What Miley Cyrus performance says about the industry she works for?

Miley Cyrus’s performance on the VMA 2013 is still being talked about as an over sexualized performance of a child star, who has been followed by fans for many years.  If she was 14 and performing that way, you would have the FCC and every law enforcement agency coming down on the VMA for promoting and disturbing child pornography.  But she is an adult who is mirroring the industry that she grew up in. 

She has been in the entertainment industry for many years and just her performance indicates she doesn’t know what pornography is and how her performance can be viewed as such.  You have to convince me that she has not been exposed to a music industry equivalent casting couch.  The industry is full of pedophiles who take advantage of young children who have a dream of stardom.  She reflects the abuse and sexualization of the entertainment business and the exploitation she has had to endure.  The worst thing is that she thinks this is normal.  As most who grow up in an abusive situation.

I have been researching the amount of pedophiles in the industry and how they are completely ignored by the police and media.  Remember how Hollywood ran to the defense of Roman Polanski in 2009 after he admitted to drugging and raping a 13 year old in 1977.

That alone tells you that the industry is filled with adults who prey on child actors and musicians.  Many of these adults enter the industry because it gives them a great cover and easy access to as many children as possible and children who can be silence with a part dangled in front of them.

Corey Felman talks of his own abuse and how both he and his best friend Cory Haim used drugs to deal with the abuse they had to suffer. 

“I was surrounded by [pedophiles] when I was 14 years old. … Didn’t even know it. It wasn’t until I was old enough to realize what they were and what they wanted … till I went, Oh, my God. They were everywhere,” Feldman, 40, said.

The trauma of pedophilia contributed to the 2010 death of his closest friend and “The Lost Boys” co-star, Corey Haim, Feldman said.

“There’s one person to blame in the death of Corey Haim. And that person happens to be a Hollywood mogul. And that person needs to be exposed, but, unfortunately, I can’t be the one to do it,” Feldman said, adding that he, too, had been sexually abused by men in show business.


Look at all these child star who once they reach adulthood seem to lose themselves in drugs, alcohol and risky behavior.

River Phoenix. He shined in the movie Stand by Me and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his role in Running on Empty. But, like many other child stars, River Phoenix’s downfall was drugs. He died in 1993 at the age of 23 of a drug overdose, outside of the Johnny Depp-owned nightclub, Viper Room.

Corey Haim. He became famous for his roles in films like Lucas and The Lost Boys, but cutie child star (and eventual teen idol) Corey Haim also fell into the drug trap. His drug addiction was a major topic on a later reality show, The Two Coreys, were he starred with his BFF Corey Feldman. Haim’s death in 2010 at the age of 38 initially pointed to drugs (an arsenal of prescription meds was found at his home) but the coroner’s report later ruled his death a natural result of pneumonia.

Dana Plato, She was another troubled member of the Diff’rent Strokes cast, and didn’t live as long as Gary Coleman. In 1992, long after the show was cancelled, stories about her being on the wrong side of law appeared in the media. She was arrested for the robbery of a Las Vegas video store, and was in and out of rehab. Plato died of a drug overdose on May 8, 1999. She was thirty-four years old and her death was declared a suicide.

Lee Thompson Young, Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died aged 29 after apparently committing suicide.
The American actor, who gained fame as the teenage star of the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson, was also known for roles in Scrubs and Smallville.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, known simply as Aaliyah by hip-hop and R&B fans, was one of the industry’s most promising female stars. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she appeared on “Star Search” at age 10 and performed with Gladys Knight at age 11. But it was her debut album, “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number,” that got the attention of hip-hop heavyweights. The album went platinum within months.

R. Kelly, the singer who helped write and produce Aaliyah’s album, married the 14-year-old singer. (He was 27 at the time.)

Brad Renfro, 25

Renfro made his acting debut in 1994 at age 11, playing the title role in “The Client” alongside Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. He went to on star with Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Kevin Bacon and Dustin Hoffman in the 1996 film “Sleepers.” Renfro quickly became a teen heartthrob, and his acting talents had critics thinking he’d last in Hollywood. But legal troubles and struggles with drugs and alcohol hindered his prospects.

In December 2005, Renfro was arrested during an undercover drug sweep in Los Angeles and charged with attempted possession of heroin. He later admitted to having used heroin and methadone and was sentenced to three years’ probation. Renfro went to rehab in 2006, but in 2007 he violated his probation by not enrolling in a long-term drug treatment program, People magazine reported. He was found dead in a Los Angeles apartment Jan. 15 after a night of drinking, according to the Los Angeles county coroner. An official cause of death has yet to be determined.

Many of these child performers don’t transition into adulthood well, when they have been exposed to drugs and alcohol at young ages, in order for the pedophiles to easily abuse their young victims.  As child actor Ben Fellow writes in his insight into the stage industry in England.

Even Billy Ray Cyrus has said that Disney has ruined his daughter.  But as a parent who is in the industry I ask where was he when his daughter was 15 years old posing for vanity fair wrapped in a bed sheet for a photo-shoot.  He does regret not putting his foot down and allowing Disney to exploit his daughter for their monetary benefit.  Without any regard for the image they are promoting or the safety of their stars.

I don’t know when these pedophiles will be exposed or who is going to do it, because even Corey Felman has said he cannot be the one.  It saddens me that there are not any strong actors who are willing to expose this dark secret of an industry that attracts so many naïve actor and their parents.  And suffer them into the hands of some very dangerous men and women.


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