Miley Cyrus has released a director’s cut version of Wrecking Ball.
People have responded with confusion and forgiveness for her earlier footage.
This is confusing on a number of levels.
“Oh, well if that’s what she really meant to do, then it’s not as bad.”
Ok, but why would she do it if she had direct control over her image, as so many people (including Cyrus, herself) have suggested? Why would she and the label spend so much on that other weird concrete stuff if it was not really in the original vision?
“Ah, now I see how it was meant to be like Sinead’s Nothing Compares to You. Just a face! Aha!”
Except, the original video was the one Cyrus was comparing to that clip. She’s dulled it down to support her argument about the video.
I think that the most disappointing part of this is that Cyrus tried to defend the video and eventually caved. Why? Wouldn’t her point be more easily made if she stuck to her guns?
I don’t know. Does it matter? What’s the point?