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Miley Cyrus -- Under Fire for Beer Consumption

11/6/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus put herself and others at risk this week by indulging in that ice cold Corona at a nightclub in Spain ... this according to an international alcohol awareness organization.

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Even though officials in Spain told us 17-year-old Miley didn't break any laws ... the head of the International Institute for Alcohol Awareness, James E. Copple, is concerned other young people will follow her lead and engage in "risky behavior associated with underage alcohol consumption."

Copple tells us, "The young people that see her as a role model could mimic the same behavior and as a consequence will go out and become intoxicated, putting their safety at risk."

Copple noted ... according to his organization, "85% of young people who drink, drink to get intoxicated."

So we gotta ask ...

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onlyinamerica    

She was just Holding it for her Friend!!

1265 days ago
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JLS    

Miley does whatever she wants in life. Neither mother or dad have every restricted her. She hasn't lived with them in years. They built her a home next to theirs and she lives in it and does whatever she wants....

Every kid's dream.

1265 days ago
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ac    

I see it as a big deal to people in this country who try to hide drinking from their kids and don't set an example on how to indulge without OVERindulging--which is the problem in this country. We set all these limits on drinking age and whatnot, which makes kids want to do it more, in secrecy, which is the main problem. In Europe, drinking alcohol is not treated as a big deal, therefore it is not a big deal. They have a much lower incidence of alcohol abuse. If these parents think that seeing Miley Cyrus drinking a beer is going to corrupt them, they need to get a clue. Seriously, if your child can tell what type of beverage that is in her hand without being told then they've seen it enough elsewhere.

1265 days ago
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David    

I'm so sick hearing organizations like GLAAD,PETA,The Parents Television council (which ironically most don't need to be parents in the first place) running their mouths. Not only that, But they are bringing even more attention to it. She is almost an adult. She was in a country where the legal drinking age is lower. Not only that but the country itself admits that underage drinking isn't even on their radar.

IN THE END, IF A KID IS SO EASILY INFLUENCED BY SOMEONE THEY HAVE NEVER MET BECAUSE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE A FAMOUS ENTERTAINER IT DOES NOT MAKE THEM A BAD ROLE MODEL. IT'S BAD PARENTING.

1265 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

miley rules her parents..20 bucks says she is the reason for the divorce..i bet the divorce is over which direction they want miley to go in.and they cant agree.

1265 days ago
6.

Andolini    

The next Lindsay Lohan in the making..and now with her parents divorcing the whole Lohan clan in the making!!

1265 days ago
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txcn    

Miley Cyrus went to Spain and a had a beer or two. Big deal, it's legal there she did nothing wrong. It's not even newsworthy or gossip worthy. The ones who really put those that use her as a role model at risk are the American media that makes a big deal out of it and the so called International Institute of Alcohol awareness that chose to use her as a poster child for underage drinking when she wasn't even drinking underage where she was at. You don't want kids drinking a beer because she does then don't draw attention to the behavior. Simple. But then not so good for the gossip rags for sure. Lindsay's trying to straighten up, Brittany has. Their escapades aren't going to bring in the dollars anymore, time to create a new bad girl. Hello Miley.

1265 days ago
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gimmeabreak    

Copple tells us, "The young people that see her as a role model could mimic the same behavior and as a consequence will go out and become intoxicated, putting their safety at risk."


Yes Mr. Copple, your right. By working her butt off from a young age to the point that she is a teenage multi-millionaire who can afford to fly to Spain whenever she wants just to relax and have a beer, even if she is only 17, that sets a terrible example for America's young girls. I mean these young girls might mimic her! Shame on her! What was she thinking!?

On second thought Mr. Copple why don't you just STFU. It's a beer. It's not like she shoved the bottle up her c*nt for the paparazzi to see.

1265 days ago
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mike    

She drank....but didnt swallow! (taking after Clinton) No big deal what is the definition of is anyways??? It's not her fault someone needs to bail her out. She didn't ask to be a role model. She's not turning into a pole dancing skank, she's just maturing? BTW my 9 year old niece used to love her, now she can't stand her. I think that's awesome. I no longer have Miley aka Hannah songs in my iTunes and Zune collections...YEA! Now if I Justin Bieber would go away!!1

1265 days ago
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Karen    

Her parents just don't give a crap at all, do they? When she grows up and realizes how UNinvolved they were, she's going to be really hurt. I'm not just talking about the beer. I'm talking about the on-stage psuedo-stripping and the 20-something year old boyfriend when she was only 15?/16?. MOM AND DAD - She is still underage and you still have time to do something about it!!!

1265 days ago
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Scott Guiher    

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the next Lindsay Lohan. Born and raised of privilege and above any rules or laws that we have to follow. Any bets on how soon the first trip to rehab will come?

1265 days ago
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Rob    

Now who believes that this is the Miley's first beer? Who believes that she has never had a beer in her own home? Now who believes she still a virgin?

Come on....the Miley action and attention getting is just starting.

1265 days ago
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Carvey    

People really need to prohibit their kids from watching Disney. Spears, Lohan, and now Cyrus. All examples of individuals nobody wants their kids to be like and all of them are individuals brought to us by the folks at Disney. I'm telling ya, that frigging mouse is evil.

1265 days ago
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Barbie    

As someone already said, she's an unsupervised kid who does whatever she wants, and she'll be the next Lindsay Lohan. I highly doubt that her drinking will affect those young people who use her as a role model. Shouldn't a role model be someone that is either a close friend or family member ?

I've never had a role model that was famous. Maybe I'm weird or something but I find it hard to believe any kid would use a famous person as their role model either.

If Miley wants to drink, then let her drink. She's the owner of her own destiny and this is her journey. She could turn out like Amy Winehouse or she could turn out like Madonna, boy I actually had trouble with finding a good role model person to compare to Amy Winehouse. That's scary, didn't even want to use Madonna, but thats the only person I could think of that was never in the news for drinking and drugging.

1265 days ago
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cloe    

Why are these groups ALWAYS on Miley's ass? What about crazy Taylor Momsen running around half naked and flashing her 17 year old boobs? I'm so sick of it!

1265 days ago
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