Taylor Swift thinks that people should cut Miley Cyrus some slack.
In the November 2013 issue of UK’s Glamour, the country star argued that one could still be a role model even after making a few mistakes.
Referring to Cyrus’ MTV VMA performance, Swift commented, “there’s room for role models who make mistakes, There’s clearly room for role models who are made fun of at award shows,” as Metro reported on September 29, 2013.
Like Cyrus, Swift has dealt with her share of critics, but she doesn’t let it get to her. She also hopes that by being strong, she could set an example for others who are dealing with similar problems.
As she explained, “Not that I necessarily enjoy being poked fun at, but that’s gonna happen to the fans, too. Whether in a board meeting or in school or on Facebook, where they’ll get humiliated publicly…If I can say, ‘Yeah, I’ve taken a few hits over the years and I’m still going, I’m still happy’ then maybe it could set an example for others.”
The country cutie really seems to have it together. No matter what the critics say about her, she continues to do what she does best, singing, performing, and showing her big heart with the fans.
The “22” singer also makes a point not to focus on what the bloggers say about her. As she explained, “vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. So I distance myself, because I feel everything. The little I am exposed to hurts my feelings. The only things I can really control are my songs and my behavior. The rest? If I focused on it that would lead to insanity.”
Can Miley Cyrus still be a role model for young women? Are critics being too hard on both Cyrus and Swift?