, one of Disney's hottest stars of the past three years with hit records and hit films, has been voted the worst celebrity influence of 2009 by the very people who made her a star, tweens and teens, according to an online poll on Wednesday.
Cyrus, 16, took 42 percent of votes in the poll for AOL's JSYK.com (Just So You Know) website aimed at 9-15 year-olds, pushing Britney Spears and rapper Kanye West into second and third places, respectively, in a section on worst celebrity influences of the year.
No reasons were given for the poor showing of the singer-actress and the popular star of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" television series.
Miley may as well accept that fact that nothing she EVER does will EVER be right. Trust me girl, I know the feeling. You see there will always be people out to get here. There will always be jealous idiots who'd rather put her down than admit someone as young as her can simply be just that talented. There will always be those who chalk her fame and success up to that of her one-hit-wonder father. There will always be paparazzi looking for that one out-of-context photo that can ruin her squeaky-clean image and hopefully send her into a full fledged Brtiney/Lindsay-esque melt-down.
I sympathize because, while my demons are on a MUCH, MUCH, smaller scale... like almost everyone else in society they still exist. Like many of you I have battled peer pressure, critics, and a society that would like nothing else than to see you fall flat on your face.
America may be the land of opportunity, but it sure as hell isn't the land of "Let me hold your hand and help you get there."
This is the land of tough-shit, buckle-down, and work your ass off for every opportunity you get.
The kids that voted Miley a bad influence in that poll are probably some of the same teens that are out under-age drinking, bullying their peers, and taking place in other highly hypocritical acts.
When one of them puts out a super-successful TV series, a slew of multi-platinum selling albums, and a pair of box-office return gems... then they can vote however they darn well please.