Oh Miley, Miley, Miley.
The teen pop star seems to be doing everything she can to tarnish her image these days. Last year, it was the video of the Disney alum taking a bong hit at her 18th birthday party of what she later claimed was salvia — a drug that is legal in the state of California (where she was partying). Cyrus apologized for the leaked video, telling Marie Claire magazine. "I made a mistake ... I'm disappointed in myself for disappointing my fans."
When she was pressed about the issue and asked "[d]o you really think it was a mistake? Obviously college kids your age all over America are smoking bongs with a lot more than salvia in them," Cyrus responded, "But they're not Miley Cyrus. They're not role models. So for me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for."
It's a lovely sentiment, but unfortunately another year has brought another birthday and another leaked Cyrus video in which the "role model" proclaims (in front of her parents) that she is a "stoner." In this video, shot at the singer's 19th birthday party last week, Cyrus is presented with a Bob Marley birthday cake by her friend, Kelly Osbourne. Miley responds by telling the crowd, "You know you're a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake. You know you smoke way too much ****ing weed." "I thought salvia was your problem, Miley," jokes Kelly.
Role model? Hardly. I know it's an incredibly mom thing to say, but I'm pretty disappointed in you, Miley Cyrus. To be so blatantly proud of your drug use on the one hand while claiming to be a role model to your fans on the other is pretty pathetic. I think you need to figure out just what it is that you stand for. Oh, and maybe you should ask your "friends" to leave their video cameras at home before your next birthday party.
Also on MNN: What is salvia, anyway?