Miley Cyrus's Latest Comments Should Have Every Parent Outraged

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miley cyrusIn general, I am not one of those parents who believes celebrities can or should be considered role models for our children. They are here to entertain, not enlighten or educate. Even those that start off seemingly angelic (Britney, Chris Brown) eventually end up scaring the crap out of us with some truly shocking behavior. But even the most scandalous of stars go out of their way to hide any illegal activity -- well all except Miley Cyrus. She not only flaunts her drug use, she glamorizes it.

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, she had this to say about smoking marijuana: "Weed is the best drug on earth," especially compared to cocaine. She went on to say, "One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon ... Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is much better. And Molly too. Those are happy drugs -- social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You're out in the open. You're not in a bathroom."

I guess I should be happy she at least deemed cocaine "gross." But her comments about pot and the club drug Molly (also known as MDMA) are dangerous at best. Why? Because our kids will want to emulate her and she makes it sound like it's no big deal. I'm not naive enough to think that other stars aren't taking a toke -- I know they are. I have even seen some do it when I used to go on assignments for an entertainment magazine. They just aren't so brazen about promoting it, especially those with so many young, impressionable fans.

It's not about being a role model, it's about being a responsible human being. I could overlook the twerking, her barely there wardrobe, and her devil-may-care attitude, but her flippant chit-chat about using and enjoying illegal drugs send the wrong message to kids, as far as I'm concerned. She just doesn't care. That's just sad. That's just wrong.

Do you think young kids will be influenced by Miley's openness about her drug use?

 

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nonmember avatar Catlynn

What did she say that was wrong? By the time our children are adults, marijuana will be legalized. Its safer. Deal with it.

amazz... amazzonia

Hopefully soon will be legal, and these kind of comments will not be much worse than saying that she likes to drink beer 

Lovin... LovinJerseyMama

I think I will be relieved if all my kids do is smoke weed. There are so many dangerous synthetic drugs out there now. 

D.j. Lord

actually she said a lot worse..like about molly and stuff..but leave it to stir to leave out the meat of the story for the fluff

nonmember avatar Andrea

Exactly! That's what I've been saying since she decided she needed to prove to the world that she's an adult. Her fans from when she first broke out on the music scene (while she was still Hannah Montana) are 15 or 16 years old now, they don't need to hear her talking about Molly. I agree that weed isn't *that* big of a deal....but so many people die on Molly. She should have enough common sense (and class) to not openly rave about how great it is.

p31lady p31lady

Why are you more worried about her Rolling Stone interview then her VMA performance, twerking and her lack of clothes?  I'm more concerned that her VMA "performance" was replayed constantly on almost every channel, and any kid could have easily seen it or pictures of it.  Rolling Stone isn't a magazine for kids and they should not even have access to it..

Bless... BlessedMammaof2

This girl is talking about ecstasy and cocaine and the author is more concerned with pot. " But her comments about pot are dangerous at best." Marijuana would be the least of my concerns. I feel sorry for her. She relies on drugs to make her feel happy. She might have some influence on today's youth but if they're going to try it it won't be solely because of her.

danie... danielleapril

So because she was a kid star she cant have her own opinion on drugs? If you parent your children, a celebs opinion wont matter. Shes not exactly the first "entertainer" to talk about enjoying drugs...essp. In a rolling stone magazine.

youth... youthfulsoul

Train wreck in the early stages.

nonmember avatar Jackie

So lets just downplay the fact that she admitted to doing Molly? A "cleaner" form of E? Lovely.... taking the club drugs are worse then the weed. Not to mention she blended pot with peyote.

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