Since I used to live in Holland, I have to say something about Miley Cyrus lighting up a joint on stage in Amsterdam. Yeah, I realize this was meant to shock the Americans more than the Dutch, but it was still such a cliched move. So here are some genuinely shocking things Miley could do in Holland:
*Do a pro-life protest–unlike pot smoking, that’s something people in Amsterdam aren’t used to seeing. I have no idea if MIley is pro-life, but hey, who cares? These days, it’s all about controversy for the sake of controversy, right?
*Attend a church service–now that’d be shocking, and it’d probably make for record high attendance at the church.
*Cover up a little–hell, that’d surprise everybody. Dunno if today’s pop starlets got the memo yet, but the almost-naked look no longer qualifies as “pushing the envelope”.
*Have multiple children–I’m torn about this one. Europe could use more kids, but do we really want Miley to procreate right now?
*State her disbelief in global warming/evolution/science in general–although coming from an American, this wouldn’t exactly be shocking. Sadly.
*Organize a street cleaning party. Holland apparently has a major problem with street litter, or so my Dutch friend tells me. Maybe she’d get a medal?
*Perform a good song.
I know, I know, that last one is a gratuitous cheap shot, but I couldn’t help myself. Go ahead, Miley, do something that’ll really shock them (and us)!