A(nother) Letter to Miley Cyrus
By Ella Chan
Dear Miley Cyrus,
This letter won't be too long, I know you have a very busy life, just like most of us. You may or may not have heard about this open letter (amongst many) written to you that went viral in a few hours, one of many from people who seem to be genuinely concerned for you, but mostly concerned about the younger generation's future.
My letter (if it reaches you) is not one of them.
While I completely agree with what that specific letter said, I thought I'd give you some tips that might've not been mentioned before. To be perfectly honest, I rarely watch award shows of any kind, because it always seems to be the same and a big waste of my time, and so I hadn't seen your 'performance', I had to go online the next day and see what the fuss was about.
If you want to really shock the world, you may be going at it the wrong way, and I'd like to give you some pointers. Instead of doing things that will get you publicity for all the wrong reasons, why not do it for the right ones? As that open letter mentioned, showing a lot of skin and grinding your derriere on Robin Thicke's groin area is nothing new, and the fact that you were trying to show raunchy sexual behaviours (I spell this word with a "u" because I'm Canadian, just in case you're wondering) is nothing new to the world either. I think people were more disappointed than shocked; disappointed that you're just like the rest of them after all. I guess what these letters were trying to say is "We get it. You're older. You have sex. Just like the majority of the entire planet. Congratulations." [sarcasm]
Instead of talking about the things you shouldn't do, if you really want to shock the world and show you're a badass and a rebel, let me tell you about the things you should be doing: be different.
Be a rebel. Be an activist for the greater good (now those are badass rebels!). Be the voice of your generation, tell the world about the fact that commercial monocrop culture, pesticides and pollution are ruining the Earth (and your future). Learn about the issues of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), who Monsanto, BASF, Dow Chemicals and Dupont are, and why they're so evil. Tell the world about it. You want to push the envelope even more? Be a hot chick who has her own vegetable garden at home! And don't just hire a gardener to do the work, do it yourself! Really get your hands dirty. Ride a cool vintage bike with all your entourage, while rockin' a hot new hairdo and a stylish organic cotton dress. Wear and promote non-toxic makeup. Imagine all of your (newly acquired) die-hard fans following in your footsteps and switching to eating organic foods and ditching their cars. Imagine the kind of impact you could truly have.
Tell the world about how bad fracking really is (if you need help from a kickass celebrity, you can ask Mark Ruffalo, I'm sure he'd be happy to help you learn about fracking). Warn people about the dangers of Japan's radioactive waters coming to North America shortly, of all the fish and sea creatures being contaminated and dying.
Don't fall in the typical stereotype of a young, modern day's starlet. Be different. You can rock a shaved head and tell the world to eat organic! Now that is badass.
Miley Cyrus Twitter; Singer Retweets 'We Must Worship Miley Cyrus' Photo; 'God Bless You,' She Replies [PHOTO]