To all those still griping about Miley Cyrus and her skin colored panty-shorts and mega-twerking booty at the VMAs…

To all those have written Facebook status updates decrying and denouncing Miley Cyrus…

To all those who have shared memes about Miley Cyrus lately…

To all those who feel that Miley Cyrus is being a terrible role model for your daughters…

To all those who feel that Miley Cyrus is everything wrong in this entire world…

I want to tell you a story.

Once upon a time, the world was a perfect place. Everyone had perfect sons and perfect daughters. Parents were perfect. Politicians were perfect. Celebrities were perfect. Everyone was perfect.

Then this girl named Miley who was beyond perfect in almost every way and an even more perfect role model on her perfect show Hannah Montana, well, let’s just say she grew up and did something awful.

She wore icky clothes, and shook her booty in funny ways, and cut off her long and pretty hair, and started making strange songs about drugs, and for the first time ever, a celebrity was not perfect.

It shook the world because…

Oh, wait. Crap. I just did a Google search and it seems that Miley Cyrus is not the first celebrity to do something crazy, to act crazy, or to go absolutely crazy.

In fact, scrolling… scrolling, scrolling. Holy effing moly, looks like there were lots of crazy celebrities before her.

Long before her.

Some in recent past, some before that, some so long ago most of us weren’t even born.

So here’s the truth.

I get it. I get that it’s hard to watch such a sweet child turn into a wild barely-adult.

I get that pop culture can have an effect on our youth.

I get that there are some things that can’t be unseen.

I also don’t care about Miley Cyrus. I don’t care that her buttocks were hanging out for the world to see. I see something at least as similar every other time I go to Walmart, only far more disturbing.

I don’t care that she’s gone downhill in a hurry. We all go downhill sometimes.

I also don’t care that she’s not being a perfect role model for my child, or for your children, or for any of the daughters in this world because…


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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!