Bad news for Miley Cyrus. For the third time in less than two years, Miley Cyrus' house has been burglarized, prosecutors said on Thursday, Jan. 8. The suspect, Rusty Sellner, 22, allegedly broke into the singer's Los Angeles home on Dec. 16 and stole a large amount of her and her brother's personal property, according to the New York Daily News. It should go without saying that stealing from someone is not OK, no matter how many things they own or how rich and famous they are. But what really makes this robbery disturbing is that this seems to be a pattern at Cyrus' home.
Last June, Cyrus' home was robbed for the second time by burglars who were actually inspired by the movie The Bling Ring , a film based on a true story about a group of fame-hungry teenagers who broke into celebrities' homes, such as Paris Hilton's and Lindsay Lohan's, and stole a large amount of their designer goods. The couple that robbed Cyrus in the second burglary reportedly stole her Maserati, along with clothes and purses.
The first time Cyrus was robbed, in fall 2013, TMZ reported that $100,000 worth of items were stolen, which included expensive purses and jewelry. While it has not been disclosed yet what exactly has been stolen and how much is missing the third time around, it would unfortunately not be surprising if what was stolen were similar material possessions. It is worth asking why this is, and why so many people are compelled to do such a thing.
While the pattern of Cyrus being robbed multiple times in such a short span of time is disturbing enough, what makes it even more disturbing is that it is not even the same group of people who are repeatedly after her possessions like with the Bling Ring. In fact, the couple that robbed her the second time around is reportedly behind bars as we speak. And as the Daily News reports, Miley's third robber could face a similar fate if he is convicted of the crime he allegedly committed.
So with all this on the line, why do people continue to steal from celebrities, namely Cyrus in this case? Is it because of the glamorization of stealing in films like The Bling Ring? Is it because of the urge to be covered in the media, even for infamy instead of fame? Is it because of an age of obsession with material items, specifically high-end items that are often owned by celebrities?
It is hard to say if we'll ever get complete answers to these complex questions. But in the meantime, it is most important to keep in mind that no one deserves the nightmare of having their rights violated in this way. And hopefully Cyrus gets her bling back!
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