Miley Cyrus Says There’s More To Wrecking Ball Than Nudity
By Mack Rawden 2013-09-11 12:11:46
Miley Cyrus may have shed her clothes for much of the “Wrecking Ball” music video shoot, but that doesn’t mean she wants you to fixate on her nudity while you’re watching the video. Instead, you should take the lack of clothes and the tears and the aggressive symbolism as outer manifestations of the inner turmoil her soul is feeling while she’s singing the lyrics. Or some shit.
Cyrus appeared on New York’s Z100 radio station to conduct an interview, and during the exchange, she felt the need to let the hosts know the video is not supposed to be sexy, even though she’s naked and acting pretty sexual. Here’s a portion of the exact quote, as per MTV…
"I think the video is much more, if people get past the point that I'm naked and you actually look at me you can tell that I actually look more broken then even the song sounds. The song is a pop ballad. It's one of these songs that everyone is going to relate to, everyone has felt that feeling at one point. If people can take their minds out of the obvious and go into their imagination a little bit and see kind of what the video really means and the way it's so vulnerable and actually if you look in my eyes I look more sad then my voice sounds on the record it was a lot harder to do the video then it was to record the songs. It was much more of an emotional experience."
Nudity isn’t always sexual. Sometimes people are just skinny dipping or changing clothes or taking a shower in the privacy of their own home, but whenever someone gets naked by themselves in a music video, it’s completely understandable for the world to take it as an attempt to be sexy, especially when said person makes eyes at the camera and caresses most of the props she comes into contact with and has a very recent history of being sexually forward.
You can check out the video in question below…
Cyrus has a long history of talking out of both sides of her mouth when it comes to being provocative to attract attention. Clearly, she’s very pleased with the incredible number of views the “Wrecking Ball” video has already gotten (40m +), but one would imagine she would like to think she’s getting those eyeballs for artistic rather than shock value reasons. Unfortunately for her, there’s a very good probability that’s not the case.