Disgusted? Miley Cyrus is your fault.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 3, 2013
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In Defense of Miley.

I’m not famous, and I’m (occasionally) pedestaled and (often) condemned for daring to be me.

We can all slow down and be kind and see and listen to one another. And then we can all refocus on things that matter: like Syria, and the dishes in our kitchen, and our local community.

We’re all anti-“judging”…until we mob mentality it up and condemn those we don’t care enough to know.

Here’s three “Miley” reasons to remember that our pop projections objectify the worthwhile humanity beneath: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/01/after-this-im-a-miley-cyrus-fan/

Relephant: “Jon Lajoie addresses the hypocrisy surrounding the Miley Cyrus VMA fiasco.” (video)


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Disgusted? Miley Cyrus is your fault.”

  1. Craig S says:

    "We’re all anti-”judging”…until we mob mentality it up and condemn those we don’t care enough to know."

    The TRUTH!

    Someone recently said to me "People are really in love with outrage these days". Ever since then I can't tell you how many instances have come up for me in support of that observation. It's almost become a habitual way of being. It's the "hook" that's so easy to default to. It's mystifying that in a period of increased awareness and greater movement toward "enlightened society", we have invented a new word "haters" to describe a huge group of people (them/us), who simply can't hold back the need to express outrage over … pretty much everything.

  2. Mary R says:

    People are disgusted by her behavior because her behavior was disgusting. And worse still this behavior was nationally televised for the masses to view, touted as “entertainment”. It was enacted by a woman who did so willingly and enthusiastically. This woman has made millions from entertaining young girls. These young girls have supported her career. She showed no regard for herself let alone these young girls. There are more important issues going on in the world, I agree. But, thankfully there are still self respecting people in the world that are saddened and outraged by not only her behavior but all those that encouraged it and made it possible. Using this pathetic event to teach morals and self respect and putting the entertainment industry on notice that it is not acceptable is the best thing that can happen now.

  3. Laura P says:

    Blah, blah, blah. My 21 year old daughter said it best, where is all of the outrage for the guy? He is almost old enough to be her father and he is married. If we are going to be judgmental at least let the blessed outrage be equal in measure. And it is not, not by a long shot. Just read the headlines, the condemnations of Robin Thicke are few and far between. So I am sick of the outrage too, for far different reasons. I am disgusted by the anti-women sentiments that place us on pedestals as saintly, fragile creatures who must be pious and virtuous. Blah, blah, blah.

  4. elephantjournal says:

    Amen! Also, his video…you see it? Talk about objectification.

  5. elephantjournal says:

    Amen. It's just interesting that we direct this anger at a powerful young woman when she does so on her own accord, instead of seeing such national outrage at the countless companies that do so using women.