“Protesting is far out, man.”
Now that she’s officially been declared Sir Lady Smokes-A-Lot of Ganjingham Palace, Miley Cyrus has dedicated a song to all the hippies out there fighting The Man because if there’s anything anti-establishment hipsters love, it’s an auto-tuned house beat that seamlessly blends into whatever noises Britney Spears is making into a microphone these days. I can hear the PBR’s cracking open now. Via The LA Times:
The pop singer has released a video for the remix of “Liberty Walk” off her album “Can’t Be Tamed” composed entirely of footage from the various Occupy protests worldwide. Included are police beatings, things burning and lots of angry marching. It’s strong stuff from the girl once known as Hannah Montana.
The video was posted Saturday to her official YouTube channel and bears the dedication, “This is dedicated to the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in…”
And exactly as her label’s marketing department planned, Fox News’ entire audience immediately shat its Wranglers in response:
The video has predictably made Cyrus persona non grata in a number of households and stirred the ire of conservative media. Comments on her YouTube page include one from a dad who wrote, “Miley Cyrus is now banned from my house along with 30 other entertainment political wannabes. My kids are not allowed to have anything related to you or what you stand for…….and you know what? they actually said it to me that they lost interest in you and your cruddy music and movies and tv show…. Bah-bye Miley,…. you get no more of my hard earned money you one percenter liar.”
Setting aside the fact that the most bubble gum, corporate pop star who sat on the throne of a billion dollar merchandising franchise wants us to believe she’s suddenly an anti-greed, grassroots activist now, there is absolutely no way that dude’s kids went, “Miley Cyrus done hates capiterlism! Boycott her show, pappy.” Because if someone actually does listen to Miley Cyrus’ music, I have a newsflash for you, they’re 11. And if an 11-year-old is parsing pop music for Communist propaganda, I have another newsflash for you, you’ve raised a future Applebee’s district manager.
Okay, that was a bit harsh. Let’s go with serial killer, you’ve raised a serial killer. I got carried away back there.