Miley Cyrus Is Hipper and More Liberal Than You. Oh, and She Hates Rick Santorum
Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana is one of the easier Disney shows for adults to sit through. Her voice and wide eyes aren't totally unlike a young Lucille Ball. Still, that might not be enough to make an adult investigate her music.
She's just being Miley.
But her surprisingly not-overplayed catalogue contains some of the best and most surprising pop of the last decade. It's unpretentious, well-sung and startlingly tasteful. She's not self-righteous, and she's usually not trying to seduce the listener like so many other nymphets. Oh, and her political views are startlingly cogent; she hated Rick Santorum before he almost won Iowa (see below). We love thee, Miley Cyrus; let us count the ways.
She smokes weed and supports Occupy Wall Street.
At only 16, this walking franchise recorded "Wake Up America," a freaking global warming song: "I know that you don't want to hear it/ Especially coming from someone so young." Needless to say, it's a lot smarter than the gum-snapping Britney Spears who supported George W. Bush in Fahrenheit 9/11.
Cyrus' biggest public snafus are for smoking a shit ton of weed (for her 19th birthday, she got a Bob Marley cake) and supporting OWS. Please let me know when these become actual bad things.
She loves Radiohead.
Radiohead turned down her request to meet them backstage at the 2009 Grammys. They were her favorite band! Hipsters roared with laughter, but what it came down to, when you really think about it, was five total dickbags who refused to shake the hand of a young fan. The grown men later dissed her as "entitled." They should have been honored, considering she's probably the first teenage girl to ever want to meet them.