Dear People Who Still Won't STFU About Miley Cyrus,

It saddens me that I even have to sit here and write this. Yet apparently Miley Cyrus's 2013 VMA performance remains a hot topic, one worthy of discussing relentlessly, mercilessly, in a continued state of stupefied horror.

It's been over a month now, people.

And here's the thing that really twerks me: Miley Cyrus is just another performer in the entertainment industry.

If that's who you idolize, then yeah, you're going to freak out when she gyrates half-naked onstage with a giant foam finger. If that's who you believe is the face of feminism, then sure, all of your hopes and dreams must be shattered.

But if you're preoccupied with what's actually important, what's relevant and worth discussing, you'll be writing/Tweeting/focusing on issues like America's involvement in Syria, our failing education system and obesity epidemic, the corruption within North Korea, and genocide in third world countries.

I think the fact that Cinnabon perfume does not exist is perfectly worth freaking out about. Or how GMOs are banned in Europe, yet here in America, GMOs are prevalent and unlabeled.

I saw Miley Cyrus's performance online about a week or two after it aired, and my first thought: Damn, girl knows how to get down.


Sure, her act was beyond sexually provocative and over-the-top, in-your-face naughty.


It's not like the VMAs aired on the Disney channel. If you didn't like what you saw, you could have turned off your television. It was supposed to be entertainment for adults, and apparently it was entertaining, because y'all still won't shut the fuck up about it.


The very people bitching about Miley Cyrus are actually ascribing her significance, and therefore, making her even more famous.

And like all of the other performers that have been awarded massive attention for acting vulgar, Miley is laughing all the way to the bank. Her recent album Bangerz debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200.

So keep ranting and buying into the shock value, because y'all are making about as much difference in the world as Miley Cyrus.


In the meantime, the rest of us have greater things grinding our gears. And I'll probably be rocking out to "Wrecking Ball" while tackling them.

Korbi Kay