June 19, 2012

An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

Dear Miley,

I’ve been reading the news lately and it seems you’re getting really picked on. I thought the days were over where tabloids would have to fill their pages with their lazy and boring ‘Skinny vs Curvy’ pages. How dull. We all put on weight in the winter and lose it in the summer, this is nothing new. We’ve seen every celebrity under the sun go through changes, we’re all human after all. Anyway, often it’s just a case of a fortunate or unfortunate angle of the photo. We should be free to look the way we want to look and the way they are addressing your weight is so unfair. I don’t agree with them splashing your photos all around the Internet and insisting that your knees are too knobbly or your legs too spindly. Of course none of us expect much from the Daily Mail but these nasty magazines have such a clever way of making it look like they care.

Even though I don’t feel having an opinion on your weight is fair, I reminded myself of something the other day. Back in 2011, you stood up for yourself when people were going the opposite way and calling you fat. You inspired girls around the world by saying actually ‘f*ck you’ and making these people look really silly and unnecessarily mean. They were so clearly jealous of your life and it was the only standard girl dig they could think of. You made us all proud by loudly responding ”I LOVE being shaped like a woman.” You told us that you like the fact your boyfriend finds it’s sexy when you have “steak sauce dripping down your chin.” You were in control of your media image and chose to voice the reasons why.

I hope this is still the case. Although I want to believe you still think this way, you’ve been very quiet. It’s hard to ignore that you appear to be shrinking.

Anyway, I’ll too mind my own business. But remember what you said in 2011, cos you helped a lot of people remember to be proud of themselves.

E xx

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