I have to check out this Lifetime show, ‘The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet’- a lot of people are giving interviews there! Miley Cyrus sat down for an interview with Amanda, and here’s what she had to say about critics who criticize her for being a sex symbol.
“If people find that [I am], I take it as a compliment. Thank you for thinking I’m sexy! People are so scared of seeing a woman being like, ‘This is who I am and you’re not going to change it.’”
Miley meant what she sang in her song ‘Can’t Be Tamed,’ which she released in her last year of playing the squeaky-clean Hannah Montana on Disney.
“Even just the title of that, for a woman to say she can’t be tamed. . . for a woman in the world with my face saying ‘I can’t be tamed’ when that’s really all people wanted to do, I think proves how sexist people still really are.”
Miley has a point, although I also think people were responding to the fact that her fan base consisted of a lot of kids! It’s tough to make the transition from child to adult star, but child actors have to do it if they want their careers to continue. Miley made her transition by embracing an “adult” image, but yeah, that led to some backlash.