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After the plethora of reactions following Miley’s performance at the VMAs, I wanted to give the excitement some time to die down before sharing my opinion on her (not that my opinion matters).
I’ll start with my thoughts on her latest song ‘Wrecking Ball’ which I just finished covering (hint for a Tuesday Tunes!). First off, I think her vulnerability in both her voice and her video are stellar. Secondly, obviously the video is a little shocking since she is naked… but I feel like, had she released the video before the VMA shenanigans, people would not be so outraged or have such strong opinions about it. Miley even issued a statement as to the symbolism in the music video and it is quite artistic.
As far as sexuality and expression goes, it takes a lot for me to even turn my head. That being said, I think that’s what Miley was trying to do – get people to turn their heads. The main problem I had with her performance was not her outfit or sexual dance moves, but the lack of effort it looked like she put into rehearsing it. To me, it looked like a girl on Molly at a festival snuck on to the VMA stage. (That being said I have no clue if that was the case or not.) I do respect Miley for “doing her thing” despite knowing the reactions she would incur.
I am a Miley fan, and can’t wait to see what she has planned for the future.