Known as much for her offstage antics as her onstage presence, the singer has long-since shed her alter ego. Hannah Montana has moved away from a pop culture phenomenon and now remains a strong point of nostalgia for those who grew up with it. Some still remember the show fondly, while others have had their troubles since and even others have claimed that the series ruined their lives. As is the case with every kids show— but especially one as high profile as this— not everything was as happy and fun behind-the-scenes as viewers saw on screen. The legacy of Hannah Montana is still going strong, and it is not always a positive one. That means you have to be blond, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some tight glittery thing.
And from the looks of her recent antics on the VMAs, SNL, and just about everywhere in the social media sphere I would say that runs truer than ever before. Hannah Montana is dead and we are not going to get her back. If you want to read some good explanations of what we see happening with Miley I suggest reading a blog from a good friend, Walt Mueller. His post last month on Miley and her recent transformation can be found here.
Miley Cyrus: “‘Hannah Montana’ Should Be More Like ‘Sex and the City'”
The singer and actress wear a purity ring signifying her strong Christian faith and desire to remain a virgin until she marries. Even at my age, a lot of girls are starting to fall and I think if [staying a virgin] is a commitment girls make, that's great. It's my 'how-to' guide for life".
Fare thee well, innocence! Internet, people qualified to criticize because they have a keyboard and an Internet connection? The rest is just details. And by details, we mean ass-motorboating and Robin Thicke's "Beetlejuice" suit. Hannah Montana is dead and gone.