Yes, Miley Cyrus gets naked in her new music video. Let's just get that out of the way. Critics can commence their arguing over why this video is bad for society, while they ignore art.
Miley's voice is absolutely beautiful in her new song "Wrecking Ball." The video will actually bring you to tears. It displays an amount of pain that words can't express. While the video is simple, beginning with Miley's head and moving lips and switching to Miley with a mallet and swinging on an actual wrecking ball, it's visually much less busy than "We Can't Stop." As the video moves forward, she is stripped down to nothing, holding onto her wrecking ball for dear life.
Did Miley go too far by being naked on the "Wrecking Ball"? No. She's almost 21, and it's tasteful. In a world where every teenage boy (and man) is scouring the internet for porn, Miley is liberating females everywhere by saying "we're beautiful and there should be no standards." While everyone argues that Miley is being solicited with sex, she has taken a different approach to this whole promotion thing. Cyrus is who she is. The majority of her fan base has always been female. Her message of not being afraid to be who you are and keeping music as art rings clear.
As you comment on every news board on the internet that "Miley Cyrus should be ashamed," your teenage son is probably watching inappropriate videos of women really being objectified. In the grand scheme of things, Miley swinging nude on a wrecking ball isn't so bad after all. Why is it that when one celebrity does something a little off the norm, we seem to forget the larger problems in society? So many things in this world are wrong, but when art is open to interpretation, we always seem to see it negatively. I applaud Miley for this video and for always being "Miley."