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Hidden Question: Why is a Rich Young Lady Like Miley Cyrus Using a Cheap BIC Lighter to Toke Up On Stage? 5 Alternatives Miley Could Have Used

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Almost everyone was shocked by Miley Cyrus lighting up on stage at the MTV EMAs. While I am not about to get into whether or not her decision was right or wrong, I do want to pose this question: why a successful and wealthy young celebrity like Miley Cyrus using a cheap, everyday lighter?

I don’t know why, but her lighter of choice is more “shocking” to me than the fact that Miley did something in public that we’ve known for some time that she does in private. If I were so inclined to use a lighter in front of a large group of people, I would probably use something a little more showy than a green BIC.

Is it a matter of maintaining “commoner” status? Are they just the most convenient for young, on-the-go celebrities looking to light up on stage? I don’t really get it.

While I don’t condone Miley’s decision to toke up on stage in the first place, I feel the need to offer some better alternatives than the lighter she chose.

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JXWWY on Etsy


Lighter Ring



What better option is there for a celebrity on the go than a wearable lighter?


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tkimmy on Etsy


Pistol Lighter



The shock value on stage would have been cranked up a notch if Miley pulled out a gun lighter.


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Rockyart on Etsy


Turntable Lighter



There aren’t many better smoking accessories for a musician than a turntable lighter, right?


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TwoRoadsDesigns on Etsy


Batman Zippo



Zippo = classy. Batman Zippo = classy badass.


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SakatanLeather on Etsy


Dress Up the BIC



If you’re going to use a BIC, why not bedazzle it or get a sweet cover?


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