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Let the record show that today, May 12th, 2013, Miley Cyrus has gained even more of my respect than she did before.
She tweeted three very good, powerful tweets, starting with this one:
And that in itself was enough to raise eyebrows because of the name-dropping alone. See I can see this being powerful enough without the name dropping, but this definitely caught people’s attention.
I have to tip my hat off to how bold she’s being by calling out what I perceive to be the most antagonistic fanbases (towards her only, though. Not sure how they behave towards other celebrities+fanbases). Death threats aren’t new, for sure. I’m glad she called them out on it because people have to learn that the anonymity of the internet and protection of the screen do not give you the right to say that to another human being.
Now, moving on to the immediate repercussions of this tweet alone - please note that it is in fact INCOMPLETE - I noticed people immediately jumping on her case and telling her off for shading those two particular celebrities.
Here is an example of a reply to that aforementioned tweet:
Wow. OK, here’s more proof as to why Miley said what she did. Not sure if that was supposed to be an ironic tweet or not, but still. Not acceptable.
A few ‘Selenators’ and ‘Swifties’ called Miley out saying that her fans alone were instigators as well.
But by then, Miley had completed the rest of the tweet:
She is saying that her own fans should NOT be doing that and I’m pretty sure she’s 100% aware that some of them are.
Here’s where reading comprehension comes in. Miley Cyrus gets death threats from Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift fans. Those two artists get death threats from Miley Cyrus fans (and maybe each other). Miley Cyrus wants her fans to make her proud by not being tools and douchebags and by being what the essential, core definition of a fan is: supportive of her craft and her work.
With me so far? This was NOT an attack on any particular artist, despite what you might think. This was a plea to ensure that her fans do not behave the way that she sees some other fans do. She doesn’t care about what other artists’ fans do or say. They are not a reflection of her.
If you’re a Miley fan, you are a reflection of her.
Also, you are under no obligation to defend her and attack Selena Gomez if a Selena Gomez fan attacks Miley, but that’s another fanwar topic I might cover later.
Here is Miley Cyrus’ last tweet and it sums up everything perfectly:
She’s not wrong in saying ‘psychos’ because psychopaths generally have no fear of repercussion and do socially unacceptable things like wishing death threats upon people. The DSM analysis is not something I’d like to get into, but hey guys, don’t be a ‘psycho’ about this.
Miley Cyrus has it down pat - She understands that to be a fan means to support an artist. It is not in a fan ‘contract’ to say nasty things to other celebrities. Leave that trash talking out of this. There is no need to compare artists and there is no need to assault people with your opinions.
Everybody is entitled to their opinions, but telling somebody to die is not an opinion.
Anyway. Miley Cyrus is awesome and you should follow her on Twitter.