Was Miley's "Old-Jew" Comment Antisemetic? The Jewish Press Weighs In
Is it now bad manners to call someone an old Jew?
The 20-year-old star Miley Cyrus has caused some more controversy, by reportedly suggesting that music industry executives are too old and too Jewish to handle her career, the Daily Mail reported.
“It’s always weird when things are targeted for young people, yet they’re driven by people that are like 40 years too old,” Cyrus told Hunger TV.
Her new video for We Can’t Stop features spankings, twerking (shaking her hips in an up-and-down bouncing motion), sexualized images involving hot dogs and french fries, the typical stuff your average Jewish music mogul just won’t approve.
“It can’t be like this 70-year-old Jewish man that doesn’t leave his desk all day, telling me what the clubs want to hear.”
She also said: “At first, on paper, that video sounded insane. No one understood it, and I’m just like, Let me film it and then, if it doesn’t work out, you never have to trust me again — but if it works out you have to let me drive this ship.”
So Miley Cyrus thinks she’s smarter than the powers-that-be in the music business. But does it make her an antisemite? Is it now bad manners to call someone an old Jew? Tell us what you think…
Miley Cyrus Gives Liam Hemsworth's Old Clothes To a Thrift Store
“Out with the old, in with the new,” is apparently Miley Cyrus‘ new motto, and she’s sticking to it.
The singer does not want to leave any reminders of her ex-fiance, Liam Hemsworth, floating around — including his leftover clothes, which she has reportedly donated to a thrift shop in West Hollywood called Out of the Closet, a source told the U.K.’s Daily Mail.
“Miley wanted everything gone, so she sent Liam’s clothes off to a local charity store that benefits people with HIV and AIDS,” the insider revealed. Among the supposed items were two cashmere sweaters (one from Barneys and one by Ted Baker), Nike workout clothes, Hugo Boss pants and more.
“I hope that Liam doesn’t need any of that stuff because Miley never asked him if he wanted it before it got packed up,” the source claimed.
But it doesn’t look as if that is any cause for concern to Cyrus, who isn’t looking back.
“I just believe when a chapter is done, you have to close it and start that new one and that’s kind of where I am right now,” Cyrus said of the breakup in an appearance on ‘The Ellen Show.’
No word yet on what Hemsworth has to say about his ex’s hefty donation, but we bet Macklemore would be pretty pleased.
Talk about handling this whole situation maturely...
Miley Cyrus Angry Little Person Revealed As Hollis Jane
Miley Cyrus’ little person sidekick is putting her foot down.
Hollis Jane, who has performed with the singer over the past few weeks, took to her blog to reveal that the raunchy routines left her in tears and feeling degraded.
Jane wrote, “I will be the first one to tell you that standing on that stage, in that costume was one of the most degrading things I felt like I could ever do. I realize not everyone shares my opinion and I might just be young and naive, but I feel like the acceptance of this kind of treatment has got to stop.”
The dancer continues, “For decades, little people have not been taken seriously and we still continue to not be. I had never been in a performance where I was purely meant to be gawked or laughed at. I will never forget that performance because it is what forced me to draw my personal line in the sand.”
Being strapped for cash was the only reason she even went through with it, Jane explains on her blog. “I was being stared and laughed at for all of the wrong reasons. I was being looked at as a prop…as something less than human,” the 24-year-old says of the VMAs.
Has Miley Cyrus gone too far? Discuss.