Miley Cyrus’ tongue has gotten its fair share of press lately.
But the former “Hannah Montana” tween-star turned pro-twerker is now getting attention for something she actually said. In an interview with Hunger magazine, which she covers this month, Miley complained about record executives being too old to know what’s what.
And who does she blame? Old Jewish men.
“With magazines, with movies, it’s always weird when things are targeted for young people yet they’re driven by people that are like 40 years too old,” she said. “It can’t be like this 70-year-old Jewish man that doesn’t leave his desk all day, telling me what the clubs want to hear.”
She continued:”I’m going out, I know what they want to hear. I know when you’re in a club, what makes everyone go crazy and when the time is where everyone’s like ‘alright I’m going go get a drink.’ I know when people walk off the dance floor and I know what’s driving it so I’ve got to be the one doing it because they’re just not in on what 20 year olds are doing.”
As the video for Wrecking Ball’ broke YouTube viewing records in 24 hours — with 208,578,360 views as of Thursday morning — maybe she has a point. But really, why bring Jews into it?
The 20-year-old’s new album “Bangerz,” was released on October 4.
Her message to you? “Buy my f**king album…now.”
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Miley Cyrus Knows Better Than 'Old Jewish Men'