo

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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  • Bree Skeirik
    Bree Skeirik

    Hannah Montana <3

  • Bree Skeirik
    Bree Skeirik

    im Hannah Montana

  • Bree Skeirik
    Bree Skeirik

    Hannah Montana /

  • the phantom
    the phantom

    i think that she shouldt name her show hannah montana forever if she is not going to be her forever that is soo stupid and most definetly lost me and will always lose me as a fan seriously over the title of the show your no longer a fan? then you must have not liked the show too much in the first place or are you a five year old whiner

  • Whatever
    Whatever

    Well then don't look up to her, morons! I swear you have NO brain

  • itsbarbie
    itsbarbie

    i think that she shouldt name her show hannah montana forever if she is not going to be her forever that is soo stupid and most definetly lost me and will always lose me as a fan

  • angela
    angela

    I love her and I always will forever! ME TOO !! i thinks she is a good role model because she is honest

  • JC
    JC

    She's growing up and her fans are as well. When ur almost 18 u dont continue dressing like a 15 year old teen... everyones grows up soon.

  • davonna
    davonna

    She lost her fans. yep pretty much all of them

  • 2cool2benice
    2cool2benice

    i love MIley no matter what anyone says when she was younger ppl loved her now they hate her cause she's older and maturing? thats f*cked up im a real fan idk what anyone says

  • deb aguilar
    deb aguilar

    I TOTALLY LOVE MYLEY! & IT WILL BE THAT WAY 4 EVER

  • Just-Saying
    Just-Saying

    I don't think Miley is a good role model for ANYONE. She's a spoiled brat who refuses to relate to her fans because she thinks she's better and 'deeper' than anyone else on the planet. You said it girl!!!!!

  • Alina
    Alina

    I don't think Miley is a good role model for ANYONE. She's a spoiled brat who refuses to relate to her fans because she thinks she's better and 'deeper' than anyone else on the planet. exactly! hell to no she is NOT!

  • mileyrocks?
    mileyrocks?

    dont hate her! she still rocks!! mayb i' just feel tht way cos' i'm an 11 yr old whos been a fan of her since 2006 which was wen i was like 7 yrs old or sumthing... but i respect her for her success. :))

  • mileyrocks?
    mileyrocks?

    this is coming from a former diehard Miley fan. I stopped liking her when i saw that dancing vid of her and tht producer thing... i dont hate her but i think she needs to cool it. shes tryying wayy to hard. but shes doing a great job competing with stars like lady gaga and tay. swiftt..

  • idiley
    idiley

    i dont understand why people hate miley. everyone says she wears slutty clothes but i want to remember you, that she wears that clothes on stage and thats so normal. she is growing up, every celeb wears tho.se clothes on stage im 14 years old and i dont think she is a bad role model just because her clothes. she is a really nice person.

  • theultimatemileyfan___
    theultimatemileyfan___

    miley is awesome all you haters need to shut up !!! youre just jealous .... TEAM MILEY 4 EVER

  • ummmm
    ummmm

    miley is a great rolemodel and all this "losing fans" crap is getting old me she gained my respect and im now a fan of hers.

  • tiffany
    tiffany

    she's my role model, she has been for three years now. so what if she wears skimpy costumes they are for show and her performance. she's 17 years old, i know loads of 17 year olds (and younger) who dress the same or worse than miley. how about all the "haters" stop wasting time commenting on posts saying how much you hate her and live your own life, she clearly has some impact on your life if you have the time to talk about her.. her life is her life, get over it! i agree with you completely. she has been my role model since i was 10. there is nothing wrong with the way she dresses now, and there never has been. a third of the girls in my school dress worse than her, to school, and they're only 14.

  • Fusion
    Fusion

    I totally agree with JosiBu! She can't sing baby songs forever. Her new style is better than the previuos one and I like it. And yeah I think that Miley is a good role model but for teenagers, not for the little kids!

  • germanxxannie
    germanxxannie

    Sorry People: 1. She hasn't lost her fans: I'm still one. 2. yep, she is a role model. to me... sorry so you gonna hate me for that now? that's ridiculous

  • skittles86
    skittles86

    I could care less what this little girl is wearing. I am just pissed that today's little pop-tarts (who will be forgotten in a matter of time) have destroyed music as we know it. I am still waiting for real music to come back. Few years from now no one is going to remember her. She is not real. She has no substance. Real musicians like The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Metallica.. those are bands who's music will never die out.

  • Rach
    Rach

    Being and adult doesn't mean she has to do the sexed-up act...

  • Char
    Char

    she's my role model, she has been for three years now. so what if she wears skimpy costumes they are for show and her performance. she's 17 years old, i know loads of 17 year olds (and younger) who dress the same or worse than miley. how about all the "haters" stop wasting time commenting on posts saying how much you hate her and live your own life, she clearly has some impact on your life if you have the time to talk about her.. her life is her life, get over it!

  • cassy
    cassy

    go away miley cyrus.. just GO AWAYY Honestly, she has lost this "debate"

  • Sarah
    Sarah

    She's no ones parent she's 17. She's a performer she can wear whatever she wants on stage. it's no big deal. People are just quick to put her down because she's the only teen star who's actually true to herself.

  • Linni
    Linni

    She's a real good role model! She does what she likes. And she's not inappropriate for her age..Shut up..!

  • Hermione617
    Hermione617

    I loved watching Hannah Montana and I really liked singing along. I know I'm about 4 years older than her, but I was definitely a fan & I liked that she was a good role model for younger girls especially. In 2008-2009, I defended her with the racy photo that was on Portrait magazine or whatever it was. I saw the leaked photos from 'Trainreq' online with awkward Miley self photos in the bathroom.. & I was appalled. Why would you even have that? 1 was her in the shower.. with nothing but a white tshirt on. Technically it covered everything, but a WET tshirt in the shower?? WHy? awkward and gross. Whether she sent the pics to a guy or not.. debatable. Then the song "7 Things" was released. I didnt like it. I still can't stand that song. Basically, I loved Miley up until "Breakout" album. I have & still love the songs from the Hannah Montana: Meet Miley Cyrus & watched the 3D movie featuring Jonas. I loved. I'm SOO done with her. I will still watch Hannah Montana.. But Miley, I'm disgusted with her. She needs some sense smacked into her honestly. You don't need to show your body like that to be "mature." SMH.. This 'change' did not happen "overnight"

  • Zamila
    Zamila

    Miley, just stop.

  • the phantom
    the phantom

    [quote=Teens don't think] If you're only 17, why don't you shut up until you are old enough to have an opinion that matters. Say when you're about 25. no why don't you do us all a favor and shut up, its your opinion that doesn't matter when you cant think of a counter argument you belittle them. why don't you go grow up some then you can sit at the adult table and tell us what you think, until then shut the hell up.

  • the phantom
    the phantom

    know she is saying this because she nows that she is loosing money not fans!! he only cares anout fame and money!! And she is not a role model!! saying to the people dont use facebook, internet, tv, its like WTF?!! that's the tecnology that we have that the way we connected to the news, our friends in other countries , soo THINK Miley!! what proof do you have? do you personally know her? were you there when this was going on? can you read her thoughts? its her life and she will lead it as she sees fit any thing you say is wild speculation and therefore doesn't mean a damn thing

  • Teens don't think
    Teens don't think

    what do you want from her people she 17 almost 18 and that s what a normal teenage want and do i think that most of you are kids of 13 and 15 and that s what a normal kid should think i am the same age as miley i think she s doing great and as a teenage i don t wan t to listen to a baby songs i don t blam the haters cause they are kids and when you ll be 17 or 19 you ll understand what she s doing..........and what i am talking If you're only 17, why don't you shut up until you are old enough to have an opinion that matters. Say when you're about 25.

  • Sara
    Sara

    I personaly think that when It comes to clothing she sometimes chroses the line but when it comes to aditude she is a wery good role model, and better than most celebs :)

  • Cheyenne Harvey
    Cheyenne Harvey

    I think all of Miley's fans should love her still because your not gonna be seeing her soon. So love Miley and cheer for her because I am and Miley should keep her head held high!

  • Doyle Lively
    Doyle Lively

    i love miley,..xoxo,..

  • Phoebe
    Phoebe

    She IS a role model, and she's NOT a bad one, I mean I personally don't like her clothing style, because it just isn't MY style but it definately does NOT make her slutty . And It's NOT about what clothes she wears, it's about how she acts, sings, and talks to people. And she's doing a great job with that. I totally agree with Stan. How she acts on stage is ACTING. Miley is great and she'll always be my role model. And I'm pretty sure she's not losing money, you know with the whole 3d place on Forbes' list. Go Miley

  • mileyfan4eternity
    mileyfan4eternity

    know she is saying this because she nows that she is loosing money not fans!! he only cares anout fame and money!! And she is not a role model!! saying to the people dont use facebook, internet, tv, its like WTF?!! that's the tecnology that we have that the way we connected to the news, our friends in other countries , soo THINK Miley!! she is thinking okay! when she says not to use the internet its because its dangerous and full of haters like you! your the one who should think and she doesnt do this out of money or anything.she does it cause she enjoys makin ppl happy, unlike you who lives to hate and make other people life miserable!

  • mileyfan4eternity
    mileyfan4eternity

    I don't think Miley is a good role model for ANYONE. She's a spoiled brat who refuses to relate to her fans because she thinks she's better and 'deeper' than anyone else on the planet. wooow,you just dont get it do you?? she doesnt think shes better than her fans if you paid attention!!!! shes showin everyone not to be afraid of who they really are! she can do whatever she wants and she surely does not think shes better than anyone..wow,you nonemiley fans are surely lost! unlike us the miley fans have gain something.and we do have a life unlike haters who just live to hate on people.i call that :jealousy u may say u arent but..you are.miley isnt afraid to show who she really is..no one should be!

  • mileyfan4eternity
    mileyfan4eternity

    YES! duh! miley cyrus is still a good rolemodel for everyone! true miley fans dont dizz her for some things she does that ppl dont approve of.so she can live her life how she wants to! [bein a rolemodel doesnt necessarly mean to have a good image or anything.a rolemodel shows ppl not to give up and to strive for what they believe in just like her.showin positive attitude and showin everyone that you can reach ur goals if you try hard enough..you show people dat no one is perfect and you say ur just like everyone else..dats what a role model is and thats what miley has been doing all along!the way u dress shouldnt have to mean anything!wana talk..hit me up myspace.com/smileyfrenche or facebook--> ronniecantbetamed@yahoo.com

  • tokasa
    tokasa

    no offence to any one out thea but miley cyrus is total fake-a joke! she should take up knitting for a change...........

  • tokasa
    tokasa

    no offence to any one out thea but miley cyrus is total fake-a joke! she should take up knitting for a change...........

  • risss
    risss

    [quote=Miley Fan]I'm a huge fan of miley yeah I do agree with this. She's growing up too fast and she's making teen's become more "sexy" we all look up to her so she shouldn't make excuses. MIley isn't making anyone do anything kids have parents they teach them right from wrong not miley.

  • amen
    amen

    omg. shes 17 years old. most 17 year olds are downing vodka from water bottles on their weekends and wearing wayyyy more revealing clothes than she does. when most kids her age are partying and hanging out shes working her ass off and making tons of money. if u honestly thing shes a slut and a bad role model u are clearly a dumbass. and its not her job to tell kids what to do. thats their parents job. im not even a big fan of hers but u people are ridiculous. AMEN AMEN everyone one who calls her a bad rolemodel slut must of never been to a highschool party where kids much younger than her are smoking weed and getting drunk out of their mind.

  • Miley Fan
    Miley Fan

    I'm a huge fan of miley yeah I do agree with this. She's growing up too fast and she's making teen's become more "sexy" we all look up to her so she shouldn't make excuses.

  • Kim
    Kim

    omg. shes 17 years old. most 17 year olds are downing vodka from water bottles on their weekends and wearing wayyyy more revealing clothes than she does. when most kids her age are partying and hanging out shes working her ass off and making tons of money. if u honestly thing shes a slut and a bad role model u are clearly a dumbass. and its not her job to tell kids what to do. thats their parents job. im not even a big fan of hers but u people are ridiculous.

  • mileybitchessss
    mileybitchessss

    i love her

  • Sarita
    Sarita

    Miley is a good person on the inside. Doesn't matter what she does for music videos or wears during performances, because how I see it, that's "performing Miley'. Then there is down-to-earth nice and sweet good Miley. People need to think a lot before they trash talk celebrities.

  • cheyenne
    cheyenne

    i think she is just exploring te life she wants to have....everyone makes mistakes in their life and hers just seem more severe because of her being famous and all the publicity she gets. just let her live her life....she will realize eventually that what she is doing will lose fans or she will learn to use what she is doing to her advantage to gain more. leave her alone....imagine if you had the entire world butting into your teenage life ant telling you what you should or shouldnt do.

  • davonnajk
    davonnajk

    She lost her fans. haha before i liked her but now dont

  • davonna
    davonna

    you are ugly mily

  • Dari
    Dari

    She lost her fans. No, she lost some band-wagon hoppers. They're the kind of people hop on a band-wagon when it's crowded, but as soon as other people start to leave they do too. She still has a lot of fans, and she still has me. Can't be Tamed sold over 100,000 copies it's first week. & While I like Nick & Selena, they only sold 82,000 & 66,000 their first week respectively. So what do the numbers really mean? This album was the best one she has yet to make, and Nick Jonas & The Administrations album was really good as well. She lost fake fans, not her true ones, where still here. & She's still an amazing role model. Love her & Demi!!!

  • Megamileyfan1
    Megamileyfan1

    l'm a huge mileyfan,& always will be.l think ppl could do far worst,than consider miley as a role model.Miley is a loving,caring person.She also does a lot for her charities,but ofcourse that doesn't get put in papers,because that doesn't sell.l consider it,my duty to go onto sites & post a possitive comment about the beautiful miley.Just look at miley,she's not interested in drink or drugs.l think she's a very gd,role model,as l said before.God bless u miles.Ur wonderful:)XXX

  • dh
    dh

    Why does she even want to be a role model? Oh, that's right, this is the girl who also WANTED to be famous. Never mind, I know the answer. Once an attention whore, always an attention whore.

  • dh
    dh

    Why does she even want to be a role model? Oh, that's right, this is the girl who also WANTED to be famous. Never mind, I know the answer. Once an attention whore, always an attention whore.

  • isa b
    isa b

    i dont like her now she is terrible

  • LB
    LB

    sooo cuteeee i still love miley and well all miley fan's love her and stuff but just not in a the role model wayy cause ur not a role model anymore for us.......... Darling do you have twitter? You'd know diff.

  • angelclari
    angelclari

    sooo cuteeee i still love miley and well all miley fan's love her and stuff but just not in a the role model wayy cause ur not a role model anymore for us..........

  • LB
    LB

    Do you guys seriously think... ever? She's not a spoiled brat! People always call her that just because they don't have that much money. How do you know she's spoiled? If you read her book you'd know that her parents support her alot and just love the ouside and horses. She's the best role model you could have. She's normal she's not perfect she's just her. About thos outfits on stage GET THE f*ck OVER THEM!

  • Jen
    Jen

    Wouldn't it be much more awkward if this almost-adult still acted like she was 13, the way all these overly sensitive moms with nothing better to bitch about want her to?

  • Justice
    Justice

    On the "live your life and make your dreams come true" she is the best role model ! She works very hard and this is cool ! But like she dresses on stage .. Eww :/ . She was always so beautiful, why does she wear ugly clothes ? Too provocative !

  • lolahh
    lolahh

    Miley is duplicitous idiot! she's gonna be the next britney spears or even jamie lynn,she thinks she's so mature, and voice makes me sick. She should just stick to her disney and nothing else.

  • mm16
    mm16

    I don't think Miley is a good role model for ANYONE. She's a spoiled brat who refuses to relate to her fans because she thinks she's better and 'deeper' than anyone else on the planet.

  • Rita
    Rita

    i dont think myile cyrus isa good role model because shes allways inappropriate esspecially for little grils so she should not even try to open up to her fans because theres no point i liked her in 2009 now i hate her shes going to be just like lindsy lohan whrn she gets older

  • Stan
    Stan

    How she dresses. She never said she wanted to be a fashion role model. How she sing and her song. Yes, they are meaningful and have good messages. How she acts in public. Again, Yes, she acts like a normal 17 year old. She still reletes to her fans, take pictures, and signs autographs. She still goes to the same places other people go to shop and eat, and she expect no special treatment. How she handles money, Yes she doesn't normally spend wastefully. Her contribution to society and charity. Again yes. she gives and raises more money and give more of her time to charity cause than all of her peers combined, and even has a web site promoting others to do the same. So It seem the the only real bad thing people can say is she dresses bad when performing. And thats the key word, performing. Just like acting, it's all for show, and not real nor is it a reflection of the real person.

  • cassieopeasw
    cassieopeasw

    every kid grows up! Miley is a kid growing up with all eyes on her. She seems grounded and is talented, I think she is still a role model, but she is a teenager and we all have miss steps, you look at her former twitter and other girls her age, there is little diffeence except she has thousands of people reading hers. She figured that out and stopped. People need to lay off and leave her alone. Judging just don't do it! Unless your perfect that is...

  • kyla
    kyla

    what do you want from her people she 17 almost 18 and that s what a normal teenage want and do i think that most of you are kids of 13 and 15 and that s what a normal kid should think i am the same age as miley i think she s doing great and as a teenage i don t wan t to listen to a baby songs i don t blam the haters cause they are kids and when you ll be 17 or 19 you ll understand what she s doing..........and what i am talking

  • Nazanin
    Nazanin

    I love her and I always will forever!

  • Aya
    Aya

    MILEY IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! SOO SHUT UP!!!!!!!!! =) xooxox

  • Blah
    Blah

    i agree with jyoiti i am a huge fan of miley and im only 13 and MAYBE she didnt choose to do her music video like that MAYBE her record company chose. anyways i will always be a big fan of Miley

  • JosiBu
    JosiBu

    know she is saying this because she nows that she is loosing money not fans!! he only cares anout fame and money!! And she is not a role model!! saying to the people dont use facebook, internet, tv, its like WTF?!! that's the tecnology that we have that the way we connected to the news, our friends in other countries , soo THINK Miley!!

  • annabannana56
    annabannana56

    She lost her fans.

  • jyoti
    jyoti

    yes,ofcourse.how can we just hate her for what see wants to do.if u r a true fan u will luv her in any form she is.i do

  • Donna
    Donna

    I don't think Miley is a good role model for ANYONE. She's a spoiled brat who refuses to relate to her fans because she thinks she's better and 'deeper' than anyone else on the planet.

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