On the heels of the super-awesome discussion of the Wayne Coyne vs. Win Butler mini-beef, I feel like I should follow up with some thoughts on the even more unlikely Miley Cyrus vs. Radiohead mini-beef.
I think I am going to side with Miley Cyrus on this one.
It seems to me the basic shape of what happened is that Cyrus wanted to meet Radiohead backstage at the Grammys, and they didn't want to meet her. So then she publicly pouted about it ("I'm going to ruin them, I'm going to tell everyone"), and then a Radiohead spokesman released the drippingly condescending statement that "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have a sense of entitlement."
But is sense of entitlement the right term? The way she presents it, Cyrus wanted to meet the band because she was a fan. She wasn't demanding that they play at her super-sweet 16th birthday party. Honestly: She was at the Grammys, they were at the Grammys -- is it really such an unreasonable request to ask that maybe Radiohead walks over and shakes Hannah Montana's hand?
Doesn't it seem more like Thom Yorke & co. wanting to pretend that they aren't really celebrity rockstar royalty and therefore shouldn't have to engage in schmoozing protocol? But in that case, why be at the Grammys in the first place?