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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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jamzzz    

It doesn't matter if we think she has talent. The younger generation love her. As for them looking up to her as a role model,that is not what it should be. Parents should be their childs role model. I talk to my boys alot about Corona's and drugs. It is our job as parents to teach our kids right from wrong. Now Miley Cyrus.

1391 days ago
197.

Alex    

This guy is a moron, teenagers start experimenting with booze usually around 14-15 anyway and it's certainly not because they see a picture of some disney kid holding a bottle of beer.

Hopefully the "International Institute for Alcohol Awareness" is privately funded or it would just be another waste of tax dollars. A bunch of clueless fossils stuck in the 1950's no doubt.

1391 days ago
198.

Robert    

Bret Michael & Billy Ray Cyrus> soon to hook up to bang Miley's mom together!

1391 days ago
199.

Robert    

If your teenager is encouraged into drinking because of seeing Miley Cyrus with a drink. Ur teenager is an IDIOT!!

1391 days ago
200.

elena    

In Spain you can drink beer when you are 16, so where is the problem?

1391 days ago
201.

jrcole    

she has had no guidance now her little sister is going to be the nxt young star.they have let her do what she wanted for yrs to keep her happy and money rolling in.do u think i'd let my underage daughter out without me bar hopping in the states must less in spain,no her butt would be in motel room with me,billy ray and wife has done her no favors,plus she has no talent u can see what a good bk up man can do 4 ur voice ''kimsociack''tardy for the party.they made her sound good she sounds like a scalded cat when she tries to sing.it is embarressing

1390 days ago
202.

JasonSB    

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."

So because she is 17, in Spain, and the law says she wasn't doing anything illegal, what the hell is this guys problem.

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."

So what he says is that when someone who 17, goes to a country where someone can get a drink at 17 is legal, they are destroying the youth of American who looks up to Miley Cyrus. Wow all that for her but what about Lil Wayne, T.I., and all those other celebs that do dangerous and "Illegal' stuff but nothing is said about that?! Now we know why America is go downhill!

1390 days ago
203.

pop life     

sorry people she is not the littel girl no more she is 17 going to be 18 and 14months from being a freshman in collage all you judges out there think back to your dumb days and if your perfect your full of ish be a help and not a hater !!!!!! get your space up !!!!! and miley just be safe and stay focus on your art just let the world no that you are becoming a woman now. and respect that. mad love from pop life space up!!!!! www.theweakend.com

1390 days ago
204.

thomas    

I would expect that actors/actresses would find it relatively easy to get their hands on alcohol either at home or at parties without much trouble. It's only when they get caught in public that anyone notices.

1378 days ago
205.

Dru    

I'd be quite proud to have Lohan, Spears, or especially Cyrus as my child. The reason they look so haggard is that they actually work 10-14 hr days to look and do what they do. AND they were all children when they started. Most of the people posting here don't have ANY job or work 30hrs a week.

She wants a beer? She's earned it more than the people here passing judgement on her.

1376 days ago
206.

dizzyd    

I would almost garuantee that not a single person would have known about this if you idiots wouldn't have posted it. If she's a role model for kids, The kids wouldn't know this stuff if you didn't write about it and blow it up into something that it's not. Most kids who look to her as a role model are 7, 8, & 9 years old. You really think they are reading this crap. The things people are worried about.

1376 days ago
207.

Dan Del Aguaro    

Well if the the head of the International Institute for Alcohol Awareness, James E. Copple kept his mouth shut, and never said anything, then there wouldn't be anything to worry about right? Who the hell cares, how many people have drank underage? Whether it be a beer or wine, Im gonna say 99.9% of America has. If you are catholic and you go to church every sunday, you drink wine so does that make you an alcoholic?

1359 days ago
208.

Chillll    

Everyone just read comment number 4, really listen to it, and then shut up. It is eloquently phrased and shows why everyone here needs to chill out. The ridiculous attitude that everyone on this site seems to have about "underage" drinking is Exhibit A of why there is such a problem with it in America.

1359 days ago
209.

lkm    

She's just human, cut her a break -- what were you doing at 18?! She really does seem to be a lovely young lady who happens to have some pretty sneaky friends...guard who you allow into your life, be careful.

1358 days ago
210.

sara    

Do you really not think that 17 year olds are not already drinking. Whether she was holding it for a friend ir actually drinking it herself shouldnt matter. If it was any other 17 year old with a beer in their hand it wouldnt matter. Get over it she is a teenager and guess what? Teenagers drink!! when you were 17 you werent angels. you went out and partyed and most likey drank with your friend illegally in the US. Well she did leagally so it shouldnt matter!

1356 days ago
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