Fans Enraged After Miley Cyrus Reveals “Insane” Disney Work Schedule

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For many people, working for Disney is a dream — and, if they manage to snag a job — a dream come true. Some people dream of donning a costume and working in one of Disney’s theme parks. Others hope to find a job bringing a Disney television show or movie to life behind the scenes. And then, there are those who practice and train for hours a day, hoping that they will be able to score a role that puts them in front of the camera.

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For many millennials, being on a show like Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, Wizards of Waverly Place, or Hannah Montana seemed like it would be an incredible experience. The costars seemed to be friends, and being on a Disney show appeared to be such a wonderful experience.

However, it may have been anything but.

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Recently, Investigation Discovery released a new documentary — Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV. The documentary showed the nightmare that many children lived as they worked for Nickelodeon icon, Dan Schneider. It also focused on the sexual assault of Drake & Josh star, Drake Bell, at the hands of dialogue coach and actor, Brian Peck. Peck pled guilty to assaulting Bell when Bell was a child and served 16 months in prison.

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That documentary has had wide-ranging ramifications, and fans are taking a more critical look at the way Disney treated its young stars during that time. And one TikTok video posted by Miley Cyrus a year ago is resurfacing and making waves.

In the video, Cyrus has one of her old schedules that she is looking at. She says that she was about 12 or 13 at the time she had to follow that schedule. The day runs for more than 12 hours, and Cyrus clarifies that the extremely busy day wasn’t a one-off. It was something that she dealt with almost every day.

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Here is the starlet’s absolutely insane day — again, when she was just 12 years old.

“5:30 a.m.?! I’m probably 12 or 13. Friday, January 5, 5:30 a.m., hair and makeup in my hotel. 7 a.m., we get picked up. We get picked up. 7:15 — I’m on the news. 7:45 — I have another live interview. 8:15 — another interview. 8:45 — another interview. 9:30 to 11 a.m. — meeting with editors, back to the hotel. OK, I have to do an interview, but the reporters are all fifth-grade students. 1 to 2:30 — me and my dad have a lunch interview. 2:40 — we have to go to the Life magazine photoshoot. 3 to 5 — interview and photoshoot for the Father’s Day issue. Arrive at 6 p.m. for kids’ online interview, then at 6:15, we have another interview. Then the next day starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. when I fly home to probably go to Hannah [Montana] — that’s on a Saturday and then Monday be back at work in the morning…”


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A text overlay also reveals that that schedule was pretty much Cyrus’s entire life for the next four years.

Fans were absolutely shocked that Disney would allow a child to be worked to the bone like that. They also pointed out that many adults would not be able to handle a schedule like the one Cyrus had.

miley cyrus’ schedule when she was 12/13 wouldve sent grown adults nowadays in a coma

After Cyrus wrapped up filming Hannah Montana, she went through a big change that surprised many fans. She changed her style, and her music, and became someone many people didn’t recognize. It appeared as though she was trying as hard as she could to break away from that “goody two-shoes” image Disney wanted her to have.

Now, some are realizing that her “crazy” change could have been a reaction to finally having more time to herself and be who she wanted to be.

This was Miley Cyrus’ DAILY schedule as a TWELVE year old!!!

No wonder she went “crazy!” Just a reminder how much work and effort it takes to be a child actor.

Could you have handled that schedule? #MileyCyrus #actor #actress #schedule #daily #worklifebalance

The actress and singer said that she also didn’t have any plans to go out on tour to promote her latest album, “Endless Summer Vacation”. She said, “I am a lot of things, but lazy is not one of them.” She has spent her life working incredibly hard, and thinks that she has earned an endless summer vacation.

Cyrus will, however, be venturing to Southern California in early August to attend the D23 Ultimate Fan Event. The massive Disney Expo is held right across from Disneyland Resort. Cyrus is being honored by Disney and being made a Disney Legend. At 31 years old, Cyrus is the youngest person ever to receive the Disney Legend title.

What do you think of the schedule Miley Cyrus had at just 12 years old? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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