I hate to admit it, but I really like Miley Cryus’ new song, “We can’t stop”. Its catchy, has a good beat and has a controversial video, which made me want to search for peoples opinions. Most of the comments on Youtube made it seem as though people didn’t like it. It was too weird and Miley was being too, well, slutty. I also read an article about the fact that Miley’s fiance Liam Hemsworth didn’t like the video either, or her new image. I will never truly believe what any of these gossip websites or magazines say, only what comes out of the celebrities mouth, but it got me thinking: should her husband have a say in what she does in her music videos?
I remember watching an episode of Oprah when Jada Pinkett Smith was on, discussing her husbands new tight bod that was on display in I am Legend. There is a memorable scene in which it is on display, Will’s sweaty, muscular body being pumped up and down while he does chin ups. Oprah, and others, congratulated Jada on having a husband that looked that good. Yay for her, she gets to sleep next to a God-like creature until he stops working out. Channing Tatum’s wife was reached for comment on her husbands role in “Magic Mike” and approved of his stripping.
So why should we care that Miley and Liam are in a tiff, if indeed they are? The definition of marriage was changed a few years ago, but this makes it seem as though Liam is buying into a contract of ownership like in the days of old.
Personally, there was a bit too much booty poppin for my taste in the video, but if that is something that Miley wishes to do in order to convey her sexual freedom, then so be it. Maybe its her age that has everyone concerned, but in today’s society, little girls have makeup splattered on their faces while they parade around a stage like women three times their age; Teen Moms are doing porn and advertisements push rape while passing it off as art. I think that one 20 year old woman will not cause they Earth to stop rotating with her sexy body movements.
Maybe it was the sexual freedom aspect that got people. She wasn’t a back up dancer in a male rappers video wearing less than she was in “We Can’t Stop”. She was the front woman in her own video. And unlike the women in the aforementioned rape ads, she spoke. Had thoughts. My God, she was her own free agent. What is the world coming to?