Miley Cyrus has come under a lot of scrutiny for being sexed-up, weed-smoking, scantily-clad and the rest. The press and many of her fellow celebs have been on a Miley bashing crusade and don't look as if they're about the put the brakes on any time soon.
Mashable called her performance at the VMAs earlier this year "childhood-ruining", Brooke Shields (who played her mum on Hannah Montana) branded it "desperate".
Sinead O'Conner likened her to a prostitute and said her body should only be for her and her "boyfriend" (I'm not even going to start on how angry that statement makes me). Even Robin Thicke - who was one half of THAT performance - apparently regrets asking her to sing with him.
At the time, Mika Brzezinski, co-presenter on American chat show Morning Joe said: "That young lady... Is obviously deeply troubled, deeply disturbed. Probably has confidence issues, probably an eating disorder. And I don't think anybody should have put her up on stage. That was disgusting."
Since then, the anti-Miley comments haven't stopped... Sure, her most recent antics have been "shocking", even bloody Eamonn Holmes felt the need to comment on her smoking a joint onstage at the European Music Awards, but all the open letters and Charlotte Church and Netmums chucking in their two cents over the sexulization of female artists in the music industry is getting a bit much. For me anyway.
Everyone is just so damn "worried" about her, but why?
Her mum, Tish, is her manager... and seems to be perfectly okay with her daughter getting naked, licking sledgehammers and twerking about the place. Unlike other infamous momagers (*cough cough* Dina Lohan) she hasn't been arrested or bankrupted. Until that day comes I'm going to reserve judgement on Tish - plus I follow her on Twitter and I reckon she just wants to save her marriage and help her kids to become the most famous people in the world ever..
She's not a child any more... she's 20-years-old and former teeny boppers like Justin Bieber have been causing way more trouble and getting into rucks far worse than Miley. Come to think of it, has Miley actually done anything to harm anyone else?
She takes off her clothes and tells people she doesn't give an ef in her records but has she punched a pap? Spit all over a fan? Or forced James Franco to perform oral sex on a gun? Okay that last one was for a film role, but the point remains the same.
She can look after herself... and we're not responsible for her. Miley is a self-made millionaire and built up her empire from age 11. After almost a decade in the industry I'm more than sure she knows exactly what she's doing. Critics tell her she's being prostituted and shouldn't allow the people "looking after" her to dictate what she does. But who are the naysayers to tell her to put her clothes back on and to give up the twerking?
Pharrell Williams had a good point... when he said Miley was purely a product of her time. In the documentary Miley Cyrus: The Movement he said: "Her dad is Billy Ray Cyrus, her godmother is Dolly Parton, and she grew up in the era when kids listen to hip-hop.
"People ask, 'Why is she twerking? Why is she doing this?' Because she's a byproduct of America." And before things start getting too deep, I'm purely inclined to trust a man who's enjoyed as much success as the N.E.R.D frontman - and who wore tartan at his wedding.
Let's all stop "worrying" about Miley - from where we're standing, she's doing fine.