“I got kicked off for buying a pen-s cake and licking it”: Miley Cyrus Was Fired From Hotel Transylvania For Being Lewd Forcing Sony to Replace Her With Selena Gomez as Hannah Montana Star Went Overboard With Liam Hemsworth

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The pop star and Disney icon who revolutionized the shower singing musical genius in all of us aka Miley Cyrus has cultivated an indomitable image as a rebel and a wrecker of norms. In the years following 2011, after her stint in Hannah Montana with Disney Channel was contractually done and dusted with, the singer gradually began gaining a reputation for her chaotic streak and her outrageous fashion statements.


That reputation had caught up to her pretty early on in her career beyond Disney and her audacious refusal to conform to societal norms was rewarded with a lucrative movie deal canceling her employment as one of the primary voice actors.

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Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus Kicked Out of Hotel Transylvania For Bad Image

2011 had been a year of confusing celebrations for Miley Cyrus. The duality projected by the singer on Hannah Montana began to be displayed in real life after Cyrus’s professional opportunities clashed with her identity and personality. With her Disney contract now over, the Wrecking Ball singer was enjoying offers from productions that witnessed her performing in a lead starring role.

In 2011, on the occasion of the birthday of her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, who she starred opposite in The Last Song in 2010, Miley Cyrus bought a pen*s-shaped cake and posed for a photo while licking it. The image then reached the PR team of Hotel Transylvania, the movie in which she was supposed to voice star as the teenage daughter of Count Dracula, Mavis. Soon after, Cyrus’s exit from the project was announced in February 2012 followed by the news of Selena Gomez taking over.

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

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At the time, the two events were neither spaced close enough nor did they cause enough ruckus in the media to be linked as cause and effect. 8 years later, Cyrus revealed via Twitter that the Sony deal had fallen through because of the incident with the cake. It was implied that the production had considered her action standing in direct contrast with her then-sterile Disney image and that the production of a family-friendly film could be viewed in a bad light for associating itself with a star who could potentially land the film in the middle of a controversy.

Miley Cyrus Bends the Rules of Society As a Rising Star

It wasn’t long before the world suddenly grew acquainted with a Hannah Montana variant who was as unpredictable as the Seattle rains. Not only did the pop star sensation grow to be the idol and inspiration for millions of girls but she also launched a solo career that proved her mettle as a ferociously successful emergent star. But all of that took a backseat when the image and the persona of the Disney icon crossed the barriers of socially acceptable modesty and Miley Cyrus became the fodder of internet sensationalism with her over-the-top fashion and bold on-stage appearances.

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Miley Cyrus revolutionizes the modern era popular culture

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The generation that wasn’t quite yet habituated to the unrestrained projection of one’s image and was not as vocal about the freedom to express oneself began to scrutinize, mock, and criticize the singer. Every public appearance became a subject for trolls to feed on and the era of memes took over the era of vines with Miley Cyrus becoming a near-constant staple of the new genre. With time, the starlet that had blasted into the global stratosphere with her unapologetic personality became an icon in her own stead and her coming out as pansexual was lauded as both inspirational and important. Cyrus’s garnered reputation stands today as one of her strongest suits.

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Written by Diya Majumdar

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With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has nearly 1500 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh. Other skills include being the proud owner of an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists.