What a world we live in. The signs of the times.
While reading the news, I saw the headline “Miley Cyrus breaking her silence about VMA performance” over at CNN. I’m surprised: The news is still talking about her a week later?
It isn’t just what Miley says, but the writer for CNN as well that I thought was foolish in God’s eyes.
Miley Cyrus has a message for the haters: You are overthinking it.”
Response: Seriously? It’s not just haters, it’s people that see what she has done as inappropriate and are also concern for her and and concern about how our MTV culture commodify her physically to get ratings. Moral sensibilities is not the same thing as overthinking.
The singer has broken her silence regarding the MTV Video Music Awards performance that set tongues wagging (and some other parts shaking as folks tried to imitate her twerking).”
Response: Proverbs 17:28 comes to mind: “Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.”
Cyrus, in an interview feature on that network’s site, said she doesn’t “pay attention to the negative.”
Response: I doubt it especially since she’s doing this for attention which she admits below. It’s like a drug when people who care about what people think: they get a little high but then it always comes back to haunting them that not everyone likes them; they wonder if people think badly of them and it starts the vicious cycle for crying for attention again. How sad. While not all the negative things said about her since the performance is good or godly, I wish someone could share to her biblical concerns for what she was doing. I know several years ago she was still claiming to be a Christian and I wonder if she still makes any claim to being a believer, if so, I hope she sees that there are legitimate concern about her promotion of sexual lewdness. That’s no way to dance with another man. Especially one who is in his 30s and is married with children.
“Me and Robin (Thicke) the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now,’ ” Cyrus said in a clip provided to MTV.
Response: One can make history by becoming famous…or one can make history by becoming infamous.
Cyrus’ dance routine and provocative outfit were the talk of the VMAs, and the former child star is fully aware they have garnered her what most celebs covet – the public’s attention.
Response: Cyrus has a serious issue of “public attention” as her idol. That’s her functional god if she’s willing to go so far as to push the moral and sexual line for media attention.
She points out in the clip that what she did is nothing new. “How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?” Cyrus asked. “Madonna’s done it, Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance. Anyone that performs, that’s what you’re looking for. You are wanting to make history.” She goes on to say in the clip, which was reportedly recorded three days after the performance, that it’s amazing how much buzz the whole thing has garnered.”
Response: Cyrus, Madonna and Spears are all about shocking people for attention. The thing about this strategy is that if one keeps doing the same thing as the ones before them, it gets old and in order to get more attention, these girls have to become more and more crass, more and more preverted and selling their bodies and their souls for high google ranking for a week. While they make “history,” soon like other scandalous stars and starlets before them, they are going to be forgotten by men. How many people remember the scandalous women of the Silent Film era, or the early days of talkies, etc?
“You are thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it,” Cyrus said. “I didn’t even think about it when I did it because that’s just me.”
Response: Did you catch that? “I didn’t even think about it when I did it.” Think about it. It would be so funny if it wasn’t so sad.
Miley needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ to save her from her idol: Public attention. This is her god, she is willing to offer body visually as a sacrifice in order to get her god. She needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ: Where sex is neither a god, nor something in of itself that is gross, but a gift from God. God need to work in her to regenerate her to see her sins and her idols as they really are, and as really bad as the BIble says it is. My prayer is that the Spirit does this, she gets convicted, turn to Jesus with her faith (trust) in Him alone, to be saved by God’s Grace alone in Christ alone. Cyrus needs to repent before God before it’s too late and not presume that she’s young and has all the time before her.