I can’t put this any other way, what the Hell is going on in this country. Lifestyles Condoms has announced it wants to make Miley Cyrus it’s spokesperson for their condoms according to this story. For any of you reading this from a cave on Pluto, Miley is the 15 year old star of Hannah Montana, the wildly popular Disney show.
What kind of sick society are we tolerating in which a company feels comfortable enough to propose something as demented as this. If a man were to say something like this, he would likely be beaten out of town with a stick and good riddance to him. But we have a company announce this and they get national exposure. Which, possibly could be their intention. One truism in the news media is that shocking gets you on the front page. This is a company for which their “good name” is not much of an issue, they’re a condom company, so for them any press is good press. This theory is lent even more credibility with the fact that it does not appear that they have approached her or her agents about the sponsorship.
Further, you have to love this quote from their spokesperson "Pop culture proves that teens are more ready than ever to discuss the subject of sex," says the company's VP of marketing, Carol Carrozza. So we are now letting pop culture set our standards? Heaven help us, but she may actually be right. Then we read the article further and we realize that they only care about the kids according to Ms Carrozza "We believe that Miley is both influential and relatable to this afflicted set — and is the obvious choice to get the message of safe sex out to teens across America." Even making an attempt to give them the benefit of the doubt and say they are interested in promoting safe sex, I would think there are plenty of young adult stars that could convey their message.
The sad part of this though is that her father may have to take some of the blame. Ms Cyrus, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has had a couple of racy pictures of her published. While I was disappointed in this decision by her family, it still does not excuse this attempt by the company.
The reality is that parents like my wife and I that have young daughters, mine is eight, watch Hannah Montana along with them. It’s a good clean show which must drive the progressives mad. All they talk about on the show are things like friendship, morals, responsibility, and strong family bonds. You know, everything the progressives are against. To have this soiled by this company is quite disappointing. I find the whole thing to be not only creepy but akin to child pornography. The idea of a child this age appearing in ads for condoms makes me think that this would be a dream come true for pedophiles. These sickos already get their kicks from seeing young girls. Put one of them in a condom commercial and they will be in pervert heaven. But then I’m probably just a narrow minded, ultra conservative prude who thinks that anything associated with children should be completely devoid of sex.