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Scoot: Miley Cyrus concerts too sexual?

There are reports that many parents are complaining about Miley Cryus’ sexual antics and the flesh-revealing costumes on her new concert tour, and some are even calling for show to be cancelled!

On her Bangerz Tour, Miley Cyrus simulates sex with a man wearing a Bill Clinton mask, gropes the backside of a dancer and moves provocatively in skimpy outfits – including one leotard with the design of a marijuana leaf. Souvenirs include $40 gold-embellished rolling papers for pot smokers.

Let me try to understand this – parents are bringing their kids to a Miley Cyrus concert and they are complaining about sexual content? It’s a Miley Cyrus concert!

Maybe it’s the media, especially social media, that have given people the feeling that they can complain about anything and start a controversy that leads to change. If parents were taking their kids to a kid-friendly show and the characters began simulating sex acts or acknowledging drugs during the show, I can understand complaints about that. But we’re talking about outrage over a Miley Cyrus concert being too sexual!

There is always the possibility that Miley Cyrus’ management has created this controversy to sell tickets to upcoming shows. The website TheFIX reports, “Her team, including management, record label execs and the entire tour staff including the director, costume department and choreographers – have been called for an emergency meeting as arenas across the U.S. threaten to pull out of the show.”

However, executives of the promoter, Live Nation, issued a statement saying, “There is no truth whatsoever to any stories or rumors of venues pulling out of the Bangerz Tour.” Forbes magazine reported that the frenzy over Miley Cyrus reached a peak the week of August 25, following her attention-getting performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and that the demand for tickets to her concerts has leveled off.

What better way to inspire ticket sales than to create rumors that a concert is so sexual and adult-oriented that parents are complaining and venues are threatening to cancel shows.

Controversy sells, and it is the audiences that feed the controversies that lead to an increase in ticket sales.

Considering the complaint-happy world we live in, it is reasonable to believe that some parents have complained about the sexual innuendos in Miley Cyrus’ new concert tour, but what was it about going to a Miley Cyrus concert that led parents to expect anything less?

Complaining about the sexual nature of a concert, even if it is expected, gives parents an excuse to blame Miley Cyrus and the producers for exposing their kids to something they consider inappropriate – but the decision to go to the concert in the first place was made by the parents. Blaming something or someone else for the poor decisions made by individuals is part of a well-established trend in America.

It’s ridiculous to complain about something that lives up to its image. Miley Cyrus has established the image of being a wild, young female performer with sexual overtones in her shows – there is nothing secret about that!

As long as no one is forced to take their kids to a Miley Cyrus concert against their will, every parent should accept the responsibility of the decisions they make and not blame performers and producers for successfully making an established image come to life on stage.

In responding to the complaints about her new shows, Miley Cyrus explained it perfectly – she tweeted: “You can’t say I didn’t warn you. Now sit back & enjoy the show.  Save your complaints for the [fast food restaurant] drive thru when they forget the ‘fries with that.’”

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02/21/2014 7:11PM
Scoot: Miley Cyrus concerts too sexual?
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02/21/2014 7:57PM
I miss
I miss the good old days when artists like Madonna and Michael Jackson put on clean decent shows. They never simulated self-pleasure or grabbed their crotch or anything..
02/21/2014 8:47PM
If you like trash, you may be trash!
02/21/2014 11:42PM
Trash devil girl
She puts her hair like devil horns. She has a poisonous tongue she sticks out. She is in need of exorcism
02/22/2014 12:47PM
Perhaps it is a cover for lack of talent?
Perhaps all the sexual antics are a cover for a lack of true entertainment talent. If she could sing, dance and entertain people, maybe all of this other foolishness could be eliminated. Well, everyone should know what they are buying tickets to see. If that is what you want, fine.
02/22/2014 12:48PM
I miss the old Hannah Montana. Who had long hair and her clothes covered her body and not talking about drugs and sex.....
02/24/2014 7:10AM
miley is a joke to entertainment
miley is a joke she might be of age but if i was a father and she was my daughter i would be a good father and never let my child do the things she does.i think she is a disgrace to all muscians.and not a very good roll model for the younger people.i just dont know what the music industry is coming to.i will never support miley i will not even listen or buy her cd's i will not be entertaind by trash
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