Miley Cyrus debuts her new ‘We Can’t Stop’ video: cool or cringeworthy?

Miley Cyrus

Congratulations, Miley Cyrus. Your new single is permanently stuck in my wee head, but I’m still not buying the song on iTunes. Why? Because my gym is predictably playing the song on heavy rotation, and I’m already receiving strange looks for exclaiming, “I don’t care what she says, this girl is definitely dancing with Molly!” via the elliptical machine. True story.

Anyway, Miley has finally released the “controversial” video for her “We Can’t Stop” single, and it’s just as over-the-top as one could imagine from a former Disney starlet. The video commences with Miley’s gold-tipped fingers caressing a plastic, oversized pill capsule and duly popping her grill into place before writhing beneath a dust ruffle and then spanking and getting spanked (oh, the pelvic thrusting) while showcasing her taut booty, doggie-style, from within an empty bathtub and atop a bed. Here’s a screenshot, which is much like a recent Instagram snap. Classy, right?

Miley Cyrus

Miley has been pimping the release of this video via her Twitter account for a few days, and the vid’s arrival coincides with Miley’s first public photo op with Liam Hemsworth in over five months. Of course, all of this could be pure coincidence, but I’ve been writing about gossip for long enough to realize that such skepticism isn’t uncalled for in many instances, and Miley will do anything to promote her new persona.

Indeed, Vulture claims that this video is hilarious because Miley “spends far too much time lounging alone making Maxim face in her bed,” which only works in the context of Miley’s recent #1 Hot 100 crowning. Otherwise, these tactics seems all too silly for a young woman who claims to be all about the music while laughing at oversexualized pop singers and simultaneously flashing her rack and booty crack to sell records.

As I’ve stated before, I do very much like Miley and recognize that she possesses talent as a singer — have you heard her version of “Lilac Wine”? That rendition is to die for, but here, she is merely twerking for the sake of it and grabbing asses and smashing sausage-filled pinatas without discrimation. Her “rebellious” tongue hangs out during so much of the video that she must have acquired dry mouth, but that probably doesn’t matter as much as the act of her (shockingly!) French kissing a lookalike Barbie-esque doll. Really.

Miley Cyrus

Here’s the full video in case you haven’t seen it yet. It’s just far too much at once. Miley is going for the shock factor, and she’s doing it unironically because she’s totally serious. And it just doesn’t work.

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Miley Cyrus

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Screencaps courtesy of YouTube

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  1. Pixie says:

    What the f**k is wrong with you Miley? Grow up and get over yourself.
    I’m 21 myself and feel like i’m a million times more mature than she is. She makes me cringe.

    • WayPastMyBedtime says:

      I totally agree!
      I’m a twenty-one year old college girl too and I feel embarrased that our generation gets portrayed by this immature chick.

      And I’m so done with people saying ‘it’s okay, she’s still young she can misbehave’, no it’s not okay. She’s making it look as if the life of youngsters only consists of drugs, partying and alcohol… I mean ‘dancing with Molly’ are you serious Miley?

      I’m not saying she has to be a rolemodel for other youngsters because dealing with that sort of pressure limits all creativity. But she should at least try and be a rolemodel for her younger sister.

      • eblatz says:

        hmmm. its a pop/dance song. why take it so serious? or her? somethings can just be for fun!

      • Lishka says:

        Its catchy, I like it! Plus…damn if someone had been around with a camera recording shit I did when I was 21! woooooaaahhh!

    • Helen says:


    • Spooks says:

      I’m 20, in college and totally agree.

    • virginia5 says:

      I am the same age as you and I totally agree!!

    • Andrew says:

      She’s trying too hard. I understand her wanting to grow away from HM, but that show is what made her famous, not this trash. The song ain’t bad in my opinion, but her voice is horrendous on it, and it’s not groundbreaking or incredible like she wants people to think it is. She just needs to grow up and stop being so over the top to get attention. She could be sexy without trying to shock people. That’s the problem with these grown up Disney stars: they just try to shock people instead if showing talent, as if they are trying to prove something.

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      • Sarah says:

        I feel bad because I like Miley – as silly as she is. I also think the girl can sing when she gets the right material. But this video screams try-too-hard. Yes, girl, we see you have a nice ass. But grabbing your crotch and another girl’s breast is so cliche! There is no shock value left in it. “See I’m not a Disney princess anymore! See!” Yes, Miley, we see. Will you stop now?

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Ladies, I am old enough to be Miley’s grandmother AND I love you all! You make sense!

    • Asdfg says:

      I’m 21 too and I roll my eyes at the people who say “she’s going through a phase” or “She’s young and having fun”.

      Uhm, no. I don’t know any 20 year olds who behave that way.

      I’m embarrassed for her.

    • Zoid says:

      I’m 21 too, but honestly, I can see a lot of people that I graduated with doing this. Most likely the ones who partied through high school/college, or stayed home to party more and live with their parents. If you dropped a million bucks in their lap… Yeah. This would be happening. Sad but true. And this girl has been told for years how hot and skilled she is, so she’s even worse off maturity wise. I don’t hate her, but I do hate… The music. *shudder*

    • Bijlee says:

      She’s going on a journey guys. We are 20s who just can’t understand the incredible life changing journey she’s going on…because we have to go to school, study for exams, get jobs, be productive members of society and control our fun time cause we have no money.

      • NNH says:

        You are so right!!! Who has the time to “discover” themselves??? I am too busy growing up, working to save for more classes, and worried about the job that may or may not come after college…

  2. Anna says:

    Oh, Miley….

    • marie says:

      yeah, I saw this yesterday and cringed the entire time it was on. It’s bad.

      • whipmyhair says:

        See I love weird, cheesy terrible anything. Therefore it was awesome.

        I mean she had a giant teddy bear strapped to her- what’s not to like? But she did show off her arse way too much for my liking.

    • Liv says:

      I feel so sorry for her. Must be hard to be that trashy just to get rid of your Disney persona.

  3. Marty says:

    Jesus, how many times did she stick her tongue out in that video? I feel violated, haha.

    Miley, I get what you’re trying to do, but the point is you are trying WAY too hard.

    • Anmelt says:

      I do think it looks like she is going off the rails. Man, this is not going to end well poor girl :(

      • Mita says:

        Agreed. Shes trying waaaaaay to hard. I think her album is going to flop. Shes trying too hard to be apart of the rap/r&b group. The reason why it will not work for her is because shes jumping into it. Thats not who she is. It works for Eminem and Robin Thick because they started off with R&B and Rap and STUCK with it. Miley flip flops around, this year shell be “down” with Rap, next year shell be doing Country. Miley please quit while youre behind. smh

      • Belle Epoch says:

        I agree with “going off the rails.” Her behavior and appearance keeps getting more and more extreme, even bizarre. At what point is she actually going down the same road as Britney or Amanda Bynes? Hyper-sexualization is a cultural problem – but it also can be a psychiatric symptom. She just seems desperate. I wonder if her handlers are encouraging this, or if they have asked her to tone it down – and she won’t?

  4. Dedrie says:

    Ya’ll she just doing the happy drugs, sexy party scene.. nothin’ is forbidden if you are worthy to be invited..

  5. Dutchy says:

    Song and video are awfull! Especially the last scene.. what message does she want to send by laying on the bed like that.. ugh.

    Anyways, she is still very young, so I will give her a pass

  6. Emily says:

    Whaaatever… it’s worked for other artists..
    She seems she is just trying to find her place in the world now she’s an adult…

    If all girls her age had her body and her money, a good chunk would be doing crazy stuff like this too.

    • Nola says:

      Yeah but unlike some of the other artist this whole persona dosent seem organic at all.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      It might be unfair to compare the two but it was brought up a few Miley threads back the difference between Britney and Miley.

      Remember when the video for Slave came out? It was just so NATURALLY SEXY (to me at least and I am NO Britney fan) in a way that didn’t feel try-hard. Britney had a way of projecting sexiness through her dancing and movements, plus her body was sick (but so is Miley’s!). I think at that time, every guy wanted to bone Britney and every girl wanted to BE Britney. I feel like that authentic, natural sexiness is something you either have or you don’t. The American public is really sensitive to it and can see through the kind of exaggerated, forced sexuality that Miley exhibits.

      ….and I have a soft spot for Miley–I just think she needs to think about being the cute, funny girl and not the *sex bomb* image that she’s trying so hard to project.

  7. mkyarwood says:


    • Spooks says:


    • Ai says:

      X eternity. This video has so much wrongs in it. It’s sexualized in such an extreme way that is just gross. To read someone defending this as feminine sexual freedom for this gen of young ladies almost made me throw up. I fail to see sexual freedom of youth but gross sexualization of a lost (don’t know my identity) young woman who is doing so to get controversy, press coverage and obtain the ‘superstar’ level a la Madonna. Ugh. It’s like we advance but only to take even more big steps back.

    • Mita says:

      *rolling my eyes* Britney Spears stole all her moves from Janet Jackson. She was trying to be apart of the hip hop/ r&b groups too. Remember her album In the Zone? It was mostly r&b and rap songs on it. I guess its a phase. Britney got it out of her system so I guess Mileys trying to do the same thing.

      • lisa says:

        everyone involved got their moves from a choreographer, janet was not some great original creative force. she was manufactured and autotuned like everyone else.

  8. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    This whole thing is a cringe worthy mess from start to finish. I never had high hopes for the video but it shattered the little hope I had.

    • paige says:

      and….she is just unfortunate looking….sticking that tongue out….she is a mess….i find it embarassing to look at….ever since she hired britney’s old manager she has been shoving her ‘sexiness ‘ in our faces….she will NEVER be sexy….

    • arock says:

      this is the coming out video of justin bieber after the sexual reassignment surgery.

  9. Steph says:

    This video is SO try hard I couldn’t watch past the first 30 seconds. Ick.

  10. SailorSaturn says:

    The song is generic enough to be catchy. The video… epic fail can’t begin to describe it.

  11. lady mary. says:

    the song is stuck in my head 2,i think its a catchy one ,but srsly i wish it was sung by someone else,it would have been awesome,,the video,it purely burned my retinas ,wasted that song totally ,but i like her figure though ,somehow i got a bit inspired to stay longer on that treadmill today

  12. Eleonor says:

    One word: desperate.

  13. DanaG says:

    The song isn’t that special and video is just vulgar. Miley needs to grow up she trying to hard to be this hip sexy young girl and it comes off looking uncool and desperate.

    • mommak918 says:

      Blah, I feel violated after watchiing that. She could be such a cute girl if she wasnt trying to sell her body so.

      Im so glad I dont have teen girls right now……teaching them that THIS is not what you wanna grow up to be.

      Miley has a great platform to use, instead we are saturated w/ her ‘sexiness’, drug use and that she parties. We get it. Youre sooo cool, Miley.

    • arock says:

      totally disagree. that french fry skull and teddy bear+water ballet twerking was insane. courtney love and patty smith-take note, this is the new hard core. seriously, if nickleback and chris brown had shown up the earth would have opened up and swallowed us all.

  14. Shannon1972 says:

    Definitely dancing with Molly. No doubt there.

    She not only shed her past career with this one, she bludgeoned it with a sledgehammer. And I can’t get this song out of my head!
    I need a new earwig stat, cause this one is making me really cranky.

  15. shell says:

    it looks so try hard to be ‘wild’ and ‘out there’ but it looks like the lamest party ever.

  16. eb says:

    Most liked comment on Can’t Be Tamed page:
    I had to come here to get over the shock of the new video ol

    Reply · 245

    Half of the reviews on youtube are thumbs down.

    Although the views on that thing are growing like crazy. Maybe she’s crazy like a fox.

  17. Nola says:

    Miley needs to just be herself and not use trends as filler for personality.

    When she changed her style, I thought that she was finding herself and doing what 20 something’s do. But now that this “look”has branched out into her music and it all seems very Try Hard and lame.

  18. arock says:

    susan powers does fiona apple does lil john does floor exercises while doing bad karaoke to pink.

    *yawn*. please borrow a shirt and go home.

  19. Stef says:

    I’m actually kinda digging the song, though the video is waaay too much. Overall it feels like a mix of Lady Gaga and Rihanna…and I’m not a fan of either.

    • Lemony says:

      The song isn’t horrible. I mean, it’s not great, but it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever heard.
      The video is unwatchable though.

  20. spunkeeblondee says:

    Oh, she’s just being Miley…

    • Lucinda says:

      That’s how I feel. This is very much a 20 year old being a 20 year old. Not a college-educated 20 year old but a kid who is/has spent a lot of time partying and hasn’t really matured yet. Lots of images in this video are about what she thinks is fun, sexy, silly. So overall it looks silly but I bet a lot of people her age will relate to it.

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  22. Annie says:

    She’s so ridiculous. She’s embarrassing. I just can’t believe someone so desperate exists. It’s just hard to watch at times. And how many times do we need to see someone white try to be black? Like enough already. All been done before. Miley, I swear, whatever she does she looks stupid doing it because she’s desperate EVERY TIME. Remember her rock phase? Crawling on the floor on all fours, etc. it’s just sad that this girl doesn’t know who she is an artist and needs to try everything. What’s next, reggae? Latin stuff? She’s an idiot.

    • Bijlee says:

      Her trying to be black is her trying to shake off that good girl image. Do people consider that offensive?

      Anyways, this whole video seems like a Rihanna s&m repeat.

  23. FartSack says:

    Some many clichés and thinking that it’s fine to be bi-curious, though only if you are pretty and slim. Molly surely showed up at that Member’s Only party. Cool tongue exercise though. Is she gonna put out a video about it? She is a hot mess.

  24. chria says:

    worse video ever!?

  25. bns says:

    I was hoping she’d embarrass herself, and she delivered!

  26. Deborah says:

    What a fucking brainless, soulless, try hard moron.

  27. gogoGorilla says:

    Could it be any more low budget? Good lord. It looks like it was filmed in her garage.

  28. JonahT says:

    Not into the video or the song really (all been done before, and better), but as someone working in the music/film industry I find it funny that people think the artist is responsible for the video, or that they “made it”. It’s commissioned by the record label and written by the director, who is often represented by a production company. The artist has somewhat of a say in it of course, but it’s generally the director or label’s idea that gets made and the director is picked based on their showreel. Check out the rest of Diane Martel’s (the We Can’t Stop director) work and you’ll see what I mean. She did that super popular Robin Thicke/Pharell video too

    • paige says:

      Larry Rudolph, britney’s ex-manage, rmaster minded this video, make no mistake. After he bought her the #1 Maxim spot…..Trying to prove he can do it again, even with a pig’s ear….

    • Bijlee says:

      See with the writing on it reminded me of blurred lines! They do seem similar. I like thickes song tho, not the video so much.

  29. Shitler says:

    I thought Kesha had cornered the market on dirty, slutty skanks. Miley obviously wants a piece. So sad to be budget Kesha

  30. Molly says:

    I don’t like to be critical of artists since I am not one and have no idea how much time and effort it takes to put a video together, much less alone to write a song and get it produced. But as a consumer, I don’t like the song or the video. Miley is continuing to try and reinvent herself and it just appears to me that she is trying too hard. However, as a person who works in PR and Marketing, I don’t think I would have advised her any other way if I was her manager.

  31. lisa says:

    it’s like an SNL parody

    • arock says:

      youre exactly right.
      someone up thread said budget Kesha. i think thats pretty succinct.

      • Samsuzzanne says:

        That’s EXACTLY what I was thinking! I kept waiting for Andy Samberg & crew to jump out & for the whole thing to be a joke. It’s actually sad that it’s not.

  32. Lemony says:

    Whoa, that was worse than I thought it was gonna be……
    *turns up Daft Punks’ Get Lucky*

  33. dd says:

    If it’s her party and she can do what she wants to, why is she standing in line for lines in the bathroom? Lame party.

  34. Cheryl says:

    ‘We can’t stop’ reminds me of Christina agulleria’s ‘Dirrty’ a decade ago. Except that song was better, but still a regrettable, needless, vaucously promiscuous move. Miley will look back on this in 5 years and kick herself. Or at least she should.

    • Dutch says:

      With all those tattoos everywhere she’s going to have plenty of reminders about her misspent 20s.

  35. OrangeOprah says:

    Crappy, stupid video. Crappy, autotuned song. What a cringeworthy mess that was. She’s trying to be so edgy, but it’s just tired. It’s all been done before. I personally don’t see music in her future if this is all she has to offer.

  36. lisa2 says:

    I swear it sounds like it should be song by Rihanna. It sounds more her style.

    just saw your comment and I thought the same. If I closed my eyes I would think it was RiRi at the beginning

  37. Justsayin9 says:

    Lol. She is a moron.

    Run Liam run.

    • Thinker says:

      Yeah, WTF is going on with that? I feel like Liam is pulling that old guy move, he doesn’t want to dump her so he’s just being as bad of a boyfriend as possible, passive aggressively hoping she will dump him first.

  38. serena says:

    What a dumb video. I liked the song -although the lyrics are totally nonsense- but this video is crap, sorry. It doesn’t even get you the picture of a party and people having fun, no it’s just gross. So disappointed.

  39. TX Laney says:

    This song and this girl make me feel stabby

  40. Amy says:

    The video reminds me of a Terry Richardson shoot!

  41. Samtha says:

    So much secondhand embarrassment…

  42. Mandy says:

    For the love! No Miley, you DO NEED TO STOP.

  43. emmie_a says:

    She needs a *twerking* intervention. She doesn’t look hot or sexy or bootylicious when she’s doing it… She looks like a total idiot. please stop!

  44. ronnie says:

    I can’t even try to watch the video, I know its THAT crappy. I clicked on the link for Lilac Wine and tjose backyard sessions are amazing! Apparently all those comments say that Liam proposed after Lilac Wine he was so in love and then she went all THIS Miley. She should still be the same woman inside but maybe she’s not…..

  45. NorthernLala says:

    that pic, of her on her knees with her ass in the air- oh to be an interviewer, so I could get her thinking on what exactly she was trying to convey with that image. Sigh….

  46. ParisPucker says:

    I feel like my brain was raped.

  47. Asdfg says:

    I honestly think she’s having an identity crisis. Her style changes every single day. Just yesterday her and Liam went on a date and she looked dressed down. Almost normal.

  48. Nev says:

    She put herself back in the game with this video on a complete attention level.

    she needed it.

    it went to number one and is being played EVERYWHERE. she’s back.

  49. Tx_mom says:

    That shot of her peeking out of the pool makes her look like a tarted-up Gollum!

  50. Hateonit. says:

    Wtf did I just watch. Honestly. I really feel bad for her. She’s never ever been sexy. She wants to be so bad but she’s not and its not working. I think this whole thing started with cant be tamed. she thought she was going to get good reviews and instead everyone laughed at her. She’s never content to just…be. This twerking thing has gotten out of hand. Please explain to me what she has to twerk. Her back? Make her stahpppp. I don’t care how old she is, she’s being ridiculous in every way possible. I know a lot of 20 year olds who party and none of them act like this not even close. this is just digusting and for the love of Mary put that damn tounge away. Who told her that was a good look? we get it. You have a long tounge. You want guys to be attracted and think wow her tounge…..but seriously it’s gross now. Someone please help her.

    • Itsa Reallyme says:

      She really needs to get some motivation and set some goals for her life. She isn’t a natural artist. A true artist doesn’t need to be so gimmicky and try-hard. She just seems lost and I think if she would go to school, get an education, travel and learn about the world, etc maybe she would find herself.

      • Bijlee says:

        I don’t think she values education. She’s a firm believer that you can go back whenever you want. I don’t think she realizes how hard school is if you’re not into the habit of it. Or if you don’t have the solid foundation for it. It also shows she doesn’t understand that money isn’t constant, ie you need it for school and you have no idea how your life will play out. In her mind it’ll work itself out somehow. She doesn’t seem to want to do much beyond the superficial anyways.

  51. Heather says:

    I cringed the entire video. This is really embarrassing. And I LOVE her Lilac Wine cover! In fact, all those backyard sessions songs are great and show her talent. Also check out her cover of “You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go,” it’s hard to believe she went from doing those songs (just last year!) to this song and video.

  52. Olivia says:

    Hasn’t Miley been promoting this new persona for a while? This video seems overkill. I don’t know anyone who thinks Miley is still Hannah Montana.

    Pretty sad when she thinks she has to do all this theatrical yet tacky stuff to promote her music. Obviously she doesn’t think her music is good enough without all the hoopla.

  53. missmerry says:

    I think this is fascinating, and not because it’s good, because although the images are entertaining (and kinda pervy) to look at, there’s no substance behind it, and the song is stupid.

    as a 26 year old who has never had an interest or relationship with miley cyrus or her music, i think it’s fascinating what she is doing with her videos and personal appearance and persona as a celebrity.

    I don’t get it, I agree with the above posters that it’s very very try-hard, it’s like she’s saying “this is me…right? does this look like it could really be me/my style? I’m gonna try this because I can” but I also think that a lot of 20-year-olds want their lives to look like this, or want Facebook and Instagram to look like they live like this.

    It’s very hipster, random, young, and while it’s kinda pervy and scary that she’s exposing herself in the ways she does, when BritBrit and X-tina were the same age, they were half-naked making terrible music and people ate that shit up.

    I don’t get this video, the music is terrible, she is obnoxious, but I think that’s because this kind of shit isn’t made for people like me.

    that’s why I find it fascinating, I think it’s representational of what some early 20′s people feel or believe or find aesthetically pleasing or relevant to their lives and it’s just as confusing and terrifying to me as the singers and bands I liked were to my parents or older people when I was 20-21, going to parties, pretending (or trying not to) care about life in general and using my body and view on my body and sexuality to feel good about myself and/or get attention, which is what I think she’s doing…


  54. Gabriella says:

    She looks SO ridiculous. I can’t even tolerate this song, and I am usually VERY tolerant when it comes to shitty western music. When I saw her singing Lilac Wine, I actually had hopes for her, but then she cut her hair and, girl, I don’t know…

  55. Kate says:

    She and the video wreak of skank.

  56. Devlin says:

    Ewwww….Miley is not, nor will she EVER be even remotely sexy. Cyrus doesn’t understand what sexy is.

  57. Hannah says:

    It might just be me but she’s not selling a great night. If you take this video, a great night for Miley is:

    Chewing gum in bed alone

    Writhing around in a cold empty bath, alone, which let’s face it can’t be that fun and is probably pretty uncomfortable on the knees

    Holding a smoke machine between your legs because…I have no idea

    Swimming without getting your hair wet or ruining your make up – no fun at all

    Dancing with teddy bears

    Riding an exercise bike

    Having a guy fall asleep on you while sucking his thumb.

  58. decorative item says:

    I would not have liked this when I was 21, and I don’t like it now. It has no substance. All I see is her arse in the air and her tongue hanging out, kind of like a dog in heat. Just my impression.

    • Jade says:

      I agree, wouldn’t like it even if I was 16! Song is crap, video is crap, though i suspect Rihanna may pull it off.

      Miley you just can’t do sexy. I feel like this chick should just focus on serious acting or get back to basics singing.

      And say what you want about Britney copying Janet’s moves or what. Britney is sexy without trying too hard, when she dances. Miley just can’t. Sorry, I feel this chick could have a chance in Hollywood but she really needs to stop trying so hard.

  59. Ruyana says:

    She looks like a pro hooker trolling for a john.

  60. G says:

    Dammit I liked the song but, yeah I can’t with that Miley. That was some gratuitous, product placement, sellout type BS.

  61. Nan says:

    Is this her audition tape for a role in 50 Shades …?

    • Bijlee says:

      Holy crap. She would be brilliant for that role! The books writing suits the level of mediocrity given her past films and the horrendous acting she’s capable of (she’s a bad actress). Plus the main character annoyed me so much I wanted to blow my brains out as does miley so yes she would in fact be perfect. We should really take this seriously.

  62. Kahlia says:

    I have nothing against generic, brainless summer pop music. Whatever. The sexuality doesn’t bother me either, since she’s legal and can choose how she wants to portray herself. What does bother me is that she’s morphing into a female version of Justin Bieber. Is she using his old swagger coach? I also think someone needs to tell her that having her tongue out of her mouth that much is less sexy, more Saint Bernard.

  63. sdf says:

    It’s just awful. She is selling her over sexualized look to make up for the lack of talent. And she is not even sexy, just ridiculous. The song is terrible. It’s cringeworthy.

  64. Bella Bella says:

    Oh look! Miley is so hard and legit with the hip hop people. It seems so weird and racist. The little Southern White Girl got all the big bad black people to like her.
    She’s so gross… and insulting.

  65. Happy21 says:

    The song is catchy. I’ve avoided even listening to it until now because I just knew I’d find it catchy.

    Miley is totally try hard. She is going for the sex and it’s just falling flat. I think the video without the writhing around on the bed and sticking her tongue out a gazillion times and without french kissing the barbie doll, could actually be a lot of fun BUT she had to go ruin it by being some try hard little pop tart who is trying to tell us this is the ‘real’ her.

    That being said I’m sure she didn’t write the song and like I’ve posted before she probably didn’t even know what ‘dancing with molly’ went until after she recorded it. She had never even heard a Jay-Z song by the time Party in the USA got popular. THAT is the most tryhard thing in the world. Sing about a Jay-Z song being on the radio and never even having heard one?

  66. NerdMomma says:

    It’s very copy-cat, trying to be Fiona Apple and Rihanna and Madonna. The song is meh. Yet I watched the entire thing because I found Miley to be insanely pleasing to look at. Even doing annoying Maxim face- she looks really beautiful.

  67. Holden says:

    Amanda Bynes 2.0

  68. melissa says:

    It’s just…well…sort of obnoxious and please, someone answer me this. Why does every 20something think that they invented ANY OF THAT??? Like anyone over the age of 30 is going to be shocked. *Yawn* We’ve all done stuff. We have all been there. We have all had our moments. This is nothing new. Except most people grow up and get a real life. Will she be able to say the same??

  69. judyjudy says:

    Kids these days….Back in my day we threw on a dirty flannel, ate cigarette butts and slept with the drummer. You know, partying PROPER. We didn’t have no swimming pools, or giant bear backpacks, or wiener pinatas. SMH ;)

    I’m not going to lie, I totally laughed out loud at that guy eating a money sandwich.

  70. dorothy says:

    This whole thing is just sad. Very try hard and pathetic.

  71. diva says:

    I get that she’s trying to shed the “good girl” image but it’s not working for her. When Britney and Christina did it, it was believable (maybe they had a better marketing team). Miley just looks like that annoying girl who is trying to be “down” and cool.

  72. Itsa Reallyme says:

    Her parents must be so proud. Maybe one of them can use the doggy style pic for the family Christmas card this year.

  73. The Original G says:

    I think this video was calculated to produce just exactly this kind of fauxtrage. It’s so not about the music and so about merchandising generational change.

    I’m also amused by the idea that Madge, Britney or Christina somehow did this appropriation of porn images better?

  74. Kat says:

    I just threw up a little in my mouth. That was nasty and not in a good way.

  75. Kim says:

    The song is so so but she is copying Rhianna in lyrics, voice and dress in this video. Not original at all.

    Can someone please tell her sticking out her tongue repeatedly doesnt make her tough or sexy. Its just stupid looking.

    And the EOS product placement?! How does lip balm fit into the “tough” party vibe she is trying to portray? lol!

  76. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    Dafuq did I just see…

    It can’t be unseen, no matter how much mental bleach I attempt to use.

    I’m now going to go mourn the loss of those 3 minutes and 34 seconds that I could have better spent watching paint dry. At least that would have been more entertaining.

  77. apsutter says:

    Ugh…I hate this. It just looks so…desperate. She’s better than this

  78. Jane says:

    Just when I thought she was @ her worst, now she has totally stooped to a whole new level of cringe-worthy behavior. Liam…run while you can! She will be embarrassing as your wife!

  79. sashavice says:

    LOL! I’m so embarrassed for her.
    1:57 is especially embarrassing. She can’t twerk, and her ass looks flat in those white diaper pants. And what’s with the smoke crotches? I wish Beavis & Butthead were still around, they would have a heyday with this video.

  80. lenje says:

    I might be the only one who laughed hard when I watch the vid. It’s so over the top it must be a parody!

    Not to offend the 20s year olds here, I’ve seen too many pictures taken by high school and college students, in which they pose like what Miley does in the video. So a video that looks like a collage of those pictures, to me, is like a social commentary.

    But maybe I’m being too generous :D

  81. heidi says:

    Run Liam, run fast and far from this piece of garbage. Gawd, I couldn’t get beyond one minute in.

  82. lisa says:

    so basically channing on my tatum is her best work this summer – and it soonds like it was recorded with the world’s worst autotune, made out of an old soup can

  83. mwow says:

    It’s very obvious. She took every crass and ‘taboo’ topic she could think of and threw them together. She’s really young and immature & she’s not known for her subtlety or sophistication, so that makes sense.

  84. Bella says:


  85. Style Spy says:

    This is very Yolandi Visser …

  86. Style Spy says:

    This is very Yolandi Visser…

  87. I Choose Me says:

    I’m just going to pretend this video didn’t happen and go back to listening to her backyard sessions on Youtube. Her rendition of Jolene is awesome. Miley is talented but this, I don’t know what this is.

  88. Ginger says:

    Her body is stunning and she’s a very pretty girl. As for working for that body…I’m too old to deal with all of that and gravity has taken it’s toll already. I hope she enjoys every minute of being young. And I certainly hope she is only singing about drugs and not actually doing them. Dang…I sound like a mom. Probably because I am one…oh well.

  89. Michelle says:

    I like the “new” Miley. I like the song and the video *ducks and runs*

  90. blaize says:

    There are so many music videos out their like this. The first one that comes to mind is LMFAO’s “Sexy and I know it.” There are lots of other artists with videos like this too. You’d think people would be used to it by now and not be upset or angry. But because it’s Miley Cyrus, people are making prudish and judgmental character attacks on HER, as a person, rather than just the video and her singing.

    Now, I know there are people out there who feel that all women should dress modestly, are opposed to overt sexuality in the media, and are against partying, weed, etc. Which is fine- as long as you treat it the same way when ANYBODY does it. Which means that you can’t condemn Miley for the in-your-face ‘impurity’ in this video and her partying but accept it from Madonna, Lady Gaga, Christina, Britney, Nicki Minaj, Rihana, and the others. At least not without being hypocritical. If you’re really opposed to gratuitous impurity, then it doesn’t make since to give those other women a pass just because they’re more talented and/or more attractive, or to give LMFAO a pass just because they’re guys.

    Ironically, most of the other women I mentioned are at least 30 and have reputations for being bitches. Miley is only 20 and has a reputation for being nice. So it seems a little backward to give the others a pass while vilifying this girl.

    The real issue is that Miley Cyrus is neither the innocent little girl nor the sophisticated, demure adult that people want her to be, and to some that’s ‘problematic.’ But what people need to remember is that Miley has a good 60 years left on this planet- which means she has plenty of time to become some sophisticated or whatever. Why should she be faulted for not being sophisticated, demure, and mature right now? What’s the rush? I think this video is just harmless fun and people are just hand-wringing and clutching their pearls. (Some angrily).

    • Itsa Reallyme says:

      “Now, I know there are people out there who feel that all women should dress modestly, are opposed to overt sexuality in the media, and are against partying, weed, etc. Which is fine- as long as you treat it the same way when ANYBODY does it.”

      The main reason people aren’t talking about other artists is because this thread is about MILEY.

      • blaize says:

        People did mention other artists in the comments- several times actually. Madonna, Britney, Christina, Lady Gaga, and Rihana were mentioned multiple times, and most people were basically saying that they’d be more accepting of them making videos like this than her.

    • lisa says:

      my problem is not that it is immodest or dirty, my problem is that she is a poser. it looks fake to get attention.

      honestly, i dont think it is dirty at all, although it may want to be. it reminds me of a lonely island spoof.

    • MmeRain says:

      Oh please! At least there is a story in the music video of LMFAO! In the “can’t stop” music video, it just seems like she put some random images together and thought “Oh, this look good, I’m doing weird things, people should think it’s cool!”. No. You just look stupid. I was really expecting better from her.

    • energydrink says:

      I don’t discriminate, if it would be anybody else making the same video I would have the same eye-roll I do now :)

      Britney’s lame overprotected/not that innocent but I’m a virgin of course BS, Xxxtina’s Dirrty video, Rihanna’s “Good girl gone bad” album is the same manufactured, calculated overproduced gimmick, and terribly boring by now.

      I know that some do get a pass since they are “so hot/beatiful/talented(haha)” but honestly I feel generally the same about all of them. I do try to stay consistent in my views. My main offense with this video is that if possible, its even more in your face gimmicky then lets say Nicki Minaj, which is quite a level…

  91. Jennifer12 says:

    Jeez, put your tongue back in your mouth. I have to say, I can see why Liam wants his freedom. What a silly, try hard, immature mess.

  92. Leigh says:

    This is what my sassy boy friends call a ” HOT ASS MESS”..

  93. Lexi says:

    Cringeworthy for sure!!!! She is just embarrassing herself

  94. Alexandra says:

    I like it. She is doing no harm. Everyone goes thru faces it’s part of growing up and finding yourself.

  95. TheWendyNerd says:

    This is a hate crime against taste.

  96. AustinMJ says:


  97. UsedToBeLulu says:

    WHAT is with the damn tongue?? I really don’t get it. Ugh.

  98. MmeRain says:

    Ok, I couldn’t even finish it… This music video is so random! And it’s not fitting the song. She has to stop now lol I’m sure she can do better than this

  99. chloe says:

    i was never like this when i was in my teens, my father often say that i skipped the whole teenage thing and when directly to young adulthood…i know it sounds bad…

  100. Ama says:

    I don’t know what to say….

  101. eatingpie says:

    …so, I will never be able to look at Barbies or Teddy Bears the same way. Ever again. Thanks a whole bunch, Miley.

  102. Vanessa says:

    Miley is definately trying too hard. She is a poser because all of a sudden she’s “about that life”? Please get real. Miley stuck out her rear and groped herself way too much..not appealing or sexy when you have nothing.Overall she acted trashy and gross. Miley your better than this.

  103. UsedToBeLulu says:

    I do say, that I like the song though. And she is definitely singing ‘Dancing with Miley’ and not ‘Dancing with Molly’.

  104. AJem says:

    Just a question her / or observation.. Has Miley every been suspected of PS? She is gorgeous, but her nose looks unbelievably straight in these pics. I love me some gossip sites every day, but can’t remember Miley nose job stories… She looks kinda plastic in all of this – either taking the piss or taking it too seriously