Miley Cyrus has a new video out and in it she's completely clothed. Oh, did I say completely "clothed"? I meant to say completely "naked". And no, not talking about "Wrecking Ball" here. This is a new naked Miley video. And actually, it's not even her song! Pretty soon there's going to be a naked Miley Cyrus cameo in every music video ever made. Naked Miley sitting under an orange tree in the background. Naked Miley driving by in a Prius. Naked Miley surreptitiously popping out of a manhole. It's going to be fantastic. And I think her people are actually going to go back and retroactively place her in popular videos from the past, as well. There's been talk about starting with naked rosary bead-carrying Miley being inserted into Madonna's "Like a Prayer." But it's still in the spitballing stage. We'll see what happens.
The current video Miley is in the nude for is for rapper Future's song "Real and True". A few stills have been released and Miley can be seen covered from head to toe in nothing more than metallic body paint, because she's playing an alien. And apparently that's what aliens look like, according to the people who have seen them.
Now, look. I realize that at this point dissing Miley Cyrus for every single thing she does, says, and wears is kind of old hat. She's seemingly out of control. We all get it, right? But I feel like I'd be remiss if I didn't talk about Miley's current nudey antics while mentioning the fact that she just starred in a positively awesome video where she sings "We Can't Stop" with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon a capella. It was fantastic. It reminded us that the girl actually has talent. It gave Miley publicity for all the right reasons. Why does she keep resorting to shocking outfits and nudity? She has merits beyond her body and devil-may-care attitude. And beyond that, her antics are just kind of getting old. Is anyone really shocked by anything she does any more? In fact, it be more shocking if she stopped acting so shocking.
It doesn't seem like Miley's going to quit towing the line any time soon, so I guess we best just all get used to seeing her tongue and pretty much every other body part of hers. But I have a feeling that after a while, people are just going to stop looking. And I don't think that's what Miley wants.
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