No, Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) did not get caught sending nude photos to a boy (one would think the girls from Disney would know better by now). But Cyrus, who's currently the biggest thing to hit the tween market since Cabbage Patch Kids, is right smack in the middle of a new controversy -- one that's apparently upset the folks over at ConsumerReports.org. During a scene in the recently-released 3-D movie Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concer Tour, apparently Miley and her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, are shown riding in the back seat of a Range Rover on their way to a concert rehearsal. Ah, but look a little closer and you'll notice ... neither of them are wearing a seat belt!!!
As CR notes, "Miley, her father, and Disney had a perfect opportunity to help influence teens and counteract -- rather than encourage -- this trend." Statistics show that in 55 percent of passenger vehicle fatalities in 2006, the occupants were not wearing seat belts. And in the 13-to-15-year-old age group, that number rises to 65 percent. I'll admit to not wearing my seat belt in the back seat on occasion, and even Miley herself has stressed through her music that "Nobody's Perfect!" -- but I agree the teenager should've set a good example by strapping in while she was on the road. What do you think? Is this a big deal? And seeing as this girl is watched by thousands upon thousands of young kids, should she be a little more careful in the future?