Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Disney not exactly endorsing latest Hannah Montana outing

Miley Cyrus' time as an employee of Disney is clearly now in its final stages, after Cyrus' pole dance at the Teen Choice awards.

Disney doesn't actually say "she is so gounded" but...:

According to Newsday.com, a spokesperson for the network said in a statement: "Disney Channel won't be commenting on that performance, although parents can rest assured that all content presented on the Disney Channel is age-appropriate for our audience — kids 6-14 — and consistent with what our brand values are."

So, in other words, not like Miley Cyrus in a tiny top and skimpy shorts writhing on a pole, oh no.

Cyrus, for her part, has attempted to explain why her show wasn't supposed to look like late-night entertainment backstage at a Gary Glitter concert:
Before she took the stage at the show, Cyrus spoke to MTV News about the performance, saying she wanted the whole thing to be a spoof on growing up in Tennessee, adding that "it's about my roots."

"[My] performance tonight is funny, but I wanted it to be about [something more]," she said. "I'm like, 'This is to represent where I am from. I'm so proud of it.' All the girls trying to be Hollywood and stuff with their big glasses, me shooing them away."

As far as we can tell from Wikipedia and other sources, Cyrus didn't actually grow up in a Ukranian brothel, in Tennessee or elsewhere. Perhaps it looks different when viewed through, um, the big glasses of Hollywood. Perhaps.