Conversing with the Culture: “We Can’t Stop,” by Miley Cyrus

Excerpt of Lyrics: To my homegirls here with the big butt Shaking it like we at a strip club Remember only God can judge us Forget the haters cause somebody loves ya What happened to Miley Cyrus? I’ve heard enough people ask this question over the past couple of weeks. She used to be so young, so innocent, and now she is twerkin half-naked in front of millions of people on an awards show. “She used to be so pure,” I hear them say. The truth, however, is that she never was innocent and pure. That is the truth for all of us, by the way. The outward change in the way she expresses herself in her career, however, results from the fact that she just desires to be ‘grown up’ and be recognized as such. The sad reality is that what she is trying so hard to become is exactly how the world defines ‘grown up’ these days. Her

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