Saturday, October 09, 2010

Who Owns Miley's Heart

Miley Cyrus' music video to "Who Owns My Heart" is going under fire for being provocative. The 17 year old sings in bed and on a tub wearing a tank top and underwear. She also sings and dances in a limo, on top of a table, and in a club, wearing short shorts, back-baring halter, and a blazer with puffed up shoulders (reminiscent of something Lady Gaga would wear, and some of her jolting-like dance moves are reminiscent of Lady Gaga in "Bad Romance").

The song itself is pulling people to different sides. Is it good? Is it computerized? Blah, blah, blah. I think the beat is catchy. The lyrics are okay. The song is basically about a girl who is not sure if she likes someone because she can't figure out if her feelings are genuine or caused by the music in a club.

Miley told MTV News that the song is "about freeing yourself from anything you think is holding you back. And I think that's really important, especially for girls, because so many people are told, 'No, you can't do something,' or 'You need to be this because mom and dad say that, teachers say this.'"

She actually thinks this song is about female empowerment. Laugh with me now, hahaha.
A girl in a club who can't figure out her own feelings because she's confused by the music/dancing is not an empowered girl.

It's getting harder and harder to like Miley. For the people who say that she's not being a good role model, I say duh. That ship has sailed long ago. It's time to leave Miley as a role model because she's not. The way she dresses when she steps out in public and the places she goes to (ie: a 21 & over club) shouldn't be things that girls (little or adolescent or teen) look up to. Is she trying to grow up too fast? Duh again. She seems to be heading down the same road Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan traveled on.

But is it time to leave Miley as an artist, in general?

I think it's time to dissociate her from that girl you feel like you could hang out with because she's not that girl anymore. She's the Hollywood girl now, A-lister, clubber, famous girl who claims to still be grounded and in touch with her roots. But we all know that's not quite true.

But I still like Hannah Montana.

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