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Isn't watching the devolution of Miley Cyrus like watching a train wreck in slow motion? You know it's awful; you know so many people will be hurt by the time it's over; yet you can't pull your eyes away ... even when what you see makes you want to poke out your mind's eye, like her infamous twerking. (Hopefully, she definitively ruined it for everyone; it's the least sexy thing ever done on a dance floor, except for when Tom DeLay was on Dancing With The Stars.)
Okay, so perhaps Miley is the straw that breaks the camel's back. Nevertheless, I ran across this meme on Facebook, shared by one of my high school friends who's a rock guitarist. The picture is of Miley fellating a blowup doll — if you haven't heard of this, sorry to intrude on your peace of mind with it. On the meme, in the standard Impact font, is the following rant:
HEAVY METAL AND HARD ROCK ARE BRANDED AS "EVIL" IN AMERICA. MEANWHILE, MEDIA DARLING MILEY CYRUS GIVES BLOW JOBS ONSTAGE TO INFLATABLE DOLLS.
Umm yeah, and that's who your daughters look up to? Great Job America!
I would guess that the person who wrote this is my age ± 10 years, probably (though not certainly) male, and has at least one, perhaps two daughters. I say "probably" male because a female would probably not use such a graphic picture to make her point unless she were a third-wave feminist (and the sex organ in question were a vagina); given that the writer isn't celebrating Miley's sexual freedom, I'd say "third-wave feminist" is highly improbable.
After responding on my friend's thread, I shared it — then belatedly realized that the picture was Not Suitable For Most Locations and Audiences, Especially Young People. How ironic ... here I was, giving a lecture on rock's contribution to the degradation of public morals, while posting a picture including a graphic sexual act. Smooth move, Captain Oblivious. (It's deleted.)