Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Moms of Hannah Montana Fans: Do You Have Achy-Breaky Hearts This Morning?

Figuratively speaking (sort of), why do female Disney stars begin their careers with mouse ears on their heads and end up with mouse ears placed strategically over uncovered body parts?

I have a 15 year-old daughter. She and I would both notice if she were in a photo shoot without a shirt. Trust me. I would notice. And I would have an opinion about it, which might include a physical as well as verbal attack on the person suggesting this kind of artsy shot, famous photographer or not.

I'm not blaming this girl. She IS a little girl; I don't care what anyone says. My little girl is so precious to me that I would rather someone shoot me than emotionally manipulate and shame her. Isn't the bent toward protection just about the strongest mother-instinct there is in the world?

Isn't it?

Bring in Damage Control.

Sorry. Happier post below.

22 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

I had just read the article before I came over here, and it made me so sad. It's just another example of how Satan is so deceitful. I don't get how the parents would even let that happen for a millisecond. But we all have our blind spots and I know Satan isn't going to be happy until another precious girl is chewed up and spit out and lying on the side of the Celebrity Road.

Darlene R. said...

I hate to say that I figured it would only be a matter of time before this happened. It makes me so sad.

samurai said...

*sigh* I am speechless...

Queen B said...

Just saw it on the news.

I didn't really follow...did they not see the pictures before they were published? Is there anytime a girl wrapped in a bed sheet is "artistic" and not inappropriate?

I still hope she recovers from it. I think.

Susan said...

Yeah, this is just sad...and I only have "boys"...but I feel pretty much the same way about them.

Marmee said...

This is so disappointing. Just as I was beginning to think this girl WAS different and wouldn't go the DisneyPrincessGonePopStarGoneCRAZY. I don't want to bring trouble to this young lady, but I sure hope her parents got a wake-up call and don't let Annie Lebowitz photograph her in unclothed "artistic" ways anymore. Ouch.

SJ said...

Oh how sad. I hadnt heard about it til I read this post (yeah, I live under a rock). Why do they keep doing this? Have they not paid attention to previous teen stars and how they turned out?

*sigh*

MoodyBlue said...

Our bright minds thought alike again. I blogged about the same thing. I am just so sad about this. I'm not even a fan of hers. I only heard her on AI Idol Gives Back. I hate that this child is growing up too fast & her parents are supposed to be right there with her all the time.

HIS Daughter said...

I saw this on the news and I wondered if I would see someone in the Christian community blog about it. I'm glad you did, Linda.

All of these young girls must have peer pressure times one thousand in the world they live in. On top of that, what's going on with Dad?

Please don't tell me that he doesn't care that all the perverted men and women on the internet as well as everywhere else won't see this.

The message is the same as it's always been but with more pressure now that enemy's time seems to be growing shorter - Young girls, younger and younger...you can be anything, have anything if you give up your "body".

I pray for these girls...and I pray for the young Christian girls who thought she was the one who would be decent.

I pray GOD will speak truth into her heart!

Thanks Linda!
Love and Blessings in HIM,
Teri

Tammy said...

Is this really Hannah Montanna? Where did you find this article? I thought she claimed to be a believer??? How disheartening!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I would love to hear her parents explanation for it! Like I said on another post - Another teen role model down the tubes!

Michelle said...

Linda, I won't even go into the whole, Hollywood manipulation for us to accept what they decide we need to accept, thing.

But my daughter is not much younger than yours and I agree with you.

But you and I will never have this decision to make and we will never have to agonize this way about our children. Our kids were raised that this is just not acceptable behavior, as were we.

Roxanne said...

You can see my comments over at Melanie's blog. . .this is just sad. . .but it was only a matter of time.

Love Bears All Things said...

We're just seeing this on Fox News. I think her parents made a big mistake, regardless of the reason. Our granddaughter,7 is crazy about Miley and this is her audience. I would think Disney would cut her loose but we'll see.

I met my husband when I was 14 and he was 21, we married 3 years later. I wasn't a little girl in appearance and had a hard time dealing with the impression that had on older males.

Mama Bear

Rhonda said...

This really saddens my heart.

(I didn't know about it until I read your post.)

Merrie said...

YES! So glad you said something... what is happening to the mothers these days? Don't they have a clue?
Well, that is one of my pets - mothers who do not mother!
I'm with you on this one. I would have had to be locked up for life!

Susanne said...

I also find it disturbing that the adults involved in the publishing of this picture are playing the blame game and have basically left this 15 year flapping in the wind facing this maelstorm on her own. Why is she apologizing on her own? She's 15! They do stupid things. Where are the parents standing up and apologizing for not knowing the difference between inappropriate and not? Where is the photographer apologizing for putting a minor in a situation where she felt she couldn't say no (Miley has been quoted as saying "you don't say no to Annie Liebovitz). Where is the magazine to apologize for not having more control of the photographer and for printing provacative photos of a minor? They should all be held accountable and be apologizing! But who is apologizing? The 15 year old. By herself. Grrrr is just makes me burn.

dani said...

My kids are 6 & 8. They love Hannah Montanna. I even watch it with them. I was sad about the picture.

However, I am a little upset to read all the comments by the women on here about it being only a matter of time.... what kind of christian attitude is that? I mean should we not be praying for these teens to be the role models for our kids instead of standing back and "waiting for it to happen again"?

I am deeply concerned about the way these girls lives have changed over theyears. I will just pray that they can handle the pressure they are dealt everyday.

I hope ya'll will do the same!

Linda said...

Dani, I agree with you 100%. And my intent is not to attack Miley Cyrus at all. I am completely saddened and completely confused by her parents. I hear what you're saying.

Becky said...

This is very sad and tragic. I have seen a video clip of her saying that she loves Jesus. I was reading her statement of apology with disbelief.
Let's pray and hope that this was a mistake, like we all can make, and that she will redeem herself and her image! My daughter is only 3 now so, I fear for what will be in front of her 9, 10 years from now!!

Roxanne said...

I am the one who said it was only a matter of time. I said that not because I believe this girl is a bad girl. . .but she's a girl who is being exploited by those around her--her parents--the media--the company for which she works. She is being told that things are "artistic" when they are just soft pornography. She is being told that mult-million dollar contracts and large houses and fashion and talent are all hers for the taking and the using. And since she is 15 years old, she is happy to believe them all. She is being not only ALLOWED to follow the wrong path--she's being led DOWN it by those around her. I say this outcome is "only a matter of time" because when we listen to the lies of Satan regarding what is good and right in this world, it IS only a matter of time before we make a misstep in a huge, public way--whether we are stars or not. I have no doubt that Miley AND her parents love Jesus. Lots of people who make bad choices love Jesus--me included. It's just that when you don't equate "loving Jesus" with what your actions are, you are a path that is very broad and very slippery. I DO hope that she makes better choices in the future for the sake of all of those who love her and enjoy her talent.

Vicki said...

Thought you might be interested in knowing this ... from Karen Kingsbury's latest newsletter ...

"Lately, many of you have been sharing your thoughts about Miley Cyrus, and the photos that have dominated the news lately. I can tell you this: I’ve spoken at length with Miley’s mother, Tish, and with Miley, and I’ll be spending a few days with them later this month. Tish asked me to pray for her family – and for Miley in particular. I ask you to do the same. As it turns out, many details in the news reports surrounding this photoshoot story are false. Miley’s parents did not see the questionable photos ahead of time because they had already left the set when that shot was taken. There are other unbelievable details as well, that I cannot discuss.

The fact is, Tish and Miley are very kind and trusting people. Through this situation, they learned much about whom they can and cannot trust. What remains for them is a deep and abiding love for God, and a determination to draw closer to Him. Along the way there will be mistakes, as there are for all of us. Again, please pray for them. Miley loves Jesus very much, and she has a chance to affect an entire generation for God. Let’s ask Him to protect her so that in the future we see those types of Miley Cyrus stories instead."