Things About Miley Cyrus’ Childhood That Won’t Surprise You, But’ll Shock You
Everyone is aware of the bad girl persona Miley Cyrus puts out there, and it’s not a new phenomena. It started when she was just 14, and a Disney star, which finally led to her hit show Hannah Montana being canceled. When we talk about ‘bad girl’ we mean that she has used alcohol, drugs, sex, had bisexual hookups and a pole dance or two, and possibly was part of child pornography. We’re talking “gender fluidity”, pot, dating a 20-something at 14-years old and on and on. All of this before hitting 18 years of age. If you’ve seen her perform in the last 4-5 years, you won’t be shocked, but you’ll certainly shake your head in disgust.
#2 Raunchy And Underage: Pictures The 15-Year-Old Sent to Nick Jonas
These pictures are what started little Hannah Montana’s troubles with Disney, the studio who had her under contract. She wasn’t even old enough to get a drivers permit but was dating singer Nick Jonas in a very romantic nature as we’ve seen in several pictures snapped by paparazzi.
But then pictures that the two took themselves began to surface online. Some of the pictures were innocent, but there were some, like the shot of Miley in the shower, that leave little to the imagination. And, reportedly, they were all intended for the hunky Nick Jonas. It was then that Disney had decided to wipe their hands of the naughty girl but she was their biggest star at the time so it went on.
#3 Lap Dancing A Middle Aged Man
When a video of a then 16-year-old Miley hit the internet, people were disgusted and outraged. After all, she was the wholesome Hannah Montana at the time on the Disney Channel. The underage Miley was seen gyrating against and giving a lap dance to a 45-year-old man. The clip was aired on TMZ and became viral in just hours. Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus commented at the time that it was “normal teenage behavior” and said Miley was just being Miley. She was wearing tight hot pants and gyrating sexually up and down on director Adam Shankman. Fans were turned off and Miley said she loved the publicity.
#4 That Underage Vanity Fair Cover
Vanity Fair came under a huge backlash from subscribers and the public in general for this photo shoot of the child star. You could say it’s where art meets child pornography. The spread was done by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and were done to show Milkey looking even younger than she was at the time. The magazine’s taste was brought into question as the photos looked more like kiddie porn than art. Not only that, her father, Billy Ray, was featured in a few of the shots and it appeared as though the two were lovers instead of father and daughter. It is one of the few times in her career that Miley has ever apologized for her outrageous behavior. Billy Ray said he thught the photos were amazing.
#5 Dating A 20-Something At 14
Justin Gaston met Billy Ray Cyrus in 2008 while he was performing on Nashville Star, where Billy Ray was a judge. He introduced the 2- something model/singer to his daughter by saying, “Miley meet Justin. He’s an underwear model.” The started a ‘relationship’ and we all know what that means to a 20-year-old man. Cyrus and his wife said it was a good thing, and that it calmed Miley down a little. But aside from that, what kind of grown man wants to date a 14-year-old girl? Just 10 months later Miley was Tweeting away about the breakup saying, “Why does saying good-bye hurt so much?” Not to worry, Miley. Before you turn 18-years-old, there will be many more “relationships” and a fair amount of “gender fluidity”.
#6 Racism Or Totally Poor Taste (Or Both)
Forget the facts that on the MTV Video Awards she insisted that all her background dancers be black men, and she rubbed up against their bulges, or that she said she wanted to have a “black sound” and be “urban” and twerk. Back when she was 16-years-old, she offended the Asian community and got a lot of media attention (which was the whole point) when she and Justin Gaston and friends did a slant-eye pose in order to “look Asian”. Miley was slammed by the Organization of Chinese Americans who said she “encouraged and legitimized the taunting and mocking of people of Asian descent”. So it looks like the older Justin wasn’t all that grown up himself since he insisted the group mimic a recently released shot featuring the Spanish basketball team at the Beijing Olympics.
#7 Underage And Totally Busted
From April thru July of 2008, Miley dated Thomas Sturges. The short relationship gave us some “leaked” pictures of the 16-year-old Miley and the 17-year-old Thomas that had people dismayed beyond belief. Miley seemed to be having leaks on her MySpace account and there were a number of pictures of Miley and Sturges doing horizontal stuff that Hannah Montana shouldn’t do. Yes, MySpace was the thing back then. Disney is good at controlling the damage and that’s just what they did. They split the couple up quickly, prompting Billy Ray Cyrus to claim that Disney was ruining his family’s lives.
#8 Inside The Dysfunctional Disney Universe: Miley And Demi Lovato
Back when she was just starting Hannah Montana Miley was chums with another 14-year- old, namely the troubled Demi Lovato. In fact, some say that Disney used wild-child Miley to deflect attention away from the fact the young Lovato, then a star in Camp Rock 2, was into coke, self-harming and bulimia. Demi’s first rehab stint in 2010 was kept under wraps by the studio, who claimed she was “sick”. At any rate, Joe Jonas has reported that Miley and Demi at the tender age of 14 gave him his first joint. Jonas says that the two girls got him into drugs. It was a busy time in our Miley’s life. She proclaimed herself bisexual, dated a 20-something, sent racy shots to Nick Jonas and on and on. It’s amazing she had time for her show.
#9 Perez Hilton Posts Two Inappropriate Shots Of Underage Miley
Miley likes to do provocative things and always has. She has some sort of fascination with her own and others genitalia. Well before Miley turned 18, gossip guru Perez Hilton posted a couple of candid shots that seemed to reveal the lack of Cyrus underwear at a crucial moment. There’s a nicely censored one of Miley dressed in white getting out of a car, which (uncensored) seemed to show a distinctive lack of underwear. While some were shocked at seeing the pictures of Miley, others claimed Hilton was promoting child porn by posting the pictures to his website. Hilton has many celebrity enemies for his gossip and tell-all stories that were usually 100% true. People called for him to be arrested for sharing the pictures, but Miley got by unscathed except for some extra publicity, which she loved. Hilton has since toned down his exposes on the celebs and focuses on positive news about the rich and famous.
#10 Girl On Girl Kiss On Britain’s Got Talent
Even Simon Cowell was shocked when Miley appeared on Britain’s Got Talent when she was just sixteen and stole the show. See, she tends to interact in an up close and personal way with her backup singers and dancers. She does “stuff” to the male parts of her back-ups and is not afraid or reaching out and touching female bits of her crew. On Britain’s Got Talent she was performing her latest song, “I Can’t Be Tamed” and reached out and grabbed a female dancer and planted a big sloppy kiss on her lips. And a month or so after that kiss, one of Miley’s backup dancers grabbed the singer’s breast while Miley gyrated for the audience. Same song. Different body part. Miley said, “Just get over it!”
#11 Hannah Montana Does A Pole Dance And Disney Goes Crazy
in 2009, Miley goes onto the stage at the Teen Choice Awards and does a pole dance. The show is for teens! Miley was as determined to grow up her image as Disney was to keep her wholesome. Guess who won on that one? Disney had enough and ditched the performer and canceled Hannah Montana for good, though it took three more years to complete. She sat atop a cute cupcake cart and danced provocatively while performing her new song “Party In The USA”. Disney was not alerted of this and was disgraced.
#12 MySpace Mishaps
In 2008, Miley broke the Internet with what some commentators called “jail-bait” pictures. The official word was that they were leaked. But knowing Miley, it might just be a very-close-to-home kind of intended leak. There was that almost lesbian kiss we saw earlier, together with some underwear shots and more girl on girl bonding. Disney didn’t believe the story of a hacker leaking her photos and wondered why she was doing such activities to begin with. Hannah Montana may have been one of the biggest Disney hits there was, but Miley was proof positive that she wasn’t going to stay in the squeaky clean fold. Remember, by this time, she was in that “relationship” with Justin Gaston, had done her sexy pole dance and had had her lady bits exposed by Perez Hilton. She was one big headache for Disney.
#13 Underage And Drinking
A lot of teens experiment with pot or having their first beer or mixed drink. The thing is, inside Disney, you can’t be caught doing it. Joe Jonas was and got a slap on the wrist from Disney. Underage Demi Lovato drank and drank and drank and when she ended up in rehab, Disney put out that she was “sick”. And in 2010 when underage Miley Cyrus was snapped in Madrid, Spain drinking a Corona beer, well, it nearly broke the Internet. The incident happened a few months after a video of Miley singing to her mother hit the Internet. So? She was in the bathroom and singing about sex to her mom. Just your normal, underage teenage stuff. Miley being Miley, as her dad would say.
#14 “Can’t Be Tamed” Era
One year before Hannah Montana was officially canceled Miley Cyrus came out with her Can’t Be Tamed album. It was the surest, most public sign that she had well and truly entered her rebellious stage and almost certainly put the nail in the coffin of Hannah Montana, and her Disney image. The music was sultry and blatantly sexy and a radical departure from her previous music. But she was appealing to her fan base, who were getting older and more adult as she was. The release of Can’t Be Tamed introduced a not yet 18-years-old raunchy side to Miley that has not been tamed since.
#15 Hello 18…
On her 18th birthday bash, she was photographed for tabloids getting a hit on a bong. A bit later she got a p*nis cake for birthday boy, Liam Hemsworth, began freeing her nipple and pretty much doing everything she could to outrage and upset anyone who enjoyed her music. The thing was that now she was doing them legally since she was eighteen. She was free from Disney and they were free from her. She has not had any good things to say about the company and they have been mum on her affiliation with them. The only bad publicity for Miley is no publicity and she still flaunts her sexual fluidity and grabs her body parts while twerking. She has famously chopped off her long locks and gone blonde and punky. And has it worked? Well, she’s rich, famous and talented. Of course, it has worked. The question is, will she continue to grow and actually transition into an adult performer?