Just leave her be and let her do what she want to do, including ruining her own career. I don't give a crap.
I think that the pap and the public get way too much information on "stars". It's as if everyone wants to know every detail of everyone else's lives. Not a good thing, especially if you want to highlight the bad in everyone else. I liked it better when people had some form of privacy and respect for other's privacy. We don't need to know everything about someone. This is some crazy world we live in.
There are lots of successful people who've gotten high, it doesn't automatically "ruin" them. Hell, I have worked with a talented web designer who used to smoke weed.
You will have a very difficult time finding a performer who can honestly say they've never touched drugs. All this will really do is provoke some attention, she's less of a kids icon and she goes on with her career.
Also, for once I agree with Evan, we don't need to know these types of details. These are real people with real lives. Leave them alone.
George Jones is considered one of the greatest country singers but he has had so many abusive/failed relationships with women and was well known for his legendary alcohol consumption. He still was extremely successful. MJ's molestation case had the artist directly causing harm to a child which is why his sales plummeted. Yeah it's bad when the artist does the abuse to a child directly, but Cyrus is simply destroying her own body. If that's what she wants, why should we care?
There's no way this act will hurt her career as much as MJ's molestation charge did. MJ's crime is MUCH worse (and technically Cyrus isn't even breaking the law.)
Add 90% of rappers to that list. Most if not all celebrities have done some sort of drug in their lives. And why does that mean it will ruin her career? Timmy Lincecum smokes weed and he won back to back Cy Young Awards. There's a long list of actors/athletes/whatever who have done drugs and their careers are still fine.
[Edited by planbskater, 12/17/2010 4:12:46 PM]