How could I not blog about the new Miley Cryus Video? The video set a new record with 44 million views in a 24 hour period on Youtube. Not to mention the 72 million views it’s acquired in a 4 day period. To make matters better/worse, it has 600,000 likes to 300,000 dislikes which has to be close to a record of dislikes for a video. The video itself also symbolizes everything that is right/wrong with our society.
I think a good comparison to this video is Katy Perry’s Roar which was released a mere 8 days ago.
Katy has “only” had 55 million views but a remarkable 668,000 likes compared to only 38,000 dislikes. The two videos are remarkably different and the results will speak for themselves. In one corner you have Miley slutting it up in Wrecking Ball compared to a gorgeous, inspiring Perry singing a mediocre song. Two complete polar opposites competing for market share. After the whorish VMA performance , she followed up with an equally whorish video of licking a sledge hammer and straddling a wrecking ball wearing virtually nothing at all. Katy used her pristine, uplifting image to produce another hit and well produced video to add to her arsenal. What do we make of all this?
All things considered, Miley’s video wouldn’t even have made it to the airwaves 10 years ago so to see a naked 20 year old hanging from a wrecking ball singing is a bit shocking. She comments on the video, “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. … If you look at my eyes, I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record. It was a lot harder to actually do the video than it was to even record the song. It was much more of an emotional experience.” Right. Please click the right link for full effect.
I’m sorry but any time you perform dressed as a whore, people are going to treat you like one. There are no messages that come out of a whore’s mouth other than how to stay away from STD’s. She has gone off the deep end with this video and it does seem like a cry for attention which has been whisked away due to being forced into a demographic that has a mind that can comprehend something other than a Disney skit. Even so, Miley made “the Climb” to the fastest/most viewed video of all time and that is a GRAND GRAND GRAND accomplishment. There is no sarcasm whatsoever in that last statement because that task is nearly impossible for the average person. What she’s done is concentrated on negative/wacky antics that create publicity and people actually care if she were to take a shit. She’s grown to a height that is unapproachable to nearly everyone. Whether that is her goal, I’m not sure but it’s still pretty impressive. Lesson to take out of it, America loves a slut.
I’m not even sure it’s worth going into Roar as I think it’s secondary but she looks damn good from 2:15 on. The video probably cost a fortune to produce but I’m sure it was well spent.