Victim blaming (of Miley- victim of stardom), teaching sons not to respect women, and general idiocy. Where to start?
OK, I’ve been a little lazy with regard to posting recently, but I still took time to author these comments I wrote in response to the commenters on that post, even if I didnt write them first in the context of a blog post here.
As someone with relatives who work in the Hollywood and music industry who can attest to a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes, and as someone who studied film and cinema in college. and is looking to finally finish a degree and keep up regularly with film and art news, often from the most obscure sources, I can attest to the very true fact that Hollywood and the similar industries are swarming with pedophiles.
The “casting couch” can and does apply to children, and as Corey Feldmann (whose acting-partner Corey Haim committed suicide after a life of psychological torment comparable only to the torment suffered by those afflicted by sexual trauma) said, it’s Hollywood’s best kept secret. Look at Roman Polanski and how he outright raped a 14 year old girl after plugging her with Quaaludes in Jack Nicholsons’ swimming pool. Look at the odd behavior of former childhood stars with regard to romantic and sexual relations and behavior in particular. It becomes obvious.
Is anyone really surprised when these young attractive former children, likely put through the same torture, break down?
Who can blame them? Let’s not judge these kids, especially not in light of the fact they potentially have been abused in such a way. If a non-famous child reacted this way to being the victim of rape, we would not judge him at all.
What’s the problem? Fans and industry workers wanting more output from moviemakers and other figures who engage in this filth, and turning a blind eye to the (literal) crimes perpetrated by them because they’re “artists, mannn!”
To some of the commenters on this thread talking as poorly as you talk about Miley Cyrus. You scold her and say she deserves no respect. No respect, why? Who has she really hurt by dressing stupidly? Has she lit a fire, has she robbed someone, raped someone, murdered someone, defrauded?
I was taught to feel sorry for people who debase themselves, not deny them the respect they deserve, as all people deserve it. Now, mind you, respect doesn’t mean admiration- you don’t have to admire her- but you have no right to tell your sons to treat a human being as lower than they are because of something they did that while, yes, is somewhat offensive, does not outright hurt anyone. You wouldn’t talk that way about a thief, the way you talk about Cyrus.
Perhaps a lack of respect (human respect, not admiration) is what caused her behavior in the first place. In that case, whether or not you think she deserves respect, if it’s something that caused her behavior, you still shouldn’t be complaining if she dresses that way if you want to disrespect her. Disrespect her, fine, but don’t complain about the result.
Fine people your sons are going to turn out to be.
Oh, yeah, and by the way, how many actors and singer do you think are in control of their own image? Even though outright slavery is illegal, do you really think directors and show producers don’t have almost dictatorial control over their “products”? You don’t need to be an actual slave driver or circumvent the 14th Amendment to be the primary controller in someone else’s life. Just ask any person working for a large corporation.