• Miley Cyrus Coming to The Voice

    by  • March 28, 2016 • 4 Every Girl, Broadcast Decency, Family Friendly • 2 Comments

    Will NBC’s hit show still be family-friendly?


    For eleven seasons, The Voice has been a relatively clean entertainment staple for millions of families across America. All that may soon change.

    Tonight, former Disney star Miley Cyrus makes her debut on The Voice as coach and advisor, along with Alicia Keys. They will be replacing Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Alicia Keys has made her mark on the entertainment industry with class, style, dignity, and pure talent. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Miley Cyrus.

    Despite the fact that legions of young girls followed her every move from her break-out role as the star of Disney’s Hannah Montana, she has squandered the built-in goodwill and trust of parents around the country with her shock-and-awe antics in recent years. From singing about party drugs, pretending to masturbate on stage with a giant foam finger, and gyrating against the crotch of Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, to her frequent and flagrant endorsement of pot-smoking, to her nearly-nude hosting of the 2015 VMAs, Miley has not only not shied away from controversy, she has openly courted it.

    It is our sincere hope none of this behavior crosses over to the family-friendly talent competition that is The Voice, and that the focus of the show will remain, as it should, on the remarkable talents of aspiring young performers, rather than on the controversy-courting behavior of one of the judges. We hope that The Voice can still be relied on to provide families with a respite from the endless encroachment of sex-laden dialogue, foul-mouthed characters, and graphically violent dramas that saturate the rest of the prime-time schedule. If you have the ability to record or DVR The Voice, you may wish to watch a delayed playback or preview episodes featuring Cyrus before allowing your children to watch.



    Ms. Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the how the impact of entertainment affects children and the American popular culture at large. She also directs the organization’s Advertiser Accountability Campaign, which encourages companies to sponsor family-friendly entertainment. She previously supervised the research and program content analysis operations of the PT and produced a number of groundbreaking PTC studies that document the levels of graphic sex, violence and profanity on television. Some of those reports include: The Ratings Sham I & II, Dying to Entertain, Faith in a Box, The Sour Family Hour, The Blue Tube, and TV Bloodbath. She began her career with the PTC in 1997 as an entertainment analyst, documenting instances of inappropriate content on television. Ms. Henson has appeared on a variety of television shows including Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Big Story, CNN Headline News’ ShowBiz Tonight, CNBC’s On the Money, MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, and CBN’s Newswatch. She is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across the country and has been quoted extensively in news sources such asEntertainment Weekly, Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg. Ms. Henson is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she received a BA in Government. She resides in Falls Church, Va., with her husband and their son.

    2 Responses to Miley Cyrus Coming to The Voice

    1. Justin
      April 15, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Me too Robert, love Gildemeister’s articles.

    2. Robert
      March 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      I wish Christopher Gildemeister would start writing more articles. I miss his edge and wit. :(

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