I don’t want to sound like a fuddy duddy or anything but what on earth is going on with teen stars at the moment?

There seems to have been an explosion of sluttyness and inappropriate behaviour in recent weeks.

It started with Miley Cyrus, who unveiled her new single, aptly tilted Can’t Be Tamed with a completely new look, which is a far cry from the little Miley we knew and loved.

The 17-year-old’s new look reached new levels at the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto where she appeared in some very skimpy outfits.

In the same week, a picture of her was released on the internet by Perez Hilton, where it appeared she was wearing no knickers.

Now obviously this sounds shocking, disgusting even, that a grown man would publish a picture like that on his website that would be seen by millions. However, I find it really hard to feel sorry for her.

She appears on stage as an adult, goes out with an older boy, has been seen grinding up against a 40 something year old man and has posed topless in a magazine, so it’s hard to still see her as a child.

But she’s 17, that’s still young.And we all know what happens when people start acting older than their age, ahem Britney Spears.

Speaking recently Miley said:

“I’m not trying to be ‘slutty,

“I feel more comfortable dressing with a little less, which is just how I’ve always been. Now I’m able to do that a little more freely and, also, I’ve just grown up to be this way, too. It’s not like this was me five years ago. It’s me now, presently.’’

Then there is Gossip Girl star and singer in The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen, who I personally find more worrying.

At just 16, she has started dressing in just stockings, a t-shirt and stripper heels. On top of that it has been reported she smokes and drinks whiskey on stage (both of which are illegal).

This is what she had to say recently in FHM uk ( what the hell is she doing there, she is barely legal):

“I’m not looking to be Miley fu**ing Cyrus. I don’t care about the fame.
blah blah blah

“However, I do think the Disney bubblegum sh** that the world is living right now is pathetic. I thought we passed that repression.
blah blah blah

” Our record is a life record. It confronts everything head on. It’s death, love, drugs, sex, religion, politics.”

What? you are 16, how can you sing seriously about these things?

I wouldn’t say I am a prude but I do find it disturbing seeing young girls trying to dress so old, and behaving like adults.

Being a teenage girl is really shitty and hard, what these girls need is a little bit of guidance and someone (like a parent) putting their foot down and saying no. If I tried to leave the house dressed like that at 16, my parents would have gone mental. Just because these girls have adult jobs, it doesn’t mean they have the brains or understanding of adults.

What do you think? Is the media causing a whole lot of fuss about nothing or are these girls out of control?