Miley Cyrus Tells Movieline Why She Left Twitter: 'It's Dangerous, It's Not Fun, It Wastes Your Life'


In a swank Santa Monica hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean this weekend, Miley Cyrus spoke to reporters about her upcoming film, The Last Song -- the latest romantic weepie from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, and the first for which he also wrote the screenplay. Also a first for Sparks: Song was conceived and specifically written for Cyrus, who was looking for a project to help her break out of Hannah Montanadom and graduate to more mature roles.

"It's interesting to leave my security blanket behind. It was such a huge deal in so many kids' lives," Cyrus said about the upcoming Hannah Montana finale. But as for revisiting the character in another film, she made it clear where she stands. "[Hannah's] wig is," she whistles, "out. One will be in a museum, and one will be... burned, or something."

I admitted to having developed a guilty pleasure addiction to her Twitter feed, and went into Miley tweet withdrawal when she abruptly pulled the plug in October with a message reading, "FYI Liam doesn't have a Twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason." (Liam, or course, refers to her Song co-star and now boyfriend, handsome Aussie discovery Liam Hemsworth.) So what, exactly, was that reason?

"I was kind of, like, tired of telling everyone what I'm doing," Cyrus told Movieline. "I hate when I read things and celebrities are complaining like, 'I have no personal life.' I'm like, well that's because you write everything that you're doing."

"So I was that person who was like, 'I'm so sad. I have no real, normal life, everyone knows what I'm doing.' And I'm like, well that's my own fault because I'm telling everyone," Cyrus said. "And then I'd tweet, 'I'm here,' and I'd wonder why a thousand fans are outside the restaurant. Well, hello, I just told them. So I'm just, like, kind of thinking doesn't really make a lot of sense. Everything I'm saying is not really going with what I'm putting on the internet.

Asked if the change has been for the better, Cyrus took a moment to consider, then said, "I'm a lot less on my phone, I'm a little bit more social. I have a lot more real friends as opposed to friends who are on the internet who I'm talking to -- which is like not cool, not safe, not fun and most likely not real. I think everything is just better when you're not so wrapped up in [the internet]."

"I just think it's kind of lame," Cyrus continued. "I feel like I hang out with my friends and they're so busy taking pictures of what they're doing and putting them on Facebook that they're not really enjoying what they're doing. You're going to look back and have a million pictures, but you're not going to be in any of them. Because you're not having fun, you're too busy clicking away. So I think just enjoy the moment you're in, and stop telling people about it. Just enjoy it."

Does she realize she sounds like a mom when she says stuff like that?

"Yes, I do," she answered, smiling. "I'm telling kids, don't go on the internet, it's dangerous, it's not fun, it wastes your life, and you should be outside playing sports or something."


  • stolidog says:

    Hmm. Looks like Twitter made their entire staff of overseas call center workers post a message here.

  • Serena says:

    miley is right! i'm glad she said that because do you know that 1 out of 3 teens die from obesity? guess what half of them are probably doing? nothing except TV and internet! Thank you miley!

  • Caity says:

    I think you are absouluetlly right Miley. As your personality your going to grow up to be a very good mother. I am not saying I envy you at all..I actually don't like you one bit, but once when I read what you said I think you've got a good point.

  • Laura says:

    Wow, I actually agree to what you are saying. You make a very good point!

  • Just Saying... says:

    You realize she's turning 18 this year right? That's hardly a kid. Besides, she's not telling anyone what to do. It was an interview. She gave her opinion. Calm down.

  • getitright says:

    Agreed Miley needs a wider vocabulary and a smack to the face of common sense. Kids go on the internet for many different reasons and I dont think the "danger" of it scares them. Kids today want to show themselves off. Getting stalked, kidnapped, or worse doesn't mean anything untill it actualy happens.

  • Blessing A. says:

    Wel... That was incredibly bitchy of her, especially for all of the people who followed her on Twitter, like the tweens.
    I dislike Miley, but even I was disheartened when she left Twitter. Some of my other Twit-friends were so discouraged, and after reading this, they will probably never buy another CD of hers again. I can understand the needing more social time off of the internet, but she basically just snubbed all of her loyal fans by saying that they're "not real friends". They care. They support her. Why do something like that to the people who build you up? There's no excuse for that. Don't try to defend that kind of behavior, especially if you can't spell.
    Congratulations, Miss Cyrus. You've just stepped on all the little people on your way up the fame ladder. When you fall off, I hope they all ignore you as you descend.

  • D. Summers-Malmberg says:

    . . . I disagree.
    First of all, I, for the most part, sit around and watch movies and am on the internet all day, (mind you I'm a film nut, but still), eat nothing but junk and am considered underweight. And no, I don't have any medical problems pertaining to being underweight (worms, bulimia, etc).
    I don't doubt that teens die from obesity, but I'm fairly certain that the internet is not the cause of it.
    I think the biggest problem is not that we don't exercise or even what we eat, it's that most people eat "emotionally." If people could just start eating when their hungry and not when they're sad or angry or whatever.
    As for the statement of Miss Cyrus, I honestly think that, yes the internet can be dangerous, but, if you don't use it then what? It's about knowing HOW to use it, and not just being stupid about it like many people (celebrities included) do. However, it is about having fun and meeting new people and LEARNING things. the Internet is one giant learning experience.
    Well, that's my take on it. . .

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Laura agrees with Lauren. All is right with the Universe.

  • Mary says:

    Yo Moms, it seems to me that if Mileys' making a comment appears to be telling you what to do then it must be "you" that is wack. Kudos for this young lady for telling the truth and tell it "like it is". Too many kids
    rely on tweeter, facebook and my space for their life experiences which are many times just plain made up.

  • vicky says:

    wow she does sound like a mom!
    but its true i agree with her.
    finally u do something good for urself!
    jk just kidding its a joke dont get all crazy!

  • Couldy says:

    Gah, stop hating on Miley, she's just a kid. So what if she expresses her opinions... Not many people can now-a-days without being persecuted for it. If you wanna Twitter, then Twitter, if you don't want to, then don't! Simple as that, so don't hate her because she left it. That's pretty lame...
    By the way, alot is a lot. Two words.

  • Brandy says:

    I am a mother of 2 and 7 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. I agree wih EVERYTHING Miley has said about the internet. I have all kinds of fiends who let there kids get online, but believ me I hear about it when their kids see or read someting on there they shouldn't. Miley is 100% right about this. If you ask me all of these people that are tlakign about her are just jealous because her word means something to alot of people. I wasn't going to let my daughter get into watch Hannah Montana, but I did and I am very happy I did. This girl is a GREAT romdel to kids as long as she is Hannah Montana too. I am not to sure if she is going to stop being Hannah Montana, but I really hope she doesn't. All I have to say is i you LIKE have a problem with her, then stop reading things that posted about her.
    Brandy from Alabama
    Keep going Miley!

  • Ronnie says:

    twitter is fine not for some but others do like it miley is a child star for childern not adults she has talent for kids for kids not adults twitter is for adults not kids not kids so who cares

  • 16 Year Old Girl says:

    I think she simply needs to shove it. She's almost 18 years old and talks like some wanna-be popular middle schooler. It's utterly pathetic. What the hell are we trying to teach our kids? How to talk like fools?
    My real problem though was her "real friends". Like people online aren't real people. I mean, am I the only one who found this offensive?
    People online have feelings too and yes, some people pretend to be others online but they do that in real life too. Your best friend could only be pretending to be your friend just too be famous like you. The entire world could be a lie, you get over it. With that said, it doesn't make the people online any less real.
    As I said, people online are real people and just because we don't hang out with you in "real life" doesn't mean we're not your "real" friends. Seriously, can I just say, what the fuck?
    You know, now I have a question. If your online friends aren't "real" then wouldn't that mean that your friend on the phone aren't "real" either?
    "“I’m telling kids, don’t go on the internet, it’s dangerous, it’s not fun, it wastes your life, and you should be outside playing sports or something.”"
    Encase you people missed it, she clearly says "I'M TELLING KIDS". She's trying to tell us what to do. Did you all MISS this?

  • Dw Dunphy says:

    Heee heee heee heeeeee.

  • Hanifah says:

    Good thing shes talking some sense, thats why I deleted my FaceBook account.

  • Wow.... says:

    Ok I agree, to a point, with what she said. We should be doing other things with our lives. I know there's more important stuff that I, for one could be doing right now but, I just so happen to be on the internet. ;] lol
    That being said, I think there's a difference between "casually" being on the internet, and being an addict. And from this, I take it she's an "addict" which is bad considering THIS is what she got addicted to, so what other addictions will we read about in the future?
    Also, can I just say, SNOB? Like what the hell? They're not "real friends"? Where would you be without the "not real friends"? They're your FANS, and you just stepped on all of them, after they supported you through all your ridiculous performances and slutty pictures, after you made a complete fool of yourself time and again.
    Kudos to you Miley. Your SO mature.
    “[Hannah’s] wig is out. One will be in a museum, and one will be… burned, or something.”
    Its nice to know she shows such little appreciation for the things that brought her fame.
    Just remember that, Miley Cyrus pshycophants.

  • waitwuhxD says:

    WTf is ur problem "myopinion" she has a point. How do you think kids get kidnapped so easily? a lowlife criminal with nothing to do , goes on line finds out where u are and waits for the right moment, learns everything about you, ur pattern ( what time u go home, when ur parents come home, where you are on sats at 8 at night etc.)
    then they attack when you dont know. Its dangourous and stupid to give info, if your on and someone asks for ur asl, report them , if they give their asl reoprt them. and thats not just for whirled!
    Sk8rs unite
    Scooter Riders unite
    was here
    lml lolz lmfao

  • Kyle says:

    Miley I totally agree with you on that matter but about all these people who keep posting all these rude and viscious things about you need to stop and Im not sure about everyone else but I know all those pics of you are just you that everyone is turning into bad publicity for u are just pics of you having fun and being a nomal teenager and I guess some of theses people just don't get that ps just ignore all of that stuff and just keep having fun like any normal teenager would

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