Arbiter of Realness Miley Cyrus Lashes Out At Rebecca Black

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It must be hard to see some young whipper-snapper achieve instant fame through no real talent of her own, especially when you’ve worked for decades to hone your skills and find your true voice. Of course then you’d be Bob Dylan and you would have no idea what Auto-tune even is. In the meantime, why exactly is Miley Cyrus criticizing Rebecca Black? When asked about the Internet star/punchline in Australia’s Daily Telegraph, Cryus sniffed, “It should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn’t just be able to put a song on YouTube and go on tour.” Of course not! You should have to be the daughter of a wildly successful country western star. Seriously, it’s like some people don’t even respect the craft anymore!

While Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video might be burning up the interwebs, Miley thinks social media is for amateurs who know nothing about life in the spotlight. You know, like 8-year-olds or something. “I do not Tweet, I do not social network, I try to stay out of it,” Cyrus scoffed. “I complain enough about people knowing too much about my private life, so to go out there and exploit myself would be silly and hypocritical.” You know what else would be silly and hypocritical? Snarking on someone for paying a faceless corporation to make her famous…after a faceless cooperation made you famous. Despite what your voice sounds like, Miley, you haven’t really been drinking whiskey and traveling in the back of train cars teaching yourself guitar for 20 years. So let’s try to keep things in pop perspective.