Hannah Montana became Miley Cyrus and Sonny (with a chance) became Demi Lovato, and the list goes on…

I’ve seen this time and time again when it comes to good singers who make amazing music!  The one minute these pop stars are cute, pretty and mostly great role models for young kids, the next they become ugly monsters with virtually no moral compass and seem to completely loose the plot; or at least that’s the way it appears.  I used to be such a fan of Demi Lovato.  Her voice is absolutely amazing with great power and control.  From Sonny with a Chance to Camp Rock it was good, clean music all the way and children appreciated the role model she was. Now, Demi is swearing at live concerts and in her latest song, Cool for the Summer, she is barely clothed in the music video, and quite honestly I didn’t stick around to finish it – I was too disgusted.

Now, I’m not here to hate on Demi or Miley.  Yes, I’m disappointed (that is my prerogative), but my greater concern is:  what drives these very talented and innocent pop stars to the point of destruction?  Does the pressure of having to fit into a particular culture force them into that space?  Is it this particular look that sells albums?

This then brings me to another question:

What happened to good music?  All I hear on the radio these days are lyrics that a 5 year old could write – with very little creativity whatsoever, and repetitive words with seemingly no meaning; not to mention the immoral innuendo these songs portray. Now, not all music is bad, but something is seriously wrong with this picture.

I vote we stop putting pressure on performers and allow them to just be.  Imagine how awesome it would be if talented singers and writers could just be themselves (as they would be in the privacy of their own homes with no one watching), and not have the pressure of trading their values and morals for more likes, shares and money.

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