(In case you couldn’t tell, that’s Miley there in the middle making the offensive slanted Asian eyes)
Hanna Montanah aka Miley Cyrus aka one of Disney’s newest (successful) manipulations of the ever-coveted tween girl demographic, has been engaged in a bit of a spat with Radiohead aka The Guys Who Fucking Did OK Computer aka an actually relevant act in popular music.
See, in a recent radio interview with Portland-based Johnjay and Rich, Cyrus detailed a story in which, during the Grammys, Radiohead denied her the chance to fulfill a dream of hers and meet the band backstage. Throughout the inane and ridiculous narrative of Cyrus’ story (which you can endure here), she explained, several times, that she “would cry” to meet the band, and asked her manager to “pull as many strings as possible”. So what did the blokes do? Why, those heartless bastards denied Miley what is clearly rightfully hers, saying “We don’t really do that kind of thing.”
Heartbroken and disillusioned, facing the fact that she must perhaps live in a world where she may occasionally not get what she wants, Cyrus called into question the band’s artistic intention. Reporting on the story, NME states “The reason I’m in this business is to make people happy,” she said.Â ”I left ’cause I was so upset. I wasn’t going to watch. Stinkin’ Radiohead! I’m gonna ruin them, I’m going to tell everyone.” That’s right, she just up and left the ceremony rather than watch her favorite band perform a really unique rendition of “15 Step.”
But the thrilling saga continues! Radiohead has issued a response in a recent issue of Us Weekly, saying that “when Miley grows up, she’ll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement.” Not usually ones to stoke the flames, it’s not too surprising that Radiohead has decided to respond to Cyrus’ attack. As you may recall, they have also recently had a bit of a tiff with Kanye West, who, after also being snubbed by the band at the Grammys, was so upset that he had to “sit the fuck down” when they came on stage.
In one final jab before departing for South America, Thom Yorke used the band’s “Dead Air Space” blog to issue a sweeping rebuttal: “wish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you’re not one of those people i have managed to offend by doing nothing xx”
Does this whole thing ring very close to Scott Tenorman Must Die for anyone else?