Personally, I think this is an impossible task. I cannot for the life of me feign interest for this provocative woman who shakes her butt off in front of thousands and thousands of people, knowing that she was the same girl who my sister and I used to idolize when we were in grade school. Ok yes, I did like her show.
Instead, I will discuss why the “party girl” persona that Miley has so effortlessly exuded since the start of her Bangerz days is very much appealing in today's society.
I’m pretty sure if a popstar in the 1980’s would pull the things that Miley has done over the past two years, then she’d be run off from Hollywood by a mob of angry parents. But the funny thing about the present is, everyone started loving the feeling of getting surprised. Whether it be watching something on YouTube that you’d never seen before, or seeing one of your favourite pop stars act like a common provocative woman, people love new, edgy things. And that is what Miley is, edgy.
You cannot deny that her dance moves and open sexuality is something we have never seen before. Even if it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, there is something there that draws our eyes back to her. That is where Miley’s charm lies. She has the ability to draw you in to her and her music using her controversial methods.
I’d be lying if I said that I was not intrigued by the thought of seeing the “Wrecking Ball” music video, or her performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Music Video Awards. I’d be lying if I told someone that a famous pop star acting like a stripper is not interesting to me. In fact, anyone who says that is someone who is a liar. Even parents can’t help but look at Miley whenever she starts twerking her ass off. It is not who she is, it is what she does. Her persona just draws people towards her and it is incredibly amazing for me.
That is why she is worthy of being called a crush. Certain people don’t have a crush on her, but our entire society does.
Illustration by Maxine V.