OPINION ALERT! Inspired by the recent tragic news that Taylor Swift has broken up with her latest boyfriend (tear) I wanted to review something that happened online before the holidays. Ken Baker of E! News did a little comparison and sent out the following tweet:
The link lead to a picture on his Instagram (below) that compares Miley Cyrus to Taylor Swift - comparing how they are perceived and presented in the media, vs actual truth. Total disclaimer here before I get into the opinion part: I do not particularly like either girl (I know someone out there is letting out a gasp), in fact I kind of dislike both, so this is not biased. I thought that this point, this comparison, was REALLY interesting. What's going on here? Is the media a bully? Well of course they are, that's no surprise. But why is there such a huge disconnect between the perception and reality? Taylor Swift really does have a boyfriend every other week. Miley has had a few boyfriends in the past, but been with her current one for years and is now engaged to him! I think a lot of those adjectives used for each girl has a lot to do with how they present themselves. Certainly Miley has a harsh way about her. She's got a tough, deep, raspy voice and her everyday dialogue is (casually) sprinkled with swear words. That's not reason enough for name calling though is it? And Taylor. She's got the doe eyed, innocent thing going on which explains her descriptors, but as stated below she - for lack of better words - gets around. I'm not saying they should switch those descriptors, but more wondering why one is getting accused of what the other essentially is (minus the b* word of course)? Talk about the short end of the stick. Miley actually thanked Ken for this tweet and comparison.
Now that I've completed my little rant I'm not really sure what the moral of the story is here, but thought that this was a little eye opener. Perhaps something to make you think about what you say about others, and more so, not to invest in what you HEAR about others! Also, let's just be kind to one another, okay? :)