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Miley slashes cutting rumours

Miley Cyrus posts mock-cutting pic, possibly to ridicule her accusers.

Miley Cyrus cutting herself

Image: via Instagram

Cutting may be a cry for help- when children become "addicted" to the act of cutting themseves open with sharp objects, often concealing the acts and the resultant wounds and scars, or it could be an entirely personal expression of emotional pain. It's certainly an intensely private experience. Now teen celebrity Miley Cyrus seems to be in retaliation to gossip speculation that she's activley involved in cutting herself by posting "mock-cutting" pictures, according to Gawker.com.

Celebrities are often the focus of speculation- just recently Miley has also been the centre of furious debates about her weight-gain (and loss), and she's clearly had enough.

Does the media create the problems it records?

The question is, though, do these kinds of speculations create enough pressure on vulnerable teen celebrities that they end up becoming emotionally derailed as a result? Many child stars have fallen victim to constant media attention during the time in their lives when they are transitioning from childhood to adulthood, and, as a result, have become addicted to substance abuse or other methods of self-harm. Occasionally, this has even ended in the death of these young celebs.

It comes with the territory- if you want fame, you can expect the paparazzi to hassle you- but the very fanatacism which creates stars can also destroy them. We hope that Miley is strong enough to overcome the elements in the media which seem hell-bent on destroying her, and that she can go on to become a balanced, capable adult.

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