Miley Cyrus has just about had it up to her reportedly chubby cheeks with snide remarks, erroneous speculation, and gratuitous gossip about her recent weight gain. For the past week, various celebrity websites have labeled the So Undercover star as everything from pregnant to just plain fat. On November 14, Miley returned to Twitter to protest, and she made her displeasure felt in a unique way. She tweeted a shocking nude photo and with it, the following message.
"By calling girls like me fat this is what you're doing to other people. i love MYSELF & if you could say the same you wouldn't be sitting on your computer trying to hurt others."
Yikes. Miley Cyrus sounds really mad. And the photo she posted with her tweet showed just how angry she was. The photo, which you can see by clicking here, wasn't a naked picture of Miley. It was a shocking shot of an anorexic model sitting on her bony bottom clad in a pair of tiny bikini panties. She's hiding her face on her arms which are clasped around her bony knees. All of her protruding ribs are clearly visible, as are her hip bones and shoulder blades. It's a stark and shocking image. And it's sure to hammer home to the media the fact that they've offended Miley Cyrus deeply--even if it doesn't get the crux of Miley Cyrus' message across.
Of course, the question is: will the disturbing photo of the moribund anorexic model have any effect on our society's thin-is-in obsession for females. Probably not. Alas, a good indication is the fact that one allegedly offending celebrity website posted a close-up pic of Miley Cyrus' rather porcine countenance right alongside the scary skinny model. Its caption wondered if La Cyrus' "hell of a bloated face [resulted] from too much food, too much booze, or, you know, too much sex - which could result in PREGNANCY." Ouch.
Looks like this smack down is just beginning.
Â© Hope Carson 2011
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.