Miley Cyrus is speaking out against Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video, stating that the violence doesn’t set a good example for young fans. Swift’s video has been rumored to be in response to her rift with singer Katy Perry, but Cyrus jumped into the middle of the feud in a recent interview with Marie Claire.
“I don’t get the violence revenge thing,” Miley stated in disbelief. “That’s supposed to be a good example?”
Cyrus went on to discuss the scrutiny she has come under for being a “bad role model” in light of her baring her breasts, most recently in social media posts promoting her hosting gig at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
Miley Cyrus has come a long way since her Hannah Montana days. As Hannah Montana, Cyrus was known for her clean cut image on the children’s show, but as the singer evolved into adulthood, Miley attempted to break out of the girl next door mold. Ironically, it was Cyrus’ jaw-dropping performance at the 2013 MTV VMAs, in which a twerking Miley was grinding on a married-at-the-time Robin Thicke, that got people talking about her perceived downfall from good to bad role model.
This isn’t the first time Taylor Swift has found herself in the crosshairs of Miley Cyrus. In a recent Instagram post, Cyrus posted a picture of Swift and Justin Bieber in which their faces were swapped with Miley stating, “If you faceswap Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, they look like a cute lesbian couple.” Swift seemed to let that one roll off her back by simply responding to Cyrus, “sending you love.”
The Cyrus/Swift feud is a little perplexing for those who remember when the two were chums. In 2009, the pair came together at the Grammy’s to perform Swift’s “Fifteen.” Of course, this was before Cyrus’ list of curse words became longer and her clothes became shorter, and back at a time when Swift and Katy Perry even got along.
No one seems to be able to pinpoint a moment in which the relationship between Cyrus and Swift fractured, or if it’s just a result of Miley’s road of raunch leading her away from a more conservative Taylor. Regardless of the how and why, one has to wonder if Cyrus has a point in how society defines role models and whether Swift’s video is just as provocative as Miley’s sexual exploits and innuendos.
What do you think? Does Miley Cyrus have a point or is she hypocritical for calling out Taylor Swift on the violence in “Bad Blood?”
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