How Taylor And Miley Started The Biggest Feud Of Our Time Week

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And yes, we do realize it's only Tuesday, so that's subject to change. The Beatles and the Stones. Biggie and Tupac. Metallica and Megadeath. To these ranks, let us add combatants Miley Cyrus and Taylor Momsen.


The feud begins:
July 14th: Controversial teenager, not-Hannah Montana, Pretty Reckless frontwoman and former Jenny Humphrey-player Momsen tells FHM,

"I'm not looking to be Miley f**king Cyrus. I don't care about the fame. I do it because I love music. I like making records and if people like them, then we'll go along for the ride. I think the Disney bubblegum s**t that the world is living right now is pathetic. I thought we passed that repression.

The Feud Escalates:July 16th: Asked to clarify her previous comments in an interview, Momsen does!

I don't even know Miley. There's just no comparison between us, you know. I'm a rocker, she's a pop star. We're entirely different things, there's a big difference between us. I have nothing against her, I don't even know her. I just don't listen to her stuff. I don't give a sh*t. It's ridiculous that Disney is as relevant as it is today even with adults. Where is the real music? What happened to Zeppelin, and people who play their own instruments? There's always going to be pop but it's not real music, it's not me.

Cyrus Responds: July 20th: After nearly a week of taking the high road (that's like 100 years in Internet time), the Miley f**king Cyrus camp has fired a riposte. A "source" close to the renowned pole dancer and USA partier tells Heat:

Miley is furious - who wouldn't be? She thought Taylor was pretty cool until this happened, which has left her totally confused. Taylor is so obviously desperate for fame. I mean, she's traipsing around town in her underwear, or is that for the love of the music too? Miley has always had a lot of talent, and Taylor knows it. Taylor still sees her as a threat, which she is, although they're hardly in the same league. Miley gets a little risky on stage, but she knows that it's a performance, whereas Taylor doesn't seem to know where to draw the line. It's sad, really.


While one could argue that this response does not address Momsen's charges, it takes the lame criticism into lame feud territory. While we're guessing this isn't over, there's clearly only one solution: a battle. Our preference would be Celebrity Death Match, but if there's no clay handy I think it's safe to say that we'd all settle for a good old-fashioned battle of the bands. We'd say something about meeting after school, but apparently neither of them attends, so there's that.

Cyrus 'Furious Over Momsen Comments' [DigitalSpy]
Taylor Momsen Sparks War With Miley Cyrus [FHM]
Taylor Momsen Slams Miley AGAIN [ONTD]



Oh Taylor.

Now, some practical advice from a member of the press (you know, the people who're currently helping you to make a complete ass of yourself so they can sell advertising). Next time you've made an inflammatory statement that's already gotten you in trouble and someone asks if you'd like to clarify, say no. "I'd really rather talk about my new album/video/tour" or "I think I've already said all I have to say about that" or "I've already made myself clear, can we move on?". Anything that will deflect the question and prevent you from digging the hole even deeper.

When interviewers ask this kind of follow up question they're basically going "Dance, celebrity monkey, dance! Go ahead and say something ridiculous, the readers will love it!". This is not a friendly line of questioning. Don't allow yourself to be drawn into it.

Also it's probably not a good idea to slag off someone else for taking on a role that you actually auditioned for yourself.