A right-wing watchdog group is not impressed with singer, actress and former Disney star Miley Cyrus’ recent behavior.
The Culture and Media Institute, which aims to “preserve and help restore America’s culture, character, traditional values, and morals against the assault of the liberal media elite,” is calling out the 19-year-old star for photos obtained by TMZ that showed Cyrus posing suggestively with a pen1s-shaped cake at her boyfriend Liam Hemsworth’s birthday party.
The group is calling Miley’s behavior “disgusting” and says she’s “become the epitome of the anti-role model for young girls.” It’s not the first time the group has criticized Miley — in 2010 they slammed her video for “Can’t Be Tamed” and dubbed her responsible for “Miley Cyrus Effect,” which causes “young girls to act like trashy adults.”
But Cyrus is just one part of the problem according to CMI, which is also blasting Hollywood in general — claiming it’s promoting bad and sleazy behavior in women, singling out Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan’s new film “Bachelorette,” about sex-filled pre-wedding weekend. The film has garnered ton of buzz at the Sundance Film Festival, for its female centric raunchy humor and labelled as the next “Bridesmaids.”
While the film’s stars were excited to embrace the trend that finally shows women can be just as raunchy as men, CMI is baffled as to why actresses like Caplan would “want to take on roles making women look like bimbos,” and notes an uptick in what they see as “rampant sexual behavior” in films like “No Strings Attached” and “Hall Pass.”
The group goes so far as to blame the divorce and remarriage rates which are “rampant within Hollywood,” on the “carefree attitudes” on sex it portrays in its movies.
It’s true that parents of Cyrus’ younger fans likely don’t appreciate the references to marijuana or the popstar posing with phallic-shaped baked goods, but despite these “scandals” the singer has actually been praised for being a good role model.
In fact, Hollywood Life’s readers voted Cyrus 2011’s Role Model of the Year, and MTV columnist Sam Lansky argued that “Miley is a much better role model than we tend to give her credit for,” looking to the important things the starlet has put her voice and influence behind.
In addition to speaking out about animal welfare and body image issues, in recent years Cyrus has become a strong proponent for gay-rights, posing for NOH8 campaign, and caused a stir when she called out Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne for donating thousands of dollars to Republican politician Rick Santorum, who openly opposes gay marriage.