A very insightful article into the mind of child sensation fallen from grace.
Miley Cyrus and the Tragedy of a Lost Childhood
Michael Brown, Townhall Magazine
"Childhood is a time of innocence, a time of wonder, a time of discovery, and no amount of fame and money can make up for the loss of a childhood. Just ask Miley Cyrus, whose newest video is reported to be even worse than her recent “twerking” display at MTV’s VMA awards.
But should we be surprised? After all, the list of fallen childhood stars is as well-known as it is tragic, from Lindsey Lohan to Amanda Bynes and from Macaulay Culkin to Michael Jackson.
What do all these people have in common? Why the painful, common thread?
Some childhood stars, like Corey Feldman, have spoken out, claiming that “pedophilia is Hollywood’s biggest problem,” meaning that some (if not many?) of these kids were sexually abused by the adults they worked with. In fact, Feldman claims that it was sexual abuse at the hands of a Hollywood mogul that led to fellow childhood star Corey Haim’s death.