This is very ironic, Miley Cyrus being given an award for being a positive influence to young people?
If I remember right, it was just a few days ago when I caught a distraught Billy Ray Cyrus talking about his daughter being “train wreck”, even likening her would-be fate to that of Anna Nicole Smith if she continues her downward spiral.
Apparently, Billy Ray has cause to be concerned. In a short span of time Miley has managed to figure in one controversy after another, the most recent of which was being caught smoking a bong (I’m not a big Miley Cyrus fan, so I hope this is indeed her latest scandal).
True to form, Miley has been named as the worst celebrity influence for the past two consecutive years. But this year she was given the first-ever Global Action Youth Leadership Award for the positive impact she has on young people’s attitudes by Hilary Duff herself.
Obviously elated, Miley was quoted as saying, “I got to tell you that I never thought I would get an award from Hilary Duff. This is like a dream come true to me. She inspired me.
She went on to say, “I want kids to do something they love. Not something that seems like a chore because someone tells them that’s the right thing to do or what their parents want or what’s important to people around them, but what’s in their heart.”
While the Hannah Montana star admits she is happy to be seen as a role model for younger girls, she doesn’t want her fans to idolise her. (Oh, I really hope they don’t)