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Taylor Swift Should Be More Like Miley Cyrus?! Yes, According To Debbie Gibson!

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Debbie Gibson knows a thing or two about pop music — seeing as she was the IT girl of the '80s — so we'll welcome her opinion of the pop princesses of today like Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, but we're not sure we 100 percent agree!

Debbie sat down with Bethenny Frankel to dish about the mini divas, and while she's totez into Miley's twerk and tongue wag, she's not so keen on Swifty's grace and poise.

In fact, it sounds like Debbie wishes Tay was a bit more like Miley.

The Lost In Your Eyes singer said:

"Taylor reminds me a bit of me in that I was always worried about what other people thought. Years of therapy later, I'm here to tell Taylor to break it down, be a bit more raw, and don't worry so much about what other people think. The thing is with Miley — now, obviously I don't want her to get into trouble, trouble — I like that she's being authentic. She's being a normal 20-year-old, and there's something oddly healthy about that. And if you don't like it, change the channel."

And just….NO.

Everyone has their rightful place in the biz, but we definitely don't want to see our country cutie near-nekkid and slapping a$$es on stage.

We LOVE Tay and Miley JUST the way they are, but to each their own, we guess! LOLz!

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43 comments to “Taylor Swift Should Be More Like Miley Cyrus?! Yes, According To Debbie Gibson!”

  1. MB says – reply to this


    NOOO! we love Taylor just the way she is.

  2. joe says – reply to this


    Taylor doesn't need to change anything :) and we don't need another miley

  3. dana says – reply to this


    lol she's such a joke. i remember watching some interview w/ her and she talked about how britney spears was disrespectful because she didn't thank her for paving the way when she met her backstage at her concert and got a photo together lol

  4. poni says – reply to this


    No and No. Showing up your vulva doesn't make you more authentic than others. And Taylor doesn't have to be "more raw" if she doesn't want to.

  5. paul says – reply to this


    This. And imo, considering the way Taylor is slaying and taking names, I'd say what she's doing is working more than just fine for her. Miley can have her camel-toe wearing outfits and hammer licking while Taylor continues to go platinum in one week with her albums.

  6. B says – reply to this


    Well I am a 20 year old girl and unless I am not authentic I would say that I would find it much easier to identify with Taylor. I love Miley but I think more for her outrageousness that makes her nothing like the normal 20-year-old girl. I agree there is a place for both of them. There is nothing wrong with being a little crazy like Miley, but there is also something to be admired about Taylor's grace and class. After all, there is only one Miley and one Taylor, they have both made it work very differently and neither of them are prepared to be something they are not! We should be celebrating both of their styles and talents!

  7. samantha says – reply to this


    Taylor's 24 not 20, she should be like this and be whatever that makes her happy

  8. Lex says – reply to this


    Debbie Gibson is jealous of Taylor Swift, because Taylor is far more successful, and far more respected, than Gibson ever was.

  9. CHINESE READ MINDS!!!! says – reply to this


    Asians all together can hear, and see what you're visually thinking.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!

    Asians hide their mind reading abilities by having completely expressionless faces so they don't accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don't like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.

    All Asians are keeping their mind reading abilities a secret, they don't want ANYONE to know they can read minds! They value hiding it more than their own lives!!!

    Try thinking, and visually picturing things as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, it works if you try enough!!!


  10. S chakradhari says – reply to this


    Taylor swift is not a girl who strips down on stage or in her music videos.Miley just become so naughty sometimes.Just like her VMA Performance. TAY is sweet girl and I love her.I think Miley should learn from Taylor swift

  11. 11

    Shut up, Debbie! You're a sellout who did Playboy out of Desperation. I can't see that happening to Taylor.

  12. 12

    If Debbie thinks that Miley is being "normal", then I hate to think of what kind of life that chick led. So to Debbie I say "Ladies should aim for the poise and grace of Taylor rather than the "raw, strip joint" behavior that Miley displays.

  13. 13

    Yeah, would love to see Taylor Swift in some raunchy outfits.

  14. Uni says – reply to this


    Some girls have adopted the lifestyle of grace and poise. Whatever's wrong with that? (and who says Taylor doesn't have fun?) I think she's as real as the songs she write.

  15. 15

    What a dumb comment. So being respectful and classy isn't authentic? She sounds really delusional.

  16. KCG says – reply to this


    Um Miley is fake and playing herself up for popularity. I'm not a Taylor fan AT ALL but I respect her a lot more than that country turned whack trash Miley. This isn't the 80's anymore and going on Bethenney Frankel's show really just shows how irrelevant one has become.

  17. 17

    Okay but…unless she knows Taylor really well how can she say Taylor isn't being authentic?? When I look back at my early 20s, I definitely relate a lot more to Taylor than Miley…as I've always prided myself on having grace and poise regardless of my age. Miley on the other hand…I have never behaved like that. Ever. So if that's just who Taylor is that is authentic to her.

  18. stargazing says – reply to this


    Debbie spent years in therapy because she was a one hit wonder who couldn't make it. Taylor cares what people think because she is a nice person, gives back to her community, and speaks from her heart. Since she does speak from her heart, she is in tune with her emotions, and faces them. She won't need therapy because she learns from her experiences. Miley, it's sad to say may have to go to rehab before she faces hers. A drug induced stupor is not authentic. Debbie is really stupid.

  19. OfAlaska says – reply to this


    There are too many cartoon hoes prancing on stage now and Miley isn't even fun to look at with her tongue hanging out like a dog. There's only ONE Taylor, and she's perfect as she is: genuine, articulate and beautiful to watch. They call Miley Smiley Virus in Britain, and so do I.

  20. OfAlaska says – reply to this


    Re: S chakradhari – You are bizarre and insane.

  21. 21

    Debbie keep your big nose out of taylor's business , you might have to be a slut to get attention but she doesn't so go to hell.

  22. Tomas Del Gato says – reply to this


    Debbie Gibson also had a pixie cut and flaunted her tummy in her early 20's, minus the tongue wagging and twerking. Since Debbie is just as superficial and arrogant as the Real Horsewives, she'd prolly think she wished to been like Miley…ugh!

  23. MB says – reply to this


    Re: MB – And furthermore, stop pretending to be someone, to possibly make her feel better about herself. That guy from Northern Ontario never wants to be with Taylor Swift, at any level, for any reason, ever. She needs to know that, so she can get on with her life. Nothing will ever change that, for anything.

  24. daniela says – reply to this


    First off, how many Red albums sold in the first week? How many millions flock to buy up tickets to concerts around the world? Taylor seems to separate her work from private life pretty damn well. When you factor in awards a accolades from fellow artists, Taylor is doing it RIGHT. Debbie Gibson was basically a flash in the pan compared to Taylor. Her comments on Miley seem more a shot at Britney because they are both with Larry than true praise for Miley. Taylor struggled and put in the work, to get where she is, Miley just auditioned to be on a, what turned out to be new TV show with an amazing concept.

  25. 25

    Fuck Debbie Gibson! Did she not consider that maybe Taylor Swift IS being herself? Yeah, she's a bit more "toned-down"… that might just be her actual personality. In a world full of fakes like Miley Cyrus, I know that's a crazy concept. Obviously Taylor has tons of fans and her style has gotten her to where she is today, so I don't think she needs to change anything.

  26. mikerh58 says – reply to this


    If you ask Miley she will tell you that she uses publicity to get noticed and get peoples attention and there is nothing wrong in that , it's a tough game out there.

    Taylor Swift just has to be Taylor.

  27. shara says – reply to this


    i so do not think taylor should be like miley are you crazy

  28. Sam says – reply to this


    I think both girl are being themselves perfectly well. Even though they are around the same age, it shows that no two individuals are exactly the same.. Sorry Kylie but thats a horrible message, just because you are young does not mean you HAVE to be out of control and vice versa… BTW If Taylor was afraid to be herself she would never have the guts to write about all her ex-boyfriends lol. Many people have judged her for that but she still does it and be whats true to herself…

  29. Sam says – reply to this


    Oops, sorry Kylie, i meant Debbie.

  30. Candiiey says – reply to this


    Or this bitch could just stfu and go back to therapy…why the fuck do people always think their way of doing things is THE only way…?

  31. Knrr says – reply to this


    Debbie assumes Taylor isn't being herself because she's not like Miley? I thought people were all different from each other. In fact, imitating someone isn't being yourself at all- it's being someone else.

  32. 32

    Who is this lady anyway. Never heard of her. According to some post here, they say,you were one of the popular girl in the 80's and a one hit wonder. If so, dear lady, the times have changed. Ms. Swift is our Queen/Princess, so, we do not think that will be necessary. And do not compare her to Miley (what's her name). "WE LOVE HER JUST THE WAY SHE IS AND SHE IS PERFECT JUST THE WAY SHE IS". THANK YOU. MOVE ON DEBBIE, YOU REALLY DO NOT WANT ANOTHER RELAPSE, BECAUSE IF YOU COME AFTER SWIFTIES, SWIFTIES WILL COME AFTER YOU. DO NOT COME AND STIR TROUBLE. GO BACK TO WHERE YOU COME FROM. NO DISRESPECT.

  33. Sara says – reply to this


    Why does anybody have to be like somebody else? They're two entirely different people, why can't they just be themselves? Miley is doing great, Taylor is doing great, and aren't anything like each other. So does it really matter? Shut up, Debbie Gibson, shut up.

  34. Tomas Del Gato says – reply to this


    Checked out some of Debbie's old videos, which she also wore a black hat and vest like Taylor did recently. Jealousy, perhaps?

  35. Hmmm says – reply to this


    Taylor Swift has more class in her little finger than Miley and Deb have in their whole bodies, sadly. Debbie made the choice a long time ago to try to "undo" her teen image, and since then, the music has taken a back seat to her antics as a scantily clad B list celeb. Debbie needs to realize that people didn't abandon her BECAUSE of her cutesy image — they ditched her because she stopped focusing on music and became more concerned about STYLE than SUBSTANCE. She comes across as shallow and out of touch with reality nowadays, and most of her prior fan base saw that emerging side of her at some point and walked away. She could make great music on a digital audio workstation and laptop in her bedroom if she worked at it, but she has made the choice to put image before music. She isn't even producing her OWN albums, so her commenting on what Taylor Swift *should* do with regard to music production is laughable at best.

  36. Hmmmm says – reply to this


    Re: poni – Amen to that! Re: Lex
    Taylor has not sold out her values like Deb has, and at some level, I would bet that Deb is jealous of that fact. If Deb sees Miley as more mentally healthy than Taylor Swift, it shows just how out of touch with reality she has become!

  37. Bree says – reply to this


    If Taylor would listen to Debbie, it would essentially be career suicide. Debbie screwed up her own career by listening to the wrong people, so for Taylor to follow in her footsteps would be ridiculous! Debbie probably originally needed therapy in her 20s because she had creepy music execs pressuring her to "grow up" and be something that she wasn't, as opposed to upset fans that didn't like the direction she was being pushed in who liked the more down to earth image that she projected earlier in her career. She caved in to the pressure to morph into something more overtly sexy and "bad girl"-ish, and that decision pretty quickly killed the goose that laid the golden egg. The OVERLY CALCULATED attempts to change her image over and over became boring and predictable, and people lost interest somewhere around her 3rd/4th album. Debbie is talented on some level, but she shouldn't be giving career advice to someone who clearly has made better career decisions than SHE has.

  38. Taylor Fan says – reply to this


    Gibson has spent too much time in B list celeb circles, where people worship the camera and will sell themselves to be in the spotlight. The refreshing idea that someone actually holds/will hold to their convictions and not sell-them-out is most likely incomprehensible to her.

  39. Walkman says – reply to this


    After reading the comments I don't think anyone who's commenting actually watched Debbie's interview.

    Perez your post is extremely misleading and Debbie wasn't talking about Taylor dressing and acting like Miley, but to fully enjoy the ride. If you don't quote the entire conversation then you're starting drama where there wasn't drama to begin with.

    ***If you were born in the 80's, 90's, 00's you shouldn't talk shit about Debbie Gibson who was huge in the 80's and probably was the first concert your parents saw.

  40. Hmmmm says – reply to this


    Walkman, we DID watch the interview.

    Now explain to me how Perez misquoted Debbie?

  41. 41

    Who says that Miley's authentic, and Taylor is not? To me it feels like Miley does a lot for attention while Taylor just keep doing what she likes to do. But both are successes in their own ways so both of them should just keep doing what works for them, I think.

  42. walkman says – reply to this


    Re: Hmmmm – If you watched the interview and couldn't 'read between the lines' than I don't know what to write, that'll you'll understand. And for everyone writing that Debbie Gibson is jealous of Taylor Swift for wearing a black hat and having bangs… Debbie Gibson did it first, so why the hell would Debbie be jealous… I'd think it'd be flattering to Debbie. Debbie Gibson and Taylor Swift are both great at what they do and there's room in this World for everyone.

  43. Fred1259 says – reply to this


    Sniff doesn't have any class and such an arrogant, stuck up Nashville whore. She does everything for publicity.