This letter has been coming a long time. I tried to come on board with the teenage engagement, the hair and the extreme dieting – but the MTV awards were the last straw. The fact that you are doing these things is perfectly acceptable – I mean, does anyone care what Lindsay Lohan does these days? Nope. It’s just that we have greater expectations from Disney stars.
Why? Well, Disney is one of the few surviving stations on TV that children watch and love. There is no doubt that had you not done Hannah Montana, no one would care about your excessive need to twerk. The fact of the matter is, Disney stars take their popularity status for granted and eventually turn to exploit it. Do you really not see how you are influencing the future? You have the power to make a difference – what baffles me is that you’re using it to twerk.
I don’t want you to stop being who you are, if you want to be known for doing what you do, then so be it. What I am saying is that you should be bigger than that. Don’t let this status become the be-all and end-all of your career. You have the opportunity to be great, why you’re passing that chance to be known as the girl who couldn’t manage her fame is beyond me. Had I had your opportunities, I would go the Hilary Duff and Jessica Alba way – positive change in an influential way.
Trust me – in 10 years you’ll look back and wish you had done more. You have the talent, the interest, the opportunity. Make it happen for yourself before it’s too late.