Miley Cyrus Is Wrecked And She Wants You To Know It

by Leandra Medine
September 12, 2013
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Miley Cyrus’ new song Wrecking Ball wrecking rocks. Her voice sounds beautiful and the rhythmic melody of this song resonates far better with the Miley Cyrus we were growing to know previous to her stint with dancing and molly – not to be confused with Miley – and her now infamous refusal to stop.

The thing is, though, what gives with the sequence of events that transpires in this video? I had to pause on several occasions to take screenshots because that seemed like the only reaction palatable.

If all the quagmires that continue to unravel post the VMAs couldn’t get the girl to keep a few more layers of clothes on, what will? Frankly, I was okay watching her get up close and personal with a sledgehammer, I could even deal with her choosing to sensually lick it (though hasn’t any single one of her authorities ever warned her of the hygienic risks associated with putting one’s mouth to machinery?) but when she started swinging back and forth on a ball and chain wearing absolutely nothing but a pair of Doc Martens, I had to ask, why?

Is masturbation even possible is such an uncomfortably compromising position? Cyrus suggests so.

Watch the video and tell us what you think.

[Wrecking Ball via YouTube]

REPLIES
  • emma

    i can’t.

    • Jenny Sanzo

      If I was making a SNL Miley video spoof this is EXACTLY what it would look like. But, alas, this is real life. sigh. Song is good – much better when you can’t actually see the gratuitous licking and writhing…

      • http://girlandthegeek.blogspot.com/ Jennifer

        I want to see Will Feral reenact this on SNL … would be hilarious

        • Cassandra

          You should get paid the big bucks.

          • http://goldengilt.blogspot.com/ Jennifer

            LOL thanks ;)

  • swick

    You’re not the only one who has their concerns about where she’s putting her mouth. A fantastic public service announcement in response to such an (unnecessary?) clip, I thought.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=76xdEhtfmss

  • Lily

    I love it ! Her voice, the song, the outfit (or the lack of it), the makeup and above all Terry. You go Miley !

  • Charlotte

    The first few seconds I thought, stunning. Really, the close up is beautiful. Yes the slight hint of slime is not that nice, but she is only human. Right? Right? Well, at least that’s what you believe until you go further into the clip. And then, THE HORROR!
    But in all seriousness. We can ask ourselves the question ‘What was Miley thinking?’ but at the end of the day she is the woman (I refrain myself from using the world lady) singing the catchy tune. To me, sir Terry R. is the man behind this ‘destructive’ (pun intended) video.

    *Love this Doc Martens though… those made me almost show just as much saliva. A word that she somehow made even sound more dirty than it already does.

  • Marijke V.

    I can live with the fact that she’s sitting naked on a ball cause she’s vulnerable and blablabla (though her faces could be less ‘i’m trying to be sexy here’) but i do not get the licking at all. It has nothing to do with the song and it’s actually quite awkward. Still like the song though!

  • Becca Barton

    This video makes me feel the same way that all of Miley’s stunts do. Not disgusted, nor disappointed in our generation, just confused. What is the concept here? The song isn’t really that good, it just sounds like any other generic pop song. The video’s only noteworthy because it seems scandalous. I guess scandalous for the sake of being scandalous technically counts as a concept (or does it?), but hasn’t that void already been filled by the likes of Rihanna, Lil’ Kim, hell, even the ATL Twins? What new dialogue is Miley adding to the conversation? I mean, I get that she is naked while riding atop a moving wrecking ball, but I can’t help but feel bored (pun intended).

    http://www.themirrorshot.wordpress.com

    • http://girlandthegeek.blogspot.com/ Jennifer

      agreed…

  • Style-Squared

    Agreed! She sounds great, not Disney-ish AT ALL!;) and she looks great in tge video!:) sure, a bit of a attention w*ore but arent we all…!

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    • Lulucylemon

      No. We aren’t all attention whores. Really?

  • Anna-Irena

    she’s a little bit ridiculous to me… like a little kid who’s trying hard to act like a playmate or something

  • http://tropicthrill.blogspot.com/ Cel

    It’s directed by Terry Richardson, what did you expect?

    But no, really, I’m probably the only person I know that likes the video. Sorry, I’m not sorry.

  • AdsohMY

    Your Chanel Creative not only opens over the video but it then turns to BLACK so there is no expandable creative that actually appears. AD OPS FAIL.

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    I got through about half of it before I got bored, to be honest. She’s not doing anything I haven’t already seen Britney Spears do, with the exception of maybe licking a sledgehammer, which isn’t that scandalous if you really think about it.

    If she were more clever, this would make a great public service announcement for getting a tetanus shot. Just saying…

  • Joshua Michael

    Miley is the ish. She’s grown up a bit and having fun doing her. This is reminiscent of going from high school to college where you’re now free to do as you please (to an extent), and I can think of quite a few boys/girls, friends included, who acted like this until the truly found themselves.

    Exploration, its the best thing about being that age. Unfortunately for her she always in the public eye but just goes to show you she does give a F*** what YOU think, so props to her. As long as shes not causing harm to anyone else, which shes not, or to herself, also not happening, let her run free.

  • withluckblog

    yeahhh I don’t get it. I like the song a lot, but I think majority of the video was just because why not? She’s just trying way too hard and it’s not fun to watch. I kinda feel bad. I like her more when she’s just hangin’ around with her tongue in her mouth doing normal human things.

  • Pip

    It is so weird. Great song and gorgeous voice, but it’s weird. Then again, so is Gaga, Madonna and all the best artists. She is just trying to be the best she can and knows that weird and unusual get you far as an artist. I wish she would’ve just not licked or swung naked and everything would’ve been okay. xx Pip

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  • Verinha

    She is trying to hard… it seems fake. If you wanna do, do it right :)

  • Tory

    I thought it was really nice. I mean is not vulgar as the VMAs presentation, and she looked great (GREAT) naked in the “wreaking ball” although she could have kept her tongue to herself and that would have been just fine.

  • Jill S

    I like Miley (still!). And I think she has a very competent voice. The video just left me a bit cold though. And the whole MTV stuff. People will cry and complain, but I was a teen when Madonna first broke through, and people cried and complained about Madge for everything she did…but at least she did it competently. Miley seems to be doing things…less competently. What’s with the licking the hammer? Blech. And sitting on the ball naked? Ugh. Prance around scantily all you want; if you really have the talent (or the marketing) to go the distance, time will tell. But right now Miley’s pushing her toes across the line of “bad taste is better than no taste” and IMO she’s ending up on the no taste side.

  • Aubrey Green

    She has amazing skin!! Great figure! I wonder who whitens her teeth? I don’t like, or really understand the licking – my younger sister who is 17, said it’s because even though she is sad and crying, she likes the pain, that’s supposedly what it represents… This video doesn’t surprise me in the slightest though, will anything else from here on out really surprise anymore.

  • lala

    Behind all this there’s a great marketing strategy. Everybody is talking about her, about how she is “not the girl that she used to be”, etc., etc. etc. Kuddos for her team, they are making a fantastic job (lf we like it or not it’s other subject).

  • Lucia

    Whats going on with her teeth? It looks as if she forgot to remove her guard.

    Or is it just me?

  • Rachel
  • http://www.asequinloveaffair.com/ Shira

    I honestly can’t objectively listen to the song and appreciate it because of the disturbing images I have of Miley in my head. The licking, the swinging naked on a ball, the VMA’s….it’s just too much!

  • Laura Morgs

    I actually love the song, great vocals & super catchy. The white top and bottoms look is fresh on her and lets be honest really hot. Wish she had calmed down with the tongue licking. Buy that looks like it’s her thing now! Love the up close shots – reminds me of sinead’s nothing compares which is legendary!

  • The Fashion Informer

    Poor Miley. She’s not untalented but this type of thing just makes her seem like like a caricature or bad girl wannabe. Note to aspiring singer/starlet/whatevers: if Terry Richardson comes a’knocking, run, don’t walk in the other direction. And why not do something really radical and keep your clothes on for a change?

    I find it ironic how female performers are held up as role models of empowered women yet none of them (Beyoncé, Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna, and most major actresses working today) seem to trust the audience to listen to what they’re saying without writhing around half-nekked or posing on the cover of a magazine in various states of undress. It’s just tired, especially when their male counterparts aren’t doing the same.

    It’s enough to make a sister go all Betty Friedan up in here.

  • Katie

    I don’t really understand why everyone thinks this video is edgy or controversial. It’s a very literal representation of the metaphor in the song: someone coming into your life and breaking down emotional walls and then leaving quickly and you’re left in the rubble of your emotions. The nudity is only to represent her being stripped bare after the emotional walls come down. Sure, the licking of the sledge hammer is weird and kinda doesn’t fit with the rest. It’s Terry Richardson and he always takes things to a weird/his version of sexy place. So, really I don’t get the reaction everyone is having.

  • http://www.downtownhautefashion.blogspot.com/ Leslie

    The beginning completely threw me off. I was expecting something totally different then she starts licking sledge hammers, writhing around on rubble and swinging on a wrecking ball in nothing but Doc Martens.

    I’ve been rockin’ the nothin but Doc Martens look for years.

    But Come on Miley Tone it down a bit no?

    http://downtownhautefashion.blogspot.com

  • http://jessjoycej.wordpress.com/ Jessica Joyce

    After all, “she’s just bein’ Miley.”

    Your Friend, Jess

  • Juliana

    She doesn’t need to do this kind of things. This make everyone think she needs attention.

  • Lauren

    I just want to give her a hug, tell her breaks-ups suck, but this won’t make the pain go away.

  • Amatoria Clothing

    She says she is “growing up” and “doesn’t care what people think”…. It’s just sad that girls now associate “growing up” with acting overtly sexual. Her management is taking advantage of her state of mind by encouraging this because “sex sells” and there’s “no such thing as bad press”.

    When some sad talentless girl has to get naked to get attention, it’s pathetic, but understandable. She could do better. If she had confidence in her music, she would feel like she has to do something “scandalous” on every performance/music video.

    In the end, she is young. Hopefully, she will realize that this is not necessary and grow up to be a confident young woman.

  • zZzzzZ

    oh wow 5 words in the verse and then the chorus 1000000 times over and over how moving

  • sp354

    http://stopitmiley.tumblr.com/ is all i can say right now.

  • Pennywise Poundcake

    I completely agree! Though on the bright side, there are some awesome spoofs already.

    http://pennywisepoundcake.com

  • Erika

    Girlfriend’s doing too much.

  • Costume De Rigueur

    I tried…no satisfaction…any other Mileyicious suggestions??

    CDR

  • Lo

    I remember when Britney Spears came out at the VMA with a skin color outfit and crystals all over it and people were shocked and upset cause she looked naked. Now that would be considered boring. I just think in the last ten years how far our society has pushed the limit of inappropriate gestures to make people stay relevant/famous. Remember when Miley posed for that photo on Vanity Fair were she is showing her naked back and people where so upset? Now look at her…..she is naked, on a wrecking ball, with Doc Martins. Just makes me wonder what our children’s generation will be subject too?

    Ps – Why can’t these celebrities be more creative? Taking your close off isn’t hard. Try making a video with depth and feeling. Stop being such a sell-out!

  • mckenzie.collins

    Haha I love your reaction! I thought “Wrecking Ball” could be interpreted as of slightly more artistic vision than that of “We Can’t Stop”, if you regard licking the sledge hammer as enjoying the pain, and being nude on the wrecking ball, as being completely vulnerable, weak or naive towards someone breaking you, because of the love you have for them. But even this is a bit far fetched. These metaphors could be shown without nakedness, and licking a sledge hammer. I almost think she creates all these metaphors purely to show more skin, shock more people, and get more publicity. It’s like she’s trying to fool people she wants to make a point, but really just wants to do something big. Or rather be something big. No matter what it is she must do. Frankly, I think the point is lost.

    http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

  • GracefullyBrazen

    Great song but…we get it, you’re not Hannah Montana anymore. The licking of the hammer was the worst for me. Like, gurl, you gonna get sick from that.

    And Terry Richardson does not make art.

  • Leslie Hitchcock

    *directed by Terry Richardson

  • kforkarli

    I’m the opposite. Hated the sledgehammer bit, loved the rest.

  • caskett ology

    The song and video are beautiful; although licking the hammer was a bit much; lol She is not a child anymore and some of her fans can’t get with the new Miley but calling her a WHORE is mean. Miley is living her life because its HER LIFE; keep your head up MILEY!

  • KK

    The old Miley Cyrus is the one that her younger audience prefer, as the new Miley is a disgrace to all singers and in fact all performers.

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