Normally when a person turns 18, they celebrate it by going to their first club, buy their first pack of cigarettes, or even go to register to vote. As for celebrities they enter a whole new world of partying. Over a year ago, a video surfaced the internet of Disney star Miley Cyrus hitting what appears to be a bong.
Now if any other normal person were to be in the video, chances are no one would say anything publicly nor would there be much speculation of what was actually happening. As TMZ reported, for Miley Cyrus however, it turned out to be quite different. Once the video surfaced, she released a statement saying that “it wasn’t marijuana in the bong, it was actually Salvia.” Salvia is a natural herb that has psychedelic effects and is legal in the state of California. A week later, people around her said that she admitted to being a “pothead”, saying “You know you’re a stoner when friends make you a Bob Marley cake.” You know you smoke way too much f***in’ weed.” A few months later, she then said in an interview that Salvia was a bad decision. Recently, another video surfaced, of Miley smoking a blunt smoking a blunt…again. Now this time she’s not hiding it, while everyone admits that it was composed of marijuana.
This scandal has gotten much attention from most media circuits, because of the drugs. Today we see drug issues all over society. With all the policies in question about the legalization of marijuana, it’s no wonder that any celebrity that takes the random puff or hit here or there, gets so much attention. With lobbying for each position becoming a part of every day life, society’s perspective changes as well. Hannah Montana’s identity quickly changed once her video surfaced; she went from being the kid pop star to the party girl. Her new image changed the way her fans looked at her. Participating in drugs then lying about it, just spreading false rumors, all made it worst for the loved star. Something that would be not a big deal with any normal teenager, turned into a huge scandal that spread all over the globe for a Disney star.