Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj Voted By Parents as the Worst Role Models for Children!
Miley Cyrus and Nikki Minaj have both been voted “Worse Role Models For Children” by parents. You might enjoy the catchy beat of their music, but what is it exactly about those two that leaves such a bad taste in people’s mouths? On the surface you might just see two talented women freely expressing themselves, but closely observe the principals they live by, and you’ll see there’s much to be desired.
There are a lot of conflicting views on what constitutes healthy and empowering behavior for young women, and Nikki Minaj and Miley Cyrus contribute to that confusion by claiming to be champions of modern feminism while routinely carrying out unscrupulous behavior that is unbecoming of either gender. Acting true to yourself or breaking free of stereotypes isn’t the problem, as Nikki and Miley like to claim it is. It’s acting vulgar, shallow, and obnoxious that people have a problem with, and that applies to both men and women.
A common theme in their music is “to heck with everyone else, I’ll do whatever I want”, which is the very mindset that is currently ruining the way people interact with each other. Advocating complete disregard of others for the sake of your own whims might sound courageous on the radio, but practiced in the real world damages our sense of community and breeds chaos and animosity towards others. Parents like to teach their kids skills that will actually take them far in life, such as: cooperation and understanding while not sacrificing your beliefs or being taken advantage of.
But the truth is, the biggest reason Nikki Minaj and Miley Cyrus are poor role models is because they have a lot of growing up to do themselves. They do have some worthwhile views and I have seen them do positive things in the world, but they haven’t acquired the knowledge and perspective needed to go about sharing any kind of wisdom parents want reaching their kids. Perhaps one day when they’ve matured they’ll convey a better message to the world, but for now they have a lot of evolving to do.