Miley Cyrus fans think she is dragging Hannah Montana and Disney in Black Mirror
22 May 2019, 14:12
Black Mirror have unveiled the trailer for Miley's episode and it looks very familiar...
It's no secret that Black Mirror often aims to critique modern society. In recent episodes, the popular Netflix series has called out everything from our worrying reliance on social media to the dangers of virtual reality. It's terrifying and brilliant and each episode stars its own unique cast.
Last year, multiple sources reported that Miley Cyrus would act in Black Mirror and now Netflix have unveiled the trailer for her episode: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too.
Is Miley Cyrus dragging Hannah Montana and Disney in Black Mirror?
As soon as the trailer debuted, people immediately began drawing comparisons between Miley's character and her Hannah Montana alter ego. In the episode, Miley plays a shiny popstar figure called Ashley, who encourages people to "be who you want to be". She also unveils a brand new miniature robot voiced by her and based on her called "Ashley Too", which fans can purchase and keep in their own homes.
We're then shown a girl called Rachel buying Ashley Too and the robot telling her "I'll be here for you", intercut with scenes of the real Ashley in distress and label executives talking about upping her dose. Ashley says: "It's getting so hard to keep doing this" and the trailer ends with the Ashley Too robot screaming at Rachel. It's ominous and chilling but it's also very reminiscent of Miley's recent past.
After Miley Cyrus ended her contract with Disney she talked very openly about the ways in which playing a character while growing up negatively affected her mental health. Speaking to Marie Claire in 2015, she revealed: "I was made to look like someone that I wasn't which probably caused some body dysmorphia". She added: "When I wasn't on that show, it was like, Who the fuck am I?"
Granted Hannah Montana never had her own robot, and just this year Miley appeared to re-embrace her Disney character and hint at a reboot, but it's easy to see the parallels between Ashley and Miley's own life. With that in mind, many Miley fans think that she's taking aim at Disney and Hannah in Black Mirror and have been taking to Twitter to tweet about it.
Here are just a few of the theories.
miley is about to drag disney by the wig https://t.co/h8G2y3P0Bk— Call Me By My @ (@NotAgainBen) May 21, 2019
that Miley episode looks so unsettling. they’re gonna prey on all of us being Hannah Montana stans when we were younger and ruin that for us https://t.co/9cijNok0lg— THE HOOD ORACLE (@emoblackthot) May 15, 2019
I HAVE A FEELING THAT MILEY'S EPISODE ON BLACK MIRROR IS A DARKER VERSION OF HANNAH MONTANA pic.twitter.com/5N7HtH4omh— henny (@pressingsend) May 15, 2019
So Miley aka Ashley is a part of some experiment. And her management knows how fucked up that has gotten her into but still continue with it because they are earning in tons.... #blackmirror pic.twitter.com/fgGp1y5S0d— ًniki (@taesdarlin) May 21, 2019
y'all: miley's black mirror episode is going to examine the toxicity of stan culture as well as the dynamic of the celebrity and their fans— selena (@slut4pasta) May 15, 2019
my pea sized brain: pic.twitter.com/IOgT3gIdgY
i feel like miley's black mirror episode is about stan culture and her character is basically like hannah montana and she looks unhappy with what she does JUST LIKE HER DISNEY DAYS........FUCK— yağmur ''butt soup'' barnes (@coolabedflms) May 15, 2019
Yes. Our childhoods are about to be ruined.