Entertainment behind the scenes
A kiss — just a kiss? Or a scandal?
Back in the 1940s and the “Casablanca” era, a kiss was famously “just a kiss”
Not any more.
It’s been seven years since Britney Spears and Madonna notoriously locked lips in a live MTV Music Video Awards show. But women kissing women (or just pretending to) is still making front page news, whether it’s Miley Cyrus on a “Britain’s Got Talent” performance last week, or Sandra Bullock at the MTV Movie Awards show this weekend.
(And let’s not even revisit the Adam Lambert male-on-male kiss furor last November)
But while Bullock’s apparently rehearsed smooch with Scarlett Johansson was mostly seen as just good fun, Miley Cyrus’ kiss (that she now protests wasn’t really a kiss although it may have looked like it) with a female dancer has not gone down so well, especially with fans of the Disney teen star.
Cyrus, 17, has found herself making plenty of headlines in the past few weeks as she tries to carve a new, more grown-up image since finishing shooting the final series of Disney Channel’s tween hit series “Hannah Montana.”
The controversial kiss on “Britain’s Got Talent” follows Miley’s raunchy dance moves on the music video for her new single “Can’t Be Tamed” and a new look in slinky, body-hugging outfits for her live performances. Problem is, “Hannah Montana” is still showing on the Disney Channel and the final series starts airing there in July.
Miley doesn’t see the connection.
“GET OVER IT! NOTHING HAPPENED. THERE ARE WAYYYYYYY MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN THE WORLD. Let’s start focusing a little less on making up ignorant rumors and focus a little more on world peace! We gotta a lot of work to do if we wan this earth to be here much longer. Let’s make a change! It wouldn’t hurt the world to show a little more love. X M” she wrote in a posting on her official website .
She also accused the entertainment industry of being “nothing but a disgusting tabloid” and promised her fans that she did not actually kiss the dancer in question. “I really hope my fans are not disappointed in me because the truth is I did nothing wrong,” she added.
Here’s the thing. If Miley thinks (as her comments suggest) that kissing a girl might be wrong, why did she bother to pretend to do so? And if Bullock and Johansson can get away with it, why can’t Miley (or Adam Lambert?)