It seems that Miley Cyrus just can’t catch a break these days; poor girl! As we all know, Cyrus turned a lot of people off during her performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25. Cyrus performed a “sexed up” rendition of her best selling single, “We Can’t Stop,” in front of millions of people that Sunday night. It appears that Vogue’s famously intense Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, is one of many displeased with the performance.
Rumor has it that Cyrus had shot a cover photo that was planned to grace the 2013 December issue of Vogue, but has reportedly “lost” it because of her VMA performance. Would you really want to see a person who was in a skimpy teddy bear onesie, with her tongue lashing back and forth “seductively” on the cover of a respectable magazine such as Vogue? I don’t think so!
“Anna found the whole thing distasteful,” said a source. “She decided, based on Miley’s performance, to take the cover in a different direction.”
If the rumor is true, Miley missed out on a HUGE opportunity. I emphasize huge because it would have been a chance for the previous Disney star to showcase some maturity. She would have joined stars like Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, and Katy Perry, who have also been featured on previous covers. This would have been a big step for Miley in her quest to be considered a serious artist and a grown woman. Miley has always been associated with being a “Disney girl,” and I suppose losing a cover with Vogue just keeps her in that position for now.
While there are people that argue that Miley’s performance at the VMAs made her seem more “grown up” and as an independent artist just doing her job, making the cover of a respectable magazine like Vogue would have been a resoundingly positive step for Miley. Especially since her VMA twerk-a-thon left many people, including this writer, questioning whether or not they should support her. Guess we will have to see what she does in the future.