O’Rourke: Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair Pics Not As Weird As ‘Hannah Montana’

Meghan O’Rourke of Slate.com argues that the fuss over the photos of in the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine was overblown, and instead took aim at the “lousy with a wised-up materialism” found when watching the Disney Channel show she stars in, ‘Hannah Montana’.
“The issue here isn’t the relative appropriateness of a 15-year-old being photographed draped in bedsheets but the degree to which Cyrus’ parents and Disney have consigned Cyrus to the excruciating demands of being a thoroughly ‘packaged’ ‘tween star,” O’Rourke writes. “Because if you turn on the Disney Channel and clock a little time with ‘Hannah Montana’, what you’ll find is that the layers of self-presentation in the photos are nowhere near as weird as those in the show itself.” Read more.

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