Instagram: Analysis Of Miley Cyrus And Social Media

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Since the 2010 launch of the photo sharing social media app, Instagram has been an outlet for users to express themselves and show their true identity through pictures of themselves, friends, family, and the world around them. Being that 55% of users are between ages 18-29 years of age (Duggan 2015), a range of users are still trying to figure out who they are and may be influenced by what 's posted by their peers and celebrities. Through mainstream media, there seems to be the belief that with using Instagram, allows others to create and alternate personality and deceive those on social media. While there is a possibility that using Instagram could be for the act of deception, I believe that through the analysis of singer/actress Miley Cyrus…show more content…
However, the many faults projected on Cyrus are seen as negative because of differences in behavior and mannerisms of Cyrus during her Hannah Montana days and now. Through her Instagram page posts and captions, Cyrus is using her Instagram to expresses how she is happy with who she is and that she is being who she wants to be not what the media wants her to be. In doing so she is also promoting self-acceptance and living a happy life. Miley Cyrus has gone against the critics and fans that pleading about they want the old Miley Cyrus back. What many fans are requesting is that Cyrus reverts to her old ways, to her time playing on the show Hannah Montana. During the show, Cyrus played a young pop star living a double life as a regular teen. However, Cyrus has tried her hardest to step away from her past life. I find that very understandable being that Cyrus expresses in many interviews that she disliked growing up on T.V. In an interview with Megan Friedman, a news editor for the online magazine Marie Claire, Cyrus stated that playing that role made her have unrealistic beliefs about what was perfect. In her show Cyrus at the time 11, is prepped head-to-toe with weave, dentures, and covered in make-up and she felt that this person is not someone children should look up to because of how much wasn’t truly her. Cyrus wants people to…show more content…
There aren’t many people on Instagram that use their page as an outlet for how they feel. It may be with the belief that no one cares to look at or like a picture that is dealing with something that may come with a lot of people going against what is being said. When looking on Miley Cyrus Instagram one can infer that she is very outspoken and feels very strongly for the rights of animals, while also promoting her vegan lifestyle. For example, there is a picture of Cyrus lying in bed, her face is red as well as her eyes with tears streaming down. In her caption, she speaks of how she is upset at a picture of a woman who has posed with what appears to be a bobcat she has killed. Next to that picture is the woman standing with Donald Trump. She quotes how she is disgusted with the actions of this woman and how Trump is also in support of her actions. She even states “…I think I may vomit...it is not your job to decide when a living things life is over…& YOU DT [Donald Trump] ARE NOT GO NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU THINK YOU ARE!!!”. One can sense the anger, fear, and sadness in Cyrus’ caption. It is because of her Instagram that Cyrus is able to speak up for what she believes in; while also spreading the word out to those that are unaware of what is going on. One can see how Cyrus is empowered to make a difference in the world by her ability to speak out against
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