Kids should not be in the business of show. I am not against kids performing and following their passions. I am against them being exploited and being responsible for being the figurehead of an empire.
Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana , the Disney Brand creation, has come out and apologized for photos that were published of her in Vanity fair taken by noted photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Disney has come out saying Annie Leibowitz should apologize Wow. Not that they have anything to do with it! Exploiting is exploiting. Have a 14 year old girl responsible for billions of dollars in revenue and thousands of jobs is nuts. That kind of pressure is not fair to inflict on a girl- or any child.
I am not sure what the solution is. parents don’t seem to know what best for their kids- I hate to cite Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan as examples… Banning kids from show business isn’t the answer- but maybe banning them from the business of show is. No more T-shirts, jewelry , clothing lines. headlining million dollar tours, etc.
IS this not violating any kind of labour law? yes I do know they have branded Hannah Montana and not Miley Cyrus.. it just seems so wrong to me. we is this girl apologizing to protect a brand at 15 years old? Why was she allowed to take these photos? Where were her parents> Is there any mom reading this who would allow their daughter to be photographed half naked wearing a bed sheet? Would you do it for a million dollars how about 100 million?
Being a child star is so different than it was even 20 years ago,. There were not clothing lines. There were no cell phone cameras that would catch your every move and every mistake.
What is the answer to child actors and performers and making sure they are emotionally “safe” ? Who is the arbiter of all this?