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Say what? Miley Cyrus onstage during Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Miley Cyrus is the latest celebrity to join the "I was misquoted" parade, saying that she really does like Internet sensation Rebecca Black. Cyrus last week told an Australian radio show that when it comes to the likes of Black, "It should be harder to be an artist. You shouldn't just be able to put a song on YouTube and go out on tour." Now, Cyrus is telling E!,"I am a fan of Rebecca Black. I love Rebecca Black. I just got misquoted. I think she's great."
Oh, Miley, you have to be smarter than that -- you said something you wish you hadn't, just admit that instead of pulling the misquoted card. But to be fair, the Disney-manufactured star has had celebrities with far more experience say honest things then blame the journalist or media for misquoting them about it.
Example A: Kate Walsh, who told More magazine that she feels like a "loser" for not having kids. Walsh then tweeted that the media was "making up news" and took the quotes out of context, and later tweeted that "feelings aren't facts, yo." So which is it?
And then there's the Bruce Vilanch/James Franco tiff that played out after New York magazine's Vulture blog quoted Vilanch as saying that Franco "didn't get there" as a host, which was only part of a series of quotes that seemed, more than anything, to defend what little performing Franco did on Oscar night. Franco later got back at Vilanch by later tweeting and quickly deleting this post, which was the catalyst for Vilanch's apology to Franco, that claimed the Vulture journalist took his remarks out of context.
All of this is my way of saying to celebrities, at this stage of the game with social media, we can sniff out an out-of-context remark. We like it when you are actually honest. Please just own the words that come out of your mouths.