Party poopers in the USA! According to an online AOL poll, teens and tweens have named Miley Cyrus the “worst celebrity influence” of 2009 with a landslide 42% of the vote, leaving Britney Spears and Kanye West in second and third place, respectively.
Cyrus’s actions in the past year — amongst them, dating a 20 year-old model, inciting charges of casual racism with a snapshot showing her in a mock-Asian “slant eyes” pose, and working the pole at the Teen Choice Awards — have apparently tarnished the 16-year-old’s Mouseketeer image, though she also managed to come in at no. 4 on the same poll’s list of favorite female artist, behind champ Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and girl-kissing, ur-so-gaying pop star Katy Perry, no less.
What do you think, Music Mixers — does Miley deserve the top (bottom) prize? Or should other tarnished stars take her place in the tween-corrupting sweepstakes?
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