The promotion for Miley Cyrus’ new EP is all over the map


This post is a follow up to almost everything I brought up in Monday’s post about Miley Cyrus’ new EP, She is Coming. First off, I mentioned that the phone number she listed on the condom cut off when called and that I thought there was a missed opportunity for Miley to promote one of her many charities, like Planned Parenthood. Fortunately, Miley was one step ahead of me and her next merchandise partnership does, in fact, serve double duty as promotion and charity. On Tuesday, Miley announced her collaboration with Marc Jacobs on a hoodie, the proceeds of which will support Planned Parenthood:

I shouldn’t have doubted her, Miley is very committed to her causes. This is great. The sweatshirt itself is pink and has the slogan “Don’t F—k with My Freedom” over a photo of a topless Miley. Unfortunately, Miley had to use that same phrase, which is a lyric from her song, Mother’s Daughter, when she addressed being assaulted in Spain by a supposed fan:

Miley is exactly right, of course, and I fully support her on this. But not everyone felt that way and they reached into their Archaic Beliefs handbags to plaster this idiocy to Facebook:

Will we ever not blame the woman in her own attack? My word. And please understand that no matter what stance I take on the items below, I 100% back Miley on this response and am horrified at what happened to her in Spain.

That said, I was taken aback by her response to a negative review of her album by Sydney Gore at Highsnobiety. Sydney really did not care for the album, calling it, “a Directionless Hot Mess Express” in her article’s title. Harsh, yes, but I also agree in whole with her full review. But Miley didn’t and took the fight to Twitter. She called the review “sh—ty” and claimed it was the first bad one she’d seen. She corrected the reviewer on the spelling of her mom’s name and finished by calling the reviewer “out of touch” while thanking her for posting a link to the album. The whole thing was, to borrow Sydney’s phrase, a hot mess. The website stood by its reviewer, although they did apologize for misspelling Tish’s name, and Miley ended up deleting all her tweets about it.

And lastly, I mentioned Miley’s use of food in her promotion. I wanted to hand Miley a napkin but artist Stephanie Sarley’s might be handing her a cease and desist for plagiarizing her work. After being tipped off by a follower, Sarley thinks Miley didn’t even try to hide the theft, saying that it was, “very apparent that what they did to me was super deliberate.” Going by these NSFW videos of Miley’s and Sarley’s, I agree. And yes, I do mean NSFW because even though it’s food, these videos turned me on, which is going to make my relationship with my fruit salad lunch a little awkward.



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  1. Kimma1216 says:

    OMG, before I read the headline for this article, I just looked at the pic and thought it was Courtney Love

  2. Wendy says:

    She definitely looks like her Mom here.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    She is a hot mess, but I hate that someone assaulted her like that, and like that she stands up for important causes.
    She definitely ripped off that artist though, and needs to make amends.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      It’s good that she publicly stood up for herself against people who were victim-blaming her.

  4. Alissa says:

    I agree that both the promotion and the EP have been a bit of a hot mess. I really hate the food videos but I’m one of those people that freaks out about this sound of people chewing so they were never going to be for me.

    • Lucy2 says:

      Ugh! Why do people feel this stealing is OK? Why not just contact the original artist and asked them to work with you?

    • Erinn says:

      “It’s literally my exact handwriting”
      No. It’s not. I really wish people would learn how to use the word literally properly.

      While this may be stolen, it makes the person doing the accusing look like an idiot when it’s obviously not the same handwriting. Is it the same design? YES. That’s plenty to lean on, no need for them to make incorrect statements.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      I follow the sweet feminist on insta and intially assumed Miley had collaborated with her (because it’s obviously Becca Rea Holloway’s work). Miley’s reaction was really disappointing. I wish she had credited the artist in the caption and compensated her. At the very least she could ask her fans to stop sending hate messages to the artist.

      Kinda depressing really because I agree with Mileys message. I just wish she had handled it better.

  5. manda says:

    I agree with her stances on all of this. I really don’t like her though and the way she delivers her message grosses me out. I can’t stand her seeing her tongue all the time, and, yes, she totally ripped off the “fingering fruit” thing from some other artist. Stuff like that happens to artists all the time!! Mylie’s edginess just feels fake to me

  6. CharliePenn says:

    Fruit looks like a vagina pretty often. I don’t think this other lady has a patent on that. That’s just my opinion.

    • Wow says:

      I agree, I was showing everyone who would look a particularly vagy lookin honey dew over the weekend. Things that look like genitals isn’t her idea

      • Sam says:

        Yeah, neither Sarley or Miley are the first people to finger or squeeze a piece of fruit and call it art.

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Whenever I hear, ‘She shouldn’t have worn……,’ or, ‘What’d she expect,’ my blood pressure soars. So the next time I see a man in a ‘wife beater,’ holding a beer I can kick him hard in the pelotas?

    • anniefannie says:

      Huge snort! I don’t know what pelota’s are but in context I can guess.
      Some woman can be our own worst enemies!
      Living in KS , I’m confronted by theses types and can barely conceal my contempt.

  8. T says:

    I absolutely hate that Miley was assaulted and that she was then blamed for it. Awful all around.

    Unrelated, I thought her response to the review was lame. And way worse, her response to the artist whose work was pretty blatantly stolen was just dumb and rude. When the artist created an Instagram story about the situation, Miley responded: “Hi, we saw the image online and didn’t realize it was yours. We will absolutely tag you for your work…It is just on the post and not on the merchandise but we will absolutely tag you and give you the credit for your art. If you could please correct your post, as we’re going to make sure you have all the credit you deserve… thanks for sharing your art and inspiring us.” A) There is no excuse for not finding the artist beforehand and asking permission. B) “Correct” what? The artist’s take was accurate, her work was STOLEN.

  9. Div says:

    The situation in Spain was horrible, poor Miley.

    Also, I don’t get why she was so upset by one bad review? While I dislike the E.P., it has a pretty high rating on metacritic so why let one of the few bad review get her down? And that fruit fingering pic has been done by several different artists, so I don’t really buy that anyone “owns” that idea.

  10. Snowslow says:

    The “stealing” upsets me more in the sense that it reveals that pop stars’ teams nowadays just spend countless time on social media do get “inspired” and then rather than do a group meeting, discuss a few references, just DO EXACTLY THE SAME that people have posted. The mind boggles. I’d like to know how much her team is paid to just copy-paste things.
    Pop-stars! I’m here 🙋🏽‍♀️! Gimme that pay check, I have a few nice ideas for you.

  11. Léna says:

    I’m sorry but this is just a waste of food…

  12. Chrissyms says:

    She doesn’t know who she is as an artist. I am always confused about what she is trying to sell us. She has a unique voice but to me it has never really been utilized properly. She also goes on about being gender fluid and a lgbt person but she is married to one of the hottest guys on the planet…which I guess..but she just always seems a bit inauthentic and like she is looking for attention.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      Bisexual people and pansexual people can still end up marrying and reproducing with the opposite sex.

  13. fruit says:

    Not surprised she would use somebody else’s work. More surprised she somewhat acknowledged doing so.

    Has she done something to her face? She looks so different around the nose and eyes, would just “growing up” mean changing this much in a short time?

  14. HMC says:

    So I guess the tongue always out phase is over and now it’s onto putting her hands behind her head like she’s been stopped by the cops?

  15. fruit says:

    Also, her reponse to that review was very telling of her “maturity” and priviledge.

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