Whether you like it or not this teenage girl is at the center of a highly-successful Disney franchise encompassing a TV series, albums, sold-out major market/big-time arena concert tour, a hit 3-D film, a voice role in a Walt Disney Pictures' animated film and starring in an upcoming live-action feature not to mention hundreds of products and merchandising. Hundreds of millions of dollars in the Disney coffers brought in on the efforts and appeal of Miley Cyrus is an impressive thing, admitting or appreciating it is solely optional.
A public service event melded with a promotional opportunity on private property would seem fairly matter-of-fact were it not set for the same weekend as an annual local event at the parks. Would it have generated less outcry had it been State Farm Insurance, Coca-Cola or any other corporation booking a lucrative private event? The kid's work schedule and availability was probably more of a factor in scheduling than the Disneyland Resort outwardly trying to insult any potential customers.