I hate to use the word normal because I feel like underneath we are all sex-crazed weirdos, but suffice it to say that at one point in time, Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes could have walked through any Shoe Carnival in any mall in middle America and not gotten more than a stare.
Nowadays, Miley walks around cooter-first in white latex with her tongue hanging down to her belly button ring, and Amanda was just released from an involuntary psychiatric hold for wearing polyester Party Universe wigs in public. Both girls are more famous than they have ever been. What does this say about us?
Mostly that we need to get a life.
The public has always been celebrity obsessed, and its no surprise that the more shocking the news, the more successful the story. The problem is that we have so much access to news through websites, social media, TV, radio (haha, radio), text messaging, and amber alerts that it is almost impossible to stay keep up and relevant if you aren’t constantly changing and shocking people. If you listen to any of Kanye West’s whiny little bitch interviews, you will see what I am talking about. I am sure he isn’t as much of a colossal asshole as he appears to be, but he knows what gets people to click. Miley (who I have recently read is being compared to Madonna) is still young and has been dealing with it pretty well, but poor old Amanda went through the mental ringer, and has only just recently left the hospital.
Being under constant public scrutiny changes people, as you can see from the photos. Miley Cyrus was chosen as a finalist for TIME magazine’s person of the year, running against the FUCKING President of the United States. We are living in an era where a 20 something girl known for twerking is in competition with a president who has affected real change in the lives of millions by one of the most reputable magazines in existence.
But then, TIME Magazine probably only put her on the list so people like me would write about it. Do you see how this all works? Its more of a mind-fuck than throwing a bong out your window or grinding on Beetlejuice and gyrating with a foam finger during a public awards show performance.
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