Miley Cyrus Defends 'Wrecking Ball' Music Video

Miley Cyrus Defends 'Wrecking Ball' Music Video

Miley Cyrus covers her head with a blanket as she leaves her hotel on Thursday (September 12) in London, England.

The 20-year-old actress/singer recently defended her controversial music video for her latest single “Wrecking Ball.”

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“I think the video is much more [than that],” Miley told Elvis Duran on his radio show. “If people get past the point I make, and you actually look at me, you can tell I look more broken than even the song sounds.”

Miley added, “The song is a pop ballad that everyone can relate to; everyone has felt that feeling at some point. If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable.”

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25 Comments

#1
tia @ 2:06 pm on 09/12/2013

Beautiful Miley.

#2
jasmin @ 2:17 pm on 09/12/2013

I can only see that she’s broken when she cries in the video. everything else just throws it off.

#3
Jason @ 2:36 pm on 09/12/2013

@jasmin: You’re too “immature” to understand what Miley is talking about. Then again, so am I. ;)

Anyone ever hear the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes? I think that’s what Miley is trying to pull on us. She’s trying to trick us into seeing something that just isn’t there.

#4
mike @ 2:38 pm on 09/12/2013

there’s nothing to defend. it’s all her and I thought she did a great job of it. those that don’t understand has the problem with the video.

#5
Leesa @ 2:53 pm on 09/12/2013

Miley is ballsey , love the song.

#6
mia @ 3:17 pm on 09/12/2013

She could’ve made the point she wants to make without being nude in the video. Clearly she doesn’t really care all that much if people get her point or not if she chose to distract them by being nude throughout most of the video.

#7
DillPickle @ 3:44 pm on 09/12/2013

Good song, but rotten video. I bet she would have sold more if she would have left out the sex theme in all her videos, and appearances out. I think she alienated herself from different age/sex demographics.

#8
Allie g @ 4:07 pm on 09/12/2013

She should have just made a porno! Seriously, is she that desperate for attention? Put your clothes on and stop acting like a *****. You were good without all that crap and you could be better if you went back to how you were before. There is growing up and there is going off a cliff and Miley has went off a cliff.

#9
good-one @ 4:23 pm on 09/12/2013

Miley is doubtless acutely aware of her relevance.

Miley is surely aware of reports that that she displaces public interest by some twelve-to-one, of other important spotlight issues such as horrific war crimes in Syria, where attention to those war crimes is being used to try and sell even greater war crimes by bigger players.

http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/09/usa-12-times-more-interested-in-miley-than-syria.html

#11
good-one @ 4:36 pm on 09/12/2013

The particular rubric of this common type of attack is generally known as “slµt-shaming”.

It is arguably the existing long-term effect from the corporate media’s “protecting the children” propaganda campaign that has inflicted such overall psychological damage. And it apparently continues its ripple effect thus:

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/09/12/1611224/social-media-is-a-new-vector-for-mass-psychogenic-illness

#12
good-one @ 4:39 pm on 09/12/2013

Sweden has already criminalized such:

http://www.thelocal.se/48690/20130625/

#13
good-one @ 4:49 pm on 09/12/2013

Despite the First Amendment to the US Constitution, the State of Pennsylvania is currently working on legislation to criminalize elements of such speech with Pennsylvania HB 1163.

#14
good-one @ 4:59 pm on 09/12/2013

Of course, University of Pennsylvania is where the whole global moral panic started in the first place, eventually cascading from initial scare-mongering by UPenn Professor of Social Work, Richard Estes. Since then Pennsylvania prosecutors have gone ballistic over nudes captured by the surveillance state:

http://blog.myphillylawyer.com/2010/01/27/sexting-prosecution-of-three-teens-in-pennsylvania-goes-way-over-the-line/

#15
good-one @ 5:03 pm on 09/12/2013

Pennsylvania school personnel then secretly spied on unwitting students arguably for more salacious “live” imagery:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9158818/Pennsylvania_schools_spying_on_students_using_laptop_webcams_claims_lawsuit

#16
good-one @ 5:12 pm on 09/12/2013

These fundamental human rights violators, through shaming and mass-psychological conditioning and criminalization, have usurped young people’s right to their own nudity, under the guise of protection, not just in Pennsylvania, but now around the world:

http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/Sending-naked-photos-could-end-up-in-court/2015219/

#17
good-one @ 5:15 pm on 09/12/2013

And of course, it was a Pennsylvania judge caught selling kids into jail in exchange for cash:

http://www.today.com/id/44105072/ns/today-today_news/t/pennsylvania-judge-gets-years-kids-cash-case/

#18
good-one @ 5:18 pm on 09/12/2013

So maybe Miley deserves some slack for using nudity in art as a vehicle for human rights for everybody, even if her detractors, are themselves, already conditioned into shaming.

#19
Jason @ 5:40 pm on 09/12/2013

@good-one: Miley isn’t “using nudity in art as a vehicle for human rights for everybody”… she’s using nudity to sell more albums and downloads. And it’s working, because everyone is talking about her.

#20
shanghai @ 6:11 pm on 09/12/2013

If the music and the performer is good they dont need to have extravagant or controversial music videos !!!! Someone did say this song is good but I wont bother listening to anything of Miley’s now.

#21
good-one @ 7:11 pm on 09/12/2013

@Jason: Yes, Miley’s nudity appears in context of a commercial video. It is perhaps instructive to consider that former president Ronald Reagan tried to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts in 1981, and so did House Speaker Newt Gingrich of the Republican revolution of 1994. NEA has funded art in the public’s interest, in order that art invests not solely in the province of rich patrons. The detractors’ argument went that government has no business to fund such frills as art or humanities. Artists such as Karen Finley and Holly Hughes used nudity in their art and the Republicans were adamant against it. (Of course, in the guise of military spending, untold vast sums go directly into the aesthetics of military hardware design, in order to make that hardware look most ominous. Similarly, public funds also go into designing ominous aesthetics into “Star Wars storm trooper-style” police swat and riot police uniforms and vehicles and gear.)

Republicans lied and stated that if people wanted nudity in art, it was always available as commercial art. They then criminalized much of child nudity in commercial art. (See DoJ’s notorious “Dost test” for more specifics.) They continue to try and criminalize adult nudity in commercial art as well.

Google, before it bought Youtube, had Google Video, where many, many motion pictures from the past were available that featured children in the nude. Many of those works are no longer available, anywhere, commercially or otherwise, having now been killed off by Google and “concerned” others.

Consider that Miley’s incorporation of nudity into her commercial video, is in a video that people can access for free. It is commercial in the sense that public funding didn’t pay for it, yet it can still be viewed for free. It is a “Pop” music/video genre, in the sense of “popular”, not in the sense of to “pop” a bubble, or other things.

#22
Lawrence @ 7:53 am on 09/13/2013

She looks like a **** in the video whats there to defend?*lol*, she must be trying to incorporate that image into her career. Sex sells and it makes up for a obvious lack of talent.

#23
Ally @ 3:33 pm on 09/13/2013

I am a supporter of the arts but I am also a Mom and to have her video available for children to see is what concerns me. Her fans from the start are her age and younger. She doesn’t want to be a role model anymore. Well la de da . Guess what her old fans still love her and in my house it’s an issue now since I won’t let them see or hear the new Miley. Sad thing is her music is still good but when she is promoting drugs and sex and nudity . Just partying and getting hurt in her relationships. I don’t want to raise my children on her values since they are non existant. Yes I support her right to be an artist but I think she could a waited a few yearsI also think her video should have a huge disclaimer to warn people.

#24
Erin @ 4:51 pm on 09/13/2013

I understand being nude shows vulnerability, but when you are making out with a sledgehammer, that is not showing she is broken. She was acting sexual rather than vulnerable. The song is beautiful, but that video wasn’t. I’m sorry, but I don’t see the message she is trying to send in the video.

#25
Jason @ 6:08 pm on 09/13/2013

@good-one: Cool story, bro.

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