Washington (ANI): Even though Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus is fine with being a teen role model, she has refused to be taken for an idol, and insisted that parents should not look to her while raising their kids.
Cyrus, 16, who has been in the news for a number of inappropriate actions, does not want people to make judgements based on her, as she cannot be Miss Perfect all of the time.
“If you look at me as a role model I agree with it, but if you look at me as an idol, I don"t," Fox News quoted her as saying on March 30 while promoting the upcoming Hannah Montana movie.
“An idol for me is someone you want to replicate, you want to be them and I don"t wish that on anyone to lose what they have personally. What I think people like about me is that I don"t try to change, I haven"t let what I do for a living become my life and completely affect me. What I do in my personal life isn"t necessarily meant to be reported but that doesn"t mean it"s not going to be.
“I"m going to make mistakes and I wouldn"t trade that for anything because I always say the minute you stop making mistakes is the minute you stop learning. I never want to disappoint people and my decisions sometimes not only disappoint other people, but disappoint myself as well. If I don"t then, all of a sudden I am not real and then you really can"t look up to me," she said.
Cyrus" co-star Jason Earles believes that the young star should not have to bear the burden of being perfect all of the time.
“It is unfair to expect a 16-year-old to raise your kids. While she does occasionally make mistakes, that"s a good opportunity for parents to educate their kids on the different decisions they can make," Earles said. “There is things that are very inspirational about her, but anyone who thinks she, 100 percent of the time, should be can be the shining example, you are only misleading yourselves," he added.