After Miley Cyrus’ promiscuous performance at the MTV VMAs Sunday night, many parents were outraged and shocked seeing the former Disney starlet parading around semi-nude with her tongue out on stage. No doubt many mothers had the same thought running through their minds after catching this spectacle, thinking ‘I hope my daughter doesn’t turn out like Miley Cyrus.’
Well one mother took her thoughts one step further by penning an open letter to her daughter regarding Miley Cyrus’ performance that has since gone viral online, reports The Blaze.
The mother, Kim Keller, eloquently writes in the letter to her daughter, titled “Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you,” all the reasons why she is “going to fight or die trying to keep you from becoming like the Miley Cyruses of the world.”
“Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you,” she starts. “Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your every Tweet and Instagram photo. This is what happens when no responsible adult has ever said the word ‘no,’ made you change your clothes before leaving the house, or never spanked your butt for deliberate defiance.”
She goes on to say that she set out to raise her daughter with tough love “Because I love you and I want you to respect yourself. Miley Cyrus is not edgy or cool or sexy. She’s a desperate girl screaming for attention: Notice me. Tell me I’m pretty. See how hot I am. I know all the guys want me. All the girls want to be me.”
She ends the letter by saying “You can thank me later” for not becoming one of the “Miley Cyruses of the world.”
To read the full open letter to Miley Cryus, head to Kim Keller’s blog here.