How To Never See Any Miley Cyrus News Again

A quick-fix solution for those who would prefer not to read about the singer

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Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on Aug. 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

We know just as well as you do that it’s pretty hard to avoid Miley Cyrus these days. Ever since she made headlines with a controversial performance a few weeks ago at the MTV Video Music Awards, it seems like everyone has to have an opinion about her — and wants to spend lots of time sharing said opinion.

Now, some relief for pop-culture consumers who are experiencing symptoms of extreme Miley Fatigue.

Yesterday, as Digital Spy points out, a Google Chrome browser extension launched under the name “No Cyrus.” Chrome users simply install the extension and it will use hashtag symbols to block out every single online mention of the following phrases:

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Miley Ray Cyrus
  • Twerk / Twerking
  • MileyCyrus
  • Wrecking Ball

The extension also nixes Kardashian references, just for good measure.

It’s not the first time someone has had an idea like this — Britain’s The Guardian allowed users to filter out royal baby news in July, and there’s also an extension that changes every photo online to a picture of Ryan Gosling — but it’s a shining example of the technology.

So far, every single review for the program is five stars, with glowing recommendations like “This is what the internet needs!” and “one small step for mankind.” (Pro tip: the No Cyrus extension doesn’t change photos, so hardcore anti-Miley folks might want to double up with Gosling.)

Here’s what it looks like when you look for Miley on our site — for who among us is not guilty? — with the extension installed:

 

No Cyrus extension

Screenshot: time.com

The new album from Miley Cyrus — sorry, make that #### #### — is out Oct. 4, 2013.

(WATCHThe Evolution of Miley Cyrus)

(MOREMiley Cyrus and the History of the Wrecking Ball)

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47 comments
Californianista
Californianista

Guys, you must remember that the buying power of the young people is probably why our stock is priced high.  Your portfolio may include stocks from Disney, Time Warner, CBS, all of which HAVE VESTED in these performers.  Don't listen or watch them.  JUST REAP THE REWARDS.

SamSweden
SamSweden

Since  my teens in the 60s I used to collect LPs of Chuck Berry, Elvis, Beatles, and later JJ Cale, Eric Clapton and all the giants of Rock'n'Roll . Later in life when my 2 daughters were born in the 80s, they grew up with me playing during my spare time those Rock'n'Roll oldies, not knowing that I was introducing to those kids of mine a music genre that later in their teens they would appreciate real Rock'n'Roll and would define a good song of the day and its performer, and definitely for them Miley Cyrus is trash...If only those days of Elvis, Beatles, Chuck Berry are back... 

grichard1956
grichard1956

It would be wonderful if ALL browsers offered this feature and that it could be customizable to block what you do not want to see. Also, rather than displaying the # tags, eliminate the entire reference/article/story.

MikeEhrmantraut
MikeEhrmantraut

Ugh. "Hashtag symbols"? Really? Hint: the hashtag is called a hashtag because the symbol is a hash. Otherwise it'd be called a hashtagtag.

SusanSantiago
SusanSantiago

OMG - she is just a kid pop star doing her thing - and a very talented one at that!  Let's talk about those we REALLY don't want to hear about ever  again - the Republican Congress!

TamayaRose
TamayaRose

I think these female pop stars need to strip down and shock people with their antics because they haven't a scrap of talent otherwise. http://tiny.cc/l9ce3w

mandrews445
mandrews445

You know you did something wrong if someone dedicates a program to erasing your entire existence from the Internet.

TamayaRose
TamayaRose

But do not get me started on that stupid tongue. Why does she do it? It’s not sexy, it’s not edgy, it’s not funny. http://tiny.cc/jka92w

GabeSmith
GabeSmith

Miley Cyrus has HIDDEN SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES IN HER NEW SONG "Wrecking Ball" IF you play it backwards she says...

"WORSHIP SATAN"

Check it out here http://youtu.be/glkbbG9r7f8

wilbournmp
wilbournmp

Am I the only one who is more than disturbed at the degradation of one of the most innocent symbols of America in the Teddy Bear.  Aside from the tweaking and the finger show, it was the Teddy Bears that seem to shout out to me "Let's destroy innocence."  That's my issue with not her, but her producers.  

iraida311
iraida311

people need to get a life. I don't see anything wrong with miley cirus @ the vma's whats the big deal it's like any other performer that gets down and dirty . she's a great artist and she rocked it on the wrecking ball. Keep up the great work MIley.

Derberserker
Derberserker

Did Billy Ray recently let her know she has a tongue and it can be used for more than eating? I guess the fact that she cannot sing has led her to resort to licking everything in sight and sticking it out all the time.Too bad she can't choke on it!

jamescameron604
jamescameron604

Why didn't we have this app when that piece of s*** song g****** style was eaten up by the mindless viewers?

solex675
solex675

Here's an idea - If you don't want to read Miley Cyrus news - Don't.

mantan073
mantan073

OMG this is so funny…  I guess Miley Cyrus has to use the name Hannah Montana so that the Miley Cyrus haters can get all the latest news about Miley Cyrus..

How awesome is that?   

Patriot60
Patriot60

Back when music mattered, this no-talent idiot wouldn't have been deemed fit to sweep up the dressing rooms. 

TomTte
TomTte

Can we do the same for Obama, Michelle Obama, GOP, Dems, Libs, Reid, conservatives, and Tea bag?

Being that all we get from the media and politicians is sound bites in this corrupt government culture, this should eliminate 90% of C N N content.

WyliePhenix
WyliePhenix

i just wish this was praising miley and spreading positivity. good vibes to you my friend.

charmmy
charmmy

What about Rhianna?  Jay Z, and Beyonce?  Why keep picking on the little white girl?  

Anthonymm
Anthonymm

WAIT!!....i can now block everything mc and there’s also an extension that changes every photo online to a picture of Ryan gosling?!  awwwwww yyyyyeeeeeeeaaaaa!!!!

AJkansascity
AJkansascity

Oh my god. What about Beiber!!!!?!?!? Please include Beiber!

alurlyrx
alurlyrx

I'm trying to find out the source of hostility toward Miley Cyrus. Movies are full of nudity. Everyone likes sex. Advertisers know that sex sells. So why is the public suddenly eaten up with the prudish sensation of holier-than-thou syndrome? Geezus, this is the 21st century. 

I think that it's pure jealousy by a society made up of individuals who think they have no power, so they hate to see someone successful at such a young age. Get over it. She's talented and works hard at her craft. Now go buy a foam finger and use it, hehe.

DarwinAkbar
DarwinAkbar

Surely it only takes another line of code to make the Internet free of Justin Bieber as well.

jamescameron604
jamescameron604

@Patriot60 You're an ignorant fool. Have you listened to any other songs she's performed? Are you aware that there far less talented musicians being worshipped than her??

selfenchanted
selfenchanted

  "Picking on" the other three is just redundant by now.  So many of us are too tired of them to complain any more.

Kate8963
Kate8963

@alurlyrx Perhaps you are MC's agent? I agree that she is very good at self promotion, but that's about it. she doesn't sing very well and is clearly desperate to keep her career going.

The hostility does not come from her attempt at sexuality, it's just cringe-worthy. It's bad. I'm all for really talented people of any age succeeding. 

Thank you Time for this great tip.

Sherm
Sherm

@DarwinAkbar You've got me thinking.  Why not build a "news timer" into Chrome?  As soon an anyone's fifteen minutes of fame are up, they disappear from the Internet.

selfenchanted
selfenchanted

You can't win at getting starstruck fans to change their minds, Kate.  Especially if  they have no chance to meet their idol up close.

alurlyrx
alurlyrx

@Kate8963 @alurlyrx  wow? She doesn't sing very well?  Cringe-worthy, I understand because that's a subjective call by the individual,  but you can't criticize her talent because she's got that. 

I think your ability to judge is clouded by your moral influences that you have no power to control. You are what your taught and most people can't step out of their cage. It's sociology 101.