Miley Cyrus Voted 'Worst Celebrity Influence' by Teenagers
Jim LiebeltJim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
- 2009 Nov 02
Disney's Miley Cyrus has been voted the "Worst Celebrity Influence" of 2009 by teenagers aged 9-15 on JSYK.com (Just So You Know), AOL's pop culture blog.
After 44,594 votes, Miley Cyrus generated 42% of the vote, beating out Britney Spears (27%), Kanye West (19%), Vanessa Hudgens (9%), and Shia LeBeouf (3%).
Cyrus, 16, has come under fire over the past few months. In August, Miley was at the center of controversy when, at the Teen Choice Awards, she danced from a pole while performing her hit song "Party in the U.S.A."
Recently, some people have also become enraged that Cyrus has a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Sex and the City" sequel.