Presidents, CEOS, et al of The Walt Disney Company:
Dear Sirs and Madams:
I will not beat around the bush, because I am assuming that you are all very smart individuals who have shown exemplary intelligence and ability to have achieved the positions you hold in one of the largest companies in the world.
Something needs to be done with the Disney stars that you produce.
I suggest you get ironclad contracts wherein all stars of Disney-produced shows have frequent visits with realistic counselors and therapists from the very beginning of any and all productions. I also suggest a mandatory service month separate from all of the dramatics and relationships within their shows. Humility and common sense should be characteristics highly stressed. Your actors are already precocious and special, they don't need to be pushed further in similar qualities.
|tamest picture I could find from the VMAs|
Seeing Miley Cyrus on the VMAs made me really sad. Disturbed, sure. Uncomfortable, you bet. But mostly sad. She was ill-prepared for adulthood, even though not long ago she claimed she was so much more mature than most people she knows. Disney, she's talking to you. Stop pandering to the children on your shows. If your goal is to get success out of them, they will keep searching for that success. Whatever it is that goes on behind the scenes in your company churns out the most insecure and tragic "stars" we have seen in the last ten years. Amanda Bynes was Nickelodeon's offspring, so you're off the hook for that one. One, though, out of gobs.
|Six of Lindsay Lohan's mug shots. She is only 27|
Selena Gomez might be the only one who hasn't made parents cringe in over a decade. I don't want to jinx it yet, but take a look at whatever she learned and try to do more of that.
This isn't some tirade from a parent of young kids who is afraid of what your stars are teaching my children. I'm the mother; I make the rules and teach my kids what is important and not in this life. I don't assume that task on anyone else, especially not a company whose main concern is the almighty dollar. Rather, this is a concerned letter for the Disney stars of the future.
All of these sad celebrities that have been supplied by your company are humans with souls and feelings. My heart aches for them and their tragic needs to "be adults" which results in heinous public displays and actions. Somehow you have to realize you have fault here. Something needs to be done to prevent this in the future.