Title

My oh Miley Cyrus: analysing online comments from television performances in 2009, 2013, and 2015

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-23-2017

DOI

10.1080/19392397.2017.1416303

Abstract

The tone of comments posted to entertainment websites is used to analyse the attitudes of audiences exposed to televised performances by singer/actress Miley Cyrus in 2009, 2013, and 2015. Significant differences are found in eight tonal variables (p < 0.05). These include a clear drop in ‘praise’ from 2009 to 2013 and a concurrent rise in ‘blame’. From a theoretical standpoint, the study attempts to understand these results both as a rebranding effort necessary for a rising star trying to break free of her youthful celebrity and as the result of societal shifts in American media culture.

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