How jaded would you say you've become over the years?
This question is in light of what happened at the VMAs – I never watch them, but I’ve been reading a lot of what happened on my Facebook newsfeed and in news sites. Out of curiosity, I decided to look up the much-talked-about performance by Miley Cyrus. Although I can see why it’s causing so much drama, I was neither shocked nor impressed by it. Clearly, Ms. Cyrus has had a lot going for herself and has probably accomplished a lot in her short life, thanks to her financial wealth, which makes me think that she’s probably bored with her life and will seize every opportunity that presents itself to her to cause a scene and attract attention (good and bad).
I would say that her performance was no different than those of her predecessors’ (Madonna, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga come to mind), although it can be argued that her age and fanbase (impressionable tweens/teens) are important considerations.
So, do you find this (or any other pop culture antic) shocking? Or do you simply dismiss it as just another blip on the radar?