Miley Cyrus’s drug use is a topic spewed out in the media almost routinely. It’s not unheard of for her to be going around Hollwood boasting about how she is in favor of marijuana legislation as she labels it “the best drug on Earth.” Ironically enough though, the young million dollar star will bring a homeless young man for accompaniment at this year’s MTV’s Video Music Awards to share how passionate she is for her philanthropic work of choice involved with the nonprofit organization My Friend’s Place, which is geared towards helping homeless teens reestablish their lives. While the dedication is inspiring, it’s quite the contradiction that Miley will put her effort into funding for something centered on homelessness, especially when she is encouraging the use of drugs. As a result of being homeless, many teens develop a drug dependence problem which makes it difficult for them get out of the situation they are currently in. When we actually take a step back and look at the facts, are Miley’s actions part of the solution or the problem?
Miley Cyrus Homeless Teens
Miley has made a name for herself by being outspoken. “One time I smoked a joint and I saw a wolf howling at the moon,” the 21-year-old singer expressed. “Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly, too. Those are happy drugs – social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open.” Miley is practically instructing others on which drugs inhibit social behaviors and thus are acceptable by her own terms, when all the while she is campaigning to “put an end to youth homelessness.” The two just contradict one another when we look at how many homeless teens also have drug abuse problems.
Miley Cyrus Drug Use
In focusing on the depth behind why homelessness may be occurring among the young adult population like the homeless man, Jesse Helt, that attended the VMAs along with her, she may find that drug abuse played a role in the occurrence. Helt’s case is actually a perfect example. It was revealed after 22-year-old dream chaser Helt rose to the spotlight thanks to accepting Cyrus’ recent award that there was a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon [to which he just turned himself in] for previous violations on his probation for failing to submit to drug screenings, which raised many questions as to why he would have avoided that and stirred rumors of a possible drug-related past of his having much to do with him living on the streets – especially when Miley took to social media to lecture the public about spending too much time focusing on Helt’s legal issues and not the real issue of homelessness. Again it is ironic because Miley is an avid drug abuser, as she is known for going to clubs regularly and smoking marijuana on stage at her concert performances. However, she is sticking beside Helt and will be paying his legal fees to get him back on the right track. Her acts may be genuine and with good intention but they certainly are coming off with mixed messages.
What Miley may not realize is that there are teens that look up to her and may be modeling their lives to be parallel to hers. These same teens may feel compelled to experiment with drugs just like the star, so Miley Cyrus is contributing to a rise in substance abuse among youth by being an influence in the media. The actress herself is quick to defend herself by claiming that she does not literally “promote it in her songs” and “it’s not like sitting around telling a bunch of kids to do a bunch of drugs.” However, it would be beneficial to others if she could come to the realization that being as well-known as she is, especially to the young adult age range like herself, her actions do in fact have some impact on the mindset of others. With all of Miley’s time spent in her efforts to assist the homeless in getting back on their feet and putting an end to missing meals or life they know on the streets, the artist could be helping one of the root causes of the problem by setting an example and at least not publicly announcing her drug abuse.
Suppose she is helping a homeless person, who just happens to be recovering from a drug addiction. How do her personal actions of provocative drug abuse talk truly benefit the life of that person who is trying to better their life?
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