Miley Cyrus doesn’t wear seat belt! (Shock! Horror!)

February 12th, 2008 // 100 Comments

Consumer Reports is causing a media fuss because 15-year-old Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus are seen driving a Range Rover without seat belts in the Disney 3-D movie Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. The movie is a huge blockbuster with the young ones and Consumer Reports feels Disney should be more responsible:

Why should we care? Because, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in about 55 percent of passenger vehicle fatalities in 2006 (the latest data available), the occupants were not wearing seat belts.
It seems to us that Miley, her father, and Disney had a perfect opportunity to help influence teens and counteract–rather than encourage–this trend. Then again, as Hannah herself sings, “Everybody makes mistakes.”

Let’s bring things back to a little place called planet Earth. Like most normal people, my parents drove around without us kids wearing seat belts all the time. In fact, my dad would toss us in the bed of his truck with a set of rusty kitchen knives and a live badger. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. It was a cougar – with rabies. Anyway, we all survived. And by all I mean just me and my sister. Our other siblings weren’t smart enough to open the tailgate and dive into traffic. Ha! Suckers.

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  1. Cate


  2. Cate


  3. yea right

    so dumb.

  4. She is going to get an achy breaky back if she doesn’t watch it!!!

    You know, cause of that song her dad…

    Never mind.

    Shoots self.

  5. deaconjones

    This girl has future trainwreck written all over her….i give her til 17

  6. IKE

    When they do a remake of FLO’S DINER, this talentless hillbilly will play Flo.

  7. Milly

    MAP. She’s ugly.

  8. God, they’ll just find anything to complain about these days won’t they? Until 15 year old Miley is smote poking with the kiddos, its all gravy.

  9. Ted from LA

    Who lets their 15 year-old dress like this? Billy Ray will pay the price for his greed and exploitation of this kid. He should have to do 30 days in jail for naming her “Miley” to begin with…

  10. Auntie Kryst

    Why doesn’t Consumer Reports comment on why a 15 year old is tarted up to look like a Lolita instead of a kid? Disney you have no shame you pimps!

    PS, @6 wasn’t it Mel’s Diner? Flo was just a waitress. I may be wrong, and if so kiss my grits.

  11. fergernauster

    She is the next Shitney.

    Mark my words, kidz.

  12. Grunion

    #6 how dare your besmirch Flo’s Diner in such a manner ! Dame Judi Dench is the obviously the only one qualified to play such a multi -layered character as Flo. Miley can play Alice’s sons girlfriend or something.

    God I’m old.

  13. FFSWTF

    So… she’s not pregnant yet?

  14. kimmy

    like anyone in the government really cares about the safety of citizens. seat belts are only mandatory because the insurance lobbyists have made it so, so they don’t have to pay out money for accident victims.

  15. D. Richards (Loathe.)

    More Disney fans should not be wearing seatbelts.

    It’s the twenty-first century and with all of the information that’s been gathered over the last fifty years detailing why a person should wear a seatbelt, what happens to an unrestrained human body during a crash, and the percentage of death that occurs from not wearing a seat belt, the person not wanting to wear a seatbelt should be allowed to without restriction.

    It’s there choice. And who cares if they die.

  16. Lindsay

    If 55% die from not wearing seatbelts, that than means that 45% die WHILE wearing seatbelts. It’s [almost] a 50-50 chance-

    Oh man.

  17. The White Urkle

    I would do her in her butt.

  18. 1 MILF Hunter

    Billy Ray ought to put her in a chastity belt or she’ll wind up like Jamie Lynn Spears – hording cock, pregnant, and living back on Green Acres.

  19. Know of what you speak...

    I hate to tell Ted above, but her name isn’t Miley… that is her nickname. Her real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus.

    Now, feel free to rag about her. Carry on.

  20. Ike

    Auntie Kryst, I think that you’re right. Mel’s Diner.

    Grunion, I guess that WASN’T fair to Judi Dench. She actually acts better than Cyrus the Virus.

  21. beerdotcom

    Her face is all the kids need to see to make them buckle up, since it seems clear her face has forcefully impacted the windsheild at some point in her life.

  22. ???

    #10 Ted from LA

    Miley isn’t her real name. I think it’s something like Destiny. Miley comes from her nickname “smiley”

    Still pretty stupid name though. I would have stuck with Destiny.

  23. whatever

    I personally am 100% for natural selection. If you are dumb enough to drive without a seatbelt on and subsequently get creamed in an accident, so be it. It’s a good lesson to teach youngsters!

  24. Kingsley Amis

    Bad news for #20 above, and shame for me for knowing this, but she recently legally changed her name to Miley. Yes, it was Destiny, and she got the nickname Miley because she was so smiley all the time. Why do I know this? Because I have a 9-year old daughter and Miley is so benign I allow my kids to watch the show. My daughter, and my 11-year old son, are bright enough to know that Britney and Paris and the rest are morons and not to be emulated. But Miley? C’mon fellows, give her a break, she’s harmless.

  25. quinn

    Seatbelts pft
    just another way for the government to reap $$ out of the citizens and scare the shit out of us so we can be easily controlled. The MEDIA is never allowed to mention the many many fatalities CAUSED by wearing seatblets.
    Car seats and seatbelts injure just as many people as not.

  26. quinn

    Seatbelts pft
    just another way for the government to reap $$ out of the citizens and scare the shit out of us so we can be easily controlled. The MEDIA is never allowed to mention the many many fatalities CAUSED by wearing seatblets.
    Car seats and seatbelts injure just as many people as not.

  27. the devil

    #25 – She’s harmless . . . for now. Then one day (probably next week) someone will teach her what DSL really means, and it’s all downhill from there.

  28. Ted from LA

    I agree she is harmless on her show, but no 15 year in the world should be dressed like this (the shoes are the worst part). On a side note, are the heels invisible? I really don’t give a shit what her name is. If they call her Miley because she smiles alot, I have a novel idea. Call her “Smiley.” Either way, her dad is trading in her childhood for money. No amount of money is worth that.

  29. nipolian

    #6 & #11 – Actually you are both kinda right. Polly Holiday was a waitress named Flo at Mel’s Dinner in the show Alice and then went on to own a bar in Texas in the spin-off Flo. Just saying.

  30. Jamie

    Come on people…ok it was a MOVIE not real life…I think as a parent it’s your responsibility to teach your kid to wear the seat belt not people in the movies!
    Yea she does look older than 15 but it could be worse look at Lindsay’s little sister Ali she looks about 35

  31. Taylor

    Who gives a crap? Honestly?

    Disney is gay, and so is Miley I’m Eating My Hair Cyrus.

    Oops, I meant RAY CYRUS. *rolls eyes*

  32. Hmmm…if your kid is watching this movie, and the only thing they take from it is “hey, they ain’t wearin no seatbelts!”, it must be a pretty fucking dull movie to begin with and I wouldn’t recommend wasting my money..

  33. meh

    Jees…if I were to have ever TRIED to leave the house dressed like that at her age, my parents would have BEAT THE SHIT out of me. If my sister tried to leave the house looking like that I would kick her in the face. Then in the crunch. Who thinks letting a 15 year old wear a short dress, stripper shoes and 80 lbs of make up is a good idea. I hope I don’t have a daughter.

  34. Abbadon

    Wow, Disney cranks out the no-talent chicks that bank, but suck hardcore. She has 2 more years to score, then she will be the next Hilary Duff. Yeah, that chick. The one with the former Disney show that no one cares about now. I hate the Disney Channel.

  35. noneyobeezwax

    at some point in the next 3-4- years that headline is gonna read – Miley Cyrus doesn’t wear panties! ( Horrific- that depends, shocking – not so much)

  36. I always knew she was a bad-girl!! Ha. Come on people. When do you think the 1st lawsuit will hit? “My daughter drove without a seat belt and dies in a car accident because she saw Miley Cyrus do it in a movie. I want millions!”

  37. nipolian

    Here you go fuckers:


    1930′s 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s !!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they
    carried us.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes.

    Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored
    lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we
    rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

    Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE
    actually died from this.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but
    we weren’t overweight because


    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back
    when the streetlights came on.
    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down
    the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the
    bus! hes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.ONT>

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all, no
    99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell
    phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat
    rooms……….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth a! nd there were no
    lawsuits from these accidents.

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,
    made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang
    the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t
    had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They
    actually sided with the law!
    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers
    and inventors ever!

    The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned

    HOW TO

    And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!B>

    You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as
    kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
    While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it?

  38. Voodoo Thursday

    This is great! Now instead of having to worry about telling my daughter to buckle up every time we get in the car, I can just let it go and if anything happens I’ll blame it on Miley Cyrus. That girl is a real blessing. I already had my kid’s teen years figured out, just blame it all on Paris, Britney, and Lindsay. But now, thanks to Miley, I can start eschewing parental responsibility immediately!

  39. amma

    Frankly, a seat belt actually DID save my life during a bad, teen-aged car wreck. But still, I notice all the time in movies that people don’t appear to be using them–maybe it ruins the shot or something. What I wanna know is WHO THE HELL let’s their 15 y.o. daughter dress like that? Shouldn’t she be wearing…Oh, I dunno, jeans and a tee shirt lip gloss and like flip flops? The make up and heels is waaaay too creepy. She is a kid after all.

  40. Slappy White

    I’d like to smack the lips off of that girls face…just because.

    P.S. She’s ugly.

  41. dancer.

    i’m surprised superficial never mentioned the racy photos of her that were leaked like last week.

    anyways, miley is cute.
    the whole hannah montana phenomenon is way out of control though.

  42. robert doosh

    No seatbelt? Oh, she’s just being Miley!

  43. DeeMom

    Nipolion – you rock!
    But seriously, how many of “us” wore those dangerous stripper shoes? A kid could break a leg!

  44. mrs.t

    Disney hates kids.

    OR it was a calculated marketing move to promote the New 2009 Hannah Montana Edition Range Rover with automatic seatbelts. See, even a super-cute super-star like Miley and her highlighted-hair dad can forget to wear thier belts sometimes! With The Hannah Rover you are automatically reminded to Buckle Up by Hannah herself! Your tween daughters are going to demand this vehicle, so get on the list now and avoid their hatred!!!

  45. Newworlddisorder

    #38 Amen! Shame on this pussified brainwashed world.

  46. Phil

    Im glad she doesnt wear a seatbelt.

    Something has to stop the ridiculousness that is Miley Cyrus. Who is paying for these tickets?

    Has the world gone MAD!?

  47. Auntie Kryst

    @38 Good observations, but you forgot to add something. We were well disciplined. If you were screwing off or being a pest at your friend’s house, your friend’s parents didn’t hesitate punishing you. On your way home they called your parents so you can be punished a second time.

  48. Mike

    #48, you got that right. Same thing at school — you’d get licks from the Assistant Principal with one of those huge boards with holes in it that made it hurt more, then you’d get it again when you got home. And yet I’ve never felt the need for therapy for being so abused.

    Miley, Destiny, whatever. Going by these photos, Billy Ray should have just named her “Jail Bait.”

  49. I’ll make sure she’s strapped in when I pop her cherry.

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