leave your inhibitions at the door
I can’t believe that there are people still wringing their hands over the whole Miley Cyrus at the VMAs thing a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, they are still disgusted about how this former Disney star:
a) was wearing next to nothing on national TV
b) motorboated a giant twerking bear
c) gyrated on Robin Thicke
d) all of the above
Actually, there were some really well thought-out discussions about it. Everything from the racial implications of a white woman’s subjugation of black women to whether she was exhibiting grrrl power by unabashedly owning her sexuality and deciding to celebrate it.
My thoughts? Meh. Child actors rarely end up as good as people want them to. And let’s not forget her dad is Billy Ray Cyrus. Exactly how normal do you think she was going to turn out?
What I’m really surprised about is that I was the only person to point out the REAL controversy. Robin Thicke’s “Bitch stole my look” moment:
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was giggling because all this negative attention on Miley is only adding more shine to her squeaky-clean, America’s sweetheart image. It seems like the girl can do no wrong. She even survived her dalliance with the King of All Douchebags, John Mayer:
I mean, people were expecting something shocking from Miley. You know, to further shake off her Disney image. So all she was doing was giving them what they want, no? Yet she’s getting slammed from all sides while Swift added the title of The Anti-Miley.
So why am I upset at Taylor Swift? Because I’ve had this song in my head for the past few weeks.
Everything has Changed
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the song. It’s so well-written and features Ed Sheeran, who I’m a big fan of. Every time I’m in the car with the Pieholes we turn it on and sing it at the top of our lungs. You can’t get any more romantic than this, with lyrics like “and your eyes look like coming home” and “all I feel in my stomach is butterflies, the beautiful kind…” That’s downright poetic.
But damn that video sucks.
You’d think that it would reflect the whirlwind romance described by the lyrics. But nooooooo, they had to go the wholesome route and feature a couple kids going through some innocent puppy-love crap.
Check out the opening verse of the song:
All I knew this morning when I woke
Is I know something now, know something now I didn’t before.
And all I’ve seen since eighteen hours ago
Is green eyes and freckles in your smile
In the back of my mind making me feel right
Ummmm, excuse me? They SHACKED UP!!!! Where’s your purity now, Tay-Tay?
They should’ve had a video with Taylor and Ed half-naked enjoying a nooner. Or a bunch of scenes with them completely making out with optional heavy petting. Or, better yet, Taylor singing this song to herself while doing the walk of shame in his sweatpants and her high heels from the night before. With her hair all up in a messy ponytail.
Seriously, someone needs to hire me as a music video director.