Today's Miley Cyrus Controversy, Gloria Steinman Weighs In
She's been all over the news lately for one controversy or another, and it's now official that Miley's hit minute 15 as feminist icon Gloria Steinem has now weight in on the young pop star's antics.
According to omg! on Yahoo! "When asked if she believes the controversy surrounding Cyrus, 20, has been a setback to females, Steinem didn't blame the starlet at all.
"You know, I don't think so. I wish we didn't have to be nude to be noticed," Steinem said. "But given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is in all of its states, forms ... the single greatest source of scholarship money for women in the United States. If a contest based only on appearance was the single greatest source of scholarship money for men, we would be saying, 'This is why China wins.' You know? It's ridiculous. But that's the way the culture is. I think that we need to change the culture, not blame the people that are playing the only game that exists."
According to YouTube tracking site Tubefilter, Miley Cyrus took over Twitter in September, with over 270.1 million views of her edgy new videos that showed her twerking, licking, swinging and more. With no surprise, controversy = hits and the official Wrecking Ball video itself has been viewed a whopping 211 million times. Yes, million. The other 69 million included behind the scenes videos, and others.
"Wrecking Ball," the second single from "Bangerz," was released on August 25 and immediately hit the #1 spot at on the iTunes Top Songs Chart, #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on Spotify. The video for "Wrecking Ball" became the fastest music video ever to reach CERTIFIED status, VEVO's milestone for videos delivering 100 million views in only 6 days. Cyrus shattered the previous record which she held for "We Can't Stop," which was CERTIFIED by VEVO in just 37 days after it premiered The first single "We Can't Stop" was released on June 3 and shot to #1 on iTunes in the US and 23 other countries. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has sold over 2 million tracks in the US alone. "We Can't Stop" also became Cyrus' first #1 single in the UK.
Miley Cyrus is a multiplatinum recording artist and has sold over 12 million albums and 20 million tracks in the US alone.