Cameron's kids, who range from ages 3 to 9, knew Cyrus as Hannah Montana, but don't recognize her as the "new Miley."
As the Prime Minister explained, "My children are too young. They haven't connected the lovely Hannah Montana, who is now this person twerking," as Cambio reported on January 20, 2014.
This is not the first time that Cyrus has been censored across the pond. This month, her provocative "Wrecking Ball" video was banned from daytime French television. Critics felt that the video was too sexually explicit, as the video features her swinging naked on a wrecking ball, and licking a hammer.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran suggested that the video distracted too much from her voice. As he commented, "I think she’s got an amazing voice. I just think she’s packaged the wrong way. When I first heard 'Wrecking Ball,' I thought it was a brilliant song, but the video distracts too much from it."
"X Factor's" Leona Lewis argued that twerking and sexually explicit dancing set a negative example for young girls. As she commented, "being sexual and in your face is not great for girls who are quite young. It depends what environment you’re brought up in, but personally I've got a god-daughter and little nieces and I don’t want them to see me acting crazy and naked in my music videos."
Lewis also argued that parents had a responsibility to set boundaries. As she commented, "So it’s up to the parents as well to be able to control what their children are watching. It’s like, 'don’t twerk, you’re a six year old. Stop it.'"
It's not likely that Cyrus would take any of these criticisms to heart. She believes that she is still a positive role model for young women. As she commented in a recent interview, "I think I'm representing women in a cool way because people aren't used to girls that are just like, 'I genuinely don't care what people think."
Is Miley Cyrus' unique artistry too provocative for young children? Or can she still be a positive role model for young people? Do you agree with David Cameron's decision not to allow his kids to watch her on television?
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