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Miley Cyrus & Joe Rogan explain why being a child star is unhealthy

Published: 3/Sep/2020 15:17

by Georgina Smith


In episode 1531 of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Miley Cyrus shared her struggles with “unlearning” the media’s representation of her personality, and discussed together why getting famous early can be detrimental.

Miley Cyrus skyrocketed to fame when she starred in Disney’s hit show Hannah Montana as the lead role at the age of just 11. Her fame was extensive, being the first Disney act to have deals in film, television, music, and consumer products.

Throughout her later music career, in an attempt to break away from the squeaky clean Disney image, Miley released videos such as “Wrecking Ball” that saw her swinging in a revealing outfit from a wrecking ball, a video that gained 19 million views in its first day.

Miley Cyrus in her video for Wrecking Ball
YouTube: Miley Cyrus
Miley broke free of her child star mold by releasing her ‘Wrecking Ball’ video

As a result of her enormous fame, Miley has found herself the subject of a great deal of media attention, looking to pick apart her relationships with drugs, and with other people.

“You’re a powerful thing. There’s no getting away from who you are. You’ve got to kind accept that you’re Miley Cyrus.” Joe said. “You’re really f**king famous, and you’re really young. It’s weird.”

Joe explained how he didn’t start garnering fame until later in his life, a “slow drip” of attention that began in his thirties, and into his forties. He suggested that doing martial arts throughout that time and “getting his a** kicked” humbled him. Miley commented that “that seems healthier.”

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She went on to explain, “I’m really proud of myself that I don’t live in that world,” referring to the celebrities that have become consumed by their power.

Earlier in the podcast, she explained that she “really hated always being behind myself,” and the public’s interpretation of her, saying that people always tell her she’s “not as crazy as they thought she’d be” thanks to the media’s skewed interpretation of her personality.

“Here you are Hannah Montanna, and all of a sudden you’re this very sexual singer,” Joe responds. “You’re doing all this crazy stuff, and you’re on television shaking your a**. Everyone’s seeing that and they’re like “oh, Miley Cyrus is out of control now.” So then that becomes the narrative.”

The conversation between the two stars with vastly different careers, and contrasting rises to fame has proven to be a candid insight into the effects of fame.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”