An Open Letter To Miley Cyrus

Jarrid Wilson  —  August 27, 2013 — 176 Comments

Dear Miley Cyrus,

I first want to say how sorry I am for the way Christians are treating you, tweeting you, and hypocritically judging you for your performance at the VMA’s. While most of the world sits back and wonders “What the heck happened to Miley?” I personally wonder, “What’s going on in Miley’s heart?”

I cannot say I enjoyed your performance, but I can say I my heart breaks for you, your future, and your identity as a woman.

There are so many things I don’t know about you, but something tells me that you are going through more than you are willing to share with the people around you. I can’t imagine being surrounded by the paparazzi 24/7, living in the shadow of your dad, and constantly being asked, “What happened to that sweet girl from Hannah Montana?” 

I get it, you’re an adult now. You don’t want to be forever viewed as the Child-Star from Disney Channel. But I can promise you that this isn’t the way to break that mold.

A Few Things: 

1. You deserve to be respected. 

2. You deserve to be treated like a lady. 

3. You deserve a man who will treat you with honor. 

But the current lifestyle you are living will make it very hard for you to find any of these things. I say this because I care about you, even though I have never met you. You have a platform that is beyond grasp, and I believe your potential to use it for good is unmeasurable.

I’m not going throw any scripture at you. I’m not going to tell you how wrong you are. And I’m not going to tell you that you need Jesus.

Why?

Because frankly, I think you already know all of these things.

You’re a smart girl who has found herself caught up in the world of entertainment. I assume it’s rough. I can’t imagine being constantly surrounded by drugs, sex and alcohol. And I can’t imagine the peer pressure you must feel from labels, managers, and other artists around the world pressuring you to be something you’re not.

I’m here to tell you: YOU DON’T NEED TO LISTEN TO THEM. You are allowed to make your own decisions, and quite frankly this might be the first time anyone has ever told you that.

Regardless of what the tabloids say, my wife and I still believe in you, and will always show an open hand of grace and second chances.

Jarrid Wilson

 

 

 

Jarrid Wilson

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Husband, Pastor, Author, Blogger. Highly unconventional.

176 responses to An Open Letter To Miley Cyrus

  1. Have any Celebrities replied to your open letters? If so i would like to know how they responded. It would be really cool to know that one of them actually looked at what you had said, read through it, and responded in someway. Hopefully, in a positive and polite way.

  2. Jarrid, this is lovely. THANK YOU.

  3. the same way i felt when i witnessed her performance… a troubled, pressurized and frustrated soul which thinks it’s lonely… God is closest when you think He is farthest.. praying for her.. may the Lord Jesus bless her as He has blessed each one of us… To all the ladies and gentlemen who have judged her: “for all of us have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God……. whoever is sinless among you, may throw the first stone at her” –> hope none of you have forgotten these verses which are an absolute truth…

  4. Takisha Taylor-Collins December 17, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    I agree. Well said, for we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

  5. This is great! I’m glad this has finally been said from a place of love and concern instead of judgement.

  6. This is great!
    I felt kinda the same when all this had happened… my thoughts were- you knw what, at least she isn’t being a hypocrite like many. At least she’s being who she wants to be…I didn’t see why all were in such shock. its hollywood, sadly, but why would it surprise anyone more so than if it had been another person. We all have sinned and do foolish things. We just keep ours in secret and hope the whole world doesn’t find out. We’ve been through hardships and have dealt with them foolishly. There was no need to look down upon her. Simply because we too have been in pain and lost and have portrayed it, it just wasn’t publicized or shown over tv for everyone to see and criticize…anyway a lovely letter to miley. I hope she was able to read it. Its people like you, Gods people that we need more of to make a stand and shine. :-) God Bless

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