The internetz are abuzz about Miley Cyrus again (but seriously, when are they not?) after her recent flamboyant hosting gig at the MTV VMA’s. Since then, a letter written by a mom, blogger Kim Killer of Roadkill Goldfish, has gone viral for a second time. The letter, originally written in response to Miley’s unforgettable poor-taste twerking performance with Robin Thicke in 2013, has once again captured lots of attention in the wake of Cyrus’ VMA hosting antics. In the letter to her own child, Keller says,
“Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you.
Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word “no,” made you change your clothes before leaving the house, or never spanked your butt for deliberate defiance.
(Source: Miley Cyrus on Instagram)
If you ever even consider doing something like that, I promise you that I will run up and twerk so you will see how ridiculous twerking looks. I will duct tape your mouth shut so your tongue doesn’t hang out like an overheated hound dog. I will smack any male whom you decide to smash against his pelvis – after I first knock you on your butt for forgetting how a lady acts in public.”
She adds, “Why would I do that? Because I love you and I want you to respect yourself.”
There’s a lot more to the letter, which you can check out here at Keller’s blog.
What do you think about this mom’s letter? Is your daughter growing up to be like Miley something that horrifies you as well?