Miley Cyrus Cultural Appropriation

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Miley Cyrus, is an inspiration to many young women all over the world. Due to the flip-flopping of her music, she has helped show a long-term cultural problem. Miley Cyrus, 24-year old, singer-songwriter and actress. In 2006, she was recognized as a teen idol when she starred on the Disney channel television series ‘Hannah Montana’. After that, she had a huge downfall, she started using drugs and behaving lecherously. In 2013, while promoting her fourth album “Bangerz” her sexually explicit behavior began, many looked at her in disgust from this point on. Miley Cyrus then struggled with her gender identity. In an interview she states, “ It’s weird that I’m a girl because I just don’t feel like a girl, and I don’t feel like a boy.” Cyrus as well as many others identify themselves as gender neutral. Once cyrus decided to discontinue smoking marijuana, people began to notice. A December 2016 study indicated the drug use has gone down. I wouldn’t necessarily say she’s back to the old Miley just yet, but she’s doing better; however, there is still room for improvement. Miley Cyrus was recently accused of cultural appropriation for hip-hop comments in an interview. In definition, cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of another culture (Farah). This a horrifying concept because it’s often seen as controversial and strips the group of its identity. Miley Cyrus was accused of cultural appropriation because she stereotypes hip-hop

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