Quotes: Miley Cyrus Meant Well, But Still Failed Miserably

8/25/2014 5:00 PM PDT, by

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"I just didn’t realize my platform, I didn’t realize my power. I really realized it after the VMAs [last year] … there's something special and there’s only few people that experience this that no matter what I do, there’s no winning or losing, it’s just going to be talked about. Period. There’s going to be talk, so what do I want them to talk about? If I'm going to be given this loud of a voice and this big of an image and this big of a platform and this huge of an opportunity to talk to young people in America right now, what am I really trying to say? Because I don’t think what I was trying to say is what happened the year before ... 
The courage that he showed to get up there and give that speech, I didn’t know how everyone was going to be and seeing his hands shake, it kind of broke me. I wish they wouldn’t have kept putting the camera on me to make it about me crying. I cry when I’m the happiest."

--Miley Cyrus explains her reasoning behind bringing a homeless date to last night's VMAs, makes everything kind of weird.

Look, I think Miley's heart is in the right place. Her ego might be a little too inflated, and she might have gone about it the wrong way, and goodness knows no one needed to see that ridiculous cry face she gave, but she probably really did mean well. But to frame it in this way, the "I'm so important, everyone will listen to me" way, it's not helping. To pick up a homeless man so that she could look nice on MTV before she dumped him off later that night, it's not helping.

But hey, this is a step in the right direction, right? And it's not like she could get worse than that awful, messy twerk-fest of last year. Maybe by next year's VMAs she'll learn how to do kind things without bragging about it. Hey, we can dream.

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