It’s sad when the media selects a young individual for self destruction and then pushes them off a cliff and throws them under the bus at every opportunity. I hope Justin and Miley are able to survive the barrage of negative energy they currently receive.
Since they basically act like many other teens, despite the multi-millions, one wonders why these two have been selected as this year’s models for media destruction?
I remember when Entertainment Tonight first came out, and since I worked in the media, I loved the show initially. But after entertainment ate the news, I found the results rather distressing and soon stopped watching the news altogether.
The entire media apparatus is following these two kids around waiting for some fuck-up they can blow up out of proportion. Any kid in America put under this sort of scrutiny would start self-destructing. There’s a natural force in teens that resists control, but when you push back against the sort of media attention they receive, it more often snowballs and gets used against you.
I don’t pay much attention to celebrity news, but even in my isolated ivory tower, I sense something really wrong with the way the media is treating these two. I suspect it has something to do with upper class values since both celebrate common desires and show none of the restrain of polite society.