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Is Miley Cyrus’ “Decisions” Just Another Rebellious Step Away From Hannah Montana?


We’ve discussed Miley Cyrus many times on PI. Her songs, videos and style in recent years have indicated that she’s striving to erase the Hannah Montana image that made her famous.

Her more recent attempt at breaking away is her decision to feature in the song, “Decisions,” by Israeli dubstep D.J. Borgore.

In the just released music video for the dance club song, Cyrus is seen partying wildly with Borgore and a porn star. She’s also seen making out with a person dressed in a unicorn costume –supposedly her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth.

*Ladies, please note that this video contains inappropriate actions and bad language. Please talk to a parent first if you feel this may be inappropriate for you.

We’ve seen so many young celebs transition from child to adult, and oftentimes it’s in an attempt to rebel against their former good girl images.

Transitioning into an adult is an important phase in a young girl’s life, but there are negative ways of doing it. Many teens choose to transition by rebelling against all that was instilled in them and expected of them by their parents -as if to say, “I’m an adult now, and I can do what I want.”

For celebs, the rebellion is usually against their fan-base and the media, although, I do wonder if Cyrus’ rebellion is partly against her father too. Celebrities get to do rebellion in more extreme fashions, but the idea is the same.

But is negative rebellion necessary? And is the road often a dangerous one? In the case of Cyrus, it could be. In her desire to separate herself from cute Miley Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray, and as far away from Hannah Montana as possible, she’s becoming more risqué in every way possible.

The irony is that Cyrus’ actions are far from mature. And they don’t demonstrate that she’s growing up? The video itself doesn’t reflect maturity.

Ladies, establishing independence or distancing yourself from your childhood doesn’t have to lead you down the wrong path.

What do you ladies think about this video? Do you ever find yourself rebelling against your childhood or parents?

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  1. Christispeace104

    Posted by Christispeace104 on October 31, 2013 at 14:37

    This is so sad I used to like Miley and now she’s just a bad role model

  2. Savedbymysavior23

    Posted by Savedbymysavior23 on May 5, 2013 at 05:35

    This is disappointing:(

  3. princess97

    Posted by princess97 on December 18, 2012 at 14:39

    This goes beyond disgusting… this is just sad…. I cannot believe that she is like this! I remember watching Hannah Montana with my grandma and now Miley just makes me sad….

  4. Livelikeurdying

    Posted by Livelikeurdying on December 3, 2012 at 18:24

    Ew. Ugh. This is gross and disturbing. She has changed TOO much. She could do a whole lot better.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by marleybob98 on November 13, 2012 at 16:35

    This isn’t the first time she’s been a bad role model… Remember a long time ago when she was still filming the Hannah Montana show, she posed nude(wearing a sheet) for Vanity Fair. Then she was driving w/o a license, and smoking marijuana.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Lia Dvmano on November 12, 2012 at 16:45

    What happened man? This is no different from the Jershy Shore shows in 2009 where those idiots had impure sex, got wasted, took drugs partyed and cussed. This is what Miley Cyrus is turning into.

  7. Nicolemariev

    Posted by Nicolemariev on November 11, 2012 at 20:28

    The real tragedy here is the lack of creativity! Is the song supposed to be a joke?
    None of this surprises me, we’ve seen this kind of transition before with other child stars (and I think this transition for Miley started long before her haircut).
    I’m 21 years old now, but I actually went through a rebellious phase when I was 14. My parents were splitting up and I was on my dad’s side at that time. The summer I turned 14, I spent as much time out of the house as possible. I barely spoke to my mom, and when I did I wasn’t nice to her. I would walk for hours every day, melting in the sun because I always wore black.
    Well, eventually two things happened: A) I realized that my dad was wrong to polarize me against my mom and B) I found that rebellion can be tiring. Like, I got to the point where I was sick of it. Once my college years started, the struggle for independence arose, but it didn’t lead to rebellion. Instead I had to talk it out with my mom and we had to make some compromises. Being an adult now, I needed a little more space and independence. However, I had already decided I was NOT going to party or drink or sleep around. I have a good support system at home, and I want to continue my Christian walk without departing from it. The world may look like they’re having fun, but trust me, at the end of the day, they’re miserable. Even if it doesn’t look that way on the surface, or even if it doesn’t seem that way right now, the world is not having more fun than you. If you’ve been “sheltered,” be content–you’ve been spared from a lot!

  8. bonbon008

    Posted by bonbon008 on November 11, 2012 at 20:01

    I think the chorus is really really catchy and has funny lyrics. I can’t stand the cussing though. I really wish that she was still Hannah Montana. It seems that ever since that ended she has started to become someone that no one looks up to anymore.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by k.l on November 10, 2012 at 13:43

    Wow Miley, what have you done to yourself??

    • EmmaDee

      Posted by EmmaDee on November 11, 2012 at 06:21

      Wow not only has Miley started destroying the image we all knew, the song doesn’t even make sense. “I want to eat the whole cake”? “You should have learned to bake”? I don’t get dubstep.

      • Eurydice

        Posted by Eurydice on November 11, 2012 at 20:58

        Dubstep isn’t about the lyrics. :p

        The song is all about letting loose and having fun.

  10. SunComesSmiling09

    Posted by SunComesSmiling09 on November 10, 2012 at 11:29

    I’ve decided not to view the video because I am not a fan of disgusting “music”. I miss music that speaks to the heart, music about REAL love and a relationship with Christ or something meaningful instead of all sex, drugs, and other awful stuff. She is in no way at all a good role model for Christians, or any other girl out there. She claims she’s still Christian, but in all honesty, I do not believe she is acting Christian like in any way shape or form. I feel rather sorry for her actually.

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on November 11, 2012 at 21:13

      Really? I like music about rebellion, darkness, death, dying, anger, sadness, and the occult. That’s REAL music to me. And who says songs about sex and drugs can’t be meaningful? Clearly you haven’t heard Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.” Personally, I don’t think any of us have any say when it comes to Miley Cyrus’s faith. A lot of people tell me I’m not a Christian because of the way I behave and because of my differing beliefs (I’m a progressive humanist). I don’t think anyone has the right to do that to anyone. Even someone as irritating as Miley Cyrus.

  11. knkd_l0v3

    Posted by knkd_l0v3 on November 10, 2012 at 06:13

    We really need to pray for her. Actually, we need to pray for most celebrities. I had a feeling she was going to end up similar to Britney Spears. Nicole is not gossiping, she is trying to keep us “in the know” about these celebrities that are supposed to be role models. She can make her own decisions, yes, but she chose to be famous and has a responsibility, and she is abusing this responsibility. I don’t believe you can lose your salvation either, so we need to pray that God would bring her back on the right track. 🙂

  12. Aria23146

    Posted by Aria23146 on November 9, 2012 at 21:02

    I think it’s helpful to point out celebs’ bad actions, but why post the videos? We don’t have to see the wrong. Most of them are disturbing and inappropriate. I think it’s better to simply know of what they are doing, and to keep our senses pure.

  13. Project Inspired

    Posted by jordangoesrawr on November 9, 2012 at 19:19

    To be honest I actually really loved this song and video! We need to let Miley breathe and grow as a person. She’s not trying to “rebel as much as possible” ses just growing up. I don’t see what’s wrong with this video or song I think it’s pretty good!

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by AnnaMac on November 9, 2012 at 18:15

    This is really sad for me. I was (and still am) a big fan of Hannah Montana. Those songs really have good messages (being the best one can be, etc). I personally have a hard time understanding how she could sing those words and be in that show and now live a totally different life. It took me a while to actually admit that she was not the same anymore and never would be. I kept wanting to believe she would turn back to the way she was, a role model with a cute personality. I do understand that one must grow up but there is definitely a better way handle it; not focusing on the world, but on God’s Word.

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by lionhearted on November 9, 2012 at 17:53

    Personally, I think it’s a play on the famous or infamous quote by Marie Antionette, of France, who said (some historians say she never said it) “let them eat cake ” after being told that her people had no money for bread and were starving to death. She was found insensitive and contemptible for this supposed comment and paid for it with her life as she was beheaded. This is a common reference in History and I think there is some influence here. Especially since she says “I’m not sharing” repeatedly I personally think it has to do with selfish disregard for others. Sad stuff.

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on November 11, 2012 at 21:05

      If it was said at all, it was “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche,” not “Qu’ils mangent du gateau.”

      I find the song to be about letting loose, doing what you want, and having fun–a concept I can definitely get behind.

  16. Midnight

    Posted by Midnight on November 9, 2012 at 16:11

    I never was a huge fan of her to begin with, and now I find this pretty..well.. Disgusting.

  17. Mar100

    Posted by Mar100 on November 8, 2012 at 09:42

    This music video is not only the dumbest one ive seen but it just makes me noshes! She just looks like shes so messed up! I dont think i will be eating cake for a while! Who know we might see Miley in rehab soon we should pray for her!

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on November 9, 2012 at 09:41

      I think you’ve missed the point of the genre. Anyway, the repetitive lyrics are a play on the phrase, “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.”

      That said, it looks like a fun party to me. =^_^=

      • Midnight

        Posted by Midnight on November 9, 2012 at 16:18

        To me it doesn’t look like too fun of a party..but that might be because of me having issues when around girls and guys who dress and act “scandalously” because I don’t feel confident around the girls.. or the guys -_-

        Is Nicole’s site basically becoming a Christian version of celebrity gossip?

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by looklikelove14 on November 6, 2012 at 17:23

    This makes me so sad because it’s not just her whose doing this it’s so mant teenage girls and young ladies. This may seem “fun” but it’s really only a distraction.

  19. hlaluvzjesus

    Posted by hlaluvzjesus on November 6, 2012 at 17:16

    Uhh??? Really? This is not like the Miley I once knew 🙁

  20. xSheax101

    Posted by xSheax101 on November 6, 2012 at 07:46

    Miley Cyrus has rebelled a long time ago. Once her “Can’t Be Tamed” album came out she started dressing scandalously, using language, smoking… She thinks because she’s 19 now that she left behind all her little girl fans. She is still a celebrity icon and I’m surprised girls don’t see that she’s not a good girl anymore. She isn’t a good role model at all.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by 1_artist on November 10, 2012 at 16:13

      Of course she was pictured as being nice when she was introduced to the world as “Hannah Montana”, and some of Hannah’s songs had inspirational lyrics, she was a young girl, and Disney wanted her to make money for them. Not to be mean, but I’m not sure what the surprise is all about to be honest, I think she’s always been a spoiled brat. If you look at her behavior from the past few years, it was quite obvious that she was basically another spoiled, rebellious teen/child star (and in my opinion, highly overrated, I think her voice is terrible, even without autotune — sorry to step on a few toes, if any). She’s just another overrated celebrity, just a few steps away from being another Paris Hilton. Honestly, she used to get on my nerves so bad, I absolutely could not stand her, I didn’t even consider her a real celebrity (and still don’t). Again, sorry to be harsh, but that’s my opinion.

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by Maddie on November 5, 2012 at 13:50

    You shouldn’t post these videos for young girls to willingly watch and then list the things that happen in the video! Come on! We wouldn’t even know about this video or anything concerning this if you hadn’t posted this on a CHRISTIAN GIRL WEBSITE!! Not every girl will obey your “watch it with a parent” warning! Seriously, this is making me really annoyed and slightly angry. Stop contradicting yourself for goodness sakes!!!

    • amckay

      Posted by amckay on November 8, 2012 at 16:48

      I completley agree! I feel like this is becoming more of a celebrity gossip site and I’m not really sure I like how that’s feeling. I wouldn’t have seen anything about this video had it not been on here:/

    • xSheax101

      Posted by xSheax101 on November 6, 2012 at 07:50

      I understand your comment, but that’s very rude of you. They’re posting it to show girls the right–and wrong–role models and how they’ve changed. Certain paths that are bad and un-Christian like. Most girls on here are 11 and up so it’s not like the video is extremely bad.

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by Maddie on November 9, 2012 at 20:12

        I know, but there are enough examples. Girls already learn about this in public school, they shouldn’t go onto a Christian website and see the same thing they would see on a gossip website. I don’t care what celebrities are doing. And when project inspired cares, the girls will watch this video and I don’t think it’s the best.

  22. unicorns4567

    Posted by unicorns4567 on November 5, 2012 at 05:39

    it’s a shame. please pray for her to find her way back to God. but i still believe that she is a christian because you can’t lose your salvation.

    • Nellie

      Posted by Nellie on November 6, 2012 at 21:30

      And I am so glad for that!!! God is merciful enough to accept us the first time we confess our belief in Him and once is enough! Even if we stray we are still protected by His mercy! We should all pray that she learns from her mistakes and finds her way back to His path. <3

  23. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 5, 2012 at 01:19

    That video was so pointless and I don’t even understand the song.

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sharon256 on November 4, 2012 at 18:19

    am dissapointed at miley. shes better than that and i liked the “old” her. lots of people still do. but now shes just acting immuture to become “different”.not cool. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU MILEY?????

  25. Project Inspired

    Posted by QuannasLove on November 4, 2012 at 18:08

    I used to look up to Miley Cyrus so much, but then I told my brother about a live performance of her I saw and he looked it up on the internet. Didn’t find the video of her, and what we found instead made us lose all respect for her. I was probably 11. I’m 14 now and I can’t believe all the crazy things she’s done! It’s so sad! Fortunately I was smart enough as a child to stop seeing her as a role model instead of trying to imitate her.
    Personally, I see no point in rebelling against your childhood. I still squeal when we watch Disney princess movies!! Being a kid is wondrous and magical, and I don’t plan on “growing up” ever, at least in the sense Miley has been going with. Mature into responsibility, yes. But I don’t see her actions as responsible in the least.
    As for my parents, I’ve actually been described by multiple people (including them when my other siblings aren’t around) as the “compliant one.” The most rebellious thing I’d do when I become an adult is read Harry Potter.

    • Eurydice

      Posted by Eurydice on November 4, 2012 at 22:16

      Honey, Disney Princess movies have nothing to do with it.

      I Corinthians 13:11
      When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.

      When you get older, you’re supposed to question what you’ve been taught. It’s part of being your own person. Even before I left my parents’ house, I made it perfectly clear that I had abandoned their dogmatic teachings that I had thought were perfectly wonderful when I was a little kid and didn’t know any better.

      I’ll just say this: If you leave college with the same exact beliefs that you went in with, you just wasted a lot of time and money. I’m not saying growing up means becoming an atheist or whatever, but it does mean making your own choices and having an open mind.

      • Eurydice

        Posted by Eurydice on November 8, 2012 at 17:10

        It means UNDERSTANDING what you’ve been taught and deciding whether it’s right for you.

      • Nellie

        Posted by Nellie on November 6, 2012 at 21:27

        “Start your children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” Proverbs 22:9
        Growing up doesn’t always mean you QUESTION what you believe in, but grow wiser, the wisdom you were taught when you were a child can seep in and you have grown and learned from your experience. Even though you do have a choice to reject that, i know people who have, but that isn’t what growing up means. The childish ways verse, i believe means in maturity and responsibility. Not believing something else.

      • sparklesgurl

        Posted by sparklesgurl on November 5, 2012 at 08:53

        I agree. As we mature we need to discover who we are and what we believe. There is an age of trust and there is an age of growth. Search and find truth, not just what your parents tell you and DEFIANTLY not what the media tells you. I think there is a disconnect between becoming “mature” and involving ourselves in “adult” (inappropriate) actions or thought processes.

  26. Jesuskissed

    Posted by Jesuskissed on November 4, 2012 at 16:59

    I agree that Miley Cyrus is not a good role model for christian girls or teen girls in general but God gives everyone the choice to make these decisions, weather to follow Him or the world. Can we have more articles on GOOD role models for us to be exposed to instead of talking down on non-Christ follower’s bad decisions? I like PI because it makes me feel like I’m not alone and there are more girls like me DECIDING to live for Christ but stuff like this just helps me see more of the devil’s work which is FAR from encouraging.

  27. bethechange14

    Posted by bethechange14 on November 4, 2012 at 12:55

    Ugh. This video totally disgusts me and disappoints me. Miley Cyrus used to be one of my role models back when she was doing Hannah Montana. Now it’s like she’s a complete different person. I wonder why she feels the need to act like this. She can do A LOT better than this, I know it. Just kind of disappointing to see one of your old role models turning into someone you totally didn’t expect.