By Lisa Cherry
I know you may be sick of reading about Miley and her recent vulgar performances. But I had to call this comment by Mona Charen to your attention:
How many of Cyrus’s young fans will interpret her behavior as a normal part of growing up?
Miley has become a cultural icon. We need to understand what her influence is producing.
Please click over and read Mona’s article, Why Miley Cyrus Matters. (Thanks, Mona, for helping us look beyond the obvious problem to the deeper issues.)
And did you notice in this photo who is taking pictures of Miley?
Another widely popular former child star who has plummeted eagerly into the cultural cesspool is Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame.
When asked about how his Potter audience might react to his choices, Daniel said:
“… they grew up with me, and a lot of them are now my age or older. They want to see dark, challenging material as much as anyone else does."
Obviously, I join you in grief that these child stars have been exploited to such depths of depravity.
Parents, realize that even if your children aren’t among their fans, a significant portion of their peers are. These two are shaping the way their generation thinks.
Will you join me in prayer for Miley, Daniel and all their fans?
Image source: By Joella Marano Uploaded by MyCanon (Daniel Radcliffe) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons