While surfing the net this morning, I came across yet another pic of Miley Cyrus sticking out her preternaturally HUGE tongue.
Please look at this pic and give me your FIRST reaction:
My immediate gut reaction to the pic was: “Demonic”.
So I went looking on the net for what sticking your tongue out means, especially by adults.
It turns out commercial images of young women with their tongues sticking out began several years ago. In 2005, The New York Times consulted a University of San Francisco psychology professor named Maureen O’Sullivan, who studies nonverbal communication. O’Sullivan does not buy the notion that these are innocent images.
She explains, ”The mouth is a sexual orifice from a young age.” The gesture of sticking out one’s tongue can have multiple meanings. It can be an act of rudeness, disgust, playfulness or outright sexual provocation. “It’s like the eyes,” she said. “An eye gaze can be aggressive to an enemy, but eye gaze can also be the height of intimacy.”
To lend more credence to young women like Miley sticking out their tongues as a SEXUAL gesture, there’s actually a website for tongue fetishists, run by “Mike Sprite” (not his real name). He pays women to film their tongues, on average around $500 for a half day of tongue modeling, because “Most women will not even show you their tongue when asked.” Normal-size tongues do not appeal to his clientele.
Lastly, to remove all doubt as to what Miley’s stuck-out tongue signifies, here’s a disgusting pic of her with the penis birthday cake she presented to her then-boyfriend, actor Liam Hemsworth, last January:
And then, of course, there’s Miley’s
“twerking” simulated anal copulation and masturbation at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, nationally televised at prime time just so families can watch it with their little kiddies.
See also DCG’s “Miley Cyrus offers words of wisdom for teen girls.”
UPDATE (Nov. 24):
This is to those who feel sorry for Miley’s parents and think they are not responsible for what she’s become:
1. During her raunchy “performance” at the MTV Video Music Award, Miley’s mother looked on approvingly — beaming. Her father, Billy Ray, piously tweeted his support: “Thanking God for so many blessings tonight.” (Source)
2. Below is a pic taken in 2008 of Miley with her father, Billy Ray, for a spread in the glossy magazine Vanity Fair. She was only 15 years old. The two look like lovers instead of father and daughter. Ask yourself what father would pose like this with his daughter, at whatever age.
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.