Miley - *Smokes a blunt*
What a bad influence!
Demi - I’ve done drugs.
Oh my god you are so strong thank you for telling the truth. All hail Demi.
*I am not well versed Miley or Demi fandom/hate/persona*
Demi didn’t just “do drugs” she had a addition/drug problem that may or may not have been a symptom of her undiagnosed(at the time) bipolar disorder. She went into treatment for these as well as her eating disorder. People that think she is a roles model are-in my opinion-doing so because she is someone that has come out of treatment, has gotten ‘better’ & is willing to talk about her experience. Another level to this is that her speaking as a public figure is still a thing which many are unwilling to publicly do as these experience are still perceived as shameful by some.
Miley didn’t just smoke a blunt. She smokes to be publicly seen & to be picked up by the media. She didn’t just say she smokes weed. She didn’t jut get caught or snitched on(like her salvia incident) Im not going to say it was just a publicity stunt, but it sure seem that is all it was. What a better way to shed her ape remove as a Disney starlet then to do an illegal yet fairly unstigmatized activity. A quick google search tells me that Miley had come out against drug use because she wanted to be a good role model towards fans. Yes she was young(er) when this was said. But to say she will not do drugs as it is a bad influence then publicly do drugs for publicity is not a good look. Another level of this is that when Miley spent many years vocally trying to be a roles model then doing the exact thing she said would make someone a bad influence. This means that when people say Miley is a bad influence they are basing this on the perimeters she has set.