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Miley Cyrus -- Bilingual Underage Drinking ... Sorta

11/5/2010 12:33 PM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

With her parents in the middle of a divorce, underage Disney pop princess Miley Cyrus, 17, threw back a Corona cerveza at a club in Madrid, Spain last night ... where the legal drinking age is technically 18 -- but there's a catch.

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TMZ contacted several Spanish authorities who each confirmed the law ... and then made it clear that underage drinking is simply no big deal in their country.

One police officer told us ... people as young as 16 are cool to consume "certain" beverages in Madrid -- but the cop refused to explain what those beverages are. 

In that case: Salud!


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46.

Alexis    

Yeah we are SOOOO "uptight" about children destroying brain cells !

"Teens who drank had smaller hippocampi (the area deep in the brain that handles memory and learning), and they also had damage to part of the cerebral cortex, the prefrontal cortex (an area tucked behind the forehead that is used to make decisions and to reason). The AMA found that teens who used alcohol scored worse on vocabulary, visual-spatial tests (the ability to think in pictures and images), and memory tests. They also were more likely to perform poorly in school and suffer from social problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, and violence. "

Go ahead Destiny, er I mean, Miley. Drink away!

1385 days ago
47.

Chuck    

Miley's once bright future is beginning to dim..Bye Bye little girl.

1385 days ago
48.

LB    

This is clearly legal in spain what's the problem? Djeez people.

1385 days ago
49.

NoMercy4you    

She NEEDED a beer! So let her have one, let her have two, heck! Let her have a the whole pack. She's gonna need something to numb the pain after her parents divorce. This is real life people. Nobody's perfect. I started drinking when I was 14. Put that on TMZ!!!

1385 days ago
50.

Ghost    

Let the drug and alcohol abuse begin!!!!!!!

1385 days ago
51.

Busta    

does no one else notice that she's hanging out with American Hi-Fi? sure Stacy and Jamie are in her band...but the whole AHF is there haha.

1385 days ago
52.

Busta    

not to mention....Stacy and Jamie are 40..Drew is 36. I'm surprised people aren't more worried about THAT than the corona in her hand.

1385 days ago
53.

PhilipMarkum    

*** I SAY GIVE HER JAGERMEISTER WITH A CHERRY IN IT ***

1385 days ago
54.

Carl    

I can't wait until Nov. 23. She'll finally be 18 meaning the media will stop obsessing about her age and hopefully about her. It is usually the point a tween-star's fans abandon their stars. For example just look at what happened once the Olsen twins hit 18.

Her 15 minutes are nearly up. Unless she becomes the next Lindsay, I doubt we'll her much out of her after the next year or so.

1385 days ago
55.

sandra    

omg underage drinkiinngg ! so shocking cuz all of u didnt take a sip until u were the legal age.....get real...who the **** cares...let her live her own life!

1385 days ago
56.

Sven    

To all Americans and Saudi-Arabians:

In Europe, where common sense has not been fully abolished like in your countries, nobody gives a damn if a 17 year old has a beer at a club. Especially if she is a professional entertainer, working full time and creating employment for dozens of people. We trust people like her to be able to handle a bottle of Corona.

Please, dear Saudis and Americans, get over your neurosis with regards to sex and alcohol, it is getting very boring.

1385 days ago
57.

Wiley    

In Europe we don't consider alcohol or skin showing pictures such a big deal. Sex is considered part of life and people aren't shamed about it, the way it's in the U.S. Subsequently we don't have as many alcoholics, sex crimes or teenage pregnancies.

Posted at 8:59 AM on Nov 5, 2010 by michaela

Bullsh*t! You don't consider being a drug addict or alcoholic a problem so it's just not publicized but they are drug addicts and alcoholics and they are considered disabled and supported by the government and given cheap drugs. You have more pregnancies than we by far but you also have a correspondingly larger number of abortions so fewer births. As for the skin photos, the internet is flooded with photos of your young women doing all sorts of sexual things and looking drugged and disgusting. Many look to be under 18. I guess the US just needs to not worry about this stuff and then it won't be a problem, just like in Europe. But all those teen girls in the photos seem to be having sex with much older men. Oh well.

1385 days ago
58.

Chris    

I'm sure she'll find lots of answers by drinking alcohol. Stupid a$$.

1385 days ago
59.

LB    

@Sven well said! Really well said!

1385 days ago
60.

Observer999    

Americans are pretty much the only country left where 21 is the legal age for drinking. It's ridiculous. Most are 16-19. You can get married or be a soldier or vote at 18 but have to wait 3 years for a beer. What a stupid country.

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