Dear ol’ dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, must be so proud of his daughter right now. Entertainment Tonight has announced that 15 year-old Miley Cyrus, also known as Hanna Montana, will be going topless on Vanity Fair.
I’m not surprised actually. I figured it was only a matter of time before she was added to the increasing number of teen pop stars heading down the path towards becoming a tramp, right along with Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears.
Parents aren’t paying close enough attention to the fact that very young girls are seeing Miley Cyrus and other pop stars as their role models, wanting to look like them, dress like them, act like them. And don’t forget all the makeup little girls as young as 5 or 6 are begging parents to buy them, while parents spend their money buying Hanna Montana dolls, clothes and all the other crap marketers are throwing at young kids.
It’s time that parents really start thinking seriously about the Sexualization of Children, and how marketers are targeting very young children, causing young girls and boys to grow up way too fast. The only way marketers are going to be forced to stop sexualizing children is when parents finally stand up and say, “We’re not going to take it anymore!”, and boycott stores that market this sort of smut to kids.
I’ve got a suggestion for parents of what should be done with all the Hanna Montana crap that parents have bought for their kids. Bonfire anyone? That would make a nice video on YouTube or MySpace.