Since they are in the spotlight, celebrities often bear the burden of being role models. Miley Cyrus, a.k.a. Hannah Montana is the current girl de jour under the microscope. To read about her public gaffe,
The seemingly sweet, Miley recently celebrated the release of her new 3–D movie Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. And according to cinematical.com, a portion of the film reveals the pop singer and her achy-breaky famous father, Billy Ray, unbuckled in the back seat of a Range Rover en route to a concert rehearsal.
ConsumerReports.org is up in arms over the incident saying,
It seems to us that Miley, her father, and Disney had a perfect opportunity to help influence teens and counteract—rather than encourage—this trend.
While I strongly believe everyone should wear a seatbelt at ALL times, I think it's a tad harsh to spotlight the young songstress for negative behavior when so far, she's been near angelic compared to her Hollywood peers.
Update: Miley Cyrus and her father, Billy Ray Cyrus admitted to People magazine that they goofed:
We got caught up in the moment of filming, and we made a mistake and forgot to buckle our seatbelts. Seatbelt safety is extremely important.
What's your opinion of this seatbelt situation?